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I'll take NUance's advise (from my Losing weight for over 55 year old thread) We can determine the rules on who lost the most - is it by total pounds (obvious answer) or by % of goal met, or beginning weight vs ending weight ratio, etc. If you guys have a best way of doing this, chip in on the thread. I'll start it.

Maybe we make the goal June 1 - the date NUance said he wants to be in swimming shape.

 

 

Maybe we can chip in with advice, encouragement and ways to keep it off.

By the way, I'm not on HB Board as much as many of you, so feel free to take charge of this thread if I don't get a chance to contribute as much as some of you. If you guys are comfortable wt guidelines - you have my blessings - I just started it - I don't mind if others drive it if they have time.

 

 

I'm currently at 218 my goal is 185 - 33 lb loss goal.

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I will join for the fun of it. I started watching my food intake the day after the Super Bowl. I started at 237 and my goal is 215. Yeah, I would love to get lower than 215, but that's a realistic weight for me to maintain. Frankly, I like to eat and drink too much to get down much lower than that. Although, I told my kids I wouldn't have any beer for a month after the Super Bowl. I have kept that promise, and have only had one night of drinking hard liquor in February.

 

I weighed in last Saturday at 231.4, so I am making good progress in the first 3 weeks.

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I'm :bigredn: !! :lol:

 

I've been lingering between 214 to 219 these past few months. This morning I weighed in at 217. I'd like to get down to 195 by swimming pool season. Don't know if I can go that low since I haven't dipped below 200 lbs in several years.

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My goal of losing 33 lbs is a bit to digressive for June 1. If I can do 20 lbs by June 1 - I think that is more manageable. Maybe 33 by end of summer. Let's keep cking in to see how we are doing.

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My goal of losing 33 lbs is a bit to digressive for June 1. If I can do 20 lbs by June 1 - I think that is more manageable. Maybe 33 by end of summer. Let's keep cking in to see how we are doing.

TG, there is nothing wrong with an aggressive goal, but it's also good to set smaller goals that you can meet in a shorter time period. Like, I want to drop 7 pounds by April 1. That way you have short-term goals that you can reach, that lead towards your long-term goal.

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Let's see... I weighed 241 lbs on 1/28/15.

 

Goal is 205, or at least under 210.

 

I've been getting my food regimen in order over the last month or so. I just started getting back into exercising last week.

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My goal of losing 33 lbs is a bit to digressive for June 1. If I can do 20 lbs by June 1 - I think that is more manageable. Maybe 33 by end of summer. Let's keep cking in to see how we are doing.

TG, there is nothing wrong with an aggressive goal, but it's also good to set smaller goals that you can meet in a shorter time period. Like, I want to drop 7 pounds by April 1. That way you have short-term goals that you can reach, that lead towards your long-term goal.

 

Very good thought. We (mgrs at work discussing wt HR) just talked about setting similar goals - short term and long term for our employees. Good idea to apply it here. Now I did lose 12 lbs from Kidney stones (hospital for 3 days and one nurse said it is as bad as labor - since she's done both - my wife doesn't have that 'not as painful as labor' to hold over my head anymore!) but I gained about 6 back - probably lost a lot of water. That would have been a nice 'jump start' but I wouldn't recommend stones for a diet plan. :ahhhhhhhh

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I've already lost 15 pounds since Jan. 19th when I started working out again and watched what I put in my mouth (stopped eating out for lunch everyday and drinking pop). Don't really have a specific weight goal, just want to get back in shape and lose this fat that I've accumulated over the years.

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My goal of losing 33 lbs is a bit to digressive for June 1. If I can do 20 lbs by June 1 - I think that is more manageable. Maybe 33 by end of summer. Let's keep cking in to see how we are doing.

TG, there is nothing wrong with an aggressive goal, but it's also good to set smaller goals that you can meet in a shorter time period. Like, I want to drop 7 pounds by April 1. That way you have short-term goals that you can reach, that lead towards your long-term goal.

 

Very good thought. We (mgrs at work discussing wt HR) just talked about setting similar goals - short term and long term for our employees. Good idea to apply it here. Now I did lose 12 lbs from Kidney stones (hospital for 3 days and one nurse said it is as bad as labor - since she's done both - my wife doesn't have that 'not as painful as labor' to hold over my head anymore!) but I gained about 6 back - probably lost a lot of water. That would have been a nice 'jump start' but I wouldn't recommend stones for a diet plan. :ahhhhhhhh

 

I thought you were joking by exaggerating how big your kidney stones were. Now that I'm reading it correctly I no longer think you had 12 lbs of kidney stones :funnyhahah I haven't had the pleasure of kidney stones but friends have told me how bad they are. One lost 95% functionality of one of his kidneys. He drank a lot of coke.

