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Forum: Newcomers
05-23-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By helveticat

Thanks for the support -- I knew there was a...

Thanks for the support -- I knew there was a reason I used to hang out here so much :D
Forum: Newcomers
05-22-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By helveticat

I'm back...

So, a few of you may remember I was here a lot during the second half of last year and lost about 40lb -- nothing compared to what some here have achieved, but quite a transformation for me.

In...
Forum: Newcomers
02-19-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By helveticat

I'm in the UK too (London). Logging food & weight...

I'm in the UK too (London). Logging food & weight in FitDay has really helped me to stay on track, and the forum has some very knowledgeable & friendly people. Welcome & good luck with your mission...
Forum: Exercise
02-14-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 38,094
Posted By helveticat

Thanks HC -- I think I'll work on the drills as...

Thanks HC -- I think I'll work on the drills as warmups for a while, try some interval workouts in the spring and see how it goes from there. I really appreciate your taking the time to help me out!
Forum: Exercise
02-13-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 38,094
Posted By helveticat

Thanks, that's extremely helpful; I've bookmarked...

Thanks, that's extremely helpful; I've bookmarked the drills video, there's a lot for me to work on there.

As an indication of my pace, my (recent) 5k PB is 28mins over a moderately hilly route....
Forum: Exercise
02-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 38,094
Posted By helveticat

Hello coach -- I've got a new question. How...

Hello coach -- I've got a new question.

How should a beginner learn how to sprint? I'm a pretty slow middle-distance runner and right now I'm focussed on weight training, but in the spring I'd...
Forum: Food talk
02-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By helveticat

I did them in a frying pan with a spray of olive...

I did them in a frying pan with a spray of olive oil, but I suspect a hot grill would work great.
Forum: Food talk
02-10-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By helveticat

Exact conversation I had with the game stall guy:...

Exact conversation I had with the game stall guy:

Me: I think I'll try two of those steaks please.
GSG [Not handing them over]: OK, but you WILL cook them pink, won't you?
Me: But of course...
Forum: Food talk
02-06-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By helveticat

Venison

I'd neglected venison until now, mainly because I thought it was expensive. But I recently spotted a game stall at a farmers' market and decided to give it a try. Got two decent-sized steaks (125g,...
Forum: Exercise
01-20-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By helveticat

Definitely. After many years of doing...

Definitely. After many years of doing half-hearted workouts I did my first ever squats workout today and it felt awesome. They do, obviously, work your quads as well, but my glutes are where I'm...
Forum: Exercise
12-13-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,703
Posted By helveticat

Word of warning...

It's still fairly mild in the UK but I was out running without gloves on Sunday and got extremely cold hands, to the extent that the joint of one of my thumbs still feels weak two days later....
11-27-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 115,826
Posted By helveticat

Whoops, yeah, I messed that up, didn't I? You're...

Whoops, yeah, I messed that up, didn't I? You're right, obviously. :o



That would only be if it was 70cals ("little calories"), ie 0.07kcals. The question of which units of measurement were...
11-26-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 115,826
Posted By helveticat

I know this sounds like a stupid question, but do...

I know this sounds like a stupid question, but do they mean calories or kilocalories? I just remember that thing that went round the internet about drinking iced water to lose weight a few years...
11-22-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 115,826
Posted By helveticat

Being a Brit, I already have to drink my own...

Being a Brit, I already have to drink my own weight in what we refer to as "normal tea" each day, leaving no room for green tea drinking. I take it in capsule form. Proper scientific evidence seems...
11-22-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 70,564
Posted By helveticat

Look like they need a hammering: ...

Look like they need a hammering:

http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums/weight-loss-tips/5782-lose-weight-quicker-phentermine.html#post63103...
11-05-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,137
Posted By helveticat

Vito -- belatedly, thanks for this. With the L-C...

Vito -- belatedly, thanks for this. With the L-C I've been taking 1000mg a day (the bottle recommends 500!) and not limiting my carbs that much so possibly I'm not really giving it a chance.

But...
10-27-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,779
Posted By helveticat

Oh man, it's been a long time since I had a good...

Oh man, it's been a long time since I had a good tequila. I've put a bottle of Patron Silver on my Amazon wish list (weirdly) and will be writing to Santa.
10-26-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,779
Posted By helveticat

I'm not much of a cigar man but whiskey is my...

I'm not much of a cigar man but whiskey is my weight loss secret weapon. One or two measures will last me the same time as 3-4 glasses of wine or Lord knows how many beers.

My current tipple is...
10-24-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,137
Posted By helveticat

I've become a bit of a supplement-popper, I'm...

I've become a bit of a supplement-popper, I'm afraid, contrary to a whole life of telling people they're unnecessary. I've been taking L-Carnitine, green tea & a 100% multivitamin with fish oil for...
10-19-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 48,668
Posted By helveticat

Awesome, thankyou! Sounds like a good solution...

Awesome, thankyou! Sounds like a good solution for everyone. :cool:
10-17-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,656
Posted By helveticat

Same here. Awesome job! :D

Same here. Awesome job! :D
10-05-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 48,668
Posted By helveticat

Amen. The same principle's used by Amazon,...

Amen. The same principle's used by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and 100s of other sites that make sensitive information available when you're logged on.

Plus, if you leave your computer...
10-05-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By helveticat

Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I love how...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I love how supportive this forum is.



Not exactly, but it would have been about 5 years ago I think. I'd really been on my patent "Henry VIII Diet" since...
10-04-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,531
Posted By helveticat

This. And thanks for posting such an honest...

This.

And thanks for posting such an honest and inspirational account. Your achievement so far is truly humbling. You must have a will of iron, and I bet the results speak for themselves.
10-04-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By helveticat

Reached a milestone: BMI<25

I just had to post here to celebrate hitting that "healthy weight" BMI of under 25 on FitDay :D. I don't have before/after pics I'm afraid but here's the highlights:


I've been on a calorie...
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