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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 07:11 PM

Locut0s' walking/exercise log.

Last edited Thu Nov 6, 2014, 02:58 AM - Edit history (102)

Feel free to read this if you like but I'm keeping it here more as a personal log of my exercise so there's nothing much interesting here. I'm posting it online here in hopes that having it up here will keep me motivated instead of hidden on my computer.

I've been on a mental and physical health upswing of late. I've suffered from depression, and anxiety for most of my life and it's ruined a heck of a lot of it, but I think I may be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. I've lost weight in the past, over 80+ lbs but I always put it back on. This time I'm more motivated and happy then before though and determined to keep it off. I've been on a strict diet and I'm forcing myself outdoors for long walks every day to 2nd day. Currently I'm doing 10 - 11 km (about 6.5 miles) walks around the city, on streets and trails, in parks and forest. It's a great for my mental health too as it shuts off the brain and is meditative. I find I've been able to combine this with my passion for photography too so it's win win.

Note: Walk denotes trip done mostly on paved surfaces vs Hikes for which the majority of the distance is on trails.

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Starting Weight
June 26 2013
266 lbs

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Unknown / Unrecorded walks before July 19 Also a number of unrecorded weighins.

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July 15? 2013 - 16.4km - Walk down through ravine, along marine dr to end of ambleside and same route back.
July 19 2013 - 11.6 km - Walk downtown across Lions gate to Granvile and Drake.
July 21 2013 - 5.3 km - Walk down to below auto mall, along spirit trail, loop back up through ravine.
July 23 2013 - 11.6 km - Walk downtown across Lions gate to Granvile and Drake.
July 24 2013 - 10.5 km - Walk up Lonsdale to very top, down mosquito creek trail.
July 25 2013 - 10.6 km - Walk home from 1st and Renfrew (T&T) across 2nd narrows bridge.

Weigh-in
July 26 2013
241 lbs

July 27 2013 - 15.9km - Walk up Lonsdale to top, up Prospect dr, down along Montroyal rd to Cleveland Dam, back home through Highland blvrd.
July 28 2013 - 19.2km - Walk down Keith Rd, across 2nd narrows bridge, along trans Canada trail to N.Madison Ave, up to Hastings St. Back home across the bridge and up Keith again.
July 30 2013 - 13.8km - Walk back from BCIT, across 2nd narrows bridge through forest trail instead of keith Rd.
July 31 2013 - 10.7km - Walk down below 2nd narrows bridge to film set and back.
Aug 01 2013 - 5.2km - Fast Walk along spirit trail.
Aug 02 2013 - 13.5 km - Fast Walk along Marine Dr out to 19th street in West Van and back.
Aug 03 2013 - 13.2 km - Walk up Lonsdale to Braemar, along to Mt.Highway, down to 29th street, back to Lonsdale and home. Done faster than previous time.
Aug 05 2013 - 16.2 km - Walk down along Marin Dr to Taylor Way, Up Taylow Way into British Properties along Stevens Dr, down trail across Clevland Dam, along Montroayl St. to top of Lonsdale, down Lonsdale to home.
Aug 06 2013 - 15.8 km - Walk down keith rd to bird sanctuary off Dollerton highway and back.
Aug 07 2013 - 14.2 km - Walk down to Grandvile and Drake along seawall, longer side.
Aug 10 2013 - 14.8 km - Walk down to Grandvile and Drake along seawall, longer side.
Aug 11 2013 - 13.9 km - Walk to Deep Cover along Dollerton Hwy.
Aug 12 2013 - 16.8 km - Walk downtown to Granvile and Drake, via 2nd Narrows, along Commissioner St.
Aug 13 2013 - 13.6 km - Walk back from BCIT along 2nd Narrows along Keith Rd.
Aug 14 2013 - 11.2 km - Walk down to Grandvile and Drake through Stanley Park Causeway

Manning Park Hikes
Aug 19 2013 - ~16 km - Hike Lightning Lake Loop trail + Flash and Strike Lake
Aug 21 2013 - ~22 km - Hike Heather trail to the summit of the first Brother Mountain and back.
Aug 22 2013 - ~10 km - Hike Three falls trail

Aug 24 2013 - 20.6km - Walk down along Marine Dr out to Horseshoe Bay.
Aug 25 2013 - 25.2km - Walk, loop second narrows, along Hastings and Pender, back along First Narrows.
Aug 28 2013 - 25.2km - Walk, loop first narrows, along Hastings and Pender, back along Second Narrows.
Aug 29 2013 - 14.3km - Walk, down to Grandville and Drake along seawall, longer side.
Sep 01 2013 - ~11km - Hike up the Stwamus Chief to the Second and Third Peaks.

