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#841 Number83

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:37 AM

Gratz on the Baby, Jav! Eat a ton for the rest of us!!!

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#842 Number83

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:17 PM

Tuesday Weigh-In

Height: 6'0
Starting Weight (4/23): 190.0 lbs
Last week's Weigh-in: 186.0 lbs
This week's Weigh-in: 185.6 lbs
Pounds Gained/Lost this week: -0.4 lbs
Pounds Gained/Lost total: -4.4 lbs
Goal weight (175 lbs): 10.6 lbs to go

I guess you could call it a loss week...some loss is better than none, considering I missed my 2 hoops days.

I am COMPLETELY bored with my 75 minute run on Monday's. Was 45 minutes into it yesterday and just said F it and jumped off. Last time I did that was 3 years ago when I lost 80 lbs and got to 172...then proceeded the process to put 70 lbs back on. I do not want to do that again. I need to think of something fast, or my motivation will be completely shot. I thought about instead of doing 1 long run, do 2 smaller runs (one in the morning and one at night) but the way my mindset is now, I don't think it will help. Plus I like to sleep! My gym offers a spinning class and a Bodypump class, so I might try one of those to see what its all about.

The diet is what it is...I'm not snacking it up, nor am I really watching what I eat anymore. I did make it all week without snacking or Ice Cream. I did have a small popcorn at the movies, but no butter and I skipped dinner that night so I think it was a push. With Memorial Day weekend coming up, I'm looking forward to grilling some Turkey Burgers and Buffalo Steaks.

All in all, I am disapointed with myself...a) for quitting on my run yesterday and b) for my lack of motivation. I'm just tired of being tired and sore all the time.

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#843 seanr1221

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Congrats Jav!

Today's food

Breakfast - 2 eggs, 1 egg white, 2 pieces of bacon

Lunch - 8 oz of pork, 2 cups lettuce, 1 cup broccoli, 2 tbsp of spinach dip all mixed.

Dinner - 3 Italian sausages, 2 cups green beans.

Snacks - scoop of whey in water.

#844 Rig

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

Congrats, Javery!

#845 irideabike

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

Congrats Javery, good luck sleeping!

Had my physical today, weighed in @184. Felt really good to actually keep my weight down as long as I have. I thought I might stop losing around this weight, but now I kind of want to just keep dropping just to kind of see how low I can go, no real drive anymore (kind of like you number83). One thing that has helped is getting my wife involved in bike rides, and doing more and more things outside help me mix it up.

Also 83, if it starts feeling like a chore it is time to start doing something else. Throw some weight lifting in there, some biking, hiking etc.

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#846 Number83

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:28 PM

Congrats Javery, good luck sleeping!

Had my physical today, weighed in @184. Felt really good to actually keep my weight down as long as I have. I thought I might stop losing around this weight, but now I kind of want to just keep dropping just to kind of see how low I can go, no real drive anymore (kind of like you number83). One thing that has helped is getting my wife involved in bike rides, and doing more and more things outside help me mix it up.

Also 83, if it starts feeling like a chore it is time to start doing something else. Throw some weight lifting in there, some biking, hiking etc.


I agree...I may just take a week off from the cardio and just do hoops and the step machine. If only I could get Mrs. 83 interested in working out with me. Even if it was Zumba Kinect...which is still sitting here, sealed.

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#847 seanr1221

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

Today's food

Breakfast - 2 eggs, 1 egg white, 2 pieces of bacon

Lunch - 2.5 Italian sausage links, edamame.

Dinner - 4 oz skinless chicken tenders, broccoli, spinach dip

Snacks - 2 scoops of whey in water.

#848 irideabike

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

You're a trooper sean.

Bust out zumba Kinect and make sure the other 8_'s record it for us, we'd love to see you do it :P

Does anyone know anything about vitamin companies. My wife wants to start taking Vitamin D tablets, I'm just looking for some reviews on the manufacturers and am surprised at how hard it is to find good info.

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#849 gr8asianman

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

Baby was born today (12:28 AM)! I am exhausted and I obviously skipped the workout this morning. I'm hoping I can get back to the gym on Wednesday but it might be a week off for me. I'm also eating a ton - just nerves in the delivery room and dealing with a newborn. I don't care - it's awesome.


I'm late to the party, but congrats Javery!

On a related note I added my weigh in to Lost it! the other day and got this:
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Now that I only need to maintain my caloric 'allowance' has skyrocketed from ~1300 to ~2400. Madness! I think I'm going to start Insanity again to tone up some more.

