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Title: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 13, 2014, 11:13:14 AM
OK so I think this one is missing from STO. Not sure how many STOners are actively trying to lose weight or just eat healthier or eat a diet that works with their bodies but here is a thread for bragging, crying or just sharing your recipes.

Wife and I started low carbing back in Aug-Sept. I started around 220 and the wife started at 127. This morning I was 198 and she was 112. Happy to report that we did NOT gain any weight over the holidays but we didn't lose any either. Last week was our first serious week of sticking to our diet since mid Dec. We are not in any race or anything but are pacing ourselves and losing weight without much effort. Her goal is 110lbs and mine is what ever I can get.... :P

Food we discovered that we like that are low carb.

Using Spaghetti Squash to make noodles is pretty darn impressive. Bake and use a fork to "shred" the inside. Makes good low to no carb noodles. Add your favorite low carb sauce and meat balls and you're in the zone.

Cauliflower boiled the whipped up in a blender with just a touch of mash potato flakes make awesome no carb mash potatoes.

Pork Rinds, OMG we are both so lucky we like these. They have been our "snacky feeling" solution! No carbs but lots of salt, gotta watch that (we both have high BP).

Peanut Butter Balls, basically find a zero carb chocolate shake mix (powder)and mix it with "no sugar added" peanut butter to make a thick dough. Roll it into 1 to 1.5 inch balls then roll those balls in chopped nuts. Place on a wax paper and put in the fridge. Awesome for when you are having a sweet tooth attack.

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 01:02:27 PM
One thing, a diet is temporary, changing your eating habits is life long.  If you want to take weight off and keep it off, change how and what you eat, do not diet....

Weight loss is not just about carbs..it is 100% no doubt about it about calories in and calories out, PERIOD.  How you get those calories is up to you.  Yes yes yes, you can go to the micro nutrient side and measure many things, but the fact is, if your daily caloric intake needs are say 2000 to MAINTAIN your weight based on your height, current weight, age and activity level, and you eat only 1000 calories a day in Doritos you WILL LOSE WEIGHT.  You will be hungry all the time, because 1000 calories in Doritos is only about a bag full, but you will lose weight.

So many people diet without knowing how many calories first they need to maintain weight and then how many calories, true honest to goodness calories they eat each day and how much weight they want to lose in what period of time.

Bottom line is 3500 calories in surplus or excess of your needs over a given period of time equals 1 pound of weight.  Get on a few sites and HONESTLY calculate what your caloric intake needs are.  Now take that number and look at how many pounds you want to loose and how quickly, for each pound subtract 3500 calories and divide that over the number of days you wish to lose it, boom, your average daily calorie deficit is shown.  If you want to lose a pound a week, then take 500 calories a day out of your diet, DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU EAT, just track every single food and correct quantity with a site like Daily Burn and My Fitness Pal.

As a tip, foods high in protein and fiber are usually LOWER in calories by make you feel FULLER longer.  Avoid anything fried, breaded, cheesy and many dairy based products.  Look at chicken breast, non-fat PLAIN greek yogurt (add your own fruit) balance bars, Kashi bars, plain oatmeal, etc.  Stay away from sugar, especially in foods, it adds tons of calories and it does nothing to make you feel full and watch out for drinks.  People think drinks do not add weight, can't tell you how many people I see in the gym jump on the treadmill for 10 minutes, burn 100 calories and then guzzle a Gatorade only to add back 240 calories.  They just GAINED WEIGHT by exercising.

Oh and that old adage that muscle weighs more than fat LOL LOL LOL BS, a pound of fat is a pound, a pound of muscle is a pound....

As for exercising, lifting weights, even light ones, burns more calories than cardio....its a fact.  So do a few full body workouts three times a week, cut your caloric intake by 200 to 500 calories a day from your required and watch the weight drop.

Oh last thing, remember to adjust your caloric needs as you drop weight, the less you weigh, the few calories you need, so continue to recalculate and adjust until you reach your target weight and then set your maintenance calories.

Rant over, but if you want to know more let me know.  I am pretty heavy into this thing and can tell you at any moment what I ate, how much, what my calorie intake is, how much protein I need and how many more calories I need for the day, my exercise routines, etc....
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on January 13, 2014, 01:05:24 PM
Not a rant...just the facts.   :smiley_thumb:



I've used myfitnesspal.com to track everything I eat and it works wonders for seeing how much you consume and adjusting it to a level that will work for weight loss.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 01:10:13 PM
Not a rant...just the facts.   :smiley_thumb:



I've used myfitnesspal.com to track everything I eat and it works wonders for seeing how much you consume and adjusting it to a level that will work for weight loss.

I love it, been using it for almost two years now, it's a little buggy at times, but works well.  I like Daily Burn too, but it kept losing my data so I gave up.  I have it tied into my Fitbit Flex and my Aria scale that I step on each morning when I get up.  The amount of data you can track so easily is amazing.  Yeah it takes some time to adjust to tracking your eating and weight, but once it becomes routine you just do it.  I can get within 20 calories and 2 grams of protein as a guess for almost any food I eat now.

Like I mentioned in another thread, I went from 175 pounds and pushing a 36 inch waist down to 140 pounds with a 28 inch waist and 42 inch chest.  Did it all with just changing and tracking my eating and hitting the gym 3 times a week at first and now 5 times a week....and I am 45 years old, so age is a non-factor.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 13, 2014, 01:20:09 PM
Just started my effort today - target is 30 lbs.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: TwistedT on January 13, 2014, 01:21:46 PM
Me too. I'm at 199, target is 185.  :bigok:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 13, 2014, 01:25:57 PM
Good for you! Losing weight and keeping it off can be very tough. I have been at goal for a year and a half now after doing WeightWatchers for a year. I lost 90 lbs and still track everything I eat and do each day.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: JReazor on January 13, 2014, 01:26:38 PM
Not a rant...just the facts.   :smiley_thumb:



I've used myfitnesspal.com to track everything I eat and it works wonders for seeing how much you consume and adjusting it to a level that will work for weight loss.

That's exactly what I need to do.

I dropped 40 lbs last year but I'm completely stalled about 25 lbs from my goal. Thanks for the tip. I'm installing myfitnesspal on my phone now.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on January 13, 2014, 01:29:28 PM
I started a year ago, maybe more? at 245. I am now stuck at 225? I will keep working at it. I definitely need more exercise so am working on that . As far as eating I haven't changed a whole lot, just cut down on portions, quit drinking coke, and cut down on beer and pizza.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 01:33:26 PM
I started a year ago, maybe more? at 245. I am now stuck at 225? I will keep working at it. I definitely need more exercise so am working on that . As far as eating I haven't changed a whole lot, just cut down on portions, quit drinking coke, and cut down on beer and pizza.

That is huge.  A can of coke is about 120 calories, a 4 ounce chicken breast is 110 calories.  I'd rather eat the chicken.  Portion size has a lot to do with it.  Pizza, when I eat it, I take some of the cheese off as an example.  Then I can eat two slices, feel full, but cut the calories almost in half and the taste IMHO is just as good.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 01:35:12 PM
Not a rant...just the facts.   :smiley_thumb:



I've used myfitnesspal.com to track everything I eat and it works wonders for seeing how much you consume and adjusting it to a level that will work for weight loss.

That's exactly what I need to do.

I dropped 40 lbs last year but I'm completely stalled about 25 lbs from my goal. Thanks for the tip. I'm installing myfitnesspal on my phone now.

Yep you are eating too much.  Find out what your caloric intake needs are, then track your food.  You will break through.  Hit the weights lightly a few times a week if you don't already.  If you do, hit it a bit more, make sure you are getting a fully body workout in if you are a beginner, that means, back, chest, arms, legs, shoulders, all a little bit.

Post up questions about working out of foods...
Title: Re: Weight loss
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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: squeezer on January 13, 2014, 01:58:50 PM
I peaked out at 250 a few years ago. Clocked in at 210 this morning. Planning to dip below 200 sometime this year and hold it there.

I really didn't change too much. Cut down on portion size, cut out some of the sillier stuff, and got more active. It works. It's just been slow.

My wife has a more serious weight problem and has finally gotten interested in changing the way she thinks about food and nutrition, so I'm expecting to up the ante this year. My motivation there is to support her, but I'll reap the benefits as well.   :bigok:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on January 13, 2014, 02:12:19 PM
Starting again next Monday. I'm back up to 237lbs. Not my heaviest weight ever, but heavier than my body wants to be. My goal is 180lbs. It'll never happen, so I'll settle for 195lbs which is what I weighed before I crashed the Duc. I'm really looking forward to running again. I'm going to look for some races to sign up for now!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 13, 2014, 02:53:41 PM
Just started my effort today - target is 30 lbs.

What, are you cutting off both legs and arms and having most of your torso removed???  :crazy:

Carl
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 13, 2014, 02:57:20 PM
Most of my problem is in the mindless eating vs thinking about what I'm having. I do pretty well if I keep myself thinking about what I'm eating.

I'm using Lose It! on the iPad to track exercise and food and Jefit to keep track of my exercises.

Carl
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 03:00:09 PM
Most of my problem is in the mindless eating vs thinking about what I'm having. I do pretty well if I keep myself thinking about what I'm eating.

I'm using Lose It! on the iPad to track exercise and food and Jefit to keep track of my exercises.

Carl

Jefit frustrated me with data loss and sync issues that I gave up.  I use Gym Book to track me workouts, not sure if there is an iOS version or not.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: 2RR2NV on January 13, 2014, 03:26:03 PM
I used to be 210 when I was in the service, but since i retired 7 months ago, I'm down to 185 and have stabilized. I'd like to get to 175, but I'm fine with 185. I feel the best I've felt in 20 years. What's weird is that I haven't been to the gym at all (military kinda required it), and eat/drink way worse (candy bars, soda, snacks all the dang time) now than I have in probably 15-20 yrs. Guess my job is good for something with all the walking I do.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on January 13, 2014, 04:38:48 PM
Yall sure are fat.  ;D
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: JReazor on January 13, 2014, 04:43:11 PM
Post up questions about working out of foods...

Thanks.

I do have a couple of those annoyingly broad questions regarding weight training. How do you know where to start? How do you figure out how much weight to start with? Is there a good program for beginners? Something like the Couch 2 5K for weight training. I've done a bunch of goggling but haven't found anything that seems to fit the bill.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on January 13, 2014, 04:45:48 PM
I'm cutting a little bit right now. I like to sit between 10 and 12% body fat when possible but I often get lazy or my goals shift and I start building my squats which personally tends to make me put fat on.

I know in theory it doesn't have to but I find it easier to do it that way.

So I'll probably cut 10-15 pounds. For this I just drop almost everything out of my diet except protein for a while.

So it's grilled chicken breasts and salads for a while.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on January 13, 2014, 04:50:18 PM
I know it is wrong according to all the "facts" but does anybody feel better at a slightly higher weight? I'm 6'2 and defiantly feel fat at 225. but years ago I lost weight do to an illness and got down to 170. I didn't really feel as strong as usual (working as a lineman) until I was back up around 200? 195 to 205 just feels right to me?  anyhow I will be happy to get back to 200 and call it good.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 04:58:06 PM
I know it is wrong according to all the "facts" but does anybody feel better at a slightly higher weight? I'm 6'2 and defiantly feel fat at 225. but years ago I lost weight do to an illness and got down to 170. I didn't really feel as strong as usual (working as a lineman) until I was back up around 200? 195 to 205 just feels right to me?  anyhow I will be happy to get back to 200 and call it good.

I'm trying to gain myself.  Its the same concept though. You need to eat more. Period. If you are like me and workout you need to consider your calorie and protein burn and add that back into your diet. I'm trying to add lean muscle and get down to 12 percent body fat so I am very focused on protein protein protien with my calories.

I can almost nail it when I drop or gain a pound or two I feel different. Hard to explain.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 05:11:15 PM
Post up questions about working out of foods...

Thanks.

I do have a couple of those annoyingly broad questions regarding weight training. How do you know where to start? How do you figure out how much weight to start with? Is there a good program for beginners? Something like the Couch 2 5K for weight training. I've done a bunch of goggling but haven't found anything that seems to fit the bill.

There is ton on bad information on the internet.   If you haven't lifted a weight in more than six months consider yourself a beginner. So you must start slow and forget egos at the door. If the dude next to you is benching 280 pounds and all you can do is 45 that's all that matters.

You need two things, to ensure you stick to a schedule and progressive overload for growth.

Let me give you a small workout to start with for a month. You can throw 10 or 20 mins on the bike or treadmill if you like too. Also start each set with a few warm up sets. Something like 25 percent of your workout weight, then 50 percent then 75 percent.  I can explain why if needed. Stretching is not needed.

You should try to do this three days a week, something like Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Two workouts A and B so it would be ABA rest rest BAB rest rest rest etc.

A
Squats 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps each
Bench press 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps
Rows 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps

B
Lat pull ups 3 seta of 8 to 10 reps if you can't do pull ups yet the. Use a machine and do pull downs in front of you not behind the neck.

Shoulder press 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps
Deadlifts 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps

Rest 1 to 2 minutes between sets. Don't guess use a stop watch.

As for weight the first few weeks you will need to go very light and add on. If you start with a weight and bang out all three sets to max reps its too light next time add weight. Keep a log boom so you know what you did and can track progress.

Also I don't do pyramid sets if my workout weight is 200 pounds I do all three of my workout sets at that weight.  What's the point of doing lighter weight when only he last set works???  This is a fact check it out.

So this is where I would start any beginner. I would do this with food management for a month or two and then i can suggeat the next level workout which you would do for six months before moving to more muscle targeted days five to six days a week.  Noy everyone wants to get that serious though. There is a great book I can recommend.

If you need help on how to do an exercise or more questions as to why the above routine is where you start feel free to ask.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on January 13, 2014, 05:14:41 PM
You would not want to do cardio if you're trying to gain weight though would you?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 13, 2014, 05:17:28 PM
You would not want to do cardio if you're trying to gain weight though would you?

No in fact I cut it out altogether as I was shedding too much weight. Shame too because I enjoyed it. But a good workout with weights cycles the heart pretty good. Pumping during the lift and back to rhythm during rest.

I should rephrase this. If you wanted to do cardio then compensate for it with more food intake or less weight lifting.  Depends on your goals. I want strength and muscle growth so cardio was easy to cut out. But I do abs Every fifth day.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: JReazor on January 13, 2014, 06:02:33 PM

If you need help on how to do an exercise or more questions as to why the above routine is where you start feel free to ask.


Awesome. That looks like good info. Thanks.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on January 13, 2014, 08:10:36 PM
Not a rant...just the facts.   :smiley_thumb:

I've used myfitnesspal.com to track everything I eat and it works wonders for seeing how much you consume and adjusting it to a level that will work for weight loss.

I've got the "lose it" app on the almighty iPhone.  Tracks calories 'n such well.  Has a nice bar scanner that I haven't been able to stump yet...I wish I could get more detailed info without paying a dang subscription for the deluxe version.  I'd like to track sodium, fats, and other blood pressure and cholesterol better.