Weigh-in
Sept 01 2013
223 lbs

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Sept 03 2013 to Jan 15 2014

Serious emotional breakdown
No exercise during this period
Weight gained

Weigh-in
Sept 15 2014
246 lbs

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April 04 2014 - 6.4km - Pipiwi Trail in Maui Hawaii
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Weigh-in
April 11 2014
240 lbs

Have begun to work out on the treadmill again and started hiking again.
(Treadmill workouts not logged)

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April 11 2014 - 25.5km - Walk, loop second narrows, along Hastings and Pender, back along First Narrows.
April 13 2014 - 17.2km - Walk down 13th street, along marine dr to end of ambleside and same route back.
April 14 2014 - 4.9km - Walk down to Marine Dr, over to start of low level road, up lonsdale and back home
April 16 2014 - 25.5km - Walk, loop second narrows, along Hastings and Pender, back along First Narrows.
April 18 2014 - 25.5km - Walk, loop second narrows, along Hastings and Pender, back along First Narrows.
April 21 2014 - 11.7km - Walk up to lynn valley via 29th, up mountain hywy, back along dempsy and down lonsdale.
April 22 2014 - 13.2km - Walk down to Grandvile and Drake along seawall, shorter side.
April 23 2014 - 16.1km - Walk up top of Lonsdale, along Montroyal, up Skylin & other streets to base of Grouse, Back through the Village
April 26 2014 - 9.7 km - Walk along Marine drive across lions gate, around Beaver Lake to new Stepho's on Robson st.
April 27 2014 - 27.6km - Walk to UBC, along 1st narrows, along burrard bridge, along beach, loop around UBC
April 28 2014 - 14.0km - Walk along spirit trail & 1st street to Ambleside Park, back along Marine Dr.
May 01 2014 - 26.8km - Walk to deep cove along Dollarton hwy, through Cates Park, Back along Mnt Seymour Parkway.
May 02 2014 - 13.3km - Walk up to top of Mountain Highway along 29th, along part of Baden Powel Trail, back down Lonsdale
May 03 2014 - 13.8km - Walk down to Grandvile and Drake along seawall, longer side.
May 05 2014 - 15.2km - Walk across lions gate, through city along robson, up Hastings to 7-11. (Cut short due to ankle pain)
May 08 2014 - 7.8km - Walk up to Lynn Valley Centre, back along Lynn Valley Road (Testing ankle)
May 09 2014 - 19.4km - Walk to end of Ableside seawall, along first st & Spirit Trail, back along Marine Dr.
May 11 2014 - 26.7km - Walk, loop, First Narrows, along waterfront and through Strathcona back along 2nd Narrows.
May 12 2014 - 14.8km - Walk across 1st Narrows, around Stanley Park, long way, along waterfront to Grandvill St to drake.
May 13 2014 - 17.8km - Walk down Lonsdale to 3rd, across to Mountain Hwy, up to Lynn Valley Suspention Bridge, back along 29th.
May 14 2014 - 11.7km - Walk, 29th street and Dempsey loop.
May 16 2014 - 14.7km - Walk, to Grandville and Drake along long side of Seawall.
May 17 2014 - 27.5km - Walk, loop Second Narrows, First Narrows (very slow)
May 18 2014 - 23.8km - Walk up to British Properties, back along Capilano Damn and Mt Royal st.
May 19 2014 - 27.6km - Walk out to Coquitlam Centre Mall along side streets, trails, and Barnet Hwy.
May 22 2014 - 23.6km - Walk out to New Westminster along Boundary Rd and Kingsway.
May 23 2014 - 30.0km - Walk out to Richmond to Steveston Hwy, along Grandvile St.
May 24 2014 - 15.3km - Walk down to Stepho's on Robson along long side of Seawall, then to Seabus along Coal Harbour (very slow)
May 27 2014 - 36.2km - Walk up to Seymour Dam and back
May 28 2014 - 25.6km - Walk, loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
May 29 2014 - 19.6km - Walk out to end of Ambleside and back along Spirit Trail and Marine Drive.
May 31 2014 - 22.9km - Walk out to UBC (slow).
June 02 2014 - 29.3km - Hike up to Novan Falls and back.
June 03 2014 - 26.7km - Walk, across 1st Narrows, around False Creek and Vanier Park, down Arbutus, along Broadway to Cambie.
June 04 2014 - 10.0km - Walk to end of ambleside. (Slow)
June 07 2014 - 34.7km - Walk out to Steveston town.

