A Little Bit of Help Please.

#1
Good afternoon all,

I'm knocking on the door of 55, current weight 93 kg. I do enjoy an ale but not to excess.
Looking at losing around 10 kg. I know the answer is run Forest run ! here lies the problem.

Osteoarthritis of the Neck, Shoulders, Hips and Knees and bloody painful, ( thanks Infantry ) I did receive some very good advice via PM from a lovely young Lady, Her exercises were good for shedding the kilos but not suitable for me.

On a good day, I can cover 1 - 1.5 miles walking, then its a 999 call for a pickup. Other than that that's all the exercise I get.

It's diet and a pitiful amount of walking for me. I know it's not much but its a start.

Are there any of you folk that can tell me what foods to avoid, or any other advice ?

T I A
 

Goatman

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#3
wotesaid...also beg,borrow or steal a bicycle. Use it to go to the shops and back....it's amazing how a gentle cycle twice a day will help with weightloss when the legs aren't brilliant...low impact exercise, like swimming.

Oh....and switch from Guinness
 
#4
Swim. Pushbike.

Spinning classes are pretty good. Low impact on the joints but loads of cardio. Plus side is that LOADS of fit fillies enjoy it as well.
 
#5
Good afternoon all,

I'm knocking on the door of 55, current weight 93 kg. I do enjoy an ale but not to excess.
Looking at losing around 10 kg. I know the answer is run Forest run ! here lies the problem.

Osteoarthritis of the Neck, Shoulders, Hips and Knees and bloody painful, ( thanks Infantry ) I did receive some very good advice via PM from a lovely young Lady, Her exercises were good for shedding the kilos but not suitable for me.

On a good day, I can cover 1 - 1.5 miles walking, then its a 999 call for a pickup. Other than that that's all the exercise I get.

It's diet and a pitiful amount of walking for me. I know it's not much but its a start.

Are there any of you folk that can tell me what foods to avoid, or any other advice ?

T I A
If you want to lose weight it's 80-85% diet and the remainder exercise.

A mate of mine has lost in excess of 6st since Jan this year, by a/ eating healthily, and b / ditching the booze.

If you can even walk a few hundred yards here & there, that contributes but exercise isn't the panacea for weight loss. It's all about what you stuff into your grid.
 
#6
I'm 51, and for most of my life, running has been my go-to exercise. Thanks to a long time injury finally going splat, I can no longer run (triple discectomy and double decompression of vertebrae, meaning that my spine can't handle the shock loading of running). I bloody hate swimming, having the style and prowess of a drowning wombat. Over two years' recovery I put on about 10kg; starting in January this year I've slowly increased non-impact gym work, cross trainer and isolating weight machines 3 times a week. Combined with a sensible diet and staying dry during the working week I've lost just under 14kg. It just takes time and a bit of self discipline. Also the common sense not to go Banzai in the gym no matter how good you're feeling.
 
#7
I'm 51, and for most of my life, running has been my go-to exercise. Thanks to a long time injury finally going splat, I can no longer run (triple discectomy and double decompression of vertebrae, meaning that my spine can't handle the shock loading of running). I bloody hate swimming, having the style and prowess of a drowning wombat. Over two years' recovery I put on about 10kg; starting in January this year I've slowly increased non-impact gym work, cross trainer and isolating weight machines 3 times a week. Combined with a sensible diet and staying dry during the working week I've lost just under 14kg. It just takes time and a bit of self discipline. Also the common sense not to go Banzai in the gym no matter how good you're feeling.
@Themanwho The disc replacemnt I had allows continuation of sporting activities once healed (8 - 12 months) and its a damn sight better than an old fashioned discectomy.

@sore knees Back to diet: My barber in the UK was a nice looking young lady, bit podgy but, doable. I was working away for 6 months and upon my return went for a decent haircut and she had turned herself into a very shapely, gorgeous looking, page 3 worthy sex object. "How"? Fruit diet. She had lost a fair few lbs.

