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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 23rd Dec 18, 10:48 AM
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    Wizard of Id
    2019 Keep Moving Challenge
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    • 23rd Dec 18, 10:48 AM
    2019 Keep Moving Challenge 23rd Dec 18 at 10:48 AM
    No specific target again this year, just set your own.

    Whether you will be walking, running, cycling or swimming I hope that you will use this thread to keep us updated on your progress.

    It is good to have a target to aim for but don't over stretch yourself so much that you either get disappointed in your own progress or find that you have too much to make up after coming back from a holiday or extra work having cut back your miles.

    I say miles simply because I am old and still measure that way but your own personal challenge could be anything from miles, kilometers, laps, steps etc.
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    • alba7
    • By alba7 5th Jan 19, 3:06 PM
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    alba7
    OK, for the first week of my 2019 challenge I walked 39.2 miles, including at least one hill on each walk (normally 2 or 3). I've only managed 34 miles a week before this, so I hope I can keep it up.

    I've only just figured out the functions on my new tracker watch, so it says I've only done 19 minutes of cardio work (convinced I've done more, I'll set it properly next week and then see!)

    Back at work next week, which may get in the way of my exercise a bit but I'll see how it goes.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 5th Jan 19, 3:46 PM
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    Barny1979
    93,000 steps since NYD
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs
    MFW Challenge 2019 - £550/£1809
    • selloptape
    • By selloptape 5th Jan 19, 6:17 PM
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    selloptape
    I’ve walked 21 miles so far this year so I’m on track to hit my target. Just need to keep the motivation up when I’m back at work though

    Save 12k in 2019 #8 £2432.65/£2,500
    MFiT T5 #22 Save £20k over 3 years £5495.08
    Walk 1500 miles in 2019 - 645.92/1500
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 5th Jan 19, 6:22 PM
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    Jazee
    No walking on nyd, then 3, and 3 days of 5 miles, so 18 so far.
    Spend less now, work less later.
    Savings thread #78 July £474.42 Total 2019 - £3260.01/£5k
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Jan 19, 8:02 AM
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    Sleazy
    I'm on 24km - ok for the first week but half of what I'd have liked.
    Weekly Distance Walked 27 km / Total For Year 756 km
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 6th Jan 19, 7:20 PM
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    indesisiv
    Just 29 miles for me for the 1st week. Had to pull out of a couple of runs due to blisters. Then raced 2 xc events this weekend and blisters are still as bad as before!
    Hopefully get this sorted soon and start some decent training miles.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • klew356
    • By klew356 7th Jan 19, 9:05 AM
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    klew356
    100 mile January challenge – 6 days 20.1 miles so far don’t feel like I have pushed myself, yet.
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 7th Jan 19, 9:06 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    43.30 miles for my first week of 2019

    I am happy with that. Ive kind of got myself a dog walking job.

    My own dog (chocolate lab) is 13 years old and sadly only able to walk verrry slooowly to the corner and back. I really miss the long walks we used to go on so when one of our neighbours, on splitting with his partner, was worried about his 2 year old black lab being stuck at home all day, I offered my services.

    Cant take him every day as work gets in the way but Ive taken him 3 days and really enjoyed it. He is so strong though compared to my old boy!! Really pulls on his harness and Im trying to get him out of this habit. Will take time but helps me get a few more steps in.
    [COLOR="Red"]Make £10 a day challenge 2019 Jan £397.78 Feb £290.82 Apr £222.68 May £160.69 July £64.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1939.71 miles
    Walk 2019 miles in 2019.....855.63 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721,£41,828
    • pinknsparkly
    • By pinknsparkly 7th Jan 19, 10:39 PM
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    As of tonight I'm up to 17.4 miles. Not on target (1000 miles) but not hugely below it either. I'm quite pleased with that though as what the mileage doesn't show is my health at the moment. I'm in quite a lot of pain and also not doing too great mentally (partly due to the pain but mostly due to a brain that doesn't produce enough happy hormones!) Hadn't left the house all day until 9pm when I forced myself out for a walk. I am, however WELL on track for the run 25 miles in January challenge I signed up for (done 9.4 miles running so far, if plodding along being lapped by snails counts!!) So, on balance, I'm going to award myself award pat on the back for effort!
    MFW 2019 challenge #99: £6,778.51 / £6,000 (£4,500 is in "offset" pot)
    MFiT-T5 (Jan 2019 - Jan 2022) challenge #99: £6,778.51 / £30,000
    Save £12k in 2019 challenge #99: £18,030 / £12,000
    2019 keep moving challenge: 271.3 / 1000 miles
    Last updated: 28/06/2019
    Initial MF date (18th Dec 2018): Jan 2054 Current MF date: Sep 2052
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 8th Jan 19, 7:28 AM
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    SplanK
    23 miles in the bag for last week (-5.85 of this weekly average target)


    A little behind already, but thats ok as I was the same in 2017 and I caught up over summer with better weather and longer mornings/evenings.


    No weight loss this week - not suprised as a binge ate over the weekend! Was massivly hungery and found it difficult to resist!


    15st 1
    • klew356
    • By klew356 9th Jan 19, 8:02 AM
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    klew356
    my fitbit arrives today, quote excited!
    i went spinning again last night, i love it. the hardest part is actually getting there. I am saddle sore today as haven’t been since just before Christmas but I feel like I have done something so that’s the main thing
    • TubbyDown
    • By TubbyDown 10th Jan 19, 4:32 PM
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    TubbyDown
    I'm really trying this year to shift weight and i think i'm doing okay. Could be better but as long as i'm losing weight, i dont mind!

    has anyone got any good tips to weight loss? i'm currently intermittent fasting however would be open to trying something else
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 10th Jan 19, 6:50 PM
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    SplanK
    has anyone got any good tips to weight loss? i'm currently intermittent fasting however would be open to trying something else
    Originally posted by TubbyDown


    I struggle to see the appeal for fasting diets or any other gimmick diets.... I lost 5 and a half stone over the period of a year and a half by simply 'move more, eat less'. IE gong for walks as often a I could, and watched what I ate. No set plan, or following a set of rules made up by somebody else. However what worked for me, may not be ideal for others...