Hoping to hit 240 by June.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on January 13, 2014, 08:53:11 PM
I know it is wrong according to all the "facts" but does anybody feel better at a slightly higher weight? I'm 6'2 and defiantly feel fat at 225. but years ago I lost weight do to an illness and got down to 170. I didn't really feel as strong as usual (working as a lineman) until I was back up around 200? 195 to 205 just feels right to me?  anyhow I will be happy to get back to 200 and call it good.

Lot of variables there making the ultimate reasons for your experience pretty tough to call.

There shouldn't be a reason to feel weaker at, say, 10-15% BF than 25% BF with the same muscle mass.

There's lots of reasons you would feel awful at 6% BF at that LBM, but chances are that didn't apply.

There's also lots of reasons you would feel weaker if you lost 50 pounds during a bout of serious illness that wouldn't relate to the amount of fat you're carrying.

I could deadlift a little more at 245 than I can now at 200.  But I actually squat more now.  On the other hand I dropped down to about 185 while running a lot and there's no way I could squat then what I do now.  So...lots of variables there.



If I had to bet on a single set of reasons for your experience, I'd say you lost a mix of LBM and fat, and you felt weaker because you were.  As your weight came back up, some LBM returned, and your general recovery made you feel healthier overall and the increase of LBM made you feel stronger because again, you were.

You could probably cut body fat without making yourself feel weak if that's what your goal was, thereby feeling equally strong at a lower weight, but you'd have to lift while dieting to do so (and it would have to be something you cared to do, which is a totally personal decision of course).
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 14, 2014, 01:37:49 AM
It's not about carbs. Carbs and protein are both necessary. As are fats, sugars, and salt. In moderation.

It's about moderation in everything, and exercise on top of that.

Eat less of everything in general, eat smaller portions, eat more frequently, stop mindlessly snacking, reduce junk food to an absolute minimum, eat more fruits and vegetables, and exercise. Yoga, walking, cycling, treadmilling, jogging, hiking, weightlifting, swimming, whatever gets you moving and burns calories.

Liquid calories are sneaky. Pop, coffee, tea, juice, beer, milk, etc. They add up.
Most people don't consider them, because drinking isn't eating, right? Wrong. Your metabolism doesn't care.

Drink lots of water, and jazz it up with some zero-cal flavouring if you have to, in order to get it down. Water can be boring.

If you feel hungry between meals, drink another glass of water and go get busy with something else.

I lost 34 lbs following that basic outline. 200lbs  --> 166 Lbs.  And to be honest, I didn't do a lot of exercise.

2 lbs per week is plenty, if you lose more than that, you're getting into Yo-Yo territory, and your body will perceive it's entering a period of famine, and will do anything to maintain or gain weight.

You have to lose it slowly, just as you gained it slowly. Quick fixes rarely last.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 14, 2014, 05:56:16 AM
It's not about carbs. Carbs and protein are both necessary. As are fats, sugars, and salt. In moderation.

It's about moderation in everything, and exercise on top of that.

Eat less of everything in general, eat smaller portions, eat more frequently, stop mindlessly snacking, reduce junk food to an absolute minimum, eat more fruits and vegetables, and exercise. Yoga, walking, cycling, treadmilling, jogging, hiking, weightlifting, swimming, whatever gets you moving and burns calories.

Liquid calories are sneaky. Pop, coffee, tea, juice, beer, milk, etc. They add up.
Most people don't consider them, because drinking isn't eating, right? Wrong. Your metabolism doesn't care.

Drink lots of water, and jazz it up with some zero-cal flavouring if you have to, in order to get it down. Water can be boring.

If you feel hungry between meals, drink another glass of water and go get busy with something else.

I lost 34 lbs following that basic outline. 200lbs  --> 166 Lbs.  And to be honest, I didn't do a lot of exercise.

2 lbs per week is plenty, if you lose more than that, you're getting into Yo-Yo territory, and your body will perceive it's entering a period of famine, and will do anything to maintain or gain weight.

You have to lose it slowly, just as you gained it slowly. Quick fixes rarely last.

Coffee is fine. Actually coffee has lots of weight loss benefits such as appetite surrpression. Its the whole milk, cream and sugar people put in coffee that gets you. Two packets of sugar and one tablespoon of half and half adds 80 cals or more.  That dunkin or Starbucks pumpkin spice coffee seems harmless until you learn a medium size has 160 calories before you add milk or sugar.

Black coffee is great just 2 calories or a dash of skim milk only 10 calories. Yeah it takes adjustment to go from light and sweet to black but once you do you'd be surprised how much you will dislike sweet drinks after awhile.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 14, 2014, 06:30:47 AM
Most people I hang with get the XL Double-Double at Tim's, so drinking that isn't free for the old waistline.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 14, 2014, 07:05:37 AM
Most people I hang with get the XL Double-Double at Tim's, so drinking that isn't free for the old waistline.

Its amazing what you can see people drink with zero idea how many calories and how much sugar they are consuming. I saw a man let his son order an extra large coffee coolatta with extra whipped cream and a Boston cream donut at DD one morning. The kid could not have been more than 12 years old and already well over weight. That little snack was over 1000 calories about 50 percent of what that kid should be eating for the day.

When it comes to drinks and small snacks most people are clueless they think it's low cal for some reason.  Hell a few MMs pack a punch of calories.

As I said before you certainly can eat and drink these things if you want and lose weight if you track it and sacrifice in other areas to keep your total calories Ina decefit.

But man, I couldn't see drinking some latte with whipped cream at 7 am and then not having another spec of substantial food until dinner time.

Me I eat 100 to 200 calorie snacks/meals throughout he day with lunch and dinner being about 500 to 600 calories. Every two hours or so ensuring they are high in fiber and protein. I stay in my calorie and macro nutrient goals and am never hungry.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 14, 2014, 07:13:59 AM
What makes my chuckle (internally) are the obese people who order the Triple-Mega-Onion-Bacon-Mushroom-Cheesy-Melt Burger, the Giga-Sized Poutine, and a DIET PEPSI.

Like THAT'S gonna help, sheesh.



Although I don't follow this advice, I once read a funny (but likely mostly true) posting on FB that basically said: "If you wanna lose weight, and be healthy, don't eat any food that has a website".
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 14, 2014, 07:16:07 AM
"If you wanna lose weight, and be healthy, don't eat any food that has a website".

Lol lol.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on January 14, 2014, 07:34:53 AM
That just about leaves lettuce!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 14, 2014, 07:58:18 AM
That just about leaves lettuce!


Nope, sorry.  :wave:

http://www.lettuce.com (http://www.lettuce.com)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on January 14, 2014, 08:53:24 AM
I am using "Lose it" and so far it is working.  I need to do some research on the ratio of protein, carbs, and fats.  It seems lose it has a skewed scale on that.  I have also read "You Are Your Own Gym" by Mark Lauren but need to re-read it and start doing some of the exercises.  I travel a lot and most hotels don't have full/good gyms so if I can be my own gym then it is everywhere that I go (so that can no longer be an excuse).

I started Lose it I think back in July and at the end of last year I lost 21lbs. This year I am shooting for another 40lbs.  Some of this was cutting out beer and limiting pizza and some was due to cycling and using the elliptical machines in the hotels and drinking about a gallon of water a day.

What I would like to find out is what ratio should there be for protein, carbs, and fats along with how much fiber should one eat.

Marc11 you mentioned a book but didn't give a title, can you provide the title?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 14, 2014, 09:29:54 AM
A ratio is 40/30/30. Check out www.a workout routine.com. his book is my bible. I will say I researched the hell out of his claims and routines and it all checked out....my own results further proved it.

While most hotels lack full gyms you can get a decent workout in if you adjust your reps and sets and know a lot of exercises. Any workout is better than no workout IMHO.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on January 14, 2014, 10:22:39 AM
That just about leaves lettuce!


Nope, sorry.  :wave:

[url]http://www.lettuce.com[/url] ([url]http://www.lettuce.com[/url])


That figures!  :lol:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 14, 2014, 01:27:15 PM
What makes my chuckle (internally) are the obese people who order the Triple-Mega-Onion-Bacon-Mushroom-Cheesy-Melt Burger, the Giga-Sized Poutine, and a DIET PEPSI.

Like THAT'S gonna help, sheesh.

I used to see that all the time when I worked fast food in college.  My personal favorite was when I worked at Steak 'n Shake, where it's an option to add chocolate syrup to your drink.  People would put that in the caffeine-free diet coke. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on January 14, 2014, 01:29:47 PM
Think how much fatter they would be had they opted for the 64+ ounce regular soda.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 14, 2014, 01:34:25 PM
Think how much fatter they would be had they opted for the 64+ ounce regular soda.

Gotta start somewhere.  8)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 14, 2014, 10:12:31 PM
Yall sure are fat.  ;D

But you're ugly and I can eat less and exercise more. :D

Carl
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on January 16, 2014, 06:28:33 AM
I started getting serious right after Christmas.  Downloaded the MyFitness app on all my e-devices to help me keep track of the intake and exercise.  I totally gave up the sodas and switched to water.  Still do one cuppa coffee a day, but all the extras went bye-bye.  It's working quite well!

This semester, I am taking a yoga class and hitting the fitness center three days a week.  Fun times!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 19, 2014, 07:54:32 PM
197 for me, 110 for the wife. We started hitting the bowflex and stair climber more seriously last monday. Feeling good!!!

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on January 19, 2014, 09:16:38 PM
Was 282.  Now 275.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 19, 2014, 09:18:46 PM
197 for me, 110 for the wife. We started hitting the bowflex and stair climber more seriously last monday. Feeling good!!!

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on January 19, 2014, 09:24:36 PM
Was 282.  Now 275.

What happened? You took a shit?!  :lol:  Just kidding! Good job! Congrats!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 20, 2014, 08:00:14 AM
Just started my effort today - target is 30 lbs.

So at the end of Week One I've lost 2 pounds owing to modest change in diet and substantial change in exercise.  I don't drink sodas, eat candy or 'junk' food anyway; I've dropped beer from the regimen and enjoy a glass of wine with meals about twice a week.  My usual late hearty breakfast at the diner has been traded off for an early one of just a banana, 3.5 ounces of yogurt, a slice of toast with margarine and coffee. For lunch (which I normally skipped in favor of a big dinner) I get by with a salad or soup with 1/2 a sandwich.  At dinner I've gotten more conscious about what to eat and then eat only half - the rest is take home for another day.

I've gotten a lot more active - each day Rue & I alternate between the gym and the local swim center.  We're talking about adding bowling to our routine.  :)  Then when Tammy gets home from work each day, as long as it's not freezing cold or raining we take our usual long walk around the neighborhood.   So far so good.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on January 20, 2014, 12:34:53 PM
Why margarine?  Coconut oil or palm oil would be much better for you if you like the taste.  Some of the fats in coconut oil help speed up the metabolism and you can avoid trans fats.  Grass fed butter would be better as well. 

Even Dr. Oz is getting on board with it.  :P
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/why-you-should-give-red-palm-oil-try (http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/why-you-should-give-red-palm-oil-try)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 20, 2014, 12:46:44 PM
Why margarine? 

Because...   

anyone?  :naughty:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Zixxerpilot on January 20, 2014, 01:00:00 PM
Well, I'm joining the journey now, myself. I need to get back in shape, tired of feeling like crap all the time. I'm currently 260lbs, need to get down to 210 and below 12%.

I should have done this forever ago, but I'll be honest, I've been lazy. The DOT is pushing it hard this time, since I have a fed med renewal in August. No way I'm paying for the BS sleep apnea tests (my doc already tested me, I'm good, and insurance paid it then).

The 210 is based on my weight before a major on-track crash. I was 210, 8%, and heavily involved in martial arts and weight lifting. I REALLY let myself slip, and have fought to regain control since.

So, soda and sugary drinks have already been dropped. I drink a ton of water (about 2 liters a day), and black coffee. Occasionally, camomille tea, plain or with a spot of local honey. I need to work on the diet part more than anything.

That said, any suggestions on what to eat for lunch? I'm an LTL truck driver, and there just isn't anywhere to park with decent food. I'm trying to eliminate sandwiches, since the bread is loaded with calories. All I can come up with is a grilled chicken breast and some canned vegetables.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 20, 2014, 02:19:55 PM

That said, any suggestions on what to eat for lunch? I'm an LTL truck driver, and there just isn't anywhere to park with decent food. I'm trying to eliminate sandwiches, since the bread is loaded with calories. All I can come up with is a grilled chicken breast and some canned vegetables.


Welcome aboard!  If you want to drop 20 or 30 lbs real quick give an atkins based diet (its not really a diet) a chance. Then go with what ever lifestyle that fits into your schedule. We still have sandwiches for lunch just without the bread. Yeap we toll sandwich meat from the deli up along with white cheese with some ranch inside and make meat taquitos.  8)  That with some sort of salad of vegetable that allowable on a low carb diet. There is a lot of free stuff at the atkins website. Just sign up and they will send you more free stuff. There is no follow up pressure to buy thier product either although some of their bars are nice. You will NEVER feel hungry on a low carb diet and your initial weight loss is an awesome motivator.

http://www.atkins.com/Free-Tools.aspx (http://www.atkins.com/Free-Tools.aspx)


This stuff is awesome for a shake  http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Best-Isopure-Cookies-3-Pound/dp/B0015R26V8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390249077&sr=8-2&keywords=isopure+zero+carb (http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Best-Isopure-Cookies-3-Pound/dp/B0015R26V8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390249077&sr=8-2&keywords=isopure+zero+carb)

Pork rinds work well as a snack if you like them. As well as nuts with low salt.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Zixxerpilot on January 20, 2014, 03:10:39 PM
Thanks for the idea on the "wraps". Thats actually a very good idea!

And pork rinds? Serious? I've been skipping my favorite snack food and it's OK??? WTF? Why didn't someone tell me??

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on January 20, 2014, 03:24:25 PM
Everything is OK as long as you don't go over your daily calorie count.   :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 20, 2014, 06:18:14 PM
Well, I'm joining the journey now, myself. I need to get back in shape, tired of feeling like crap all the time. I'm currently 260lbs, need to get down to 210 and below 12%.

I should have done this forever ago, but I'll be honest, I've been lazy. The DOT is pushing it hard this time, since I have a fed med renewal in August. No way I'm paying for the BS sleep apnea tests (my doc already tested me, I'm good, and insurance paid it then).

The 210 is based on my weight before a major on-track crash. I was 210, 8%, and heavily involved in martial arts and weight lifting. I REALLY let myself slip, and have fought to regain control since.

So, soda and sugary drinks have already been dropped. I drink a ton of water (about 2 liters a day), and black coffee. Occasionally, camomille tea, plain or with a spot of local honey. I need to work on the diet part more than anything.

That said, any suggestions on what to eat for lunch? I'm an LTL truck driver, and there just isn't anywhere to park with decent food. I'm trying to eliminate sandwiches, since the bread is loaded with calories. All I can come up with is a grilled chicken breast and some canned vegetables.