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Winter is nearing an end so it is time to start shedding the winter bulk. Bloated to 263.4 lbs as Sunday. Am now on a 2800 calorie diet and will be looking to hit around 235ish after a few months. Upping cardio slightly and dropping carb intake to 100-150 daily depending on workout

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I was 240 three years ago and am around 192-195 presently. I'm wanting to get to 188-185 reducing my body fat to below 20. At present it is around 21.5. It would be achievable to get to 18 as I shread some fat and add some muscle. My desire is to finish up this 4th marathon this Sunday and then get back to more balance between weight lifting and running. I'd like to do more body sculpting but at the same time my running allows for some good cardio burn.

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I guess I'll throw in here and be a loser as well.

 

Just so you guys get a feel I'm 6'1" and about 225 right now. I've been hovering around 228 to 222 since the Superbowl. The first 35 to 40 pounds I lost seemed easy, but now this damn gut just keeps hanging around and I lack consistency with eating well. I can maintain this weight very easily but it's not where I want to be. My goal at the moment is to get down to 210 and see what I look like. My real goal is to see my abs for the first time in my life, which I'm thinking may require me to get down to 200.

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I was 240 three years ago and am around 192-195 presently. I'm wanting to get to 188-185 reducing my body fat to below 20. At present it is around 21.5. It would be achievable to get to 18 as I shread some fat and add some muscle. My desire is to finish up this 4th marathon this Sunday and then get back to more balance between weight lifting and running. I'd like to do more body sculpting but at the same time my running allows for some good cardio burn.

What was your routine to go from 240 to 192?

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My goal of losing 33 lbs is a bit to digressive for June 1. If I can do 20 lbs by June 1 - I think that is more manageable. Maybe 33 by end of summer. Let's keep cking in to see how we are doing.

TG, there is nothing wrong with an aggressive goal, but it's also good to set smaller goals that you can meet in a shorter time period. Like, I want to drop 7 pounds by April 1. That way you have short-term goals that you can reach, that lead towards your long-term goal.

 

Very good thought. We (mgrs at work discussing wt HR) just talked about setting similar goals - short term and long term for our employees. Good idea to apply it here. Now I did lose 12 lbs from Kidney stones (hospital for 3 days and one nurse said it is as bad as labor - since she's done both - my wife doesn't have that 'not as painful as labor' to hold over my head anymore!) but I gained about 6 back - probably lost a lot of water. That would have been a nice 'jump start' but I wouldn't recommend stones for a diet plan. :ahhhhhhhh

 

I thought you were joking by exaggerating how big your kidney stones were. Now that I'm reading it correctly I no longer think you had 12 lbs of kidney stones :funnyhahah I haven't had the pleasure of kidney stones but friends have told me how bad they are. One lost 95% functionality of one of his kidneys. He drank a lot of coke.

 

Believe me it felt like 12 lbs of stones. Hard to believe one tiny 'pebble' can cause so much pain. Yes, it is a 'pleasure' you don't need to experience.

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Anyone have any weight loss strategies they'd care to share? Below are some I've used in the past. Not sure which, if any, I'll go with this time. (Some are alternatives, obviously) I may shift strategies over the next two months to keep it interesting.

  • Keep chewing gum with me. Anytime I get hungry, pop a piece in and chew away.
  • Keep healthy snacks at the office, and get rid of fatty snacks. Carrot and celery sticks, apples, dried peas and nuts. Get rid of crackers and chips.
  • One day of fasting per week. Only drink green tea and water.
  • Big breakfast, then veggies only for rest of day.
  • One or more days of veggies only--no meat or pasta.
  • Liberal amounts of water. Set goals, e.g., eight glasses per day.
  • Drink lots of green tea. I already drink lots of coffee.
  • Count calories. Keep track of everything that goes in. Set calorie/day goal. Say, 2000cal/day, or even 1500cal/day.

These are nutrition/eating habits only. I'll also need to come up with some strategies for burning calories.

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Anyone have any weight loss strategies they'd care to share? Below are some I've used in the past. Not sure which, if any, I'll go with this time. (Some are alternatives, obviously) I may shift strategies over the next two months to keep it interesting.

