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I'm looking to lose about the same, currently 223, want to get down to about 185. Also tired of the man-boobs and gut shaking when move faster than a walk.
about 225 looking to get down to about my natural weight of 190-195ish. lets do this guys...one day at a time.
Start: 1/9/13 - 194
Current: 1/23/13 - 184
Down 10 so far. Losing a little faster than normal, but I am eating very healthy and exercising 5 days a week.
This is my 3rd week of working out. I downloaded two programs that have helped me a ton and they are free.
MyFitnessPal - great program for calorie counting and it can look up nearly every food
JEFIT - great program for keeping track of and creating weight lifting routines
I have been eating 1300-1500 calories a day and exercising daily.
Mondays - Weight lift chest, triceps 60 minutes, play soccer 2 hours
Tuesday - Stationary Bike 30-40 minutes
Wednesday - Weight Lift shoulders, legs 60 minutes, stationary bike 30-40 minutes
Thursday - Weight Lift back, biceps, forearm 60 minutes, stationary bike 30-40 minutes
Friday - Weight Lift abs 30 minutes, stationary bike 30-40 minutes
Saturday - rest
Sunday - rest
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by Gyro 18 months ago
I went from 220 to 170 in 8 months, avg 1.5 a week, so it is possible to maintain that pace .
Checking in retroactively. Goal is to lose 30-35 lb and significant body fat. Stumbled on the "4 hour Body" by Tim Ferris and the Slow Carb diet seems to be working for me so far, wrapping up day 4 today. Have had past success on other low carb diets including Atkins, Carbohydrate Addicts Diet -- also success on Body for Life.
Height is between 5'10" and 5'11"
Initial weight (1/20/13): 210 / 30% body fat per sharper image scale
This morning (1/23): 207 / 29%.
Joined a gym for the first time in my life (@43 yrs old).
This post was edited by Spartan_Don 18 months ago
If anyone has any significant weight to lose and needs some motivation take the time to read through this blog I came across on MyFitnessPal. Pretty inspirtational story about how a guy from Michigan lost over 200lbs in about 11 months time
This post was edited by Touchdown 18 months ago
been fighting a cold off-and-on all month so haven't yet been able to get in good weight workout, good cardio and good diet all at the same time.
that said, i did sign up for a 5K in a few weeks to kind of try to get my brain and body a jump start and a short-term goal.
Ugh, stress from my job plus heartbreak has left me feeling really spun out and I allowed myself to go into fuck-it-all mode with what I ate at times. Despite that, I have managed to lose 2 pounds, so it could be worse!
Big ups to Touchdown for posting that blog; I will surely not miss my class tonight now!
Best of luck again to all of you!
"I've got a refrigerator for you, Alexis...f#@* off."
Wanted to share my experience and was part of the Challenge last year.
Felt like I was in a bad place during the holidays. Not feeling well, sluggish, easily winded. My BP was elevated, lots of headaches, nose bleeds, having issues with Irritable bowel syndrome and taking medications for it.
My bro in law got us a juicer for Christmas. I first thought It was going to collect dust next to the other small appliances - but that was not the case. The Wyff was looking for recipes for Juices and came across a Netflix movie called "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" - check it out if you can.
So I said F it - lets do this. DId a 7 day juice "Reboot" and dedicated myself to giving up a lot of stuff I didn't need: No sugar, carbs, no sugar substitutes, sodas (reg/diet) no caffeine, and... no alcohol. I drink different Green juices with Vegs and Fruit and for meals almost exclusively all veg and fruit with lean chicken. I also try to stay away from artificial chemicals and no eating after 8P.
I've lost almost 17 lbs in a month. not starving myself, I eat regularly and until I'm satisfied. And honestly, have not worked out that much. I've never felt so good. - The moobs are gone, still gots some love handles, and lost a couple inches in the waist. I feel focused, my body feels clean, and am off the IBS medications. My BP and HR are lower.
It really was just a reboot of how I approached food. I don't NEED to eat badly and to eat crazy. I'm not sacrificing anything, just wiser in my decisions. If there was a dry aged porterhouse with asparagus,fries and a pecan pie - I will eat it. I will have a 'poonch-key' for Fat tuesday - I just won't go crazy and continue the cycle.
I tried all the other diets and none were as successful as what I'm doing now. I'm so deep into this that it isn't a diet anymore - it's a lifestyle.
I'd like to lose 5 more pounds - my pre-married weight. but after that - I'll still do what I'm doing, just with an occasional beer/wife in moderation.
Thanks for letting me share. Good Luck and keep grinding, everyone.
The fitness center at the community college where I work had a "50 Mile Challenge" this month - I used that to kick-start my weight loss. Hovering around 225-230 at the beginning of the month, down to 220 now. Hoping to be down in the 190 range by the end of the year.
Started at 273 1/1/12
Lost 35 pounds last year
238 lbs on 1/1/13
I'm down 2-3 pounds so far this year. Plateaus suck.