Subway chicken breast sandwich with veggies and mustard. 320 calories per six inch sub and 26 grams of protein.  What I do is get a foot long but only eat half the bread. Double the protien and under 500 calories.  You could also buy balance or kashi bars for quick high protien snacks that fill you up with under 200 cals.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 21, 2014, 12:00:32 PM
Another thing to consider is plain non-fat greek yogurt that you can add some NO SUGAR ADDED, WATER PACKED fruit cocktail into.  With the fruit it is about 160 calories per cup and two cups would keep you pretty full for a while and pack about 45 grams of protein.

As for bread, nothing wrong with bread other than it packs a lot of calories with very little other nutrition, I like to have multigrain bread bread if I can and I also really like the Thomas's Multigrain light muffins.  Only 100 calories and I think 5 grams of protein.  Marry that with some tuna from a pouch, no water or oil and greek yogurt instead of mayo and you can have two sandwiches that have about 350 calories packing in over 50 grams of protein!!!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on January 21, 2014, 03:22:10 PM
Or if you need something more shelf stable, Starkist makes tuna salad in packets and there are lots of cracker options.  The important thing is if you buy trail mix or something to snack on, buy a scale and snack size bags and divide it up and home before you hit the road to better keep track of how much you have. 

GoPicnic makes an assortment of healthy shelf stable meals.  You can look at what they have for ideas and make your own version of them for less (and with more protein).  Amazon sometimes has the kits on sale and I buy them to keep around as a back up since I'm celiac and have to eat gluten free.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 21, 2014, 04:02:42 PM
Gym was closed today due to snow :(  So we bowled three games then went mall walking instead.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 21, 2014, 06:37:59 PM
Gym was closed today due to snow :(  So we bowled three games then went mall walking instead.

Better than doing nothing for sure. Good job.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on January 23, 2014, 10:47:01 PM
It would be nice to have all the different sources agree on total fat, cholesterol, carbs, fiber, and protein. >:(
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on January 24, 2014, 08:07:45 AM
Then nobody could sell their own book.

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 24, 2014, 12:08:29 PM
It would be nice to have all the different sources agree on total fat, cholesterol, carbs, fiber, and protein. >:(

Before I was put on cholesterol meds I went vegetarian for 3 months with zero fat intake, then had another check. My cholesterol was still high enough to kill the common man. Dr days, "oh it must be genetic for you"....DOH, I would have told you that. I was born with high cholesterol.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 24, 2014, 01:04:13 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 24, 2014, 01:20:44 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on January 24, 2014, 01:27:42 PM
Paleo has worked for me but is really hard to follow if you are used to having bread all the time.  The general principle of avoiding empty calories should be your guide.  Instead of potato chips have avocado slices.  Instead of white bread have some veggies.  Instead of focusing on what to give up, focus on finding the most nutrient dense foods to help you feel full.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 24, 2014, 01:29:57 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on January 24, 2014, 02:04:00 PM
I think both the Mediterranean diet and the paleo diet present pretty healthy ways to eat.

Paleo theory is a bunch of pseudoscience and it's nothing like how paleolithic people would have eaten, but the foods themselves are really good IMO.

Personally I do use diets to alter my body. But I don't struggle with how to eat to keep weight off etc.

I run surpluses when I want to add muscle and deficits when I want to lose fat.

I'm not trying to deprogram compulsive overeating or anything.

So diets can be effective but you do have to be in control and have at least a basic sense of what your maintenance diet should look like.

Most people vastly overestimate their baseline.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 24, 2014, 02:10:29 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?

No because he word "diet" means to follow a certain way of eating until you lose weight and then what????  I never said it was a bad way to eat, but unless a person understands their caloric needs and accepts he fact that they need to track the intake of calories and adjust the amount of food they eat then it is all bullshit.

I don't care what it says, if you need 2000 calories a day and eat 1800 you will lose weight and it doesn't matter if those calories come from fish, veggies or cookies.

When it comes to weight loss it isn't about what you eat it is about how much you eat period. 

Now if one is looking for a healthier lifestyle then have at it. But if someone wants yo lose weight and keep it off it is all about calories in and out period. That has to be understood FULLY and accepted FULLY first and foremost.

I lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over two years and I didn't follow any "diet".

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 24, 2014, 03:12:40 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?

No because he word "diet" means to follow a certain way of eating until you lose weight and then what????  I never said it was a bad way to eat, but unless a person understands their caloric needs and accepts he fact that they need to track the intake of calories and adjust the amount of food they eat then it is all bullshit.

I don't care what it says, if you need 2000 calories a day and eat 1800 you will lose weight and it doesn't matter if those calories come from fish, veggies or cookies.

When it comes to weight loss it isn't about what you eat it is about how much you eat period. 

Now if one is looking for a healthier lifestyle then have at it. But if someone wants yo lose weight and keep it off it is all about calories in and out period. That has to be understood FULLY and accepted FULLY first and foremost.

I lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over two years and I didn't follow any "diet".

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In that case, I'd suggest you read a little on the Mediterranean Diet before dismissing it out of hand.  You may find it's not a "temporary solution", "gimmic" or "lazy bs".  You may instead find that it does indeed involve changing your eating habits; and is about more than simply losing weight.

Again, just a suggestion.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 24, 2014, 03:14:55 PM


Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?

I looked up the definition of diet and yes that is one example but its is also used to describe the food you subsist on. In my mind a diet has never meant some sort of temporary thing. I will forever be on a carb reduced "diet" because it works for me. I feel good, I have lots of energy and my weight is slowly getting to a "normal" state. I have made the adjustment and I am happy with it. I will probably never count calories. What ever works is what each individual needs to figure out.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 24, 2014, 03:32:33 PM

In that case, I'd suggest you read a little on the Mediterranean Diet before dismissing it out of hand.  You may find it's not a "temporary solution", "gimmic" or "lazy bs".  You may instead find that it does indeed involve changing your eating habits; and is about more than simply losing weight.


As it should be with any "diet". Atkins is the same way, its a complete change in eating habits for the rest of your life. As misanthropist stated, I'm not trying to deprogram compulsive overeating. I'm just doing a better job at eating food that seems to work with my body.

Today as an example.

Breakfast was 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, water and coffee
Lunch was my favorite fast food lunch, carls jr famous star lettuce wrap and a diet Dr Pepper (470 cal, 8g carbs)
Dinner will probably be a couple of pieces of baked chicken and a small piece of cheese, water or diet soda

The lunch is way bigger than what I normally eat but its Friday, what the hell.  8)  I don't really call that a diet in regards limiting my intake, its just what I eat M-F. Weekend meals are slightly different, usually less calories but there is always beer and booze to count.   ;)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 24, 2014, 05:08:48 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?

No because he word "diet" means to follow a certain way of eating until you lose weight and then what????  I never said it was a bad way to eat, but unless a person understands their caloric needs and accepts he fact that they need to track the intake of calories and adjust the amount of food they eat then it is all bullshit.

I don't care what it says, if you need 2000 calories a day and eat 1800 you will lose weight and it doesn't matter if those calories come from fish, veggies or cookies.

When it comes to weight loss it isn't about what you eat it is about how much you eat period. 

Now if one is looking for a healthier lifestyle then have at it. But if someone wants yo lose weight and keep it off it is all about calories in and out period. That has to be understood FULLY and accepted FULLY first and foremost.

I lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over two years and I didn't follow any "diet".

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In that case, I'd suggest you read a little on the Mediterranean Diet before dismissing it out of hand.  You may find it's not a "temporary solution", "gimmic" or "lazy bs".  You may instead find that it does indeed involve changing your eating habits; and is about more than simply losing weight.

Again, just a suggestion.

Please read what I wrote. I  dismissed the word diet as a means for weight loss and I dismissed using any "plan" to help. As I have said over and over unless you know your caloric needs and track your intake and change the way you select and eat foods it doesn't matter what diet plan you follow.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on January 24, 2014, 05:17:36 PM
Getting a little testy in here...I think somebody needs a snack.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 24, 2014, 05:25:12 PM
Getting a little testy in here...I think somebody needs a snack.

 :wave:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on January 24, 2014, 06:28:47 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?

No because he word "diet" means to follow a certain way of eating until you lose weight and then what????  I never said it was a bad way to eat, but unless a person understands their caloric needs and accepts he fact that they need to track the intake of calories and adjust the amount of food they eat then it is all bullshit.

I don't care what it says, if you need 2000 calories a day and eat 1800 you will lose weight and it doesn't matter if those calories come from fish, veggies or cookies.

When it comes to weight loss it isn't about what you eat it is about how much you eat period. 

Now if one is looking for a healthier lifestyle then have at it. But if someone wants yo lose weight and keep it off it is all about calories in and out period. That has to be understood FULLY and accepted FULLY first and foremost.

I lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over two years and I didn't follow any "diet".

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In that case, I'd suggest you read a little on the Mediterranean Diet before dismissing it out of hand.  You may find it's not a "temporary solution", "gimmic" or "lazy bs".  You may instead find that it does indeed involve changing your eating habits; and is about more than simply losing weight.

Again, just a suggestion.

Please read what I wrote. I  dismissed the word diet as a means for weight loss and I dismissed using any "plan" to help. As I have said over and over unless you know your caloric needs and track your intake and change the way you select and eat foods it doesn't matter what diet plan you follow.

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So you know without bothering to research that the Mediterranean Diet involves none of that?

Cool.  8)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on January 24, 2014, 07:49:43 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?

No because he word "diet" means to follow a certain way of eating until you lose weight and then what????  I never said it was a bad way to eat, but unless a person understands their caloric needs and accepts he fact that they need to track the intake of calories and adjust the amount of food they eat then it is all bullshit.

I don't care what it says, if you need 2000 calories a day and eat 1800 you will lose weight and it doesn't matter if those calories come from fish, veggies or cookies.

When it comes to weight loss it isn't about what you eat it is about how much you eat period. 

Now if one is looking for a healthier lifestyle then have at it. But if someone wants yo lose weight and keep it off it is all about calories in and out period. That has to be understood FULLY and accepted FULLY first and foremost.

I lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over two years and I didn't follow any "diet".

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In that case, I'd suggest you read a little on the Mediterranean Diet before dismissing it out of hand.  You may find it's not a "temporary solution", "gimmic" or "lazy bs".  You may instead find that it does indeed involve changing your eating habits; and is about more than simply losing weight.

Again, just a suggestion.

Please read what I wrote. I  dismissed the word diet as a means for weight loss and I dismissed using any "plan" to help. As I have said over and over unless you know your caloric needs and track your intake and change the way you select and eat foods it doesn't matter what diet plan you follow.

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So in your world, all calories are the same. It doesn't matter what you eat; only the calories count.

Am I getting that right?

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: marc11 on January 24, 2014, 07:52:03 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?

No because he word "diet" means to follow a certain way of eating until you lose weight and then what????  I never said it was a bad way to eat, but unless a person understands their caloric needs and accepts he fact that they need to track the intake of calories and adjust the amount of food they eat then it is all bullshit.

I don't care what it says, if you need 2000 calories a day and eat 1800 you will lose weight and it doesn't matter if those calories come from fish, veggies or cookies.

When it comes to weight loss it isn't about what you eat it is about how much you eat period. 

Now if one is looking for a healthier lifestyle then have at it. But if someone wants yo lose weight and keep it off it is all about calories in and out period. That has to be understood FULLY and accepted FULLY first and foremost.

I lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over two years and I didn't follow any "diet".

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In that case, I'd suggest you read a little on the Mediterranean Diet before dismissing it out of hand.  You may find it's not a "temporary solution", "gimmic" or "lazy bs".  You may instead find that it does indeed involve changing your eating habits; and is about more than simply losing weight.

Again, just a suggestion.

Please read what I wrote. I  dismissed the word diet as a means for weight loss and I dismissed using any "plan" to help. As I have said over and over unless you know your caloric needs and track your intake and change the way you select and eat foods it doesn't matter what diet plan you follow.

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So in your world, all calories are the same. It doesn't matter what you eat; only the calories count.

Am I getting that right?

When it comes to weight loss yes. As for eating healthy and for other nutrients obviously food choices matter but for weight loss it's only about calories.

But hey you call folllow whatever you all want to, doesn't matter to me. I'm done here.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on January 24, 2014, 07:57:50 PM
Any opinions on the Mediterranean Diet?

Diets are temporary solutions that lead to gaining weight back....why?  Because once you stop following he diet, unless you have changed your eating habits you will go back to your old ways and put weight back. Also diets force sacrafice and sacrifice leads to pent up demand and pent up demand is released via bindgng.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS...no gimmic diet is going to do that.

So unless you ask "any opinions on eating like the mediteraininan style and keeping at my caloric goals" I have to say it doesn't matter.

Find your caloric needs, set your deficit goal and build foods around that. Those diet plans are lazy bs. Start reading labels, know what you are eating, learn he nutrition values of foods and make smart choices.

What you end up eating doesn't matter one bit if you just follow the above.

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Have you actually read up on the Mediterranean Diet?

No because he word "diet" means to follow a certain way of eating until you lose weight and then what????  I never said it was a bad way to eat, but unless a person understands their caloric needs and accepts he fact that they need to track the intake of calories and adjust the amount of food they eat then it is all bullshit.

I don't care what it says, if you need 2000 calories a day and eat 1800 you will lose weight and it doesn't matter if those calories come from fish, veggies or cookies.

When it comes to weight loss it isn't about what you eat it is about how much you eat period. 

Now if one is looking for a healthier lifestyle then have at it. But if someone wants yo lose weight and keep it off it is all about calories in and out period. That has to be understood FULLY and accepted FULLY first and foremost.

I lost 35 pounds and kept it off for over two years and I didn't follow any "diet".

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In that case, I'd suggest you read a little on the Mediterranean Diet before dismissing it out of hand.  You may find it's not a "temporary solution", "gimmic" or "lazy bs".  You may instead find that it does indeed involve changing your eating habits; and is about more than simply losing weight.

Again, just a suggestion.

Please read what I wrote. I  dismissed the word diet as a means for weight loss and I dismissed using any "plan" to help. As I have said over and over unless you know your caloric needs and track your intake and change the way you select and eat foods it doesn't matter what diet plan you follow.

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So in your world, all calories are the same. It doesn't matter what you eat; only the calories count.

Am I getting that right?

When it comes to weight loss yes. As for eating healthy and for other nutrients obviously food choices matter but for weight loss it's only about calories.

But hey you call folllow whatever you all want to, doesn't matter to me. I'm done here.

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6 pages of telling everyone what they need to do and you suddenly decide that you're done. Nice.

 :pokestick:

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on January 24, 2014, 10:09:37 PM


So in your world, all calories are the same. It doesn't matter what you eat; only the calories count.

Am I getting that right?

Well, that much at least is almost totally accurate.

If you run a 500 calorie deficit every day, you will lose nearly a pound a week.  Unless you take things to an absolute extreme - i.e. you eat only spoonfuls of sugar for your remaining calories - you won't really alter your body's method of replacing calories from your diet with calories from metabolized fat.

