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#61 encendido5

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:35 PM

I've been meaning to post in here, but every time I remember, I'm not at my computer.

Age: 31
Height: 5'7"
Current weight: 202 lbs
Goal weight: 170 lbs
Time frame: 6 months

I started in mid May weighing in at 231.6, so I've lost 30 pounds in 4 months or so. I signed up for the myfitnesspal.com website and started tracking my calorie intake. The site calculated my BMR and I set it so I would lose a pound a week or 500 calories less per day. I tried to eat healthier, but didn't go crazy with it since I still wanted to be able to eat whatever I wanted. Other than that, I exercised 2-3 times a week doing either Insanity, running, or my wife's Firm videos. It's been working for me so far, so I think I should hit my goal in another 6 months.

Check out this guy that lost 27 pounds by going on a junk food diet.

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#62 VipFREAK

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:26 AM

looks like I'm getting involve more seriously after all... Kinda related, but can anyone recommend a vdeio/audio podcast for cooking? Preferably cooking simple or beginner stuff? Thanks (not much for cooking, but will need to start).

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#63 panzerfaust

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:42 AM

hanging at 119 lb pretty steadily now so I officially gained 1lb. it's a good sign i'm on my way to the 20s!

6 more to go

#64 blindinglights

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:28 PM

Looks like I forgot to do a weigh in post last week. I pretty much stayed the same as before last week. I think after losing a lot the first week, it slowed down on me.


Weekly Weigh-In

Age: 25
Height: 6'4"
Starting Weight: 223.8

Last Week: 216.8 lbs.
This Week: 215.2 lbs.

Weight Loss: 1.6 pounds
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#65 encendido5

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

Looks like I forgot to do a weigh in post last week. I pretty much stayed the same as before last week. I think after losing a lot the first week, it slowed down on me.


That happened when I first started too. I guess it was all water weight. Being down is still great though!

Here's my weekly check in:

Age: 31
Height: 5'7"
Starting Weight (May): 231.6
Last week's weight: 202 lbs
Current weight: 201.2
Goal weight: 31.2 pounds to go

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#66 Predator Ranger

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

Man, my friend feed is really slowing down. Get back on the wagon, people! :)

So far, I'm down just over 8 pounds. It's not a huge drop, but I'm pretty happy to see the number on the scale heading down!
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#67 Habbler

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

I am just under one month on Lose It. I switched to diet soda and I can keep my intake below 2400 easily. I already moved to the next notch on my belt. Woo hoo!

Age: 26
Height: 6'2"
Starting Weight (September) 300 lbs
Current weight: 288.5
Goal weight: 250 lbs

#68 JoshTX

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:41 PM

I just finished a nutrition class, and a tip I can share that really helped me wad portion sizes. Take a look around your house at the size of your cups, plates, and bowls.

Then take a look at the serving sizes of the foods that you eat. Remember that a "cup" is 8 ounces and an average plate size is about 8 inches in diameter according to most nutritional consults.

The diabetic association that provided info to our class recommended that your 8 inch dinner plate consist of 1/4 meat, 1/4 starch, and 1/2 veg/fruit. That's a shock to alot of people.

It basically means about 4 ounces of meat, potato or bread product, and a whole lot of volume food like spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans. Just something to think about.

#69 sublime90

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:53 AM

good job habbler. if you can try to eventually stop drinking soda period. i use to drink soda all the time now its just water and sometimes juice (natural orange juice). just at least consume less of it, its really not good for you and just empty calories.

so far im on my 3rd week of working out 6 days a week and eating under 2000 cals. i havent weighed myself but i do look and feel a little lighter. i only went off the rails twice which im proud of. both times were on rest days. one rest day i got drunk and the other i ate 4 slices of pizza. im trying to eat clean as possible, but have not missed a work out day. this sunday i'll weigh myself and see exactly where im at.
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#70 Javery

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:43 PM

I'm down to 195.6. Only 5.6 more lbs. to go (although I'd like to get to a sickly 185, if possible). I can now see my top two abs clearly and the outline of the next two on the way down. The bottom ones aren't ever coming out but whatever.