    I started off with a simple rule - less of the junk! I quit sugary stuff (full fat coke, chocolate, sweets, fruit juice...) and replaced it with fruit initially (yes, still sugar but a lot less of it), then reviewed the quantity of what I ate when loss began to tail off, then towards the end for the last stone, calorie counted.

    During the later part of my 2000 miles in a year walking, I admit I slipped with my eating and started to regain weight!

    Sugar is evil stuff really. It's almost an addiction, your body starts to crave it. It takes a bit of time to get over this craving, but over 6-8 weeks, that craving starts to vanish and its much easier to say no, or even just not give it a 2nd thought!

    "The truth about.... sugar" BBC documentary is an eye opener really and worth watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05n2bn7

    Some people say have a cheat day, or meal. I tried to avoid this but again its down to personal preference.
    I must admit, I did have the occasional treat but it wasn't on a set day or a set goal, but aimed for something with no sugar such as a packet of crisps, or a sausage and egg barm at work.
    Last edited by SplanK; 10-01-2019 at 6:52 PM.
    • pinknsparkly
    • By pinknsparkly 11th Jan 19, 2:50 PM
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    pinknsparkly
    I'm 25% of the way to my January goal of 100 miles

    I am likely to be lagging behind my annual goal until the weather improves and I've had my surgery (so I can start walking to work again) but so far I'm quite happy with where I am!
    MFW 2019 challenge #99: £6,778.51 / £6,000 (£4,500 is in "offset" pot)
    MFiT-T5 (Jan 2019 - Jan 2022) challenge #99: £6,778.51 / £30,000
    Save £12k in 2019 challenge #99: £18,030 / £12,000
    2019 keep moving challenge: 271.3 / 1000 miles
    Last updated: 28/06/2019
    Initial MF date (18th Dec 2018): Jan 2054 Current MF date: Sep 2052
    • pinknsparkly
    • By pinknsparkly 11th Jan 19, 2:55 PM
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    pinknsparkly
    has anyone got any good tips to weight loss? i'm currently intermittent fasting however would be open to trying something else
    Originally posted by TubbyDown
    Water, water and more water!! When I'm actually being focused and doing well, what helps me over and above everything else is to drink loads of water. I drink if I'm bored, if I think I'm hungry, before a meal. Basically I won't eat anything until I've had a glass of water to check that what I think is hunger isn't actually just thirst! I'm a greedy !!!!!! and I seem to be incapable of differentiating between hunger and thirst..... Other than that, I've had success with both the 5:2 diet and boring old calorie counting! With calorie counting, I find the act logging my calories can sometimes be enough to put me off eating whatever it is I'm thinking about!
    MFW 2019 challenge #99: £6,778.51 / £6,000 (£4,500 is in "offset" pot)
    MFiT-T5 (Jan 2019 - Jan 2022) challenge #99: £6,778.51 / £30,000
    Save £12k in 2019 challenge #99: £18,030 / £12,000
    2019 keep moving challenge: 271.3 / 1000 miles
    Last updated: 28/06/2019
    Initial MF date (18th Dec 2018): Jan 2054 Current MF date: Sep 2052
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 11th Jan 19, 6:54 PM
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    indesisiv
    I'm really trying this year to shift weight and i think i'm doing okay. Could be better but as long as i'm losing weight, i dont mind!

    has anyone got any good tips to weight loss? i'm currently intermittent fasting however would be open to trying something else
    Originally posted by TubbyDown
    I 2nd what SplanK says. ... move more eat less. Its quite simple really, unless you have a calorie deficit then you won't lose weight simple.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 13th Jan 19, 1:41 PM
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    Keep pedalling
    Although nearly 65 I am totally metricated, so in my eat less move more diet, I have targeted a weight loss of 30kg and cycling at least 5200km.

    Got my first long ride in yesterday (111km) which brings me up to 200k for the month. Weight loss so far 4.3kg.
    • klew356
    • By klew356 14th Jan 19, 10:02 AM
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    klew356
    So the fitbit is helping me with the move more eat less theory… as in I am moving more and I have been doing daily challenges with friends and that makes me want to move more too. The dogs knackered! Just need to sort the eating, breakfast is the one to sort.
    • selloptape
    • By selloptape 14th Jan 19, 2:51 PM
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    selloptape
    Felt quite panicked as my Fitbit stopped working earlier

    Have now remembered that I have a step counter on my phone that I can check whilst waiting for replacement Fitbit to arrive

    How is everyone staying motivated?

    Save 12k in 2019 #8 £2432.65/£2,500
    MFiT T5 #22 Save £20k over 3 years £5495.08
    Walk 1500 miles in 2019 - 645.92/1500
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 15th Jan 19, 7:41 AM
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    SplanK
    Just about! I was on for a good week last week until the weekend came around and I didnt do anything. Felt exhausted and the weather didnt help.


    15.2 miles last week, total 38.2 (19.49 behind where I need to be)


    However, 2lb loss taking me down to 14st 13


    I was eyeing up taking the day off this Friday coming to walk up Pen-Y-Ghent.... its been a very mild winter so far and very few of the tops have snow on them. Well, until I look at the forcast where they are predicting snow all day in that region!
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