I personally try to force my body in to maximum efficiency in the fat burn phase by eating protein and basically nothing else.  But that's taking things to an extreme, for one, and it's not especially necessary for the vast majority of people.  I already have a substantially lower than average amount of body fat so I've tuned my diet to keep burning fat when I'm at the point where most people would start to lose some lean body mass as well.  I don't want to do that so I have to take things kind of far.

For an average person looking to lose weight, they could get all their calories from Krispy Kreme.  As long as they sustain a deficit, their body will burn fat to make up the missing fuel.


And, interestingly, most of the measurements of a healthy diet will improve as they do this, even with a garbage diet.  In the long run a mediterranean or "paleo" diet IS probably better.  But if you're fat, losing weight is a bigger health consideration than eating healthy.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on January 24, 2014, 11:15:01 PM
Paleo theory is a bunch of pseudoscience and it's nothing like how paleolithic people would have eaten, but the foods themselves are really good IMO.
Two sites that are really open about this are paleomom and bulletproof executive.  Both focus less on the "paleo" label and more on picking nutritious foods that are good for your metabolism and digestion.  For me that's the focus and not trying to eat like a caveman.  I eat several things most people exclude (like white rice), but they don't cause me problems and make my life easier.  Piling a plate full of preservative laden meat (most bacon) isn't really doing anyone a favor.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: 2RR2NV on January 25, 2014, 10:47:59 AM


So in your world, all calories are the same. It doesn't matter what you eat; only the calories count.

Am I getting that right?

Well, that much at least is almost totally accurate.

If you run a 500 calorie deficit every day, you will lose nearly a pound a week.  Unless you take things to an absolute extreme - i.e. you eat only spoonfuls of sugar for your remaining calories - you won't really alter your body's method of replacing calories from your diet with calories from metabolized fat.

I personally try to force my body in to maximum efficiency in the fat burn phase by eating protein and basically nothing else.  But that's taking things to an extreme, for one, and it's not especially necessary for the vast majority of people.  I already have a substantially lower than average amount of body fat so I've tuned my diet to keep burning fat when I'm at the point where most people would start to lose some lean body mass as well.  I don't want to do that so I have to take things kind of far.

For an average person looking to lose weight, they could get all their calories from Krispy Kreme.  As long as they sustain a deficit, their body will burn fat to make up the missing fuel.


And, interestingly, most of the measurements of a healthy diet will improve as they do this, even with a garbage diet.  In the long run a mediterranean or "paleo" diet IS probably better.  But if you're fat, losing weight is a bigger health consideration than eating healthy.

no wonder I'm losing weight....  all those dang cookies and snacks i eat at work.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on January 25, 2014, 11:46:37 AM
Paleo theory is a bunch of pseudoscience and it's nothing like how paleolithic people would have eaten, but the foods themselves are really good IMO.
Two sites that are really open about this are paleomom and bulletproof executive.  Both focus less on the "paleo" label and more on picking nutritious foods that are good for your metabolism and digestion.  For me that's the focus and not trying to eat like a caveman.  I eat several things most people exclude (like white rice), but they don't cause me problems and make my life easier.  Piling a plate full of preservative laden meat (most bacon) isn't really doing anyone a favor.
Maybe that's an evolution of the whole thing...honestly I don't even care if people's reasons for eating simple, healthy foods are based on some crazy fantasy land version of caveman diets.  If that's the concept that sells them on eating well, good enough.

Still though, kind of glad there are people who are into it, but not drinking their own paleokoolaid.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on January 25, 2014, 11:47:09 AM


So in your world, all calories are the same. It doesn't matter what you eat; only the calories count.

Am I getting that right?

Well, that much at least is almost totally accurate.

If you run a 500 calorie deficit every day, you will lose nearly a pound a week.  Unless you take things to an absolute extreme - i.e. you eat only spoonfuls of sugar for your remaining calories - you won't really alter your body's method of replacing calories from your diet with calories from metabolized fat.

I personally try to force my body in to maximum efficiency in the fat burn phase by eating protein and basically nothing else.  But that's taking things to an extreme, for one, and it's not especially necessary for the vast majority of people.  I already have a substantially lower than average amount of body fat so I've tuned my diet to keep burning fat when I'm at the point where most people would start to lose some lean body mass as well.  I don't want to do that so I have to take things kind of far.

For an average person looking to lose weight, they could get all their calories from Krispy Kreme.  As long as they sustain a deficit, their body will burn fat to make up the missing fuel.


And, interestingly, most of the measurements of a healthy diet will improve as they do this, even with a garbage diet.  In the long run a mediterranean or "paleo" diet IS probably better.  But if you're fat, losing weight is a bigger health consideration than eating healthy.

no wonder I'm losing weight....  all those dang cookies and snacks i eat at work.

Well...if you don't eat anything else...
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on January 25, 2014, 12:43:45 PM
Maybe that's an evolution of the whole thing...honestly I don't even care if people's reasons for eating simple, healthy foods are based on some crazy fantasy land version of caveman diets.  If that's the concept that sells them on eating well, good enough.

Still though, kind of glad there are people who are into it, but not drinking their own paleokoolaid.
There are still a lot of people focusing on the label, but I prefer the ones focusing on science since I'm only doing this to avoid foods because of intolerances or allergies. The lean toned body is just a nice side effect. :P

I wish my allergist would have told me years ago that I'd benefit from removing high mycotoxin foods from my diet when I was diagnosed with mold allergy.  I think a lot of people do so well on paleo because they have allergies or intolerances that they didn't know about before that clear up for the first time when they start to eat clean, and then they fall in love with the koolaid instead of understanding the underlying mechanism.  If you look at a list of paleo no-nos and high mycotoxin foods they are almost the same thing.  I think that's one of the reasons the diet has become so popular, along with a lower carb and high fat diet benefiting so many medical issues.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on January 25, 2014, 02:28:10 PM
That's interesting.  To be honest I have no knowledge of mycotoxins beyond having once read a William Gibson novel in which the protagonist had been injured by the intentional application of an engineered mycotoxin.  I read that book before the internet existed so I didn't look it up at the time and I never thought about it again.

Now I will read about mycotoxins.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on January 25, 2014, 02:59:19 PM
That's interesting.  To be honest I have no knowledge of mycotoxins beyond having once read a William Gibson novel in which the protagonist had been injured by the intentional application of an engineered mycotoxin.  I read that book before the internet existed so I didn't look it up at the time and I never thought about it again.

Now I will read about mycotoxins.

It's basically the harmful byproduct of mold growing on food.  Some foods are more likely to have mold than others, and should be avoided by those with a mold allergy.  Some people are less sensitive to mold and can eat the same foods without any problems.  I've always gotten heartburn from peanut butter and now I know why.  Peanuts, corn, wheat, and milk are all things that are likely to be moldy and I feel better when I avoid them.  I'm sensitive enough that the freshest container of cow's milk from the grocery store still tastes sour/off to me.  Haven't found someone with a milk cow that I could drink it from to compare.

There's a good amount of info here: http://www.bulletproofexec.com/mycotoxins-in-america/ (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/mycotoxins-in-america/)

The guy that runs the site is also very sensitive to mycotoxins and what really started me on being careful to only eat really fresh stuff and avoid foods that are likely to harbor mold.  It's made a big difference for me and I can tell whenever I get sloppy with my diet, like the previous two weeks with vacation. :(
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on January 26, 2014, 07:07:36 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.

Now 272.3
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on January 26, 2014, 07:47:55 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.

Now 272.3

 :thumbsup:  That's great! Question, do you exercise or just diet?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: doc4216 on January 26, 2014, 08:56:47 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.

Now 272.3

Congrats Meemuh!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on January 26, 2014, 01:07:59 PM
Was 282.  Now 275.

Now 272.3

 :thumbsup:  That's great! Question, do you exercise or just diet?

Just neurotically counting calories....I haven't found/made time to exercise.  I've got 3 nights of classes this semester.  The rest of the free time generally goes into homework or being lazy.  Right now I'm mostly interested in reduction.  I'll be happy going from a large pile of pudding to a smaller pile of pudding.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: spinalator on January 26, 2014, 01:31:02 PM
I was always heavy for my 6'1", rarely fat until recently. I was 195 and a bean pole when I entered university, got as high as 256 last year. Currently, I am 232 after a 2 week post holiday cleanse," and I am getting my arse back to the gym this week. Current target is 220 before Cuba. March 29 I leave. Wish me luck, my skinnies....


Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on January 26, 2014, 01:45:16 PM

Just neurotically counting calories....I haven't found/made time to exercise.  I've got 3 nights of classes this semester.  The rest of the free time generally goes into homework or being lazy.  Right now I'm mostly interested in reduction.  I'll be happy going from a large pile of pudding to a smaller pile of pudding.

That's cool. I was just curious what other people do w/o going all apeshit! I don't do anything major, but I've lost 10lbs as well. I'm 227 now & hope to be 185lbs-195lbs by July 12th. I pretty much just control my intake of food eating until I'm not hungry, not full but not hungry, I don't drink any soda for now, I never eat after 6pm, I run 4 miles a day 4 days a week & when it warms up I'll incorporate 21 miles a day by bicycle 2 days a week & I do a core workout 3 days a week & do some light dumbell & machine weight stuff 2 or 3 days a week. I never count calories & I eat what I want. I think that the cardio & less food intake & no soda & not eating after 6pm is the greatest cause of my weight loss! LOL
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 26, 2014, 02:25:23 PM
197 this morning, first time back to 197 since before the holidays. I cheated a bit and the additional carbs put 3 lbs on between October and Jan.  :bigsmile:  Wife hit her goal this morning of 110, the additional time on the bowflex and stair climber are working great for booting the lbs off our bodies. Wife has lost 18 lbs and I have lost 21. Woot.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 26, 2014, 06:15:42 PM
197 this morning, first time back to 197 since before the holidays. I cheated a bit and the additional carbs put 3 lbs on between October and Jan.  :bigsmile:  Wife hit her goal this morning of 110, the additional time on the bowflex and stair climber are working great for booting the lbs off our bodies. Wife has lost 18 lbs and I have lost 21. Woot.

Great job to the both of you!  I'm holding steady at goal.  Now been there for about a year and a half.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 26, 2014, 08:14:18 PM

Great job to the both of you!  I'm holding steady at goal.  Now been there for about a year and a half.

That's pretty darn awesome right there.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on January 27, 2014, 06:58:19 AM
I am up an entire horsepower this year!!!  And overall I (my bikes) have gained 4 horses since July 2013.  This is really helpful on my monster 30bhp BMW R60/2.  When the rebuild is done I should be able to skyrocket to 70mph with little trouble.

I'm just watching what I eat and hitting the hotel elliptical when I can.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on January 28, 2014, 05:15:20 AM
Damn near picked up one horsepower as of today!  Broke the plateau and the weight's headed off again.  Scale read 166 this morning.   :chili:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on January 28, 2014, 08:26:57 AM
still stuck at 225.... need to get to work...
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cookie on January 28, 2014, 08:33:36 AM
I just ate four waffles for second breakfast.

I feel like such a failure.

Quitting booze and drugs was different.

You need to eat so there can't be total abstinence.


FUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on January 28, 2014, 08:36:24 AM
I just ate four waffles for second breakfast.

I feel like such a failure.

Quitting booze and drugs was different.

You need to eat so there can't be total abstinence.


FUUUUUUUUU

LOL... I know the feeling!!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: JReazor on January 28, 2014, 08:38:43 AM
still stuck at 225.... need to get to work...

That's exactly where I am. I recently added swimming to my repertoire. It feels like a great workout. I'm hoping that it along with paying more attention to what I eat shakes things up enough to get me moving in the right direction again.

Congrats to everyone who is doing so well.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on January 28, 2014, 09:03:47 AM
still stuck at 225.... need to get to work...

That's exactly where I am. I recently added swimming to my repertoire. It feels like a great workout. I'm hoping that it along with paying more attention to what I eat shakes things up enough to get me moving in the right direction again.

Congrats to everyone who is doing so well.

Beer is my problem, I stop too often for a couple on the way home, then I'm starving so I eat a cheeseburger or pizza..
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 28, 2014, 11:27:23 AM


Beer is my problem, I stop too often for a couple on the way home, then I'm starving so I eat a cheeseburger or pizza..

Eat the cheeseburger without the bunn and switch to drinking distilled spirits.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on January 28, 2014, 12:47:01 PM


Beer is my problem, I stop too often for a couple on the way home, then I'm starving so I eat a cheeseburger or pizza..

Eat the cheeseburger without the bunn and switch to drinking distilled spirits.  :bigsmile:

unfortunately I don't do well (or maybe it is that I do very well??) on spirits. I tend to down them like beer :o
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on January 28, 2014, 01:14:00 PM


Beer is my problem, I stop too often for a couple on the way home, then I'm starving so I eat a cheeseburger or pizza..

Eat the cheeseburger without the bunn and switch to drinking distilled spirits.  :bigsmile:
I tell people I eat paleo + tequila and chocolate.  Only a few of them realize I'm not joking. :P
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: JonS on January 28, 2014, 03:39:42 PM


Beer is my problem, I stop too often for a couple on the way home, then I'm starving so I eat a cheeseburger or pizza..

Eat the cheeseburger without the bunn and switch to drinking distilled spirits.  :bigsmile:

unfortunately I don't do well (or maybe it is that I do very well??) on spirits. I tend to down them like beer :o

Yeah, me too. My poison, in trying not to drink beer is whiskey. Trouble is, if I have just a little too much, I pretty much pass out. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on January 28, 2014, 05:06:32 PM


Yeah, me too. My poison, in trying not to drink beer is whiskey. Trouble is, if I have just a little too much, I pretty much pass out. :rolleyes:
 

At least you wont eat in your sleep.  8)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: squeezer on January 28, 2014, 05:17:15 PM


Yeah, me too. My poison, in trying not to drink beer is whiskey. Trouble is, if I have just a little too much, I pretty much pass out. :rolleyes:
 

At least you wont eat in your sleep.  8)

Since diet products always sell, there's a billion dollar idea. Start infomercials on how to be a "sleeparian." We'll rebottle Nyquil as a dinner substitute.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: PatM on January 28, 2014, 05:25:37 PM


Yeah, me too. My poison, in trying not to drink beer is whiskey. Trouble is, if I have just a little too much, I pretty much pass out. :rolleyes:
 

At least you wont eat in your sleep.  8)
If I have a big meal, I need a siesta afterwards. Does that count?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on February 01, 2014, 05:30:28 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3

Now 270.3
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on February 01, 2014, 07:24:28 AM
Now 270.3

 :bigok:

165 yesterday and off to the gym in 15 minutes.
Title: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on February 01, 2014, 10:24:56 AM
Good on you for sticking with the gym.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Scratch on February 01, 2014, 02:34:36 PM
Beer is my problem, I stop too often for a couple on the way home, then I'm starving so I eat a cheeseburger or pizza..