  • Keep chewing gum with me. Anytime I get hungry, pop a piece in and chew away.
  • Keep healthy snacks at the office, and get rid of fatty snacks. Carrot and celery sticks, apples, dried peas and nuts. Get rid of crackers and chips.
  • One day of fasting per week. Only drink green tea and water.
  • Big breakfast, then veggies only for rest of day.
  • One or more days of veggies only--no meat or pasta.
  • Liberal amounts of water. Set goals, e.g., eight glasses per day.
  • Drink lots of green tea. I already drink lots of coffee.
  • Count calories. Keep track of everything that goes in. Set calorie/day goal. Say, 2000cal/day, or even 1500cal/day.

These are nutrition/eating habits only. I'll also need to come up with some strategies for burning calories.

With me it's a mental thing. When I exercise, I tend to be more likely to eat better. When I get lazy and don't exercise is when I start stuffing everything that is crappy for me in my mouth.

 

So, exercising helps me eat better.

 

My office always has lots of food around in the kitchen for birthdays..etc. I have somewhat brainwashed myself. When I walk by, and don't pick up anything to eat, I think to myself..."one more lb gone".

 

I know, to some that might sound stupid. But, it has trained my brain to actually NOT want the cheese, summer sausage and crackers that are laying there on a tray begging me to eat it.

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Anyone have any weight loss strategies they'd care to share? Below are some I've used in the past. Not sure which, if any, I'll go with this time. (Some are alternatives, obviously) I may shift strategies over the next two months to keep it interesting.

  • Keep chewing gum with me. Anytime I get hungry, pop a piece in and chew away.
  • Keep healthy snacks at the office, and get rid of fatty snacks. Carrot and celery sticks, apples, dried peas and nuts. Get rid of crackers and chips.
  • One day of fasting per week. Only drink green tea and water.
  • Big breakfast, then veggies only for rest of day.
  • One or more days of veggies only--no meat or pasta.
  • Liberal amounts of water. Set goals, e.g., eight glasses per day.
  • Drink lots of green tea. I already drink lots of coffee.
  • Count calories. Keep track of everything that goes in. Set calorie/day goal. Say, 2000cal/day, or even 1500cal/day.

These are nutrition/eating habits only. I'll also need to come up with some strategies for burning calories.

With me it's a mental thing. When I exercise, I tend to be more likely to eat better. When I get lazy and don't exercise is when I start stuffing everything that is crappy for me in my mouth.

 

So, exercising helps me eat better.

 

My office always has lots of food around in the kitchen for birthdays..etc. I have somewhat brainwashed myself. When I walk by, and don't pick up anything to eat, I think to myself..."one more lb gone".

 

I know, to some that might sound stupid. But, it has trained my brain to actually NOT want the cheese, summer sausage and crackers that are laying there on a tray begging me to eat it.

 

I am exactly the same way. When I don't workout regularly, I am more apt to have the burger, fries, and soda for lunch. When I am getting to the gym on a regular basis, I find myself watching my eating more diligently. It's so weird how our thinking is that way.

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I'm exactly the same way BRB and CO. If I don't go workout it's like I get depressed or something and I just eat crap all day. On the flip side sometimes I can get in a really awesome mindset where I can actually embrace having an empty stomach and feel good about being hungry because I know what it means for me long term.

As far as strategies go I just evolved into my lifestyle the more I read and understood what was going on. I started out by reducing the amount of food I was eating without regard to calories. If you eat out a lot, only eating half the meal and taking the rest home for another meal the next day can do wonders for starters. I also quit eating crappy cereal for breakfast. Initially I switched to Special K, then to just plain oats/oatmeal with crasins and cinnamon to live it up. Now I eat mostly eggs and egg whites with some veggies. If I get really bored I might have honey nut cheerios or Special K on a weekend, or maybe even a full on breakfast with bacon and hash browns. Substituting starchy carbs with fresh vegetables like broccoli, carrots, zucchini, squash, or just a salad is great to. They'll fill you up on less calories. Drinking a glass of water before you eat also helps you feel more full after your meal, sometimes it gives me the same shamed feeling I get after I pig out on a big meal. I've also found that if I eat a larger breakfast I'll tend to eat a little less throughout the day.

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I embrace having an empty stomach also. I have a friend who tries to lose weight but he claims he can't eat a salad for lunch because he doesn't feel full. He just can't stand having that empty feeling.

 

Again, it's a mind set thing.

 

I did this in a private conversation the other day but I thought I would throw it out here. I used to go eat prime rib at a steak house and I thought I needed the largest cut with the baked potato sour cream, butter, rolls...etc. I figured it up and realized that I was eating almost 3,000 calories just with that one meal. Then, obviously I would have a couple beers too. Obviously, that doesn't work if I'm trying to stay under 2,000 calories.