Ever since I stopped lifting weights and moved to a cardio-only routine I've been really slimming down. I used to fill an XL t-shirt up top with all this extra material around the waist and now a L fits loose on me. All of these old clothes that I haven't worn in a decade are all fitting just fine now. It's kind of cool but I'm thinking of adding weights after the new year - super low weight and super high reps. I'm turning into a girlyman!

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#71 dohdough

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:18 PM

Good job guys. Keep it up!

#72 blindinglights

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:19 PM

Weekly Weigh-In

Age: 25
Height: 6'4"
CAG Challenge Starting Weight: 223.8

Last Week: 215.2 lbs.
This Week: 211.4 lbs.

Total Weight Loss from CAG Challenge: 12.4 lbs.


I'm not sure why or how keeping track along with a bunch of strangers is working so well, but it is and you guys are fucking awesome :D.

The last time I weighed 211 pounds, I was six foot tall and in the eighth grade :shock:.

According to Lose It, I've only gone over my daily budget on two different days. Once by less than 10 calories and once by a couple hundred, but I have been at least 900 calories or more under budget each since week I've been doing this.



I can now see my top two abs clearly and the outline of the next two on the way down. The bottom ones aren't ever coming out but whatever.

Ever since I stopped lifting weights and moved to a cardio-only routine I've been really slimming down. I used to fill an XL t-shirt up top with all this extra material around the waist and now a L fits loose on me. All of these old clothes that I haven't worn in a decade are all fitting just fine now. It's kind of cool but I'm thinking of adding weights after the new year - super low weight and super high reps. I'm turning into a girlyman!



I just noticed the same thing this morning, my top abs are definitely visible. I don't think they ever have been before.

I've also got the same thing going on with with all my clothes. XL shirts are really baggy around my midsection, and even the Large shirts are a little loose on me too. The only problem is that Large shirts aren't long enough for me so I ordered a few Large Tall shirts this weekend.
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#73 encendido5

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:36 PM

Man, I've been slacking... I exercised Monday and Tuesday last week but couldn't get motivated to get up the rest of the week. I also had a bad weekend with going to an all you can eat "chocolate bar" and going out for dinner since it was my wife's birthday. Luckily I haven't gained any weight, but I need to get back on track.

Age: 31
Height: 5'7"
Starting Weight (May): 231.6
Last week's weight: 201.2 lbs
Current weight: 201.4
Goal weight: 31.4 pounds to go

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#74 VipFREAK

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:20 PM

I've just discovered a stupid easy tool to help me be better about my health. I'm not sure about the food consumption part of this device, but I've ordered one. Warning though, it's not cheap. I feel it's worth it though. I've been looking for something to tell me about my sleep (well lack of it). Check it out.

www.fitbit.com

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#75 Javery

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:32 PM

I'm down to 194.2. I'm melting!!!

4.2 to go. Pro Tip: nuts are a terrible, high calorie, high fat snack no matter what the talking heads tell you. I dropped nuts from my diet (substituting apples or pears) and I've been able to go right through my "wall" with no other changes to my diet or exercise routine. I feel great.

I've just discovered a stupid easy tool to help me be better about my health. I'm not sure about the food consumption part of this device, but I've ordered one. Warning though, it's not cheap. I feel it's worth it though. I've been looking for something to tell me about my sleep (well lack of it). Check it out.

www.fitbit.com


That looks VERY interesting - definitely report back once you've spent some time with it.

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#76 VipFREAK

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:43 PM

Will do boss! Can't wait to get it and use it!

Edit: Just looked at the website again, looks like it works with Lose it! app too.

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#77 Vulcan2422

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:55 PM

Age : 27
Height : 5'11"
Starting Weight (Jan 2010): 440 lbs
Last Weeks Weight : 380
Current Weight : 382
Goal : 350

I usually Jog in the AM a good 2 miles from Tuesday till Friday and then I play hockey on Saturday nights. I'm hoping to hit 350 by January. I guess I'm one of those fit fat guys. Yes, I play ice hockey and I play Right Wing and can keep up with he D league players.

