General Discussion: 2019 - Resolutions, bucket lists, hopes


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swiftus
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733 posts since 1/7/09

5 Apr 2019 15:47
spitfiredealer wrote: I haven't copped anything still. Feels pretty refreshing to be honest. Made me realise I got enough gear that has hardly been worn.

Still find myself looking at sneakers, think that is my weakness

Yeah, I've found myself rediscovering parts of my wardrobe I didn't know existed before
nothingelseworked
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3199 posts since 21/2/10

posted 5 Apr 2019 15:49, edited 5 Apr 2019 15:49
Fucking hell this thread is full-on Alcoholics/Fashionistas Anonymous now Laughing out loud

Edit: Top effort, though Cool

swiftus wrote: Reflections after going 3 months without buying stuff…

Here ya go, lad

Sholto
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481 posts since 25/12/12

5 Apr 2019 16:18
swiftus wrote: Conclusion: majority of purchases are rash.

Yep - buying is a 90% emotion, 10% logic process.
Razorlight123
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4363 posts since 13/1/10

posted 5 Apr 2019 16:27, edited 5 Apr 2019 16:27
Reflections on past 3 months is nicely illustrated by my Elevate Brain training usage graph.


But in all honesty, my spending has reduced largest splurge so far (probably this year) was on the Matebook X Pro (been tempted by a couple of decent clothes deals on here, but resisted) and I've not drank since Feb. Putting money into savings; for the risk averse with abit of money just sitting doing nothing get a Nationwide (5% AER int on 2.5k) and TSB account (5% AER int on 1.5k). Pennies (around £16 p/MTH) but all accumulates.

Going forward I just need some improvements on being consistent to gym, meditation and being part of the 5am club.
swiftus
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733 posts since 1/7/09

5 Apr 2019 17:08
nothingelseworked wrote: Fucking hell this thread is full-on Alcoholics/Fashionistas Anonymous now Laughing out loud

Edit: Top effort, though Cool

swiftus wrote: Reflections after going 3 months without buying stuff…

Here ya go, lad


I'll take it…only if Jimmy is on the other side.
Burt
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5405 posts since 3/1/10

6 Apr 2019 08:13
MrW wrote:
MrW wrote: Get a half iron distance triathlon done before summer's out.

Training pretty much on schedule, event's next month - used it to justify about £3.5k spend on bike & bits this year Laughing out loud
What's the breakdown of distance for that MrW? Open water swim?

Still running daily, up to 13lb loss using strict 1500 daily calories on MFP. Spent a shit load on new running gear and have started buying new cycling clothing that I don't need too.
Fuzzyduck121
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1592 posts since 14/12/12

posted 6 Apr 2019 16:47, edited 6 Apr 2019 16:47
No purchases yet this year
Have dropped 1st 6 lb simply with a calorie deficit
Body fat reduced to 10%
No fad diets no foods restricted at all and no expensive gym gear, footwear or trackers
Very very simple to do
Forget all this fasting keto shit



MrW
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2500 posts since 1/8/11

6 Apr 2019 18:05
Good work Burt & Fuzzy.

Burt on that slippery slope, bike nextLaughing out loud

Fuzzy, how you measuring that?

Burt wrote: What's the breakdown of distance for that MrW? Open water swim?

Yep, 1.2m lake swim, 56m bike, 13.1m / half marathon to finish.
Fuzzyduck121
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1592 posts since 14/12/12

6 Apr 2019 18:12
Got some smart scales with an app on amazon
Costs about £40-50 and when I’ve compared with other scales and measuring methods it’s come out spot on
Think they are called RENPHO
edlo
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589 posts since 13/9/14

posted 6 Apr 2019 21:52, edited 6 Apr 2019 21:52
not trying to rain on your parade but body fat scales aren't even remotely accurate
EssexBoyII
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6355 posts since 5/6/07

7 Apr 2019 12:42
Swiftus made good points

- Purchases - started the year badly think because of the tk effect pulling me in but it’s tapering off now. As Swiftus said, i still browse just as much trying to find super bargains which is more the game now

- Gym - been getting 3-4 work outs a week in. Feel stronger, more upbeat and resistant to drops in mood over the winter. However, lifting weights does seem to bring out my more aggressive/argumentative side. I’m upset I haven’t lost much weight. I look a lot better but weight has dropped marginally/stayed static.

