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Not feeling so old after all!

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby ReformedCharacter » July 4th, 2019, 12:56 pm

EssDeeAitch wrote:I feel every one of my 66 years plus ten to 15 of someone elses years as well. Perhaps worse is the mental aspect, not being able to ride and go to gym curtails social interaction as well physical betterment and is having a negative impact on my happiness score.

But....I remain hopeful that this will be behind me at some point and that I will revert to being a 36 year old in a 66 year old body.

Good luck, I hope you make a full recovery.

RC

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby Howard » July 4th, 2019, 1:01 pm

Snorvey wrote:I posted about climbing Ben Rinnes over on OldFool many years ago. I was chuffed with my achievement - hauling my wheezing carcass up 2800 feet with the last third of it being in the snow was something I was proud of.


If the last third of your carcass was in the snow and the rest wasn't. How overweight were you in those days?

I can see why you decided to get fit :D

Well done!

Howard

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby Snorvey » July 4th, 2019, 1:09 pm

It was a few years ago, (around 2011 I think) which is around the time of the 5:2 diet from memory. So I was either north of 15 stone or below it. Either way, I was unfit. Not hellishly so (I did make the climb after all), but not great for a man in his early 40's

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby Dod101 » July 4th, 2019, 1:39 pm

tjh290633 wrote:In my view it is all this swinging around that causes the trouble. New shoulders, new hips, new knees seem to be needed.

Spare part surgery leads to all the other trouble.

Bird watching, either feathered or the other sort is far safer.


I suspect that you are not being entirely serious. I have never played golf but I know a lot of people who do well into their 70s and it just seems to keep them fit. I have had two hip replacements and no problems afterwards except occasionally a trapped nerve which may or may not having anything to do with it. I walk about 3/4 miles at least on alternate days and do a lot of gardening and am just finishing redecorating my study so I think I am fairly active at 77.

Snorvey inspired me to try to lose some weight and by simply cutting back on food intake I have lost 7 lbs from where it needs to go, my middle. Also been in the garden a lot in the last few weeks, working I may say not sunbathing. I need to lose about another 7 lbs and I will be back to where I was 20 years ago.

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby Snorvey » July 4th, 2019, 3:00 pm

Snorvey inspired me to try to lose some weight and by simply cutting back on food intake I have lost 7 lbs from where it needs to go, my middle.

Snorvey likes this.

Most of the weight you lost was probably fat from around your internal organs, which is probably the best place to lose fat from.

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby marronier » July 5th, 2019, 10:41 am

A simple guide , to compare body age to chronological age , is to divide your waist measurement by your upper thigh measurement , then subtract 1 and multiply by 100. This gives your body age.

The theory is that the more inches round the waist and fewer round the thigh puts more strain on the heart.

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby bungeejumper » July 5th, 2019, 12:24 pm

marronier wrote:A simple guide , to compare body age to chronological age , is to divide your waist measurement by your upper thigh measurement , then subtract 1 and multiply by 100. This gives your body age.

You've just cheered me up. According to this calc, I'm eight years younger than my mother would have attested.

OTOH, the calc does reward people with fat thighs. Add a couple of inches to your thigh measurement and just watch the body years peeling off you. ;)

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby ReformedCharacter » July 5th, 2019, 1:09 pm

marronier wrote:A simple guide , to compare body age to chronological age , is to divide your waist measurement by your upper thigh measurement , then subtract 1 and multiply by 100. This gives your body age.

The theory is that the more inches round the waist and fewer round the thigh puts more strain on the heart.

Phooey! 34 around the waist, 18 around the upper thigh makes me 88! I need to do less exercise! OTOH my BMI is 22.

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby AleisterCrowley » July 5th, 2019, 1:16 pm

34 & 22 makes me 54. Which I am, in three weeks

BMI =24

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby Dod101 » July 5th, 2019, 1:37 pm

marronier's calculation makes me 12 younger than I am, and I do not have a particularly small waist! I am though fairly fit I think.

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby PinkDalek » July 5th, 2019, 2:23 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:34 & 22 makes me 54. Which I am, in three weeks


It is unbelievably accurate for me as well. Most upsetting!

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby redsturgeon » July 5th, 2019, 2:27 pm

52 for me, I'll take that!

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby PinkDalek » July 5th, 2019, 2:59 pm

redsturgeon wrote:52 for me, I'll take that!

John


Let's see if we can change your measurements tonight. :D

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby redsturgeon » July 5th, 2019, 3:51 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:52 for me, I'll take that!

John


Let's see if we can change your measurements tonight. :D


Arrgh,,,sorry it looks like I won't be able to make it...hot water gone at home and I have to stay for the plumber!

John

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby PinkDalek » July 5th, 2019, 10:02 pm

Grape; Chris

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby PinkDalek » July 5th, 2019, 10:03 pm

That was posted by a pissed pilot.

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby PinkDalek » July 5th, 2019, 10:05 pm

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby Rhyd6 » July 6th, 2019, 6:11 pm

Ooh I love this calculation, I'm 33 again which is fine because I still know as much as I did at three score years and ten plus plus. Can't be bad!!

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby PinkDalek » July 6th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Rhyd6 wrote:Ooh I love this calculation, I'm 33 again which is fine because I still know as much as I did at three score years and ten plus plus. Can't be bad!!


I liked it the first time around. As I started with the thigh measurement in error! After last night, I'm much older.

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Re: Not feeling so old after all!

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Postby EssDeeAitch » July 6th, 2019, 6:42 pm

Ah well, despite riding 40 to 50 miles, four times a week at 15 to 17 mph and going to gym two or three times a week (now interupted by a health issue) my calculated age is 82 whilst I am actually 66.

No-one would consider me particularly overweight although I do admit I could lose a few kg.

Naturally, I say the calculation is irrevocably flawed :lol:


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