Dropped beer.  I can have a couple glasses of red wine per day though.  That's a good thing.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 01, 2014, 04:44:32 PM
Did a session on the trainer this morning so I can indulge in a cheeseburger and a drink out at the bar tonight.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on February 01, 2014, 05:19:04 PM
Did a session on the trainer this morning so I can indulge in a cheeseburger and a drink out at the bar tonight.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

I made burritos this afternoon and destroyed one for dinner.  Still way under plan for calories today.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on February 01, 2014, 06:19:00 PM
Two eggs this morning, two brat dogs with mustard this afternoon. Thats all so far.  :razz:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 02, 2014, 08:00:51 AM
I chose a Reuben instead.  The food pic thread called to me.  This morning it's slow-cooker oatmeal with dried apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  It's like having apple pie for breakfast, but way better for you.

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: fourstring on February 02, 2014, 08:32:12 AM
I chose a Reuben instead.  The food pic thread called to me.  This morning it's slow-cooker oatmeal with dried apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  It's like having apple pie for breakfast, but way better for you.

Especially before shoveling the driveway and skiing today.  Fuck the Super Bowl, I'm going to play outside.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on February 02, 2014, 08:38:29 AM
I chose a Reuben instead.  The food pic thread called to me.  This morning it's slow-cooker oatmeal with dried apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  It's like having apple pie for breakfast, but way better for you.

Similar stuff here.  I never liked oatmeal as a kid.  Now, it's breakfast 5 days a week and loving it.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 08:57:28 AM
Fuck the Super Bowl, I'm going to play outside.


But what about the Puppy Bowl?  They managed to book Keyboard Cat as the halftime show.   :lol:




I had some cookies for breakfast.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on February 03, 2014, 11:28:51 AM
I had to establish a new goal for myself this weekend. I think because my original goal was to get under 200 I am not trying as hard since I have been 197ish now for a while. So that being said my new goal is 188 lbs.  That is a solid 10 lbs off from my current weight and I think is totally doable.  :bigok:

Wife wants to change her goal as well but I think she is at a weight right now that works for her (works for me  ;) ).  Shes thinking 105 but I am thinking 110 with the current weight training left in tact is a better option. What ever floats her boat.  ;D
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on February 04, 2014, 05:26:46 AM
The wife is back in the gym!  She says she can't weigh more than me after I get to goal of 150.  Actually, I'm glad, as she felt better running on the treadmill 3-4 days a week.  She can outrun me even now.   :wings:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on February 09, 2014, 08:30:37 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3

Now 267.9
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 09, 2014, 10:29:56 AM
Good for you. Slow and steady wins at this race.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on February 16, 2014, 07:45:50 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9

Now 264.1
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: viffergyrl on February 16, 2014, 12:18:09 PM
So this past year has been more about 'stop gaining' than losing weight. Finally have figured out how to motivate myself to lose weight.

I am paying myself for good behavior. The fund will be for new clothes first, then that might change. My first goals are modest. $1 each day to track what I eat (you cannot fix what you cannot measure) and $1 each day if I exercise.

It's amazing how I just plain lie to myself about what and how much I eat.  :o

Now the plan is to add more things each day to earn my dollar. Not sure what I'm going to add just yet - I'm analyzing last week's data. I am also walking with other women at lunch time 3 times a week (in addition to working out each morning 4 days a week) and that is making a difference. Right now it's all about 'not sitting' as opposed to more intensive exercise. First I have to strengthen my arthritic right knee and fix my frozen left shoulder which does involve strengthening some muscles to improve posture (probably the root cause of the frozen shoulder plus some other factors) before I start getting more serious about weight training (the next goal) or any more intensive exercise.

I lost almost 1.5 lbs last week - directionally correct at least.  :bigsmile: It helps me to visualize a pound package of butter (and 2 more sticks) that is no longer on my body.

And congratulations to those who are losing (:wave: Meemuh, giaka)!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on February 16, 2014, 01:24:15 PM
Down 11 and somewhat hampered by a strained left hamstring in a yoga incident.   :facepalm:   The lower body stretching is limited at this point, but I can still use the elliptical machine to keep limber.  I've got 160 in my sights for the end of February.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 16, 2014, 02:45:56 PM
Good job on losing, everyone!  I'm holding steady at 150 lbs.

I had a very interesting revelation about weight loss and healthy eating the other day.  I've heard it before, but it really sank in the other day.  After, of all things, reading the Russell Brand op ed in the Phillip Seymour Hoffman thread, I realized that I too am an addict.  I'm addicted to eating.  I do it mostly when I'm bored, sometimes when I'm upset, but I eat as a way of coping with whatever.  And much like a drug addict, I have my fix - sugar.  I get antsy at night if I don't have dessert, and my brain won't let me idle until I have that fix.  Sadly, unlike a heroin addict or alcoholic, I don't have the luxury of going cold turkey and never touching the stuff again.  I have to eat food to live.  Sucks, eh?  Anyway, after I read that article, I realized that I have a long life of constant vigilance ahead of me.

So to turn this around and make it positive, here's some of my favorite snacks I've discovered that let me nibble and taste good, but don't cost too much in calories:

Carrot sticks and Oasis Zero Fat Black Bean or Lentil dips (really good and filling!)
A cup of berries with butterscotch on them at night (usual dessert; gives me my sugar fix without being crazy)
Clif bar peanut butter chocolate chip bar after a workout - high in protein so really fills me up
Quaker 90 calorie oatmeal raisin granola bars - fairly low cal for granola
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: bubba zanetti on February 16, 2014, 03:20:23 PM
Anyway, after I read that article, I realized that I have a long life of constant vigilance ahead of me.

So to turn this around and make it positive, here's some of my favorite snacks I've discovered that let me nibble and taste good, but don't cost too much in calories:




Give these a try, they are really awesome and very healthy.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cocoa-and-coconut-snacks/#axzz2tWR2VDgR (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cocoa-and-coconut-snacks/#axzz2tWR2VDgR)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 16, 2014, 03:39:11 PM
Give these a try, they are really awesome and very healthy.

[url]http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cocoa-and-coconut-snacks/#axzz2tWR2VDgR[/url] ([url]http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cocoa-and-coconut-snacks/#axzz2tWR2VDgR[/url])


Ooo, those look delicious!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on February 16, 2014, 03:58:13 PM
viffergyrl, how about a dollar for everyday you drink a gallon of water?


I have limited myself on diet soda and I notice a difference in weight loss and how I sleep.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: viffergyrl on February 16, 2014, 04:09:17 PM
viffergyrl, how about a dollar for everyday you drink a gallon of water?


I have limited myself on diet soda and I notice a difference in weight loss and how I sleep.

I've never had a problem with diet soda - that crap tastes terrible!  :P I drink water, coffee, tea, and…. alcohol.  :bigsmile: If I do drink soda it's the regular kind and only rarely. I treat it like a dessert.

I am a(n) hedonic eater - pure pleasure. What helps when I track my food is that I have to decide if the food or drink is worth it. This is how I've reduced my alcohol consumption. It just isn't worth it on some days.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 16, 2014, 05:05:37 PM
I've found this to be true on booze. I can't drink more than one drink any more. I'm satisfied after that, unless it's a really nice vintage wine that I won't ever get again.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on February 16, 2014, 08:11:40 PM
So, as an obese man, I am curious what the thought are about the BMI?  According to the almighty equation, my "ideal weight" is between 140 and 189 (probably on the higher end of that range due to build).  To me, that seems a bit berserk,  I've always had the number 200 in mind for an end goal (the 240 goal below is a before vacation goal).  Honestly, I can't even imagine how svelte 200 would look...I would suspect that anything less might be a little bit on the "get that guy a sammich"side.  Or am I so used to everyone being a little chunky that my ideals are skewed?  Who is this BMI guy, and who made him the boss?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 16, 2014, 09:05:22 PM
I thought I'd look like death warmed over if ever I made it to my healthy range. I assure you this is not the case. The BMI has its critics and champions, due to its rather funky model. I think it's the standard that gets used by docs, so right now we use it.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on February 17, 2014, 05:21:47 AM
I just got to my max "healthy" BMI (24.9) and trust me, I'm still not thin by any measure you'd care to try.   When I hit goal of 150 pounds, I'll be firmly ensconced in the mid range.  If I were still military, I'd have been put on the weight control program at 165.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on February 17, 2014, 02:21:29 PM
For 95% of people it's a good guide.  Most people don't realize just how fat they are.

For the pointy ends of the bell curve it doesn't work. But those people know that already because they put in a ton of work to get to the point that it doesn't apply.

According to the BMI charts I'm overweight. In fact I am currently running around 12-13% body fat.

This was not easy to achieve.

If you know the difference between front and back squats in terms of muscular development, and you know the warm up and 1rm weight for both for you, chances are that the BMI chart does not apply to you. If not, you're probably just underestimating how fat you are.

That sucks to hear but it's likely true. Take it from someone who suffered through the same process of discovery.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on February 17, 2014, 08:31:21 PM
As of Saturday morning my motorcycles have gained 1.5 horsepower this year :clap:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on February 20, 2014, 05:47:46 AM
Exercise is addicting.   :gdog:   Off to my first class (yoga), followed by a 90 minute session at the college fitness center.  Day three in a row.  Usual routine is 30-45 minutes on an elliptical stepper and the same picking things up and putting them down.  It's not to add mass, but to chisel the blubber off and some of it is damn stubborn. 




The great part?  A bunch of the daily minor aches and pains are disappearing.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on February 20, 2014, 11:06:14 AM
Exercise is addicting.   :gdog:   

I obviously need more, 197 and holding for a while.  :facepalm:  Wife is holding at her goal of 110.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on February 20, 2014, 02:15:48 PM
as part of the wellness program at work I now have a fitbit. It tracks your activity, calories, water intake, etc. pretty interesting if you take the time to mess with it. hopefully this will get me back on track after being stuck at 225..

here is the fibit site:  http://www.fitbit.com/ (http://www.fitbit.com/)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: JReazor on February 20, 2014, 03:10:56 PM
I've been wearing a fitbit flex for a few months now. It really does motivate me to do things like park further from the door and take the stairs instead of the elevator. I'm thinking about upgrading to the Force just for the altimeter. It counts stairs as well as steps.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on February 22, 2014, 07:55:33 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1

Now 263.0
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 22, 2014, 08:09:06 AM
Gotta go do my official monthly weigh-in today at WeightWatchers to keep my Lifetime status.  Scale at home says I lost 3 lbs since last month.  Dunno how that happened.  Haven't been doing anything to lose.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on February 25, 2014, 08:24:35 AM
Don't worry I found those 3 pounds and will be returning them to you as soon as I can. ;D
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 02, 2014, 08:10:05 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0


Now 258.6
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on March 02, 2014, 08:30:17 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0


Now 258.6

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 02, 2014, 01:00:00 PM
Don't worry I found those 3 pounds and will be returning them to you as soon as I can. ;D

Thank you, no.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on March 03, 2014, 07:55:28 AM
Gained a couple pounds while on vacation because we ate really well.  Got home on Friday and ate something that didn't agree on Saturday.  Lost everything gained plus a pound.  If this keeps up today, I might crack 160 by tomorrow.  Pushing fluids and saltines to ease the cramps.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 03, 2014, 11:14:36 AM
At least you didn't wreck your vacation.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on March 06, 2014, 07:33:36 AM
Apparently, it was the flu, not bad food.  Down for four days and queasy for two more.  Back to class today.

!!  Winnah!  One intermediate goal reached.  160.2 on the scale this morning.  :banana: :banana: :banana: :wings: :wings: :wings:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on March 06, 2014, 09:29:05 AM
a week in Nashville didn't help my progress at all :-[
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 09, 2014, 08:00:31 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6

Now 258.2
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cookie on March 09, 2014, 08:50:03 AM
Gained 95,000 lbs in February.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 09, 2014, 06:21:35 PM
Gained 95,000 lbs in February.

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Doesn't look an ounce over 90,000.  Fatty.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 09, 2014, 06:22:44 PM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6


Now 258.2


Gained 400.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 10, 2014, 01:02:11 PM
Broke into the 220`s this week.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on March 10, 2014, 01:07:37 PM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6


Now 258.2


Gained 400.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 15, 2014, 05:57:27 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6

Now 254.4 253.8
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on March 15, 2014, 10:36:05 AM
Great!  I've stalled between 160/161 for the past week.  Stuff will happen eventually. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 15, 2014, 11:46:07 AM
I'm expecting a plateau any day now...


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on March 18, 2014, 05:53:24 PM
Holding steady at 199.  :o  Been sick for the last little while, sinus and ear infection. Along with a bad case of vertigo to go along with ear infection.  :P
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: squeezer on March 18, 2014, 06:09:15 PM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6

Now 254.4 253.8

You're coming up on 30 pounds. Pretty freakin' suh-weet.   :bigok:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 18, 2014, 07:06:09 PM
Down about 2.4 lbs on my official monthly weigh-in this past Sunday.  Didn't do anything different. :shrug:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 18, 2014, 07:49:55 PM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6

Now 254.4 253.8

You're coming up on 30 pounds. Pretty freakin' suh-weet.   :bigok:

Thanks.  Phase 1 is nearly 75% complete.  Grand plan is to drop 50 more.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on March 19, 2014, 06:29:50 AM
Not weight loss, but I won a giveaway on Dr. Terry Wahl's site and get a 30 minute Skype chat with her on Saturday.  Not really sure what to ask, as she advocates a super strict keto diet with tons of greens, coconut oil, and a little meat (there are also other "levels" of her diet listed in her book).
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on March 19, 2014, 09:00:06 AM





 :chili: :banana:   That is all.




VVVVV

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 22, 2014, 06:27:26 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8

Now 253.3
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on March 22, 2014, 09:01:01 AM
 :smiley_thumb: , Meemuh!


Broke my plateau and dropped three pounds this week.  Now at 157!  I got stubborn and upped the intensity at the gym. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 22, 2014, 09:44:36 AM
Gotta love multi-pound loss.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on March 29, 2014, 07:16:20 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3

Now 249.8
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 29, 2014, 08:15:55 AM
Holding steady after 10 days in the south.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on March 29, 2014, 08:35:46 AM
I picked up a Fitbit Zip yesterday to help keep track of movement and stuff.  We're in Baltimore and eating too well. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on March 29, 2014, 08:39:31 AM
We're in Baltimore...

All the smack that you talk aboot "The D" & you're visiting Baltimore? Baltimore, Maryland?  :lol:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on March 29, 2014, 09:48:09 AM
I picked up a Fitbit Zip yesterday to help keep track of movement and stuff.  We're in Baltimore and eating too well.

Running for your life should help as well.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: doc4216 on March 29, 2014, 10:18:33 AM
Let me just give you my background on this subject. All through high school and college I was an athlete. I held steady around 145. I joined the military thinking that I would get even more cut. I put on 20 lbs at my first unit but no big deal because some of it was definitely muscle. Then I broke my femur in a dirt bike accident. That's what changed me. I had always attacked life and sports with no holds bar, now I was hesitant and unsure in my ability. I gained more weigh, got really upset and had a hard time with my personal life. I became a yo-yo when it came to weight. I always made my weigh-ins for work but not the way I want to.