For myself I do a veggie stir fry using coconut milk not oil, small portion with either chicken, or shrimp, flavoured with teryaki sauce, ginger powder and onion powder. For brekkers I have porridge made with water, teaspoon of honey and a few chunks of pineapple.

Stay away from anything made with flour, no crisps, sweets, chocolate or desserts.
 
#8
@Themanwho The disc replacemnt I had allows continuation of sporting activities once healed (8 - 12 months) and its a damn sight better than an old fashioned discectomy.
No need to gloat!
 
#9
Try any or all of the following for the arthritis:

Omega 3 oil supplements
Ginger Tea (made from fresh ginger - add honey and organic cider vinegar to boost it up a bit)
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate tablets
 
#11
Good afternoon all,

I'm knocking on the door of 55, current weight 93 kg. I do enjoy an ale but not to excess.
Looking at losing around 10 kg. I know the answer is run Forest run ! here lies the problem.

Osteoarthritis of the Neck, Shoulders, Hips and Knees and bloody painful, ( thanks Infantry ) I did receive some very good advice via PM from a lovely young Lady, Her exercises were good for shedding the kilos but not suitable for me.

On a good day, I can cover 1 - 1.5 miles walking, then its a 999 call for a pickup. Other than that that's all the exercise I get.

It's diet and a pitiful amount of walking for me. I know it's not much but its a start.

Are there any of you folk that can tell me what foods to avoid, or any other advice ?

T I A
I'm 56. Five years ago I had a run of ill health that didn't take the edge of my appetite and went from 90Kg to 105Kg. To be honest, 95Kg was fairly normal for me anyway.
I adopted the 5:2 diet approach, but more than that, I reduced the amount of bread, potato and rice that I eat and increased the amount and variety of vegetables. In the space of 2 years from 2015 to 2016 I went from 105Kg to 78Kg without doing masses of exercise.
 
#12
I'm currently in a rehab clinic due to 2 shot knees, a bad back and shoulder. As others have said swimming and cycling are good, walking a mile burns the same amount of energy as jogging it, and is easier on the joints.
 
#13
I'm not, truely, and I would not wish the associated pain upon anyone - I still have 2 in my lumbar that give me shite on an off, more on than off.

Worth firing off an enquiry if they are still giving problems as they can do what I had even after a discectomy.
 
#14
I'm not, truely, and I would not wish the associated pain upon anyone - I still have 2 in my lumbar that give me shite on an off, more on than off.

Worth firing off an enquiry if they are still giving problems as they can do what I had even after a discectomy.
No worries, the irony filter over the Atlantic seems to be on the fritz again. Whilst not perfect, my back is manageable, and my collection of scar tissue is sufficient for now...
 
#15
Osteoarthritis of the Neck, Shoulders, Hips and Knees and bloody painful, ( thanks Infantry ) I did receive some very good advice via PM from a lovely young Lady, Her exercises were good for shedding the kilos but not suitable for me.
I think I have identified where your problem lay

PM`s from the lovely young lady is not the way forward, you need personal visits

Archie
 
#16
I know the answer is run Forest run ! here lies the problem.
It's not; seriously, exercising for weight loss is just stupid. Trust me. I run loads and lift weights. I live with an ultra runner who runs 70 mile weeks. We weigh regularly; it's easy for us to put weight on.

The problem with exercise for weight loss is that it makes you hungry.

The best way - I've found - to lose weight quickly is a low carb high fat diet combined with intermittent fasting. You'll lose 5lbs in a few days (glycogen mostly) and then average a couple of lbs a week.

At first, just reduce your carbs (no bread, root veg, pasta, or sugar); if you want booze, go for spirits with a diet mixer.

Eat lots of cheese, eggs, meat (fatty cuts), butter, lard, cream and green leafy veg (low carb veg).

After a couple of weeks you'll naturally gravitate to eating less, and then go a bit harder with intermittent fasting; just eat two meals a day. One if you can manage it.

It's about controlling your insulin levels (your fat storage hormone).

This lass - a doc who specialises in obesity - explains how it works:


I should charge for this.
 

Goatman

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#19
Here y'go OP

Bike with a purpose:
 

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