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Weighing in at a portly 290. Gained weight after recovering from surgery and finally quitting smoking.
I want to get to 222, which is still slightly overweight, but a weight that I held for a number of years and I felt comfortable weighing.
I'm tired of the "big boy pants," as I call them.
Going to watch what I eat and add some exercise to my life.
Who else is in?
1/2/13 weighing in at 219.. looking to get down to 185 by may 1st.. my office has a 10 week weight loss competition starting next week (1/7) so I'm just going to cut down my calorie intake down to 1800 this week, and take it down to 1600 next week (don't wanna drop all the easy weight before the competition weigh in). Last winter/spring I used that myfitnesspal app on my iphone/ipad and it helped me control what I was eating. Started it up again today. if anyone has that app PM me and we can link up on there to help motivate each other.
6'4" about 230. Drink way too much. I'll shoot for 210 by June so I can booze all summer long and fell good about it.
okay I am in. I am 6'2". I need to get down to 190. Think right now that is around 25 lbs. But I need to do it by April 28th for my race in St. Petersburg.
Train like a fiend but also like to eat.
Its time for the morning protein shakes, no eating after 7:00 pm, 5 light meals per day.
ok, me too. Going to go for the athletic route, and train for the 5/3 while trying to lose some pounds. 174 today, and trying to get down to 155 by March, then to 145 by May. 5'8" female, so I will lose some boob too - dammit.
I could stand to lose 5 lbs or so. I imagine with the holidays over this should take maybe 2 weeks.
Started CrossFit a couple years ago weighing a skinny fat 186lbs at 5'11". I dropped to 153 over the first few months and have been trying to gain weight since, which has proven, for me, to be far more difficult. I've been hovering around 190 for a while now, and would like to get over 200 before starting another cut to get back in the ~185 range.
Goal is 200 by end of Feb and 185 around June...although I'm skeptical of the weight coming off so easily this time as I was a workout newb before.
Behold the walls of Sparta: 10000 men and every one a brick.
Started 2012 at 215 and 25% BF, got down to 185 and 14% BF. Let go from October on and today I am at 194.
Goal is to be 180-185 and <12% body fat.
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Started at 198 the day after Thanksgiving. Lost 14 by Christmas Eve. Maintained weight during holidays so at least I didn't gain any back. I'm hoping to get down to 170 or less in the next 4 or 5 months.
i'm a little late to the game, but my issue now is knowing how to randomly pick a number to stop at?
5'10". was 220, which was fat. Now 167, which is less fat. Took about 7 months. but my goal was originally 185. which was still fat when i got there. so i kept going. but even at 170, i still have somewhat of a gut. so when does it end? mentally, i feel if the numbers get much smaller, i'll "feel" scrawny. can't imagine ever getting under 160, mentally.
Do you lift weights or just diet/cardio? It's also hard for you to mentally see changes in yourself when you look at yourself every day - hard to change your own mental image. When I saw a pic of me at my lightest, I did not even know it was me.
ya I'm 6' and when I was at 180 I had a little bit of a gut (hate doing ab work outs) but was in size 32 jeans and looked good. I did the p90x weight videos and had some decent definition going. I think it's mostly about what you feel best at. Supposedly I should have tried to get down to around 170-175 but I felt healthy and thought I looked my best around 180.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
When 2012 started I was around 210. Around the second week of December, I was around 188. I got the flu on Christmas Day and didn't work out again until today. Time to keep plugging along and stay under 190 (which is impressive for me because I have my fair share of beer and pizza).
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
It should be six light meals a day every couple hours. At least that's what the bodybuilding forums always say. This is when Nutri-Grain bars and cereal and those quick-type "meals" come into play. Protein shakes are also good at fighting hunger.
The trick is to always feel slightly hungry. You shouldn't be aching to eat, but you should feel that little urge to want to eat more. And when you fight the urge it feels amazing because you know you are doing it right. Smaller portions, more meals.
This. Exactly this. I've lost 40 pounds and am to the point where I just want to shed the remaining fat I have and start to build some muscle so the number on the scale isn't too important for me anymore. I'm 5'8". Went from 197lbs to 157.
i basically run 2, maybe 3 times a week. rest was simply not eating like a slob.
the mental part wasn't seeing the changes , i can tell my gut is smaller than it was before. its more grasping or accpeting myself as someone who only weighs 150 or whatever. i've always viewed myself as a certain stature, the old high school football weight or whatever. i feel if i get down into the 150s, which it appears i'd need to get rid of any gut, i'd be way too light, like i'd blow away in a stiff wind. its hard to explain.
I'm in. I don't have to lose much (15-20lbs or so), but motivation is a big help.
I was at 214 last thanks giving, and I am currently weighing in at 184. I played hockey in college and kept weight around 175, so I would like to go under that.
For the love of Trevor...™
Throw in some strength training. Wendler is super easy and quick
well, I was the one who started the 2012 thread and them promptly disappeared...this time around I'll be more involved, I'm having some serious medical type shit that I'm fixing slowly, and I have a treadmill at home that collects dust more than calories burned..WIP...I have started with cutting all dairy, Ive been having some stomach issues that it looks to be related (which sucks, I love milk). So, gonna start walking and see where it goes.
My goal weight wasn't chosen at random. I determined it by using a scale that also measures body fat % (which you can then use to figure out lean body mass). I decided what body fat % I wanted to go for (20 %) and multiplied my LBM by 1.2.
As for the gut, um, try cutting out some more grains?
"I've got a refrigerator for you, Alexis...f#@* off."
As a former fat shit, good luck to everyone.
I could still stand to lose about 20 though.
For those who don't want or can't stand eliminating one or another type of food (grains/meat/fat/carbs) should give this a look. Interesting studies done and it looks to be pretty effective. I started yesterday and will give feedback as I go along. Lost 30lbs after my Dad had open heart surgery in Jan 2012 and gained a few back over the holidays.
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I see Michigan State as a destination, not a stop.~Mark Dantonio
My goal now is 210 for now (I'm 6'3"), I'm hovering right around 230, hoping Insanity and some P90x can do the job for me
Bo Ryan likes his basketball like he likes himself: ugly as fuck.
2 years ago I went from 260 to 220 and mostly kept it off. Was shocked to weigh in after new years at 235. I'd like to see what 200 looks like by the 4th of July.
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