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Had to cut down on mileage a bit next few weeks due to slight foot injury + new shoes
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June 11 2014 - 25.3km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
June 12 2014 - 25.3km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
June 13 2014 - 17.8km - Walk to SFU mainly along Cambridge St.
June 16 2014 - 25.7km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows

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Weigh-in
June 16 2014
196 lbs
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June 17 2014 - 25.4km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
June 18 2014 - 23.5km - Walk to port moody via 2nd narrows and Cambridge St.
June 21 2014 - 18.6km - Walk to Stepho's along 2nd narrows (slow)
June 22 2014 - 27.6km - Walk to Coquitlam Mall, along Hastings, Gaglardi and Como Lake Rd.
June 23 2014 - 25.5km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
June 26 2014 - 25.4km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows

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Weigh-in
Some time late June/Early July
185 lbs

Original GOAL REACHED!


Took a 1 week break
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Taking a concious shift towards mountain climbs/hikes away from long city walks. The city walks burn more calories but I've reached my goal weight, now want to concentrate on fewer but more difficult and rewarding hikes. Also increased treadmill workouts to 1hr.
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July 07 2014 - 25.4km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
July 09 2014 - 25.4km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
July 10 2014 - 18.6km - Hike Mt Fromme, from house and back.
July 13 2014 - 9.7km - Hike, Goat Mountain + Grouse Grind. (Grind time: 1:15)
July 17 2014 - 25.4km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows
July 20 2014 - 35.8km - Walk out to Burnaby Lake along 1st Narrows + loop of the lake.
July 26 2014 - 10.5km - Hike St. Mark's Summit from Cypress Bowl parking lot and back.
July 28 2014 - 18.0km - Hike Garibali Lake.
July 30 2014 - 24.7km - Walk out to Richmond
Aug 02 2014 - 9.0km - Hike, Mt Seymour
Aug 04 2014 - 10.5km - Hike St. Mark's Summit from Cypress Bowl parking lot and back. (slow)
Aug 06 2014 - 1.8km - Hike, Grouse Grind (Grind Time 1:03)
Aug 08 2014 - 27.6km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows + Seawall

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Weigh-in
Aug 10 2014
177 lbs
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Aug 21 2014 - 27.6km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows + Seawall
Sep 03 2014 - 27.6km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows + Seawall
Sep 13 2014 - 27.6km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows + Seawall
Sep 16 2014 - 27.6km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows + Seawall
Sep 20 2014 - 27.6km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows + Seawall

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Weigh-in
Sept 25 2014
166 lbs

Started track runs as of a few days ago. About 1.45min per lap (400m) interspersed with 1/2 lap walking (200m) (10 laps of actual running 4km)
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Sep 28 2014 - 27.6km - Walk loop First Narrows, Second Narrows + Seawall

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Roughly Oct 30th 2014

Up to 3 laps running straight (1200m) at a time interspersed with 1/2 lap 200m walks (10 1/2 laps total running 4.2km)
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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2013, 11:09 PM

1. Impressive.

No, very impressive. 25 lbs in a month is awesome. I know you are on the right path.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 12:15 AM

2. Thanks Denninmi...

Things will slow down from here though. I know from previous experience that the first month or so of weight loss is usually fast then the body adjusts to it and actually resists further loss for a while before going down again. You hit plateaus along the way.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 09:53 AM

3. Holy shit

That is impressive! You walk over 10km on average. I like the fact that you have different routes planned out. Nice to have some variety in terms of what to look at.

Keep kicking ass.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 02:14 PM

4. Thanks David. Now that school has started this may become once a week...

Don't have time for the walks now. And my sprained ankle will keep me out of commission for a while too. But I'm keeping up the diet and weight loss for sure. I'm going to look into the on campus workout facilities as well.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 11:18 PM

5. Ack, be careful with the ankle

I broke mine two years ago. Ended up not moving around much and that of course caused me to gain weight. I still managed to go from South Korea to the US and back and then to China within 6 weeks of it happening. I had to wear one of those huge boots.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:41 PM

6. This is a brilliant and inspiring idea, and I'm totally stealing it

YOINK!!

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