Over the last year, I have tried to change my way of thinking. I tried making good choices, joined a boot camp, and starting running without pain (3 knee surgeries from femur). I have not had as much success as I would have liked but I feel better in all areas; mentally, physically, and emotionally.

So last month I got new running shoes and started running more though I have been doing boot camp for a while. I am going to meet my goal! Because I did not do well over the holidays, I hate even typing it but I started March at 192. Yesterday I weighed in at 185.4. Just over 6 lbs. Its not great but it's a start and I'm trying to do it the right way instead of doing it unhealthy like in the past. My biggest problem is portion control so that is what I'm focusing on. 

I read this thread all the time and just want to say thank you. Everyone here gives me the knowledge and hope that I can do it. And maybe someone else can start getting healthier too!

Shannon
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on March 30, 2014, 07:35:20 AM
Holding steady after 10 days in the south.


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The problem is that most people overlook the healthy southern food and head straight for Paula Deen's deep frier BS.  A baked sweet potato, collards, and a pile of bbq without a bun is actually a pretty healthy meal.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 30, 2014, 07:27:24 PM

The problem is that most people overlook the healthy southern food and head straight for Paula Deen's deep frier BS.  A baked sweet potato, collards, and a pile of bbq without a bun is actually a pretty healthy meal.

That's pretty much the kind of meals I was eating to stay on track.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 31, 2014, 06:09:10 AM
I hit the 40 pound mark today. Actually, I'm at -40.5 as of this morning. Assuming I make the Spring Meet next month, y'all will be seeing less of me.

 :chili: :chili: :chili:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on March 31, 2014, 06:22:45 AM
That's pretty much the kind of meals I was eating to stay on track.


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You didn't get adventurous and order chitlins?  I've wanted to try them for a while, but most places bread them to some extent so they aren't an option anymore. :(  I've make a goal to try more of the variety meats, so I guess tripe is next (probably in pho).
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on April 03, 2014, 04:08:32 PM
That's pretty much the kind of meals I was eating to stay on track.


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You didn't get adventurous and order chitlins?  I've wanted to try them for a while, but most places bread them to some extent so they aren't an option anymore. :(  I've make a goal to try more of the variety meats, so I guess tripe is next (probably in pho).

Not a big fan of organ meats, unless it's pate'.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on April 05, 2014, 07:58:22 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8


Now 250.2.  Oh well...


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on April 05, 2014, 04:43:57 PM
I haven't stepped on a scale since we got back from Baltimore.  With school and working this week, my appetite has returned with a vengeance.  My activity level is at a high I haven't seen in 8 years.  The FitBit Zip is going crazy keeping up. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on April 07, 2014, 06:25:20 AM
I has a problem.  I need new belts.  :smiley_thumb:   The current ones have gotten longer than I remember. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on April 07, 2014, 06:52:36 AM
I has a problem.  I need new belts.  :smiley_thumb:   The current ones have gotten longer than I remember.


Here is the fix for that.

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Or this.

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Either one will fix the belt issue ;D
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on April 07, 2014, 03:57:53 PM
Checking in at the same old 199 and 110.  At least we are not getting bigger.  8)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: rgbeard on April 09, 2014, 09:25:43 AM
I was down 10 pounds for my 3/29 trackday.  Goal attained.

Now the next 10 is for my 6/23 trackday. 

Just checked, and I've lost 2.5 of that already.  another 7.5 and I'm at goal.   8)

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on April 12, 2014, 06:54:52 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2

245.6
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: doc4216 on April 12, 2014, 09:35:17 AM
Still at 186. Goal is 10lbs by June 16th
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on April 19, 2014, 07:15:18 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6

Now 242.7
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on April 20, 2014, 07:27:03 PM
I have plateaued.  Been stuck at 230 for 2 months.  I guess I will need to cut out the drinking and the eating.  Cutting the eating was the easy part but the drinking will be an issue. ;D
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on April 26, 2014, 07:15:08 AM


Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7

Now 243.4


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on April 28, 2014, 11:53:14 AM
Lost ~.8 lbs since my last weigh-in.  Since I'm supposed to be holding steady, I guess I will have that piece of pie later this week when my department meets with the college's president. :gdog:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 02, 2014, 06:42:04 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4


Now 241.8  (40.2 lbs gone, for those keeping track at home)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on May 04, 2014, 03:34:33 PM

Now 241.8  (40.2 lbs gone, for those keeping track at home)

Big milestone; congrats!

I was gearing up to be very good at my son's birthday party yesterday. Turns out getting a stomach virus is a great way to stay on track.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on May 09, 2014, 05:39:12 AM
This new job is a great weight loss program.  Started the week up a bit at 157, kept an eye on my intake and stepped on the scale this morning at 154.   :banana:   The Fitbit tells me I've done more than 10k steps every day this week to go with all the physical exertion lifting dirt bikes, mounting and balancing tires and all the other daily tasks. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 10, 2014, 07:23:25 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8

Now 239.0

Goal 1a has been met...which was 240 lbs (which I was hoping to hit by June 1)
Goal 1b is 200 lbs, hopefully by Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 12, 2014, 08:41:03 AM
I hit 48 pounds this morning...do I hear 50? Come on, fifty...momma wants a hot stone massage!!!

Even better is that I went to the doctor on Friday and in the last 14 months, I've dropped my cholesterol from 203 to 167 and my triglycerides from 219 to 70! Thank you, clean eating and bike riding!!!

 :chili:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 12, 2014, 11:13:49 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on May 12, 2014, 11:15:00 AM
Even better is that I went to the doctor on Friday and in the last 14 months, I've dropped my cholesterol from 203 to 167 and my triglycerides from 219 to 70! Thank you, clean eating and bike riding!!!

That is awesome, congrats. holding at 197 here, wife is at 111. We have our yearly physical on Wednesday. We are both around 25 lbs lighter than the last time we saw her. Should be interesting.  8)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on May 12, 2014, 11:39:00 AM
Just a bunch of losers hanging out here. 














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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 12, 2014, 11:42:45 AM
If the shoe fits...


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on May 12, 2014, 02:36:15 PM
If the shoe fits...


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Mine fit better now.  I must've even had fat feet.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on May 12, 2014, 02:55:32 PM
If the shoe fits...


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Never had a problem with the shoes.  The pants and stuff, well, yeah. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 12, 2014, 03:30:05 PM

If the shoe fits...


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Never had a problem with the shoes.  The pants and stuff, well, yeah.

Boy, you aren't kidding there.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on May 12, 2014, 03:33:13 PM

If the shoe fits...


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Never had a problem with the shoes.  The pants and stuff, well, yeah.

Boy, you aren't kidding there.


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BTW, is your avatar your weight loss inspiration picture? :pokestick: :blbl:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 12, 2014, 05:19:10 PM


If the shoe fits...


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Never had a problem with the shoes.  The pants and stuff, well, yeah.

Boy, you aren't kidding there.


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BTW, is your avatar your weight loss inspiration picture? :pokestick: :blbl:

Come on...Putin is awesome, just ask him.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 17, 2014, 07:52:18 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0


Now 235.7
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on May 17, 2014, 08:27:44 AM
153!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 25, 2014, 03:01:04 PM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7

Still 235.7


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 25, 2014, 03:02:15 PM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7

Still 235.7


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on May 26, 2014, 05:53:28 PM
54 days ago I was 308.5lbs..

Now 54 days later using myfitnesspal and Mapmyfitness to count and monitor calories and track my exercise I am 275bs.

I went from covering a mile in 35 painful and lame minutes to covering 4 miles in under an hour. I am now jogging bits of my walk.. Which is weird and cool.

My goal? No idea weight wise. My personal goal? a 5K in under 40min and then a 10K in an hour and 20 by the end of summer..

I have never been a runner, ever..  Yet I feel like I might get there..
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 26, 2014, 05:56:19 PM
Feels good, doesn't it?  Nice work...keep it up.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on May 27, 2014, 12:12:41 PM
54 days ago I was 308.5lbs..

Now 54 days later using myfitnesspal and Mapmyfitness to count and monitor calories and track my exercise I am 275bs.

I went from covering a mile in 35 painful and lame minutes to covering 4 miles in under an hour. I am now jogging bits of my walk.. Which is weird and cool.

My goal? No idea weight wise. My personal goal? a 5K in under 40min and then a 10K in an hour and 20 by the end of summer..

I have never been a runner, ever..  Yet I feel like I might get there..

Woohoo!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on May 29, 2014, 07:55:16 AM
54 days ago I was 308.5lbs..

Now 54 days later using myfitnesspal and Mapmyfitness to count and monitor calories and track my exercise I am 275bs.

I went from covering a mile in 35 painful and lame minutes to covering 4 miles in under an hour. I am now jogging bits of my walk.. Which is weird and cool.

My goal? No idea weight wise. My personal goal? a 5K in under 40min and then a 10K in an hour and 20 by the end of summer..

I have never been a runner, ever..  Yet I feel like I might get there..

Woohoo!

Thank you.. I feel pretty woohoo about it.. Today I'm down another pound.. 274lbs.

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on May 30, 2014, 05:26:00 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7
Still 235.7

Now 235.2


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: rgbeard on May 31, 2014, 06:02:28 PM
I'm stuck around 235.

I went from really good dieting to now - it seems - eating to maintain weight (which is so much NOT like how I used to eat.) 

I need to get serious and take another dive.  I have a track day at Laguna Seca 6/23, and I want to have the 230s in my rear-view-mirror.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: MrsCablebandit on June 02, 2014, 06:23:12 AM
So...

I'm scheduling my fifty-pounds-lost reward massage this morning!!! 

As of this morning, I'm down 51.0 pounds. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on June 02, 2014, 06:24:54 AM
WOOT WOOT!!!


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on June 02, 2014, 10:28:32 AM

So...

I'm scheduling my fifty-pounds-lost reward massage this morning!!! 

As of this morning, I'm down 51.0 pounds. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats! That's such an amazing feat, especially considering the cookies Ed just brought me. :)


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: MrsCablebandit on June 02, 2014, 10:57:37 AM

So...

I'm scheduling my fifty-pounds-lost reward massage this morning!!! 

As of this morning, I'm down 51.0 pounds. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats! That's such an amazing feat, especially considering the cookies Ed just brought me. :)


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Yeah...they're pretty much why I didn't hit it last week...too much cookie dough sampling!  ;D
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on June 02, 2014, 11:05:32 AM
Hehe...been there!


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: doc4216 on June 02, 2014, 04:20:21 PM
Congrats on such a great accomplishment!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on June 06, 2014, 02:46:27 AM


Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7
Still 235.7 Now 235.2


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Now 233.5. Leaving for a week of Disney, wish me luck.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on June 06, 2014, 06:24:38 AM
Good luck! It is possible to lose or maintain on vacation. You just have to be mindful.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Stripes on June 06, 2014, 06:32:01 AM
Will power
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on June 06, 2014, 02:47:50 PM
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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on June 19, 2014, 05:27:21 AM


Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7
Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5

Now 231.0
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on June 19, 2014, 05:39:11 AM
 :clap:


Holding at 152 here.  Fat is being converted to muscle mass because of all the motorcycle lifting and moving.  I'm back to 30" waist pants.   :chili: :chili:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on June 19, 2014, 01:39:21 PM
As of today I am 266.5

42 pounds down and still rolling.. I am keeping my net caloric intake at 1700 and exercising.

I alternate days.. Day 1: Walk (at least 5 miles at 3.5mph), Day 2: Gym (weights and 40 minutes of freestyle swimming), then Day 3:  biking (10 to 20 miles) on the 4 day I rest then start over.. Weekends we hike in the hills or ride trials in other towns..

I'm lucky in that my schedule allows for all this..



Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on June 19, 2014, 01:56:49 PM
Nice work!  You are right about your schedule...that's a nice advantage, at least for dropping the lbs.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: MrsCablebandit on June 22, 2014, 07:54:20 PM
Here's what 100+ pounds lost looks like:

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51 for Meemuh, 52.5 for me...not too shabby, eh?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on June 23, 2014, 11:42:31 AM
Yeah!

I'll be going the opposite direction for the next 8 months or so.  In order to keep the morning sickness at bay, I've had to stuff my face pretty much morning 'til night, which means I've gained about 20 lbs in 8 weeks.  *sigh*

Anyway, WeightWatchers gives you 3 months grace period to get back to goal weight after having a baby, so come January 13th, 2015, I'll be back on the wagon with y'all.

 :bigok:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on June 23, 2014, 11:56:57 AM
WOOT!  Congrats!


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on June 27, 2014, 06:24:01 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7
Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5
Now 231.0

Now 233.9.  Grr...


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on June 27, 2014, 09:54:10 AM
I'm right there with you Meemuh,

An aggressive gym schedule has put 1lbs back on.. After 3 months of the scale telling me what I want to hear (see) going up is brutal.. emotionally speaking..

On we go.. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: doc4216 on June 27, 2014, 12:47:26 PM
Well I'm only down 5 lbs since really tracking EVERYTHING. Before I would do well at breakfast and lunch and then nit track at night. I am halfway through our cross country trip and holding steady, which is amazing since I haven't been able to workout due to a tweaked back. Going for some hikes and rides over next two days to stretch some legs and muscles. Can't wait to get back into a routine but at least I'm not gaining weight back.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on July 16, 2014, 05:05:14 PM
as of today I am down 50.5 lbs..  From 308.5 to 258. It took 105 days.

I even managed to lose weight on vacation. We were in Florida for 10 days, 6 at Walt Disney World, and we hit the GYM 7 of those days. Moreover we had a full kitchen so we cooked a lot, which helped.

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on July 16, 2014, 09:06:50 PM
I'm right there with you Meemuh,

An aggressive gym schedule has put 1lbs back on.. After 3 months of the scale telling me what I want to hear (see) going up is brutal.. emotionally speaking..

On we go..
But it's muscle, so it's good news.  Muscle has a higher metabolic rate, so it will help you burn the fat off even quicker. :)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on July 17, 2014, 09:12:14 AM

as of today I am down 50.5 lbs..  From 308.5 to 258. It took 105 days.

I even managed to lose weight on vacation. We were in Florida for 10 days, 6 at Walt Disney World, and we hit the GYM 7 of those days. Moreover we had a full kitchen so we cooked a lot, which helped.

Wow! That's over 3 lbs per week. That's amazing!


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on July 18, 2014, 08:13:46 AM

as of today I am down 50.5 lbs..  From 308.5 to 258. It took 105 days.

I even managed to lose weight on vacation. We were in Florida for 10 days, 6 at Walt Disney World, and we hit the GYM 7 of those days. Moreover we had a full kitchen so we cooked a lot, which helped.

Wow! That's over 3 lbs per week. That's amazing!


Much as I hate the truth of it I had to eat less and exercise more..

I'm sticking to a low calorie diet (started at 1800 and am now at 1650 a day) and I am burning between 500 and 2000 calories a day (sometimes as high as 2500).  Biking, hiking/walking, and swimming, mixed with weights.