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#850 irideabike

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

Ya, last time I checked to maintain my weight I was at 2600~2700 calories a day...which to me at this point seems absolutely insane.

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#851 irideabike

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:43 PM

Just signed up for the lose it app, just to see how exactly it works. Apparently my net calories today is goign to be 243. I find it odd that it tells me I still have 1500 calories to eat just because I exercised, but it is still interesting to see it on here.

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#852 blindinglights

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

Javery - Congratulations on the baby!

gr8asianman - Great job meeting your goal :applause:

Troy - Is there a reason she wants a Vitamin D tablet? Why not just eat foods that are good sources of it?


I tried about five different caloric needs calculators from a search and they ranged from 2900-3900 per day to maintain my current weight, which is kind of wild because even on my absolute worst off days (i.e. I think I'll replace breakfast and lunch with eating half a dozen brownies today) I never exceed 3000 calories. I'm sure they all define "active" different and that is causing the huge range. On a few of them I put in my stats and chose sedentary just to see what it would say and it was still 2500+, which is still more than I eat on a regular daily basis.

I started cast net fishing for about an hour or more each night which has turned out to be a good bit of extra activity. The weights on the net probably weigh 30+ pounds and the the twisting motion to throw it plus pulling it in over and over has worked muscles in my back that I apparently haven't been hitting before. Plus catching some food is always nice :). I'm trying to come up with some other activities I can get into over the summer that will be fun and help break up the monotony of swimming, running, calisthenics, and weight lifting. I thought about getting a kayak, but they're expensive and I might be moving in the next year or so, so it might be a pain in the ass when that comes around to move it with me.
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#853 irideabike

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

blindinglights, it is because she is a woman and well, at this point that is enough for me :lol:

my biking has slowed down the past few days, mostly due to this
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so I'm in the market for a new bike. Anyone have any tips, or pointers to look into?

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#854 seanr1221

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:08 AM

Did my first day of HIIT in a looooong time. That sucked but I felt good about my self after.

#855 mightymek

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hey troy, seeing your good results from adding biking into your workout routine, I decided to get my bike fixed up and start riding, since I always enjoyed it anyway. I rode twice this week, 8.5 miles the first time, 11.7 miles the second, and still did the Power 90 exercises as well. My weight was 191 this morning. I feel really good. Thanks for the inspriation!

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#856 irideabike

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Dude that is sweet mek! Just wait till you get to like 190.5 and then 190 and you'll be doing everything you can to hit that 189 sweet spot lol. I'm glad you started biking, it is fun and it gets me (you) outdoors which is just awesome.

For some reason my picture isn't showing up anymore but I put down the bike I was riding and skidded through two lanes of traffic. Shopping for a new bike now, I'm looking at the Trek 7.2, if anyone knows anything about bikes and commutes and wants to jump in on this let me know.

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#857 irideabike

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:13 AM

went 30 miles today in 2:10 on my old crap bike that I put down the other day.

had to stop for a little water/stretch break, started cramping up at 22-23 miles. it was a good day to ride!

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#858 Layd Dly

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:55 AM

went 30 miles today in 2:10 on my old crap bike that I put down the other day.

had to stop for a little water/stretch break, started cramping up at 22-23 miles. it was a good day to ride!


Speaking of bike riding, I recently took up cycling to break up all my running and give me something different to do. And by recently I picked up this bike last friday off Craigslist and christened it with an 11 mile ride this morning since i had to wait for some proper attire, pedals, shoes, etc. :bouncy:

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#859 Chase

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:40 AM

Second round of congrats, Javery. And keep up the good work everyone.

All in all, I am disapointed with myself...a) for quitting on my run yesterday and b) for my lack of motivation. I'm just tired of being tired and sore all the time.



Before things, I did six-hour workouts backpacked at the end of the day, after work. After several months, that became pretty tough. I split up the six hours to three hours in the morning before work and six hours after work. That schedule actually become more bothersome than just six at the end of the day. Injuries became potholes and I started to lose motivation. Now, with stuff, I just do two-hours after work or at the end of the day, and I'm good.

I have never had any issue adhering to a diet. I'm very familiar with discipline and have been for nigh 10 years. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Hopefully, seeing results is enough to kick you back into gear. Keep up the good work, sir, and fight the grind.

#860 seanr1221

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:34 AM

I woke up and weighed in at 179. Started at 183 last week. I know there's probably some water weight shenanigans, but I probably lost at least a pound of fat this past week.