 

Now, I will many times get a medium sized filet with steamed veggies and a side salad with vinaigrette dressing. I still have a roll on the side. It now comes in around 700 calories which for how I eat through out the day, is perfectly fine for an evening meal.

 

And, the steak usually is a much better steak.

 

Just making these kinds of choices you end up full and happy without the problems with the calories..

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Anyone have any weight loss strategies they'd care to share? Below are some I've used in the past. Not sure which, if any, I'll go with this time. (Some are alternatives, obviously) I may shift strategies over the next two months to keep it interesting.

  • Keep chewing gum with me. Anytime I get hungry, pop a piece in and chew away.
  • Keep healthy snacks at the office, and get rid of fatty snacks. Carrot and celery sticks, apples, dried peas and nuts. Get rid of crackers and chips.
  • One day of fasting per week. Only drink green tea and water.
  • Big breakfast, then veggies only for rest of day.
  • One or more days of veggies only--no meat or pasta.
  • Liberal amounts of water. Set goals, e.g., eight glasses per day.
  • Drink lots of green tea. I already drink lots of coffee.
  • Count calories. Keep track of everything that goes in. Set calorie/day goal. Say, 2000cal/day, or even 1500cal/day.

These are nutrition/eating habits only. I'll also need to come up with some strategies for burning calories.

With me it's a mental thing. When I exercise, I tend to be more likely to eat better. When I get lazy and don't exercise is when I start stuffing everything that is crappy for me in my mouth.

 

So, exercising helps me eat better.

 

My office always has lots of food around in the kitchen for birthdays..etc. I have somewhat brainwashed myself. When I walk by, and don't pick up anything to eat, I think to myself..."one more lb gone".

 

I know, to some that might sound stupid. But, it has trained my brain to actually NOT want the cheese, summer sausage and crackers that are laying there on a tray begging me to eat it.

 

I am exactly the same way. When I don't workout regularly, I am more apt to have the burger, fries, and soda for lunch. When I am getting to the gym on a regular basis, I find myself watching my eating more diligently. It's so weird how our thinking is that way.

 

It may be that your body is kind of in hibernation mode when you aren't working out, so it wants more fats and calories to store, but when you are working out, it wants more carbs and protein to keep your body active.

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I embrace having an empty stomach also. I have a friend who tries to lose weight but he claims he can't eat a salad for lunch because he doesn't feel full. He just can't stand having that empty feeling.

 

Again, it's a mind set thing.

 

I did this in a private conversation the other day but I thought I would throw it out here. I used to go eat prime rib at a steak house and I thought I needed the largest cut with the baked potato sour cream, butter, rolls...etc. I figured it up and realized that I was eating almost 3,000 calories just with that one meal. Then, obviously I would have a couple beers too. Obviously, that doesn't work if I'm trying to stay under 2,000 calories.

 

Now, I will many times get a medium sized filet with steamed veggies and a side salad with vinaigrette dressing. I still have a roll on the side. It now comes in around 700 calories which for how I eat through out the day, is perfectly fine for an evening meal.

 

And, the steak usually is a much better steak.

 

Just making these kinds of choices you end up full and happy without the problems with the calories..

 

I think the biggest problem Americans have is understanding that you don't NEED to eat until you feel full and miserable. Breaking that psychological habit is a huge step, and you'll actually be able to realize when you've truly eaten enough food for your body.

 

Great advice on selection. Salad dressing is another thing to keep in mind if you going to be eating salad a lot. I always stick with Italian or a vinaigrette like yourself, the creamy dressing like ranch and blue cheese are extremely fatty and if you're dousing your salad with it you can be adding almost 300 calories.

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I'm exactly the same way BRB and CO. If I don't go workout it's like I get depressed or something and I just eat crap all day. On the flip side sometimes I can get in a really awesome mindset where I can actually embrace having an empty stomach and feel good about being hungry because I know what it means for me long term.

