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  • Sorry to hear you're having a thoroughly rubbish time. I have MdDs (balance disorder), endo, cycle induced migraines, a slipped disc and sciatica. I basically treat my brain as an ailing symbiont with cognitive issues - keeps me sane. I've piled on weight over the last 2 years due to stress/depression, covid, and my back -…
  • Skyrim, spyro, crash bandicoot. Skyrim got me through lockdown.
  • Bulging disc (desk slouching) resulting in sciatica since JUNE. Disc has mostly sorted itself (with some chiro input, me trying not to slouch and doing stretches for it), but sciatica is not improving so I can't run and can barely walk 2 miles, martial arts are difficult and painful. Legs and hips are in bits, it's unfun -…
  • Ann's post is spot on. When losing weight for my wedding I had to take short breaks from losing weight and just getting used to maintaining that weight for a while. It took the pressure off over the 2 years and gave me the will power and motivation to make a massive effort 2 months before my wedding to get rid of the last…
  • As you already do boxing what about taking up a martial art like Shotokan? I prefer traditional karate's but anything would probably assist you and reduce the toll of boxing without taking away any of the benefits, it's more all over body conditioning so you'll see gains in your boxing.
  • I agree with all that's been said before, you don't need to lose any more fat. It's hard to see past what you see everyday compared to us who've just seen you this once at this weight. Trust us ;) I think more muscle mass might help you get past your current views on your body. I don't agree with sportsterje354 about the…
  • Ah, I don't mind running in the dark. I'm abit more wary doing it in my new town as more folk about. I'm from further north originally so I'm used to the same problem, rain or dark, if I didn't go out during those I wouldn't be able to do half my sports. I refuse to go out if it's raining and a cold wind though, that's…
  • I think everyone struggles at some point, doesn't matter how little or much you have to lose, what part of your life you're changing from diet to fitness, it's all hard at some point. Tell us how you're struggling, we'll try and suggest useful ways round it :smile:
  • Yeah, avoid that rabbit hole of past you. Have fun on your journey :)
  • Yep, I'm going for a look not a weight but have set my goal to 9-9.5stone a loss of ~4 stone because that's how much I weighed close to the look I am going for. However I've also been 11 stone at the look I'm going for so it all depends on how much muscle I can put on and flab I can lose at my age without doing daft…
  • Gaiaresurrected your brain injury team need a good punch in the face! Good luck on your journey to where you want to be.
  • Easiest way to lose weight, get rid of him! Only kidding.. mostly. Tell him it's not up to him and you want to do it for yourself, and you'd like his support rather than pseudo-positive comments. He might like you how you are but it's your opinion here that counts. If he's a keeper he'll support you and stop making daft…
  • 5.5 mile skate with 11mph winds on 50 calories... not the best idea, had to stop halfway through to eat my finish snack. Loved it though, would have gone longer but needed more food :(
  • do it do it do it!! :) My old chiro pointed out that we should run our normal routes both ways changing each time... your body gets used to the camber etc so to make it harder and so you're not always tilting one way, change direction for each run. First couple of times makes your run seem much harder! Honestly, 10 mins on…
  • OOH i love a good tri! I do the shortest ones also. I've done Blenheim a few times, it's great aside from the price.
  • I feel your pain! I have read sooo many books on how to stop myself binge eating, how to spot my triggers, all that. I don't think any of them work personally, I have to remind myself that it doesn't make me happy, I don't actually enjoy it, it's mindless eating for something to do, and I feel like an utter failure…
  • yay biking! Hopefully your gym has spinning bikes available for non-class use, cos the normal exercise bikes are horrific. If they have one try the recumbent bike it's much comfier than the usual sit-up-and-begs. And try spinning but take it easy til you see how your knees manage it. Can you skate? It's low impact, and you…
  • https://youtube.com/watch?v=8Ffx9MoOr-c The Spits - Bringing me down.
  • I'd get yourself checked with a doctor, but it sounds like what I get, short sharp pains in the heart area of my chest, like a muscle spasm. There's a few things it could be that are most likely caused by the weights and intensity you're doing. You don't need to worry about it really if it's a diaphragm spasm, pinched…
  • Normally I would say your body type is endomorph, which is what I am and when I"m your weight that's roughly how I look; at the moment i look like a beachball with 4 sticks and a football head on top, but as you're saying it appeared overnight (and I assume here you mean literally and not over a few months) - go back to…
  • Lhenderson, get some insoles for your skates, you can generally take out the insoles that are currently in there if you need the extra space. I had to do that with mine, and rip the lining of the tongues out as they were too constricting.
  • I have 2 tunes that run most of the time in my head, either Thundercats or Dangermouse, occasionally a verse of a Metallica song. I think my brain likes to sing to itself.
  • I don't really know probably personality and humour, because while I think I have a preferred body type i've yet to go out with anyone close to having it. Humour to put up with my ridiculous medical condition (and the other 2) and food dislikes. Bonus if they are a nerd at anything - less likely to get annoyed at my…
  • cat fur :s
  • I used to be a blader, but have moved back to quads courtesy of RollerDerby (CRRD! OWG! ORD! wootwoot). Try doing a search online for local 'rec' skater groups, or ask your local rollerderby, speed skaters, and street hockey team(s) where they practice outside - and go along and see if you want to join any of those too ;)…
  • I had the same issue, and did something similar to a few of the suggestions here I did 2 things to up my speed and endurance. I already added 3 lamppost sprints into the end of my run, so 3 away from finish up speed, 2 away speed up again, 1 away full sprint: jog back to 3 and warmdown dynamic stretches. Where I lived was…
  • how your feet are pronated and where your weight is on your feet (heels/toes) will also affect the reading. try and stand the same way each time, you'll still have some fluctuations though. i'm guessing you use a digital scale and have never stood on a mechanical set (or haven't in a long time) getting the needle to sit…
  • If you can rollerskate/blade I recommend that for a fun and 'easy' way to rebuild your rear; rather than doing donkeys and dogpiddles. If you can't skate - there's your incentive to learn. A couple of miles a few days a week and you'll see the difference pretty quickly, and if you really get into it google skate marathons…
  • As Dory suggests, talk to him first about his expectations on progress, and his current needs from karate and yourself. As someone who suffers from brain-fog, balance and energy issues, I totally sympathise with him; it is super frustrating when I know I can do better but brain and body just don't act in unison. Sometimes…
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