- Food - dipped my toes in batch cooking. Think I just need to keep doing it until the quality of my food improves although can knock out a decent chilli. Been having regular protein porridge in the morning and filter coffees saving me quite a bit. A lot of room for improvement though

Alcohol - have had hardly any proper bingeing sessions but my weekend drinking/ glasses of wine in the evening hasn’t changed much. I can tell it really affects my sleeping pattern so I never feel fully recharged.
Burt
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5405 posts since 3/1/10

7 Apr 2019 13:47
MrW wrote:
Burt wrote: What's the breakdown of distance for that MrW? Open water swim?

Yep, 1.2m lake swim, 56m bike, 13.1m / half marathon to finish.
Christ, that's nuts; what's your prediction in terms of times/breakdown - good luck, pal.

Good stuff, Essex. Similarly I can't kick the midweek glass of wine - really look forward to a glass of red in the evening.

Started batch cooking with a slow cooker using fresh/organic ingredients a coupla years ago - just a matter of sparing 20/30 minutes knocking everything up; well worth it though.
roophees
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1494 posts since 18/12/10

7 Apr 2019 17:11
any recipes you recommend Burt? would like some options that aren't pulled pork and chicken stew…
Burt
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5405 posts since 3/1/10

7 Apr 2019 17:54
I wish I did, roophees - sorry, pal.

I don't follow recipes per sé, I now know the basics for whatever I'm cooking after doing it for a while - it's all been a bit of a learning curve. Good ingredients are a must, and I've found that having a slow cooker that you can bang on a hob helps in prep.

I don't use any prepared sauces, just make everything from fresh. Took me ages to find a decent coconut milk to perk up the slow cooker chicken curry though.
quest
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3189 posts since 11/7/11

7 Apr 2019 17:55
EssexBoyII wrote: Alcohol - have had hardly any proper bingeing sessions but my weekend drinking/ glasses of wine in the evening hasn’t changed much. I can tell it really affects my sleeping pattern so I never feel fully recharged.

This, after 2 weeks dry my sleep was pattern was completely different, and was getting way better sleep.
MrW
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2500 posts since 1/8/11

posted 7 Apr 2019 18:23, edited 7 Apr 2019 18:23
Burt, not sure tbh - if I can come in under 5:30 (40m swim, 2:50 bike, 1:40 run) I'll be happy. First one at this distance so all a learning curve about pacing.

Roophees (and Burt) - this one's been my go-to for a few years now, got some great stuff in it. Doesn't matter if you're not a runner, cyclist etc, it's good fresh healthy tasty food. Most recipes split into 4-6 meals, hour on Sunday night, pot them up and that's lunches or dinners done for the week.

Also got this one yesterday, not done anything from it but think it'll be my new go-to…..
MrW
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posted 7 Apr 2019 18:24, edited 7 Apr 2019 18:24
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jogon321
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605 posts since 13/4/12

7 Apr 2019 19:54
Burt wrote: I wish I did, roophees - sorry, pal.

I don't follow recipes per sé, I now know the basics for whatever I'm cooking after doing it for a while - it's all been a bit of a learning curve. Good ingredients are a must, and I've found that having a slow cooker that you can bang on a hob helps in prep.

I don't use any prepared sauces, just make everything from fresh. Took me ages to find a decent coconut milk to perk up the slow cooker chicken curry though.

Would recommend an all in one cooker with pressure cooking as main feature over slow cooker. Can sear meat, saute veg etc all in same pot. Pressure cooking reduces cooking time especially on meats like brisket, ribs, whole chicken etc. Plus most of them can be used as a slow cooker too and also rice cooker.
toin
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1668 posts since 1/4/13

7 Apr 2019 21:48
EssexBoyII wrote: I look a lot better but weight has dropped marginally/stayed static.

Maybe I'm daft but if you're lifting weights you're increasing your muscle mass, makes sense that you're not getting lighter even if you're losing fat, no?
Burt
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5405 posts since 3/1/10

8 Apr 2019 08:22
MrW wrote: Burt, not sure tbh - if I can come in under 5:30 (40m swim, 2:50 bike, 1:40 run) I'll be happy. First one at this distance so all a learning curve about pacing…
Cool looking forward to seeing if your Garmin battery lasts the pace.

Cheers for the book recommendations, I'll check them out.