 

As far as strategies go I just evolved into my lifestyle the more I read and understood what was going on. I started out by reducing the amount of food I was eating without regard to calories. If you eat out a lot, only eating half the meal and taking the rest home for another meal the next day can do wonders for starters. I also quit eating crappy cereal for breakfast. Initially I switched to Special K, then to just plain oats/oatmeal with crasins and cinnamon to live it up. Now I eat mostly eggs and egg whites with some veggies. If I get really bored I might have honey nut cheerios or Special K on a weekend, or maybe even a full on breakfast with bacon and hash browns. Substituting starchy carbs with fresh vegetables like broccoli, carrots, zucchini, squash, or just a salad is great to. They'll fill you up on less calories. Drinking a glass of water before you eat also helps you feel more full after your meal, sometimes it gives me the same shamed feeling I get after I pig out on a big meal. I've also found that if I eat a larger breakfast I'll tend to eat a little less throughout the day.

Eat like a king for breakfast

Eat like a duke for lunch

Eat like a peasant for supper

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Some great tips above

Besides having a varied workout routine (so your body doesn't get use to the exercise as mentioned above), I see drinking a lot of water, green tea, fasting meals or days, eating a good breakfast, snack selection and watching the restaurant food intake as some of the big issues.

 

 

I think my biggest downfall is 'anxious or boredom' eating at work. Any of you guys have the same issue? - feel like you need to be popping something in the mouth continually - esp salty salty stuff for me?

If so, any success stories? I know it is a mind game. Perhaps placing salted celery around will cure the problem.

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Supplements: There are all kinds on the market. Do any of them work or help reduce body fat, lose weight etc. Has anyone found success using any of the below or any not mentioned?

A quick search I can find these suggestions:

Green Tea Extract

Green Coffee Bean

CLA

Sesamin

L-Carnitine

7-Keto

Garcinia Cambogia

Rasberry Ketones

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Some great tips above

Besides having a varied workout routine (so your body doesn't get use to the exercise as mentioned above), I see drinking a lot of water, green tea, fasting meals or days, eating a good breakfast, snack selection and watching the restaurant food intake as some of the big issues.

 

 

I think my biggest downfall is 'anxious or boredom' eating at work. Any of you guys have the same issue? - feel like you need to be popping something in the mouth continually - esp salty salty stuff for me?

If so, any success stories? I know it is a mind game. Perhaps placing salted celery around will cure the problem.

This is where the app that so many of us have talked about comes in handy. You quickly realize how much that bag of chips is hurting your goals.

 

My office has food every time someone has a birthday and it is all so good. I walk past the kitchen all the time. When I was trying to lose weight, I would literally make myself enter every time I took a bite. I quickly realized I didn't need that bite.

 

Now that I'm basically where I want to be weight wise, I allow myself to snack a little on it.

 

But, if your problem is simply eating snacks....don't buy them. Don't go to the machine and plug money in.

 

Another option is to move towards the idea of eating 5-6 times per day. So, you get up and eat a breakfast...at 10:00 you are eating a small meal (well planned)....at noon you are eating again a small meal...at 2 or 3 you are eating again....at 6 you are eating again.

 

If you plan these out, you will have the healthy food available when you need it and your body will realize it doesn't need to crave going to the machine and getting chips because you are going to eat again in 2-3 hours.

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Weighed in this morning at 229. It's been a while since I have been below 230. 8 lbs lost in the first 4-5 weeks. Making steady progress.

great. Unfortunately - I've lost none since I've started the thread but I haven't gone up any.

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Lbs not shedding off as fast as I'd like. Weighed in at 214 this morning. Might be something to do with that can of Pringles I polished off the last couple of days or so.

 

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I was 220 today which is down 2 lbs from last week, but Saturday is always my official weigh-in day so we'll see how that goes.

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I was 220 today which is down 2 lbs from last week, but Saturday is always my official weigh-in day so we'll see how that goes.

Nice work. Shedding 1-2 lbs each week is the way to do it.

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I am failing miserably at this thing. Weighed in at 217 this morning. That's exactly where I started three weeks ago. Pitiful. Absolutely pitiful.

 

Part of the problem is that I slipped a disk towards the end of January and I was totally laid up for about two weeks. Every since then I've been gimping around with sore back muscles. Even now I can only sit for an hour or so before things tighten up and I need to get up and walk around the office for a few minutes. So for the past month and a half exercise has been out of the question. But that's only part of the problem. The other half of the weight loss equation is intake. And I've been very undisciplined in regards to eating. Hence, the complete lack of progress.

 

So I'm going to *try* to change things up. My buddy from a shop down the street is fasting every Wednesday for Lent. I'm going to join him, or at least I'm going to try. But I'm going to take it one step further. I'm also going to go vegetarian on Tuesday and Thursday. And then on Friday, I know I'll be hungry. So I'll try to practice moderation. We'll see how it goes this first week. And since my slipped disk is on the mend I can now try to burn a few calories. Easy stuff at first. Like walking a few blocks during the day. Hopefully I'll be able to engage in something a bit more strenuous before long.

