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Old 15th November 2013, 11:00   #931
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Day 3: slipped a bit. Rode to work and boy were my man parts sore. At some point I just stood up and rode as there was a burning sensation down there.

No junk, well almost no junk (diwali is the worst season to be on a diet). Got a box of chocolate and ate 4 of 12 pieces before I just gave the box away.

In the evening, I left the bike at the office and walked for about 3 km and then took a taxi home.
Plan to drive to work tomorrow and bundle the bike into the xuv. Ordered a pair of Btwin gel shorts. Let's see how they help.

Any idea for relieving the soreness? Balm seems like a bad idea.

Also: discovered that Friday is a holiday so thinking about a long ride (maybe Bandra to Nariman Point and back), depending on the soreness down there.

Now, I need to find a way to get more sleep. Running at about 6 hours at the moment. Read an article that claimed that lack of sleep causes weight gain.
a. There are multiple reasons (look up old posts) why this bike is not good. If not, PM me.
b. You need to have padded shorts. btwin shorts' padding is the equivalent of poche ka kapda - please buy their high end stuff or dont buy at all. You will soon need to upgrade.
c. Have you checked your fitment? Normal issue is too much sweat leading to rashes (and needing Rashfree). Burning sensation means fit issues.
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Old 15th November 2013, 15:33   #932
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I cannot cycle to work. Any other way?
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That's what I said for three years until I began doing it on Monday.

But if you want to make a beginning, I guess you could start by walking for thirty minutes everyday. And then gradually build it up.
I walk for around 1 hour, briskly.

I cannot cycle to work because I don't have a job like most guys here & nor do I work 9 to 5. My office is located at some place else, government offices at the other place, same for banks & yes, I have to visit construction sites as well, so I guess you got as to why I can't cycle to work :-)

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I found shifting away from white rice (to brown / red) does wonders with the glycemic index stuff, and you finally stop snacking. In my case, running and a stat bike were helpful to keep me motivated. The weight is just a number, it's how u feel that matters.
Agree

But I don't eat rice, I eat roti/chapati. And don't think brown rice would be available here.

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The little things add up, but they also take away equally effectively. I now walk within 2km to run errands. Take the stairs now after a prolonged lift breakdown at home. Chat over a walk, instead of over coffee, with the better half.


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Anyway here's a post doing the rounds on FB, which I thought was pertinent.
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I walk for around 1 hour, briskly.
Convert to jogging. Something that will cause your heart rate to go a little higher than normal.
Use google maps to plot a route and a target distance.
Try and cover about 5 kms in one hour.
Then a week later make that 6 km in one hour.

Keep working at it.

Google Maps are an awesome tool for this.

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But I don't eat rice, I eat roti/chapati. And don't think brown rice would be available here.
Made of Maida or Wheat.
Prepared in Ghee or Oil.
Eaten with butter or potatoes.

Figure out the ingredients and reduce the unhealthy one's.

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Made of Maida or Wheat.
Prepared in Ghee or Oil.
Eaten with butter or potatoes.

Figure out the ingredients and reduce the unhealthy one's.


Plain chapati prepared in wheat. No oils/additives. Eaten with boiled vegetable & curd.

Yes, Sir, working on it
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Plain chapati prepared in wheat. No oils/additives. Eaten with boiled vegetable & curd.

Yes, Sir, working on it
Curd may be a problem.
You may want to replace it once in a while with something like protein packed lentils or maybe even iron packed jaggery.

Chapati cannot be prepared without oil. The dough itself contains a lot of oil.

Or are you talking about Phulka's?

You may want to spend some time in the Kitchen. Not all oily food has an oily look and feel.
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Or are you talking about Phulka's?
Yes, phulka. Never knew it is different for me & you

Curd isn't a necessity.

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I want to, but I do not know the difference between zeera & saunf

BTW, this is the route I walk on
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Convert to jogging


Google Maps are an awesome tool for this.

Check out this android app called endo mondo . I find it pretty useful , helps me keep a track my walking / jogging routines .
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Check out this android app called endo mondo . I find it pretty useful , helps me keep a track my walking / jogging routines .
Got my first android yesterday & despite going for the S4 mini, I find it bothersome to carry around while walking/jogging.

I don't carry any phone.
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Got my first android yesterday & despite going for the S4 mini, I find it bothersome to carry around while walking/jogging. I don't carry any phone.
I used nike+GPS for my runs. But I recently switched to a Garmin forerunner & also mapmyride for popular cycling routes around my home. Their free mapmyrun does the same for routing your runs. Try it, it's free (ad-free for some ₹150) and should motivate you.

You can preset your routes on a Nike / Garmin watch (or the Nike sportsband), if you don't need to have the phone on you.
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Came across this E-book while hunting for tips on weight loss. Though it predominantly deals with Gynecomastia, there is some quality information about weight loss too. Definitely worth a read!

http://koti.welho.com/sleino15/Sakke...sNaturally.pdf
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Great that you are keeping it up.

The gel seat however is a bad idea. Discard it.

It tends to pinch your nerves and blood vessels instead of getting your weight on your sit bones.
The bones will be sore for the first few days but in the long run that is what should be holding your weight.

If you are really uncomfortable on a long ride, you can consider cycling shorts. The gel seat is bad for the man parts.
Bblost: my man parts can't thank you enough for the padded shorts suggestion. The padded seat was horrible. Pinched and poked worse than the seat. The shorts though are a godsend.
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It tends to pinch your nerves and blood vessels instead of getting your weight on your sit bones.The bones will be sore for the first few days but in the long run that is what should be holding your weight.

If you are really uncomfortable on a long ride, you can consider cycling shorts. The gel seat is bad for the man parts.
Hi bblost, I am having this issue of this blood vessel pinching even on a short ride on my HH Splendor, leave alone the bicycle. I was actually thinking on getting a gel seat for the bicycle. The current seats are rock hard. You mean can help even with the hard seat? I ask this because I never knew about cycling shorts.
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anyone here following a 6-small meals-per-day INDIAN diet plan for weight loss? If so, can you please share it here?
<INDIAN in caps coz iam particular about eating locally available ingredients>

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anyone here following a 6-small meals-per-day INDIAN diet plan for weight loss? If so, can you please share it here?
<INDIAN in caps coz iam particular about eating locally available ingredients>
Can you please elaborate more about this? I would love to try it out. All the mini meal diets that I see are catered to western cuisine, and consist of ingredients that aren't easily available.
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I just started a workout + diet activity to manage my weight. I used to weigh 100kgs till a couple a weeks ago; Yes. That's when my conscience struck.

Decided on a specific diet for weekdays and weekends

Weekdays:

Morning - 2 egg whites boiled + oats/Apple
Lunch: Brown bread veg sandwich, salads
Evening: Fruits or sweet corn
Dinner: Boiled veggies (beans, carrot) or Oats again or One charcoal burnt Corn

Workout: Morning or Evening brisk walk with short bursts in between, for about 5 kms

I now weigh 98kgs. Let's see how it goes

How was my lifestyle earlier? Well.. there wasn't any style.
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