Our Physical Fitness

Clint_L

Legend
For those who remember me from 2011 know I survived a medically induced coma for septic shock for 6 weeks, and I have only recently achieved 250 lbs +/- 3 lbs. I have since this past summer been able to jog for 1 blobk uphill 2 times per week
That's an impressive comeback. Well done and keep at it! Really glad to know that you are doing better!
 

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ScottDeWar_jr

second birthdate : 15 Dec 2011
It's been tough, not for those of less then "bull headed, stubborn and ornery " as my family describes me
:D

Also, let me note, I still have to walk with a cane for vertigo
 



darjr

I crit!
Sunday Funday!

Squatted and Deadlifted for the first time in months. It feels like starting over. Light weight but whole lotta reps. My glutes and legs are on fire! But I’m back at it! So let’s focus on the positives, like arms! Ignore the filthy mirror!
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demoss

Explorer
While suffering from depression I exceeded 105kg (230lbs) ... a decade ago? I managed to drop near ~90kg (200lbs) with relative ease several times, but always ended up bouncing back. That bounce always happened within ~6 months of getting there, usually when seasons turned. My goal was always 85kg (187lbs), which is the upper limit of "normal weight" for my body unless I put on a lot of extra muscle.

Sometime in late 2022 I hit 90kg again, and I was really worried about the bounce. I knew it was coming. Around March 2023 I decided my new goal was to just stay at 90kg.

Huge success! Today, one year later I'm a hair under 90kg! No bounce! Also, over the past half year the way my body composition feels has started to finally change back to something closer to what I remember. I haven't updated my goal, but I'm allowing myself to hope.

What I do:

- Make sure I get enough protein every day. (1) I finally started getting some of my muscles back after fixing my diet to > 0.8g per kg of bodyweight. (2) This also stopped my constant snacking, and I've noticed that if I get enough protein I don't have to watch my caloric intake.

- Morning exercise of some sort, in theory every morning, in practice is comes and goes. The low bar is 30 seconds of anything, which gets me through bad days and makes it easier to pick it back up after a lapse. When I'm in the groove it's 10-20min. Sometimes just light warmup and stretching, sometimes more intensive bodyweight exercise, sometimes kettlebells, etc.

- Walk or bike almost everywhere, excepting public transportation. If I don't spend the day at home I'm usually at 8-18k steps per day, but I don't have a specific goal, nor do I actively keep track.

- Break up sitting periods with walking around a 1-2 min, ideally every 20min, but at least every hour if possible. Hugely important in keeping metabolism at a certain base level.

- Archery 2 times a week, including warmups and strenght training with bow (SPT excercises).

What I want to do is to figure out to fit at least 2 x 30min / week of cardio into my life with minimum hassle. Excercise bike at home would be ideal, but space is a concern, and the weather here is too capricious to rely on being able to get this outdoors without feeling miserable. There's a couple of gyms I could semi-conveniently use, but that would require carrying a small gym bag around. Gah...
 

darjr

I crit!
I weighed in under 275lbs a couple days ago and am still getting lighter. At GaryCon I easily hit my calorie goals (was way under really, even with all the alcohol) and walked miles a day. GaryCon the weight loss plan, who knew! All while struggling to maintain muscle mass, doing OK there, even with starting over with lower body lifts.

Did a ton of calisthenics in my room.
 

Evaniel

Filthy Casual (he/him)
I weighed in under 275lbs a couple days ago and am still getting lighter. At GaryCon I easily hit my calorie goals (was way under really, even with all the alcohol) and walked miles a day. GaryCon the weight loss plan, who knew! All while struggling to maintain muscle mass, doing OK there, even with starting over with lower body lifts.

Did a ton of calisthenics in my room.
I stayed offsite at the Abbey Resort, which meant I pretty much had the run of their gym while I was there. That was really nice as I don't have much self-control when it comes to eating on vacation.
 

darjr

I crit!
I stayed offsite at the Abbey Resort, which meant I pretty much had the run of their gym while I was there. That was really nice as I don't have much self-control when it comes to eating on vacation.
I went in and took a look around. It was a nice gym. Next year I need to stay in campus so I can go too.
 


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