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I am failing miserably at this thing. Weighed in at 217 this morning. That's exactly where I started three weeks ago. Pitiful. Absolutely pitiful.

 

Part of the problem is that I slipped a disk towards the end of January and I was totally laid up for about two weeks. Every since then I've been gimping around with sore back muscles. Even now I can only sit for an hour or so before things tighten up and I need to get up and walk around the office for a few minutes. So for the past month and a half exercise has been out of the question. But that's only part of the problem. The other half of the weight loss equation is intake. And I've been very undisciplined in regards to eating. Hence, the complete lack of progress.

 

So I'm going to *try* to change things up. My buddy from a shop down the street is fasting every Wednesday for Lent. I'm going to join him, or at least I'm going to try. But I'm going to take it one step further. I'm also going to go vegetarian on Tuesday and Thursday. And then on Friday, I know I'll be hungry. So I'll try to practice moderation. We'll see how it goes this first week. And since my slipped disk is on the mend I can now try to burn a few calories. Easy stuff at first. Like walking a few blocks during the day. Hopefully I'll be able to engage in something a bit more strenuous before long.

I have a diet plan that you could try. I shared it with Beanman and Knapp last year. I was able to shed almost 30 lbs in about 8 weeks. Everything is based off of macros and when you eat them. I will try to send it to you if you want.

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I am failing miserably at this thing. Weighed in at 217 this morning. That's exactly where I started three weeks ago. Pitiful. Absolutely pitiful.

 

Part of the problem is that I slipped a disk towards the end of January and I was totally laid up for about two weeks. Every since then I've been gimping around with sore back muscles. Even now I can only sit for an hour or so before things tighten up and I need to get up and walk around the office for a few minutes. So for the past month and a half exercise has been out of the question. But that's only part of the problem. The other half of the weight loss equation is intake. And I've been very undisciplined in regards to eating. Hence, the complete lack of progress.

 

So I'm going to *try* to change things up. My buddy from a shop down the street is fasting every Wednesday for Lent. I'm going to join him, or at least I'm going to try. But I'm going to take it one step further. I'm also going to go vegetarian on Tuesday and Thursday. And then on Friday, I know I'll be hungry. So I'll try to practice moderation. We'll see how it goes this first week. And since my slipped disk is on the mend I can now try to burn a few calories. Easy stuff at first. Like walking a few blocks during the day. Hopefully I'll be able to engage in something a bit more strenuous before long.

I have a diet plan that you could try. I shared it with Beanman and Knapp last year. I was able to shed almost 30 lbs in about 8 weeks. Everything is based off of macros and when you eat them. I will try to send it to you if you want.

 

 

I would be interested in that as well. If you don't mind :)

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I am having hip replacement surgery next week.Need some ideas for exercise during recovery.Was a runner,not in my future according to the doc.

Not sure what you could do while recovering, I'm sure they'll give you a PT plan that will be challenging. Walking is always a good thing to start with when you get the go ahead. Once you recover you could try biking of some kind, and hitting the old heavy bag or just shadow boxing is always a good workout.

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I am having hip replacement surgery next week.Need some ideas for exercise during recovery.Was a runner,not in my future according to the doc.

Do you have access to a good swimming pool to swim laps?

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I am failing miserably at this thing. Weighed in at 217 this morning. That's exactly where I started three weeks ago. Pitiful. Absolutely pitiful.

 

Part of the problem is that I slipped a disk towards the end of January and I was totally laid up for about two weeks. Every since then I've been gimping around with sore back muscles. Even now I can only sit for an hour or so before things tighten up and I need to get up and walk around the office for a few minutes. So for the past month and a half exercise has been out of the question. But that's only part of the problem. The other half of the weight loss equation is intake. And I've been very undisciplined in regards to eating. Hence, the complete lack of progress.

 

So I'm going to *try* to change things up. My buddy from a shop down the street is fasting every Wednesday for Lent. I'm going to join him, or at least I'm going to try. But I'm going to take it one step further. I'm also going to go vegetarian on Tuesday and Thursday. And then on Friday, I know I'll be hungry. So I'll try to practice moderation. We'll see how it goes this first week. And since my slipped disk is on the mend I can now try to burn a few calories. Easy stuff at first. Like walking a few blocks during the day. Hopefully I'll be able to engage in something a bit more strenuous before long.

