Hacker's Diet challenge - June 2006 (in Off-topic)

Sukotto [lookingglas] June 5 2006 10:41 PM EDT

Trying to lose weight? Starting an exercise plan? Quitting smoking?

Welcome to the June Hacker's Diet Challenge ! Everyone welcome to join.  You can join at any time.

This thread helps keep each of us "on the wagon" while we work towards better health. Many of us find it so easy to skip days or give up when we're by ourselves.  This thread gives a larger support structure (or maybe just a feeling of guilt... I don't know) by making our effort semi-public.

Joining is easy.  All you need to do is make a commitment to post daily for 30 days.  Post what you need to in order to prove to yourself that you've met your commitment for the day (many of us post our weight and what sort of exercise we've done).  However, please keep in mind that this thread is just a record for staying honest.  If you want to track a lot of detail you should use a private logbook. If you don't exercise then just post that you followed your diet for the day (including what level you are in your program if appropriate) and your weight if you want.

You are not obligated to post your weight if you feel uncomfortable doing so.

The important thing here is making a commitment and following through (posting to verify that you're keeping up).  This is not a contest and negative comments about any participants or comparisons of participant progress are strictly not allowed. (This includes "backhanded compliments" and weight jokes). This is an effort to positively reinforce some good habits. (Words of encouragement are always welcome though, of course.)

Please don't post about how you'd like to join us.  Just join us. We care about the doing, not the talking. :-) And we're very glad to welcome you to the group!

Since you only compare your progress to yourself, you can join anytime and at any level.  I hope you'll jump on board with us!


(Get a free copy of John Walker's eBook "The Hacker's Diet" here. It includes Excel-based tracking/graphing tools).
This thread continues from the May one

Sukotto [lookingglas] June 5 2006 10:48 PM EDT

weight 202
rung 19

So my weight's nearby back to where I started in Dec. :-(
Although I didn't intend to lose weight, the fact that I did really felt good and now I'm a little unhappy. On the plus side, now I'm exercising at rung 19 which is way ahead of my goal. I feel good enough to start doing rung 20 now. W00t! Now I wonder how high I can go...

I have to admit. Just having a goal and keeping track of my progress made it way (way!) easier to stick with it. happy happy!

Stephen June 5 2006 11:00 PM EDT

But your ratio between fat and muscle is improved, even if your weight has increased.

There are some here who are nearly all lard.

AdminG Beee June 6 2006 5:30 AM EDT

30th May: 259lbs
31st May: 260lbs
1st June: 258lbs
2nd June: 259lbs
3rd June: 259lbs
4th June: 262lbs
5th June: 265lbs
6th June: 261lbs

4th and 5th added up to a heavy weekend of BBQ'd food and too much beer :/

Day 59 without a cigarette.

Sukotto you're doing really well with the exercise and to get to rung 20 is pretty impressive. Clapping 4

AdminShade June 6 2006 2:52 PM EDT

I haven't really lost any real weight either, some 3 kilos, but i did gain quite some leg muscles and that is a good thing.

you just keep up the good work Sukotto :)

Sukotto [lookingglas] June 6 2006 11:42 PM EDT

weight 202.5
rung 19

Well I'm not measuring my fat ratio so I don't know. My legs are a little bigger -- especially my calves which means my socks won't stay up anymore -- but I kind of doubt that I've gained 10 lb of muscle.

*shrug* oh well. Once I get to a rung were I want to stay maybe I'll start losing weight seriously.

Sukotto [lookingglas] June 7 2006 11:41 PM EDT

weight 202.5
rung 19

BootyGod June 8 2006 12:32 PM EDT

Sure I will join. Don't have a umm what they called? weigher lol? But I can post how many miles I biked during a day. For a goal... to bike 10 miles for 3 days in a row. Today I have biked 1 mil and will bike another 2 before I am done.

AdminShade June 8 2006 12:49 PM EDT

total kilometers cycled so far (since beginning of internship):


BootyGod June 8 2006 1:24 PM EDT

Way to kill me :) lol congrats Shade.

AdminG Beee June 13 2006 5:40 AM EDT

7th June: 258lbs
8th June: 257lbs
9th June: 258lbs
10th June: 258lbs
11th June: 257lbs
12th June: 258lbs
13th June: 256lbs

Day 66 without a cigarette.

AdminShade June 13 2006 11:12 AM EDT

Day whatever (around 92 i think) and i am now official 66 kg ! :)

AdminG Beee June 23 2006 4:07 AM EDT

14th June 256lbs
15th June 256lbs
16th June 257lbs
17th June 260lbs
18th June 259lbs
19th June 258lbs
20th June 258lbs
21st June 258lbs
22nd June 257lbs
23rd June 257lbs

Day 76 without a cigarette. I'm starting to think of myself as a non-smoker. I'll stop posting when I reach 100 days :)

AdminShade June 25 2006 5:13 PM EDT

Weight: 65 kilo (wow)

I have 1 last week left to complete my internship, and it will be tough now.

But in the 5 months I have lost 6 kilos of whatever it was, and gained some leg muscles instead.

Not sure if I will continue cycling in my holidays but I'll see about that later. :)
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