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  1. Blood results

    Many thanks for your reply. I emailed the printable version over to my GP surgery earlier so I guess they’ll call me when they have chance.
  2. Morning all, I’ve just had my results back from a male hormone check done with Medichecks. Over the past 8 years, I’ve gone through periods of depression and anxiety. I went to the doctors a couple of years back and was referred to a consultant psychiatrist. That was a waste of time, they accused me to creating symptoms to mimic bipolar. Bizarrely, neither my GP or the psychiatrist ever performed any blood tests. Well anyway, Over the past year I’ve been doing blood tests through Medichecks and Thriva to try and establish if there could be a cause. I had the results of a thyroid check a few months ago and the results come back optimal. I’ve just received my results for the hormone test. Testosterone seems particularly low as does the free test result. I also note that the SHBG results is low. The test was performed when I woke, taken from a finger pr**k example. Have I just found the cause of my mood and anxiety problems? how reliable are Medichecks results? What would you recommend I do next? For info, I’ve never used steroids. cheers
  3. Any lawyers on here?

    Before paying over £5k, are you a member of a trade union? Alternatively, it may be worth checking your home insurance policy. Many of them cover legal expenses and may cover employment issues. Another avenue you could go down in Citizen’s Advice, although I’m not sure how competent their advice is. Depending on what field you’re in, it might be worth giving serious thought to whether you would need to contact ex clients. If you’re unlikely to contact them, it might be worth just signing the agreement if it results in an enhanced payout. Hope it works out for you.
  4. Anyone backpacked

    Explore the UK first, it’s amazing what beauty we have on our own doorstep. Try one of the national parks for a couple of nights. I much prefer camping on my own, you don’t have to accommodate anyone. Apart from the Peak District and Scotland, it isn’t strictly legal to wild camp. Providing you respect the area and leave no trace, you’ll have no issue. If you enjoy it, start looking further afield. For a couple of nights, I take: 40ltr backpack, sleep mat, sleeping bag, clothing (depends on weather what I take), water bottle, water filter, stove, dehydrated food, tent, head torch, small torch, map of area, compass, first aid kit, pocket knife.
  5. Price gouging by rebel strength

    I suppose a lot will also be down to the suppliers. If the cost of materials and manufacturing has increased, rebel strength won’t have much alternative but to pass those costs onto the consumer.
  6. I think the OP is an oxyMORON.
  7. LEGIT natties only

    Searched Ashington on this forum. The first result was AnimalLifter, the second result was a post back in 2019 from LeeDaLifter. Coincidence? I think not.
  8. I need some help, I'm very new!

    To lose fat you’ll need to be in a calorie deficit. The first thing I would recommend is to start tracking your calorie intake, MyFitnessPal is a great app for this. Weigh yourself once a week and at the same time. For example, weigh yourself tomorrow morning when you wake up and repeat this every Thursday morning. That way you’ll be able to track your progress. Weight will fluctuate throughout the day which is why it’s important to weigh yourself at the same time each week. I can be 3/4lbs heavier at night that I am first thing in the morning. The larger you are, the more calories your body will burn. I’d be inclined to aim for eating 2,500 Calories a day for the first few weeks and then see how much weight you lose. You’re ideally aiming to drop 1lbs to 2lbs a week. If you’re losing this consistently each week on 2,500 calories, then continue with the 2,500 calories. If you’re not losing weight, reduce the calories further to 2,300 and reassess after a few more weeks. You’ll likely see a significant drop in weight in the first week, this will mainly be water weight, especially if your carb intake reduces. If you do see a significant drop in the first week, don’t rush to increase the calories. Track your progress over a good few weeks first. As for what food, it’s really up to you. The healthier the food the more beneficial it will be for your overall health. The fattier the food, the more calories it will contain so you may not be full after a meal that’s high in fats. I’d recommend eating lean cuts of meat, vegetables, fruits, etc. Try and cut out the refined sugars, junk food etc. The second area to focus on is your activity levels. Walking is great exercise and will definitely help you to create that calorie deficit. There’s no need to run or even power walk. Even a 20 minute stroll will help burn off calories. Aim for getting out for 20 - 30 minutes each day for a walk. Over time, you can increase the walking time. Don’t go down the route of crash diets or seriously restricted diets. You’ll drop weight fast but will be back in the same position in a few months. I’ve done crash diets for years and it’s got me nowhere. Learn from my mistakes. I’m only 2 months into my diet / lifestyle change and have a long way to go. it didn’t take you a few months to gain the weight so don’t expect to lose the weight quickly in a few months. Slow and steady is the way to do this.
  9. Anywhere you can actually buy weights from

    I’ve had 3 separate deliveries from them and each one turned up within the week. I’ve just placed an order for 2 x 15kg plates today. They’ll probably be here by Friday. I noticed that the plates I ordered today are already out of stock though.
  10. Anywhere you can actually buy weights from

    https://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/weights-and-barbells/weight-plates-discs/olympic-weight-plates/rubber-encased-tri-grip-olympic-weight-plates?viewall=1&p=1 They seem to have new stock on a weekly basis. The only issue is that you tend to have to make separate orders on separate days to get what you want, which means multiple delivery charges.
  11. Acid reflux

    If you’ve not done so already, take a look at the NHS website. It may give you some pointers to the cause or put you on the right track to a self cure. Have you been under any additional stress and anxiety of the past week? Have you started eating or drinking anything new? Given that it’s only been 5 days, I’d be reluctant to start looking for prescription medication yet. Might be best to ride it out for another week or two. I have occasional periods of acid reflux but it only lasts a week or two. Personally I think mine is triggered by biscuits. I also get it after weetabix.
  12. Lenny Henry doing David Bellamy, racist?

    Hasn’t racism always been bad? When these shows were created racism was still bad. It’s quite pathetic for anyone to judge others depending on the colour of their skin, moronic even. It was just that people saw these shows for what they were, light hearted entertainment not intended to insult someones race.
  13. Best jobs?

    Nope, quite the opposite. The whole idea of the civil service is to be politically impartial and carry out public services on behalf of the government of the day. Think DWP workers, HMRC officers, home office workers, border force staff etc...
  14. Excellent. Thank you very much for the advice, I really appreciate it.
  15. Apologies for the confusion, I know how many Grams carbs and fats I consumed yesterday, and every other day. What I meant was that I don’t focus on hitting a certain fat or carb consumption target. For example, yesterday I consumed 203grams of protein, 153 grams of carbs and 62 grams of fats. I just don’t pay attention to the actual figure. I think the last part of your comment answers my question though, thank you.