I have a diet plan that you could try. I shared it with Beanman and Knapp last year. I was able to shed almost 30 lbs in about 8 weeks. Everything is based off of macros and when you eat them. I will try to send it to you if you want.

 

 

Thanks. I'd like to see your diet plan.

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I am failing miserably at this thing. Weighed in at 217 this morning. That's exactly where I started three weeks ago. Pitiful. Absolutely pitiful.

 

Part of the problem is that I slipped a disk towards the end of January and I was totally laid up for about two weeks. Every since then I've been gimping around with sore back muscles. Even now I can only sit for an hour or so before things tighten up and I need to get up and walk around the office for a few minutes. So for the past month and a half exercise has been out of the question. But that's only part of the problem. The other half of the weight loss equation is intake. And I've been very undisciplined in regards to eating. Hence, the complete lack of progress.

 

So I'm going to *try* to change things up. My buddy from a shop down the street is fasting every Wednesday for Lent. I'm going to join him, or at least I'm going to try. But I'm going to take it one step further. I'm also going to go vegetarian on Tuesday and Thursday. And then on Friday, I know I'll be hungry. So I'll try to practice moderation. We'll see how it goes this first week. And since my slipped disk is on the mend I can now try to burn a few calories. Easy stuff at first. Like walking a few blocks during the day. Hopefully I'll be able to engage in something a bit more strenuous before long.

I have a diet plan that you could try. I shared it with Beanman and Knapp last year. I was able to shed almost 30 lbs in about 8 weeks. Everything is based off of macros and when you eat them. I will try to send it to you if you want.

 

I'd be interested to take a look at it as well.

 

 

 

NUance don't get too frustrated. I've been up and down the last few week 223-221. I haven't been eating terrible, but I think not checking myself on weekends is catching up to me. I use to eat moderate on Saturdays then eat whatever I wanted Saturday night through Sunday within reason, but I don't think that's going to work anymore. I Tweak my back in February and was out for two weeks as well. And I think I re-aggravated my QL muscle that I hurt from compensating for my back pain a week ago, but I can still do a lot even with that pain. If you're not stretching, trying to improve posture, and trying to improve your back and core strength I would highly suggest it. A slip disk is a different than a strain but they basically have the same rehab.

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I am failing miserably at this thing. Weighed in at 217 this morning. That's exactly where I started three weeks ago. Pitiful. Absolutely pitiful.

 

Part of the problem is that I slipped a disk towards the end of January and I was totally laid up for about two weeks. Every since then I've been gimping around with sore back muscles. Even now I can only sit for an hour or so before things tighten up and I need to get up and walk around the office for a few minutes. So for the past month and a half exercise has been out of the question. But that's only part of the problem. The other half of the weight loss equation is intake. And I've been very undisciplined in regards to eating. Hence, the complete lack of progress.

 

So I'm going to *try* to change things up. My buddy from a shop down the street is fasting every Wednesday for Lent. I'm going to join him, or at least I'm going to try. But I'm going to take it one step further. I'm also going to go vegetarian on Tuesday and Thursday. And then on Friday, I know I'll be hungry. So I'll try to practice moderation. We'll see how it goes this first week. And since my slipped disk is on the mend I can now try to burn a few calories. Easy stuff at first. Like walking a few blocks during the day. Hopefully I'll be able to engage in something a bit more strenuous before long.

I have a diet plan that you could try. I shared it with Beanman and Knapp last year. I was able to shed almost 30 lbs in about 8 weeks. Everything is based off of macros and when you eat them. I will try to send it to you if you want.

 

I'd be interested to take a look at it as well.

 

 

 

NUance don't get too frustrated. I've been up and down the last few week 223-221. I haven't been eating terrible, but I think not checking myself on weekends is catching up to me. I use to eat moderate on Saturdays then eat whatever I wanted Saturday night through Sunday within reason, but I don't think that's going to work anymore. I Tweak my back in February and was out for two weeks as well. And I think I re-aggravated my QL muscle that I hurt from compensating for my back pain a week ago, but I can still do a lot even with that pain. If you're not stretching, trying to improve posture, and trying to improve your back and core strength I would highly suggest it. A slip disk is a different than a strain but they basically have the same rehab.

 

 

I did the veggie-Tuesday, fasting-Wednesday, veggie-Thursday thing this week. Weighed in at 213 this AM. It's a start. At least I'm headed in the right direction.

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I partook in St. Paddy's day, 224 this morning...
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But I did bike and run again today!