It just turns out that I am in a place (full time grad student) where I can do all this, my schedule in very flexible in the morning, so I am making the most if it.








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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on July 18, 2014, 08:49:59 AM
That's fantastic. I gained a lot of my weight in grad school. My loss average when I did my big drop was about 1.7 lbs per week.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on July 18, 2014, 12:21:16 PM
That's fantastic. I gained a lot of my weight in grad school. My loss average when I did my big drop was about 1.7 lbs per week.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: slayman on July 18, 2014, 02:36:35 PM
FWIW I'm not really trying to lose weight. The Dr. says considering my body structure I'm ok at 5'-10" and 195 lb. I have been pretty consistent at the gym for the past 4 years doing only cardio stuff. Elliptical, bike, stair stepper. Last fall I started swimming laps. Without modifying my diet much, other than not eating after 9:00 pm, I went from @ 200 a year ago to 188. I'm now swimming a mile in about 45 minutes. Not an Iron Man  pace but considering that when I started last fall I could barely string two non stop laps together I'm pretty happy with that. My point is that despite the regular cardio routine it wasn't until  I started swimming that I saw any weight loss.
YMMV
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on July 18, 2014, 04:26:08 PM
FWIW I'm not really trying to lose weight. The Dr. says considering my body structure I'm ok at 5'-10" and 195 lb. I have been pretty consistent at the gym for the past 4 years doing only cardio stuff. Elliptical, bike, stair stepper. Last fall I started swimming laps. Without modifying my diet much, other than not eating after 9:00 pm, I went from @ 200 a year ago to 188. I'm now swimming a mile in about 45 minutes. Not an Iron Man  pace but considering that when I started last fall I could barely string two non stop laps together I'm pretty happy with that. My point is that despite the regular cardio routine it wasn't until  I started swimming that I saw any weight loss.
YMMV

Swimming is amazing. I jumped in the pool when my hip (loudly) complained about the vigorous walking/jogging I was doing and the results were awesome. 40 minutes in the pool is about 1250 meters (not a mile but good enough for me!). Swimming has increased my energy, improved my breathing and cardio stamina, and generally makes me feel great.

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on July 19, 2014, 08:17:13 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7
Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0

Now 229.5
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: garry on July 19, 2014, 09:19:02 AM
My work pants have, um, shrunk and I'm too cheap to buy new ones.

Down 10 lbs in 10 days on Atkins. One more week of <20 grams of carbs/day. Aiming for 15 off and pants that fit again.

I miss beer :'(
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on July 19, 2014, 06:39:53 PM
Haven't had a barley pop since mid-January.  You'll be okay.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: misanthropist on July 19, 2014, 11:05:13 PM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7
Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0

Now 229.5
That's awesome, man

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on July 25, 2014, 08:38:30 AM
I am starting to think I might actually have to get new gear.. My textile jacket and pants (which 4 months ago I was too big to wear comfortably) are so loose it's silly..

This week 257 and that is fine by me..

Title: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on July 26, 2014, 07:39:37 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5

Now 226.6

(According to multiple BMI calculators, I have moved from obese into the upper fray of only overweight)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on July 26, 2014, 08:39:50 AM
Here is to being only slightly fat  :bigok:

I'm at the low end of obese. Hopefully I will break into the 220s on my next official weigh in this weekend.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on July 26, 2014, 12:28:12 PM
Congrats y'all! I'm up 30 lbs now, but only at 16 weeks. Thankfully the morning sickness is over so I won't have to stuff my face to keep from being sick all the time. I'm gonna try to hold steady from here.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: cultureslayer on July 28, 2014, 02:06:45 PM
Not weight loss, but does anyone have a suggestion for a neoprene knee support (closed patella)?  I have this one because it was the only one a local sporting good store had in stock in small, but I'm wondering if there is anything better (and I need a second one for the other knee).
http://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Sleeve-Closed-Patella-Black/dp/B000US9HLK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1406571571&sr=8-5&keywords=neoprene+knee+sleeve (http://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Sleeve-Closed-Patella-Black/dp/B000US9HLK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1406571571&sr=8-5&keywords=neoprene+knee+sleeve)

I also found this one on Amazon but I'm interested in hearing from someone that can suggest something based on their experience because I have no idea what I'm doing: http://www.amazon.com/McDavid-Deluxe-Knee-Black-Large/dp/B000UVUBRQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1406571571&sr=8-6&keywords=neoprene+knee+sleeve (http://www.amazon.com/McDavid-Deluxe-Knee-Black-Large/dp/B000UVUBRQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1406571571&sr=8-6&keywords=neoprene+knee+sleeve)

My knees just need a little help so they aren't sore by the end of a workout.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on July 30, 2014, 08:17:17 AM
255lbs this AM...

I look at myself an honestly cannot fathom where I put an additional 53.5 pounds..  Am I skinny? No..  Am I smaller? Oh yes.. Enough that I am in need of new clothes (even my "small" stuff from the back of the closet is too big now)..

weird..

-Peter
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 02, 2014, 06:58:28 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6


Now 224.7
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 06, 2014, 12:19:28 PM
Well, after a does of flue, I've lost a bit. I'm now in the lower range of where my BMI should be. Not a recommended technique, but it works.

Not that I was overweight much before.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on August 07, 2014, 07:40:12 AM
Finally broke into the 220 range :chili: :chili:  But it cost me some pain and suffering due to an accident, I don't recommend this as a weight loss program.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on August 07, 2014, 10:07:45 AM
250lbs this AM..

That was my goal... Now, I don't know.

58.5 lbs..  I have 60lbs on my curl bar and this morning I realized I used to carry that around with me all the time..

FYI the Myfitnesspal counter rounds up.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 07, 2014, 11:35:10 AM
250lbs this AM..

That was my goal... Now, I don't know.

58.5 lbs..  I have 60lbs on my curl bar and this morning I realized I used to carry that around with me all the time..

FYI the Myfitnesspal counter rounds up.

Congratulations and keep going!  250 lbs is still not a healthy weight for anyone, unless you're a serious weight lifter or 8 ft tall.  You know what it takes, so keep up the good work. :bigok:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 07, 2014, 01:01:56 PM
I am in the lower quarter centile of my BMI. I shall soon disapear.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 07, 2014, 01:17:50 PM
At least we'll have your words of wisdom here to remember you by.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on August 07, 2014, 02:12:53 PM
250lbs this AM..

That was my goal... Now, I don't know.

58.5 lbs..  I have 60lbs on my curl bar and this morning I realized I used to carry that around with me all the time..

FYI the Myfitnesspal counter rounds up.

Congratulations and keep going!  250 lbs is still not a healthy weight for anyone, unless you're a serious weight lifter or 8 ft tall.  You know what it takes, so keep up the good work. :bigok:

Well..

My recent medical visit says that at 253 (when I went) all discernible measures say differently.. No high Blood pressure, no high cholesterol, blood work all normal, breathing on treadmill better than mean for my age, and so on..

Lets remember that "thin as healthy" is a modern convention (and invention) and it not wholly accurate. BMI is a joke. as it ignores the reality of genetics.

If your body is behaving and existing in a healthy state then weight is a less critical factor.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on August 07, 2014, 02:29:34 PM
250lbs this AM..

That was my goal... Now, I don't know.

58.5 lbs..  I have 60lbs on my curl bar and this morning I realized I used to carry that around with me all the time..

FYI the Myfitnesspal counter rounds up.

Congratulations and keep going!  250 lbs is still not a healthy weight for anyone, unless you're a serious weight lifter or 8 ft tall.  You know what it takes, so keep up the good work. :bigok:

Well..

My recent medical visit says that at 253 (when I went) all discernible measures say differently.. No high Blood pressure, no high cholesterol, blood work all normal, breathing on treadmill better than mean for my age, and so on..

Lets remember that "thin as healthy" is a modern convention (and invention) and it not wholly accurate. BMI is a joke. as it ignores the reality of genetics.

If your body is behaving and existing in a healthy state then weight is a less critical factor.

time is the other factor you must consider ;)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: viffergyrl on August 07, 2014, 02:36:25 PM
250lbs this AM..

That was my goal... Now, I don't know.

58.5 lbs..  I have 60lbs on my curl bar and this morning I realized I used to carry that around with me all the time..

FYI the Myfitnesspal counter rounds up.

Congratulations and keep going!  250 lbs is still not a healthy weight for anyone, unless you're a serious weight lifter or 8 ft tall.  You know what it takes, so keep up the good work. :bigok:

Well..

My recent medical visit says that at 253 (when I went) all discernible measures say differently.. No high Blood pressure, no high cholesterol, blood work all normal, breathing on treadmill better than mean for my age, and so on..

Lets remember that "thin as healthy" is a modern convention (and invention) and it not wholly accurate. BMI is a joke. as it ignores the reality of genetics.

If your body is behaving and existing in a healthy state then weight is a less critical factor.
I would say that the challenge now is to maintain your new weight to continue reaping the rewards of better health. You have data that says you are healthier than you were.

Don't go back to where you were.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on August 08, 2014, 08:47:15 AM
225 this morning
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on August 09, 2014, 08:14:19 AM
Quote
I would say that the challenge now is to maintain your new weight to continue reaping the rewards of better health. You have data that says you are healthier than you were.

Don't go back to where you were.

This is, of course, the real challenge.. I've lost nearly this much weight more than once, and yet I always climb back up.. The difference, and it's important, is that this time I have an exercise schedule that is both fun and challenging. I used to only walk and lift.. Now with Biking, Swimming, walking/jogging, and lifting in the mix I never have to do the same routine twice. That is important as I bore easily and that leads to avoidance. Also I have found a really nice balance between eating "right" and nights out with my wife. It's a better feeling than ever before.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 10, 2014, 07:49:06 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7

Now 224.4
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on August 10, 2014, 09:44:27 AM
Still maintaining in the 152-155 range.  I'm good with that. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 18, 2014, 05:35:14 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4

Now 223.8


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on August 18, 2014, 12:59:43 PM
I blew out my lower back a week ago.. The immobility and the stuck on the couch eating put 6 pounds back on. Today, for the first time in a week I am pain free and back on the exercise and containing what I eat.


So today 255lbs.

I will weight in again at the end of the week to see whats what.

-Peter
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on August 18, 2014, 03:22:40 PM
This past Sunday is one year since the wife and I started out low carb lifestyle. We hit our first goals pretty quickly so the challenge has been to keep it off. We have pretty much adjusted our lifestyle to eat minimal carbs and it seems to work. I have not been on a scale in a while and this morning I weighed in at 201lbs. The wife weighed in at 114lbs BTW (I am up 2 lbs and she is up 2 lbs as well) so it has pretty much been a success. Having said that we agreed on doing a phase II. My new goal is 195 and hers is 110. Then we will see if we can keep that weight off for another year.  8)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on August 18, 2014, 03:26:26 PM
Was 282. 

Now 223.8



That is awesome.  :bigok:



Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 18, 2014, 09:09:06 PM
Was 282. 

Now 223.8



That is awesome.  :bigok:

Thanks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Loki on August 18, 2014, 09:59:53 PM
4 months ago 278. Last week 244. Getting there.

As I went in for a scheduled check up and blood draw, the Dr. said a word that scared the crap out of me. "Diabetes"

I beat cancer back in '08, that was scary. But when the Dr. said Diabetes, I was done. Quit drinking, started watching the sugar intake. cut my intake of total food down a lot.

The wife is really hatin'.....lol

Good luck to all.

L;
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 24, 2014, 08:00:00 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8

Now 217.4
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 30, 2014, 06:30:47 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4

Now 216.9
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on August 30, 2014, 06:39:05 PM
What better way to start the weekend than burgers.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on August 31, 2014, 07:11:58 AM
Not too shabby...
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on September 06, 2014, 06:34:54 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9

Now 214.1
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on September 13, 2014, 07:01:19 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1

Now 211.9
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Loki on September 13, 2014, 12:10:12 PM
My Mom came to visit, I was 234 when she got here.....I will be glad when she goes back to AZ.

Now I am 242, argh....her cooking and snacking, you need to eat...blah

L;
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on September 15, 2014, 06:06:06 AM
Back from riding out west and eating well.  Got on the scale this morning - 159.  Not bad, but I'll be trimming back the excesses for a couple months again.  Got a salami and swiss sammich and salad packed for lunch and restocked on the single crystal light packs to make the water tasty.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on September 20, 2014, 06:30:46 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9

Now 210.3
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on September 27, 2014, 06:43:51 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9 Now 210.3

Now 208.6
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on October 04, 2014, 06:02:14 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9 Now 210.3 Now 208.6

Now 207.5
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on October 11, 2014, 06:42:48 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9 Now 210.3 Now 208.6 Now 207.5

Now 207.2
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on October 18, 2014, 05:30:20 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9 Now 210.3 Now 208.6 Now 207.5 Now 207.2

Now 205.7
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on October 25, 2014, 06:37:41 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9 Now 210.3 Now 208.6 Now 207.5 Now 207.2 Now 205.7

Now 203.0
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on October 25, 2014, 07:56:04 AM
We're about to cross weights. *sigh*

I know I will lose it all again after I deliver the baby, but it's still a little depressing to be up over 200 again.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on October 26, 2014, 09:25:27 PM
Eh....you've got good reason for trending up.  I'm sure the pending bundle of joy appreciates the healthy environment.  I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well - and then you'll be back to where you were before you know it.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: livetoride on October 31, 2014, 02:03:54 PM
My lowest weight was 248 (two Months ago).. Today I am 255lbs and totally happy with it. Am I skinny? Nope.. Can I hike 10 miles with ease? Yes. Can I bike ride 25miles and enjoy it? Yep?

Losing weight is part of being fit, but not all of it.. I'm pretty freaking fit right now and the weight just hovers.. I can live with it..
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: squeezer on October 31, 2014, 04:48:42 PM
My lowest weight was 248 (two Months ago).. Today I am 255lbs and totally happy with it. Am I skinny? Nope.. Can I hike 10 miles with ease? Yes. Can I bike ride 25miles and enjoy it? Yep?

Losing weight is part of being fit, but not all of it.. I'm pretty freaking fit right now and the weight just hovers.. I can live with it..

That's a healthy way of thinking about your body.  Kudos.   :bigok:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on November 01, 2014, 07:09:15 AM
Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9 Now 210.3 Now 208.6 Now 207.5 Now 207.2 Now 205.7 Now 203.0

Now 202.8
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on November 08, 2014, 07:29:01 AM

Was 282.  Now 275.  Now 272.3 Now 270.3 Now 267.9 Now 264.1 Now 263.0 Now 258.6 Now 253.8 Now 253.3 Now 249.8 Now 250.2 Now 245.6 Now 242.7 Now 243.4 Now 241.8 Now 239.0 Now 235.7 Still 235.7 Now 235.2 Now 233.5 Now 231.0 Now 229.5 Now 226.6 Now 224.7 Now 224.4 Now 223.8 Now 217.4 Now 216.9 Now 214.1 Now 211.9 Now 210.3 Now 208.6 Now 207.5 Now 207.2 Now 205.7 Now 203.0 Now 202.8

Now 200.6.....and this ends my rabid pursuit of rapid decline.  Next on the list is increased exercise and maintenance.  8K planned for Thanksgiving day.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: CLAY on November 09, 2014, 08:48:28 PM
Yer kickin' ass.  Nice work man!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on January 02, 2015, 11:44:00 AM
Well....
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on January 02, 2015, 01:34:43 PM
He hasn't posted since Dec.1.