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#78 Javery

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:12 AM

Wow dude. -60 lbs. Awesome. Keep it going!

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#79 mightyduck

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:42 AM

I think I've just about had it. I've posted in the previous thread in the past on how I was going to get back in shape and to where I was back in college. However, work has continuously beat me down and exhausted me to where I don't work out anymore after work.

I think I'm finally ready to start exercising on a more regular basis again. I used to run 2 miles a day for 3 or 4 times a week, but saw little progress because I did not change my diet, which obviously should probably change.

Any suggestions for somebody who's looking to eat healthier? Obviously, I'll have to get my tastes to change, and I'm sure I'll still crave pizza come the weekends, etc. I also need to get back in the habit of running and getting on our elliptical again. I still play in a mens hockey league and thankfully we have at least 1 game a week.

I'm around 5'9 185 currently. I used to be around 155 back in college, which is where I'd like to get back to.

Any work out/diet tips are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

#80 dohdough

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:47 AM

I think I've just about had it. I've posted in the previous thread in the past on how I was going to get back in shape and to where I was back in college. However, work has continuously beat me down and exhausted me to where I don't work out anymore after work.

I think I'm finally ready to start exercising on a more regular basis again. I used to run 2 miles a day for 3 or 4 times a week, but saw little progress because I did not change my diet, which obviously should probably change.

Any suggestions for somebody who's looking to eat healthier? Obviously, I'll have to get my tastes to change, and I'm sure I'll still crave pizza come the weekends, etc. I also need to get back in the habit of running and getting on our elliptical again. I still play in a mens hockey league and thankfully we have at least 1 game a week.

I'm around 5'9 185 currently. I used to be around 155 back in college, which is where I'd like to get back to.

Any work out/diet tips are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Start slow. It takes time to build up endurance and eating habits.

#81 mightyduck

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:51 AM

You're right about Endurance. All summer I was running quite a bit, however I doubt I'd make it 2 miles now since I haven't run since August unfortunately.

#82 blindinglights

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:47 AM

Age : 27
Height : 5'11"
Starting Weight (Jan 2010): 440 lbs
Last Weeks Weight : 380
Current Weight : 382
Goal : 350

I usually Jog in the AM a good 2 miles from Tuesday till Friday and then I play hockey on Saturday nights. I'm hoping to hit 350 by January. I guess I'm one of those fit fat guys. Yes, I play ice hockey and I play Right Wing and can keep up with he D league players.



We can start the the 60+ pounds lost club :D. When I started at the end of last year I was 270 lbs. This morning I was 209.8 lbs.

Oh as far as the goal goes, I guarantee you when you get to 350 you'll think, "man, I need to keep going". I know I totally underestimated how overweight I was. When I was 270 I thought for sure if I got down to 225 that I would be pretty fit. I got to 230 or so and thought, man I need to get down to like 190 because there's no way I'll look skinny at 225. Now I'm getting close to 200 and thinking that 180 might be more reasonable. Who knows, I might get to 185 and start wondering if 170 should be my target if I'm still not as lean as I want to be.



Also, GetWhatYaGive, the best thing I've found for building up endurance while running is to cycle between high intensity, interval, and long distance days. Basically, you'll do something along these lines:

Day 1: Long distance run at a pace you feel comfortable talking at. I aim for nothing below 4 miles on these days. It just depends on how much time I have. If you're just starting out, try 2 to 3 miles.
Day 2: High intensity run at 85 to 90 percent of your maximum effort for as long as you possibly can. Usually a mile or two for me.
Day 3: Another long distance run at a pace you feel comfortable talking at.
Day 4: Interval training. What I do is sprint a quarter mile, then jog for roughly twice the amount of time it took me to sprint and repeat until I can't physically do sprints anymore.

The long distance days will allow you to recover from the harder days, but also work on your long term endurance for doing physical activity. The high intensity days will give you a chance to really push yourself to see how long you can maintain near maximum effort. Finally, the interval days help with your lung capacity and overall leg strength by going as hard as you possibly can.