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Trying to do the veggie-fasting-veggie thing again this week (Tues-Wed-Thurs). But failed, sort of. Yesterday (fasting), I made it until sundown. Then I had a couple bowls of cabbage soup. Then some pistachios. Then I fixed a bowl of ice cream for my kid, and it looked so good I had a bowl myself. Okay, the soup and nuts, I don't feel too guilty about. But the ice cream. Oy!

 

Weighed in this AM at 210.7 lbs. That's a loss of about 2.5 lbs from last week. So at least I'm still headed in the right direction. Will try to stick with a veggie diet today. Although I did have whole milk on my cereal this morning. :lol:

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Also, as a show of support I'll +1 anyone that posts a weight loss. Whether it's one lb or 10 lbs. (Please make it easy for me and let me know if your number represents a loss.)

 

Keep it up, losers! :lol:

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Also, as a show of support I'll +1 anyone that posts a weight loss. Whether it's one lb or 10 lbs. (Please make it easy for me and let me know if your number represents a loss.)

 

Keep it up, losers! :lol:

Way to keep it up!!! I had an amazing weekend of food, brews, and basketball last weekend in Omaha, and did some bad things to my body and my waist line. I have tried to eat better and workout this week, but I am fighting some allergies. I stepped on the scale this morning, and I was up a couple pounds from last week. Oh well, hopefully it's just a minor setback and I can get back in the groove.

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I'm down 8 lbs from last week. Weighed in at 219 last night and hope to get to 200-205 before August. Gonna be really hard with fishing season coming upon us. Beer and all

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Also, as a show of support I'll +1 anyone that posts a weight loss. Whether it's one lb or 10 lbs. (Please make it easy for me and let me know if your number represents a loss.)

 

Keep it up, losers! :lol:

Way to keep it up!!! I had an amazing weekend of food, brews, and basketball last weekend in Omaha, and did some bad things to my body and my waist line. I have tried to eat better and workout this week, but I am fighting some allergies. I stepped on the scale this morning, and I was up a couple pounds from last week. Oh well, hopefully it's just a minor setback and I can get back in the groove.

 

 

This makes me think we need to bring back negative rep points ;)

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I was already competing with someone on this. 250.4 on 1/20/15 and planning on 20 lb loss to 230.

About 240 3/26/15. Good pace for me, not losing strength.

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I was already competing with someone on this. 250.4 on 1/20/15 and planning on 20 lb loss to 230.

 

About 240 3/26/15. Good pace for me, not losing strength.
10 pounds is pretty good for about a months work, keep it up!

 

I always have trouble maintaining strength on a diet long term (more than 2 months). I usually plateau and then lose a small amount of strength, and get too scared to increase protein intake because I'm losing weight still. But if you are keeping your strength that's awesome too!

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I was already competing with someone on this. 250.4 on 1/20/15 and planning on 20 lb loss to 230.

About 240 3/26/15. Good pace for me, not losing strength.
10 pounds is pretty good for about a months work, keep it up!

 

I always have trouble maintaining strength on a diet long term (more than 2 months). I usually plateau and then lose a small amount of strength, and get too scared to increase protein intake because I'm losing weight still. But if you are keeping your strength that's awesome too!

 

It's been 2 months 1/20 - 3/26. About a pound a week. My deadlift is down 30 lbs just like my weight (from when I weighed 270ish) but I lost most of that strength when I stopped lifting while dropping the first 20 lbs. So far I haven't lost strength this year while trying to drop another 20 lbs. I don't know if I can regain that 30 lbs in deadlift after this dieting silliness is done without gaining weight.

 

I've been trying to get a reasonable amount of protein (with supplement) but have cut back on food intake and slight increase in cardio exercise. I'm going on the theory that by continuing to lift I'm signalling my body that I still need the muscle and by providing it with sufficient protein it won't consume my muscle. I really don't know what I'm doing and haven't thoroughly researched this but I did find this http://www.livestrong.com/article/554481-when-does-the-body-start-to-use-muscle-tissue-for-energy/ Apparently the body breaks down muscle for energy and not to fulfill a protein need. It only happens if you are running a severe calorie deficit such as fasting. I guess my "slow weight loss while retaining strength" strategy is working but not for the reason I thought. I know I can drop weight a lot faster but probably not without losing strength.

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Guys, I have to admit - thus far I've lacked the discipline to get it done. I'm at the same weight if not up a couple of pounds. I have got to develop a new mind set - does anyone have some good 'self talk' exercises in which the mind kicks butt without quilting said butt back to a bowl of ice cream??

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