Really want to get down to 210 by the end of the year.
This is awesome. I've been thinking about getting a juicer for a while now, and this post may be what pushes me to finally pull the plug and make the buy. Keep up the good work!
All I can say is what Nike says: Just do it.
I'm an unpaid spokesperson and have nothing to sell. It was a life-changer and I'm upset at myself for not doing it sooner.
I'd highly recommend watching "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" as it was my inspiration.
The 2nd day and 3rd day are the hardest as your body is in 'WatDaFuq' mode. the nutrients in the juices made me strangely focused on foggy ideas if that makes any sense. That being said, I did not feel weak as I was when I did Atkins/South Beach. After that I was good with it. During those days - watch FSND again to feel inspired because in the end - it's worth it.
Honestly, it hasn't been cheap - going to Costco/BJs for bulk fruits/Veg helps but it all adds up. But in the movie it points out the same thing - it can be pricey, but so are prescription medications and treatments.
Feel free to PM me (and anyone else reading) if you want to talk about doing the Reboot. Again - don't worry, I'm not selling anything. Just want to help out my fellow Spartan family. Good Luck!
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I'm joining up a bit late. Weigh in every morning and I've been hovering around 195. I'm 6'5" and I'd like to be around 185 (trust me, I've got a very thin physique, 195 = skinny fat for me). Used to be somewhat of a gym rat, workout nut, but blew out my ACL my freshman year of college and never got it fixed. I've been mostly a sedentary slug since then. Last year I cut out most beer (in favor of wine/bourbon) and sugar soda (still drink diet). I also read 4-hour body. Didn't follow it that closely, but things I took from it are: eat breakfast, limit carbs, EAT MORE PROTEIN. When I started tracking my food intake on myfitnesspal, I was shocked at my usual carb/protein ratio. It was terrible. The wife and I made an effort to get rid of the carb/starches at dinner (just meat and a veggie, no potatoes), and started eating breakfast. I probably lost about 10 pounds while adding zero exercise. This time I'm going to try and add in some body-weight exercises (damn knee) using the Gorilla app, track food with Lose It app (basically the same as myfitnesspal), get up the nerve to start going to Yoga (friend lost 40 lbs doing it), and ride my damn bike a whole lot more once the weather gets better.
I should probably look at a scale.
Started the new year at basically 230. Down to 216. This is the weight I was at when I played basketball my freshman year of high school. Seems like I'm starting to level off. Hoping for 200 by the end of April.
The Doctor is in:
I haven't lost much, seemed to have leveled off at 206lbs for the last few weeks. But I've gone from size 40 pants being tight, to size 36 pants with space and I'm seeing a lot more definition in my muscles (all relative to the fat rolls and moobs that used to be there). Last time I lost a lot of weight I leveled off for a few weeks then I dropped weight dramatically. Seems like once my metabolism gets going i shed pounds fast.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
Anyone run a half marathon? How many miles? After running a minimum of two miles a day about five days a week for the past four months, I'm ready to goooooo
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Big fan of myfitnesspal. Amazing how much food you realize you were eating once its tracked.
I dropped 30 pounds last year tracking my calories every day for four months and doing yoga. Went down three waist sizes. Gained about ten back over the course of the year but now back to pushing myself to get more defined. Dropped five recently and want to get ten more to my ideal weight.
I eat a heavy breakfast and lighten as the day goes. Generally lightest meal is dinner now unless I go out. Typically eat a couple snacks between lunch and dinner (apple, Greek yogurt).
my wife ran 2 1/2 marathons and a full a few years ago. Here in Memphis there's a thing called the "road race series". Starts I think in April. Each month there are 2 races of the same distance, each month the races get longer. Gradually it builds to a half marathon. It ends in November (I think) and the St. Judes Marathon is in December. A lot of people use that as their warm up/training for the Marathon. Wife loved it.
She has a co-worker that runs the "uber marathons" which are 50-100mile races. I've always said that's nuts. Personally if anything is willing to chase my fat ass for more than a mile it can eat me. That's just natural selection.
Hmm. Marathons at any level are kind of pricey. I haven't figured out whether I want to do Tough Mudder or a marathon. Mudder sounds a lot more fun.
I used MFP for a while, but then it just gets annoying. Counting calories is overrated in my book. I had a friend who used to count his calories on his app while at the bar. "This beer has 164 calories. I can only have one more."
I've counted calories and have lost 65 pounds over the past 5 months.
It was that bad actually. The road race series was about 60, and the st. jude marathon here in memphis was only about $85 or so. Was well worth it for her she really loved it.
Yeah I always thought it was funny back in the day when people would count their calories on some goofy diet. Then I got fat and just didnt realize how much food (calories) I was really packing in away each day. Did the gym three or four times a week and just wasnt in shape.
Then just decided to get focused and once I used the app I was amazed at the amount of calories I was eating. Avg guy needs around 2000 and I was probably at 3500 per day just eating out during work for lunch and then just having that extra helping at dinner.
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