This is what has taken me from barely being able to trot out a full mile in 12 minutes to running a mile in well under 7 minutes. I remember the first time I ran a mile in under 9 minutes, I was 100% positive I was going to die right then and there. Now I can run at a 9 minute pace for like an hour and not feel as exhausted as I did that first time.

One thing I noticed though, if you fall off for a week or more, get ready to feel like you got kicked back a month or two worth of progress. To really stay on top of your game, running requires constant practice.
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#83 Vulcan2422

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:04 AM

It does feel good and thanks fellas! Also, if your really into Hockey like my self. GetWhatYaGive, doing a run for 1 minute or 2 and then resting (very slow jog or walk for 3 or 4 minutes) really helped my endurance and Stamina. Just something a hockey friend taught me and has helped a lot.

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#84 sublime90

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:01 AM

alright a little update. today marks 30 days of working out and semi eating healthy and the results are in

9/19/11 weight- 237lbs
10/19/11 weight- 224lbs
so i lost 13lbs. im not looking or feeling lighter but i feel more fit so thats a good thing. im doing Power90 for my workouts then i'll do P90X. there really good programs. once i really get more strict with my eating i'll see a bigger weight loss. again the main goal here is after 90 days to be around 200lbs. so one month in the books and i only skipped 1 day which was yesterday because i was sick as a dog. heres to good health and being fit.
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#85 Rig

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:43 AM

Picked up a lot of fruits and vegetables last time I went shopping. Have been doing much better with them (more on the fruits). Portions are going well, too.

I'm down to 160 pounds! I've got a bit more in the stomach/butt/love handles to burn. At least the abs are showing up much better now! :)

#86 encendido5

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:02 PM

I got a nice surprise this morning. I managed to lose 3 pounds since Monday somehow and am finally under 200! I still haven't exercised, but I've been more mindful of what I'm eating.
Starting Weight (May): 231.6
Last week's weight: 201.4 lbs
Current weight: 198
Goal weight: 28 pounds to go

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#87 Javery

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:41 PM

Weekly update:

Age: 37
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 191.8
Goal : 190.0

The shit is just melting off of me now. I lost another 2.6 lbs. this week from just doing what I've been doing. Man, who knew that having nuts in your mouth all day was bad for you? I love everything about nuts - the look, the feel, the taste and even just playing with them while I sit at my desk. They are terrible for your weight though so I recommend ditching them for something healthier like a nice thick banana or something.

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#88 seanr1221

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:16 PM

So you're saying you prefer the girth of a banana to the salty nuts in your mouth?

I limit myself to 1/4 cup (140 calories) of almonds a day.

My weight isn't dropping much but I'm pushing good weight at the gym and I'm this close to going down a loop on my belt.

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#89 Javery

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

So you're saying you prefer the girth of a banana to the salty nuts in your mouth?


Absolutely. :D

I limit myself to 1/4 cup (140 calories) of almonds a day.

My weight isn't dropping much but I'm pushing good weight at the gym and I'm this close to going down a loop on my belt.


Try swapping out the nuts for an apple. It worked wonders for me. Also, slice the apple into thin pieces - makes you feel like you are eating more. I was eating about 3/4 cup of mixed nuts per day, which is a lot I guess but it didn't feel like it.

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#90 blindinglights

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

Weekly Weigh-In

Age: 25
Height: 6'4"
Starting Weight: 223.8

Last Week: 209.8 lbs.
This Week: 208.0 lbs.

Total Weight Loss: 15.8 pounds


I honestly have no idea how I lost weight this week because I had a total drop off. I pulled/tweaked my quad on Tuesday and it was sore enough to keep me from doing much of anything for the rest of the week except my weight lifting day for chest/triceps. Yesterday was probably the first day that it really started feeling back to 100%.

According to Lose It, I was only at ~500 calories on both Monday and Tuesday (net, because of the amount of exercise, I actually ate the full allotment for the day) so that put me well under at the start of the week. Then from every day on I was in the red because I over ate and went for some shitty, calorie dense foods. It was strange because it's almost as if sitting around doing nothing made me more hungry than my active days. By the end of the week I was barely under the weekly total.
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