Yesterday I only had 1200 calories, but still managed 170g of protein. hit the gym hard and everything (was still able to deadlift 255). Maybe I'm getting used to less calories but I didn't feel hungry at all.

#861 mightymek

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

went 30 miles today in 2:10 on my old crap bike that I put down the other day.

had to stop for a little water/stretch break, started cramping up at 22-23 miles. it was a good day to ride!


Damn dude, does your day have more hours in it than normal peoples?...lol. I wish I could fit as much as you into my day of exercising. As it stands now, by the time I get home from work, let's say I do an 11 mile bike ride, then do 40 minutes of Power 90, make/eat dinner, shower, shave, and relax for 20 minutes, I don't get to bed until 1am and have to wake up at 6am. lol. Sucks.

That is awesome you rode for so long. Way to go! I got a new seat on my bike, supposedly it's a decent one, and my ass hurt so bad on my second day riding. I could barely sit. Any tricks or methods to positioning yourself properly? I plan on riding tomorrow and Sunday if my ass can handle it, lol.

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#862 Layd Dly

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

Damn dude, does your day have more hours in it than normal peoples?...lol. I wish I could fit as much as you into my day of exercising. As it stands now, by the time I get home from work, let's say I do an 11 mile bike ride, then do 40 minutes of Power 90, make/eat dinner, shower, shave, and relax for 20 minutes, I don't get to bed until 1am and have to wake up at 6am. lol. Sucks.

That is awesome you rode for so long. Way to go! I got a new seat on my bike, supposedly it's a decent one, and my ass hurt so bad on my second day riding. I could barely sit. Any tricks or methods to positioning yourself properly? I plan on riding tomorrow and Sunday if my ass can handle it, lol.


You need to get some Biking Shorts. They have padding that makes riding much more comfortable. Good ones aren't cheap but they have better chamois (padding) and wont fall apart either. I paid $70 for my first pair of Short Bibs and that was after 50% off. You can get some decent shorts for 40-60 though. check out you Local Bike Shops closeouts that what i did which were cheaper than anything i could find online also check places like nashbar.com or performancebike.com


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#863 Javery

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:07 AM

Thanks guys - I'm hanging in there. No workouts since last Friday and none for the foreseeable future either. Not sure what I'm going to do but I can't exactly just leave the house with a newborn at home who thinks day is night and night is day. I'll figure something out. Maybe I go at work around lunchtime or something. I don't know. Ugh. I feel like ass.

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#864 Chase

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:26 AM

Perhaps modify a baby bjorn into a makeshift weighted vest? Bring it along for a hike, or something not too bumpy. (And if anyone takes that idea and makes money, please kick two-percent of all revenue my way. Hehehe...)

I skipped my workouts the last three days. Free time with my girlfriend has become a precious commodity, and, really, I don't have to adhere so closely with my schedule. Of course, this is all subject to change on a whim.

Hope you've all been working hard. And, as always, if you're doing well, keep up the good work. Otherwise: Slackers! ;)

#865 jbuck138

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:57 PM

Javery, It does get better. Our baby is now a month old and I can sneak the gym in after work 2-3 times a week. It's not too bad for me since I'm focusing on cardio at the moment. I'll start weightlifting in a month or so.

Enjoy your newborn and it's more important to help with the family. I hope your wife is recovering well.

#866 Habbler

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

Invest in one of those strollers you can jog with maybe. Not sure if the baby has to be a certain age for that, but they toughen up pretty quick.

#867 irideabike

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:36 PM

Definitely a don't care diet weekend lol. I'll be back to normal tomorrow for sure but right now I just don't care lol

#868 Number83

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

Definitely a don't care diet weekend lol. I'll be back to normal tomorrow for sure but right now I just don't care lol


Amen! No exercise since Thursday (except for mowing the lawn) and I feel great!!!

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#869 mightymek

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:35 PM

Definitely a don't care diet weekend lol. I'll be back to normal tomorrow for sure but right now I just don't care lol


Agreed for the most part. I rode 15 miles on my bike on saturday, but that's it. And I ate like poop. But tomorrow starts the normal routine again.

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#870 Chase

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:15 AM

After tonight's workout, one thing is for certain: I've clearly plateaued.

Bringing my workout back to basics—which was/is essentially the following.



Then I'll slowly add additional elements, like battling rope and heavy bag exercises, and go from there.

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