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Lose 50 in 50 - weight loss plan created by a CAG


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#1 abilyk

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Hey everybody. Last year I came up with a plan to lose 50 pounds in 50 weeks. I've been doing it for 44 weeks now, and have lost over 40 pounds so far. So, I'm a little behind schedule, but I'm still happy with my progress. The plan itself is simple -- eat a little less and do more activity than normal, but with guidelines structured to make it easy to stick with. I tend to be a slacker, so the key thing for me was doing something I would just keep doing.

I just started posting my progress online, and I figured I'd spread the word here too. Here are some links to my pages, a couple of my progress report images, and my youtube video detailing the plan.

www.lose50in50.com
www.facebook.com/Lose50in50
www.twitter.com/Lose50in50

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6MrYd4ymek

Edited by abilyk, 01 February 2013 - 02:24 PM.
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#2 GBAstar

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Good for you!

#3 Dick Tracy

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

Nice video and information.

Good job!

(Wear a Red, White & Blue speedo for your last photo.)

#4 abilyk

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

Thanks, guys!

And, I'll have to think about that speedo. I'll probably end up sparing everybody the sight of that, though. ;)

#5 Kay_Faraday

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

Looking good. :D

What was harder for you to stick to, strict diet or workout regimen?

Btw you look like dwight from the office!

#6 abilyk

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

Looking good. :D

What was harder for you to stick to, strict diet or workout regimen?

Btw you look like dwight from the office!



Thanks!

Back when I was in college, the strict diet was harder to stick to. I ate in the dining halls and there was a lot of food available that I had to avoid. The working out wasn't too bad because I bicycled all over campus and had a fitness room in my dorm.

With my new plan now, though neither aspect is strict, I've found the extra activity each day harder to do, particularly on the weekends when I'm out of my normal daily routine.

And yeah, I've been told before that I look like Dwight. :) I always put his photo up on my Facebook when it's doppleganger week.

#7 WV Matsui

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

What kind of diet are you following?

#8 irideabike

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

http://www.cheapassg...=303486&page=69go join the party.

#9 abilyk

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

What kind of diet are you following?


I'm eating the same foods I normally did before starting my plan, just a little bit less. Some healthy & lean stuff, but probably a nearly equal amount of "junk food" type stuff like burgers, pizza, sweet & sour chicken, etc. For me, continuing to eat the same foods I normally did was key to sticking with the plan.

#10 abilyk

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

http://www.cheapassg...=303486&page=69go join the party.


Good suggestion, done!

#11 greyzieoriental

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

Good job! Very informative. I will be going on a diet tomorrow and maybe letting some family members know about your plan. I will maybe also try your plan for the extra weight loss. Taking the 1/8 of food out before you start is a great idea. Thanks and good luck, I've been through it and in the end you feel great (you also get to have an excuse to put all that weight back on lol).

#12 Marirranya

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

im actually doing this! hahaha hopefully i do lose some weight xD

#13 abilyk

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Good job! Very informative. I will be going on a diet tomorrow and maybe letting some family members know about your plan. I will maybe also try your plan for the extra weight loss. Taking the 1/8 of food out before you start is a great idea. Thanks and good luck, I've been through it and in the end you feel great (you also get to have an excuse to put all that weight back on lol).


Thanks for the encouragement and for sharing the plan! If you do try it, I hope it works for you! As for putting the weight back on later, I did that once before and fully intend not to do it again. :)

#14 abilyk

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

im actually doing this! hahaha hopefully i do lose some weight xD


Cool, good luck! Let me know how it goes!

#15 WV Matsui

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

Do you have to pay for your plan?

#16 Predator Ranger

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

Tagging this to check out after work.

#17 abilyk

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Do you have to pay for your plan?


Definitely not! It's totally free.

At its core, the plan is super-simple. Every day, eat 1/8th less than normal, and do 250 calories of activity more than normal. But the key thing is that for those things to make you lose 1 pound a week, on your "normal" routine you have to be at weight equilibrium (not losing or gaining weight). So you may need to adjust your routine before you start the plan.

The video I made covers extra details, gives tips, and explains the math behind it, so if you're interested I suggest watching it.

#18 abilyk

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

Still losing weight! Updated the OP with current photo / details.