Who pissed off Meemuh?!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cookie on January 02, 2015, 02:03:23 PM
A cheesecake and some waffles.

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: CLAY on January 02, 2015, 07:27:25 PM
He hasn't posted since Dec.1.

Who pissed off Meemuh?!

I saw him on Monday.  He is alive and well.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on January 02, 2015, 09:04:50 PM
He hasn't posted since Dec.1.

Who pissed off Meemuh?!

I saw him on Monday.  He is alive and well.

So he still can't hide behind an ash tree?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: CLAY on January 02, 2015, 10:43:31 PM
He hasn't posted since Dec.1.

Who pissed off Meemuh?!

I saw him on Monday.  He is alive and well.

So he still can't hide behind an ash tree?

Oh, he has seen the weight loos, looked it in the eye, and kicked its ass. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cablebandit on January 03, 2015, 07:46:36 AM

Oh, he has seen the weight loos, looked it in the eye, and kicked its ass.

If you kick weight loss' ass wouldn't that be weight gain?   ???
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: kneescrubber on January 03, 2015, 08:27:27 AM
He hasn't posted since Dec.1.

Who pissed off Meemuh?!

I saw him on Monday.  He is alive and well.

So he still can't hide behind an ash tree?

Oh, he has seen the weight loos, looked it in the eye, and kicked its ass.

Good for him.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on January 03, 2015, 08:28:27 AM
Alive and well.  Just busy...


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: MrsCablebandit on January 03, 2015, 09:12:02 AM
He hasn't posted since Dec.1.

Who pissed off Meemuh?!

I saw him on Monday.  He is alive and well.

So he still can't hide behind an ash tree?

Oh, he has seen the weight loos, looked it in the eye, and kicked its ass.

At Clay-B-Que 2015 (assuming there is one), you'll all be like, "Where are Meemuh and MrsCablebandit?!?" And we'll be like, "Hello!!! We're right here!" And then you'll say, "Oh, we mistook you for the waif-ish Ambercrombie models we thought Clay brought in as eye candy!"

 :bigok:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on January 03, 2015, 09:13:48 AM
And they'd be right, Waif.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cookie on January 03, 2015, 09:15:07 AM
He hasn't posted since Dec.1.

Who pissed off Meemuh?!

I saw him on Monday.  He is alive and well.

So he still can't hide behind an ash tree?

Oh, he has seen the weight loos, looked it in the eye, and kicked its ass.

At Clay-B-Que 2015 (assuming there is one), you'll all be like, "Where are Meemuh and MrsCablebandit?!?" And we'll be like, "Hello!!! We're right here!" And then you'll say, "Oh, we mistook you for the waif-ish Ambercrombie models we thought Clay brought in as eye candy!"

 :bigok:
Assuming there is one?

Ha!!

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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: CLAY on January 04, 2015, 03:13:07 PM
Oh, there will...   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 27, 2015, 12:15:25 PM
Re-upped the WeightWatchers membership this past Saturday.  Since I am a Lifetime member and was within 2 lbs of goal when I got pregnant, I get a 3 month grace period to lose the weight I gained and get back down to 150.  I highly doubt I will lose 38 lbs in the next 3 months, but whatevs.  I'll get there eventually.  Right now, I can't wait to get the all clear to exercise from the doc.  I miss my bike, even if it's just on the trainer.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 07, 2015, 09:58:19 AM
Down 6.2 lbs in 2 weeks. 32 lbs to go.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on February 07, 2015, 09:59:37 AM
[emoji106]


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Bender on February 07, 2015, 10:23:03 PM
I'm joining in on the weight loss too... Seems all the cool kids are doing it.. ;D

I'm down 21# in 4 weeks..
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 08, 2015, 08:57:29 AM
I'm joining in on the weight loss too... Seems all the cool kids are doing it.. ;D

I'm down 21# in 4 weeks..

Wow, well done!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on February 09, 2015, 08:14:10 AM
Started 316.0 lbs,
Last wk 301.8 lbs,
This wk 297.0 lbs.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Bender on February 10, 2015, 06:54:39 PM
5 weeks... 26 lbs... Yay....Monday is my weigh in day..
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 14, 2015, 10:15:07 AM
Up a pound this week.  Not surprising, since I lost so much in the previous 2 weeks. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on February 16, 2015, 10:52:06 AM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 301.8 lbs.,
Last wk 297.0 lbs.,
This wk 296.0 lbs.  Which really surprises me as I was bad this last weekend.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on February 23, 2015, 08:47:18 AM

Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 297.0 lbs.,
Last wk 296.0 lbs.,
This wk 296.4 lbs.  Going to have to work at it better this week.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on March 02, 2015, 10:26:36 AM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 296.0 lbs.,
Last wk 296.4 lbs.,
This wk 292.4 lbs.  Back on track.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 02, 2015, 01:14:22 PM
Down to 180 on the home scale. Will try to do an official weigh in next Saturday.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: DNA on March 02, 2015, 04:14:28 PM
Ok - I'll play:

Started at 229 on Nov 14 - weighed in at 205 Friday.

24 Lbs lost so far and feeling great!

5 lbs more to be the lowest I have weighed in 15 years.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: DredheadV2.0 on March 04, 2015, 12:41:06 AM
My secret is I don't exercise, I eat lots of butter, and drink lots of coffee.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 04, 2015, 08:06:09 AM
Banned for being naturally skinny!


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on March 09, 2015, 08:17:46 AM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 296.4 lbs.,
Last wk 292.4 lbs.,
This wk 289.4 lbs. 

That's 8.6% for this year.  The doctor wanted me at 280 lbs by the middle of April.  Think I am going to make it.  My current target is 240 lbs by September 1st.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Cookie on March 09, 2015, 10:25:33 AM
I'm pretty fat.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on March 09, 2015, 10:59:55 AM
I'm obese. Need to get to 230 lbs to just be overweight.  Then under 200 lbs for normal.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: viffergyrl on March 09, 2015, 11:05:09 AM
So you need to lose the equivalent of a small adult female.

People have succeeded at this - one day at a time. I think you will make it. [emoji106]
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on March 16, 2015, 12:52:50 PM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 292.4 lbs.,
Last wk 289.4 lbs.,
This wk 284.6 lbs. 

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 17, 2015, 07:56:20 AM
Very nice! I held steady again, according to the WW scale. Home scale said down 4. :shrug:


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on March 17, 2015, 01:57:52 PM
Thanks for the kind words.  Doctor's orders and I do want to keep my lifestyle.  It was a lot last week.  Too much running around. 

Since I am selling everything I sold my treadmill.  Walking outside takes me longer, or I enjoy it more.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on March 23, 2015, 08:34:18 AM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 289.4 lbs.,
Last wk 284.6 lbs.,
This wk 281.0 lbs. 11.2%
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on March 30, 2015, 02:28:30 PM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 284.6 lbs.,
Last wk 281.0 lbs.,
This wk 275.5 lbs.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 30, 2015, 03:17:27 PM
Excellent work, Odd!

Weighed in Saturday.  After 2 weeks, down 2.4 lbs.  Right on track.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 31, 2015, 09:13:15 AM
My secret is I don't exercise, I eat lots of butter, and drink lots of coffee.


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You forgot BACON, BEER, and beans ;D
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on April 06, 2015, 08:11:30 AM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 281.0 lbs.,
Last wk 275.5 lbs.,
This wk 275.8 lbs.

It was a tough week.  Spend 3 days interviewing out of state, still walked every day, but ate out.  Then a couple of days moving and with parents, did not walk.  All-in-all I'll take it.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Meemuh on April 06, 2015, 09:28:08 AM
Nothing wrong with the occasional off week.  Held your own pretty well, I'd say.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on April 06, 2015, 07:39:47 PM
Down a pound from last week.


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sodapop6620 on April 07, 2015, 05:17:28 AM
I keep finding what everyone is losing.  I am ready to return it to you.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on April 21, 2015, 07:31:21 PM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 275.8 lbs.,
Last wk on vacation and not taken.,
This wk 273.0 lbs.

Sorry to keep everyone in suspense.  Weights are no longer going to be noted every week as I am going to be traveling extensively and will not be bring a scale.  There may be one more next week, but then it will be hit or miss till I return.  My goal is to be 240 lbs by August first.  Wish me luck!

Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on April 28, 2015, 08:37:54 AM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk on vacation and not taken.,
Last wk 273.0 lbs.,
This wk 270.0 lbs.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Hodge Podge on April 28, 2015, 02:11:04 PM
3/29  219ish
4/8    214.5
4/15  211.6
4/22  209
4/28  207.2

Topped out in the upper 230s around 2006-2008. Started running regularly and improving my diet and dropped to ~210 in 2009. Then we had kids. Hovered in the 210s for the past few years. Shooting for sub-200 by June 13. That will be the first time I've weighed under two bills in about 15 years. Ultimate goal of 185.

Best to you all!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: viffergyrl on April 28, 2015, 03:56:22 PM
Started 316.0 lbs.,
Prior wk 275.8 lbs.,
Last wk on vacation and not taken.,
This wk 273.0 lbs.

Sorry to keep everyone in suspense.  Weights are no longer going to be noted every week as I am going to be traveling extensively and will not be bring a scale.  There may be one more next week, but then it will be hit or miss till I return.  My goal is to be 240 lbs by August first.  Wish me luck!

I wish you luck. Keep it up!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on June 30, 2015, 02:51:57 PM
Haven't posted in awhile.  I've lost about 20 lbs since Little Bit was born.  Still need to lose about 17 more to get down to my pre-pregnancy goal weight.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: giaka on June 30, 2015, 03:27:02 PM
Haven't posted in awhile.

Me either, still holding good at 200ish. Thinking about going for another 5 lbs. Been at this weight for over a year now which is great for me. I could have easily shot back up to 225.  8)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Oddball on June 30, 2015, 05:09:35 PM
Nice bump Maggy and congrats. 

I was actual homeish last weekend and had a chance to weigh-in on my own scale.

Started 316.0 lbs.,
April 21st 273.0 lbs.,
April 28th 270.0 lbs.
June 29th 250.6 lbs.

So while I left for a ride-a-bout May 1st I have been keeping to my schedule to weigh 240 lbs by August.  And I have not been weighing my self to boot.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on June 30, 2015, 06:31:20 PM
:banana:


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Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: sleazy rider on July 01, 2015, 07:34:53 PM
Started lifting some toning type weights and moving huge bikes on a daily basis.  This added a quick 10 pounds of solidity and strength.  Maintaining at 163-165 since January.  I can live with that.  Congrats to all for doing the best they can.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on July 30, 2015, 03:05:17 PM
Official WeightWatchers weigh-in for July has me 13 lbs to goal.  I'm losing ~1 lb/week, which is what I'm supposed to be doing.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Vulcanbill on April 11, 2019, 11:00:47 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAND, we're back.   Let the fat fights resume. 

Just went for a walk at lunch.  Nothing big.  Just a loop around the circle where I work.  Supposed to be a mile and change.  Let the changes begin. 
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: radon222 on April 11, 2019, 01:02:43 PM
I hit a new lifetime personal record this winter...and not in a good way   :(
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Black Hills on April 11, 2019, 02:41:34 PM
I hit a new lifetime personal record this winter...and not in a good way   :(

 I know the feeling....
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: CLAY on April 11, 2019, 04:26:25 PM
Same here.  I might need to change things up a bit.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Andrew on April 11, 2019, 09:49:10 PM
I recently took up the WW this last Feb, been working out real good on the weight loss thing...  Down 32.2 Lbs so far (and for those who care less there is less of me to be annoyed about)  Blood pres is as low as I can ever remember (121/68 66bbm) that is a 50/15 reduction ^Ya my doc was on my asss.  But dam do I feel better HELL YA  :bigok:

OH Ya my stitch and boots are loose  :twofinger:
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: minimac on April 12, 2019, 10:03:32 AM
Mrs.Mini has been doing WW for the better part of a year. She's hit her goal and it's become a 'lifestyle thing" for her. Me, OTOH, still likes eating what I want-and damn the points. But because my junk food is no longer in the house(or very well hidden), I've cut out the after dinner snacking. Also the weather in the great white north is getting a bit better and I'm emerging from my hibernation mode. Consequently, I'm down 15lbs in a month. I'm no longer a fat F*ck, and am now pleasingly plump.
 EDIT: congrats Andrew, keep it up!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Bounce on April 12, 2019, 10:50:31 AM
MyFitnessPal: Heart-Healthy setting

-50# and still going. Been at it for about 6-7 months now.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: smoker on April 12, 2019, 11:13:07 AM
Being married to a personal trainer and awesome cook has its advantages. 3 years ago I had bloodwork done and it showed high cholesterol, tripling my life insurance premium. Doc wanted to put me on Lipitor, I said let me try a diet first. It worked. I went from nearly 200 to 80 in a year. I decided to start educating myself about getting healthy and learned a ton. I was pushing 200 lbs. before I started this journey, smoking cigars and drinking beer every day, along with a shitty diet. I now eat like my life depends on it, and have changed my mindset about food. I'm more interested in what food does for me rather than reacting to cravings. I dropped 25 lbs. at first but have since put on 10 lbs. of muscle. I do still enjoy the sugary stuff, but i don't crave it nearly as much as i used to. It's rather amazing how much better everything is when you are in decent shape.

If I can do it, anyone can. Keep up the good work guys.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: radon222 on April 12, 2019, 01:30:16 PM
MyFitnessPal: Heart-Healthy setting

-50# and still going. Been at it for about 6-7 months now.

I've had MyFitnessPal on my phone for years.  It just sits there and doesn't do anything  :P
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: SuperHans on April 12, 2019, 06:08:11 PM
We did annual health screening at work, and my employer offered me a weight loss program with coaching free of cost. Following their guidelines I quickly lost 30 pounds in 1.5 months.

The problem is I just quit that job and took another in different state. I've spent the last month in a hotel until I find permanent housing and have limited meal prep options. I found myself eating more garbage, but it doesn't appear I've gained much weight.

In an Air BnB now and hoping to start eating healthier again now that I have access to a kitchen.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Vulcanbill on July 23, 2019, 12:31:37 PM
What are ketones?  What is ketosis?  Why does it matter?
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jimmy on July 23, 2019, 01:55:25 PM
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidgrainger/2019/02/01/the-science-behind-ketogenic-diets-or-why-we-get-fat-and-what-to-do-about-it/#6d6f5ad93420 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidgrainger/2019/02/01/the-science-behind-ketogenic-diets-or-why-we-get-fat-and-what-to-do-about-it/#6d6f5ad93420)
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Flyer on August 04, 2019, 12:28:04 PM
I’m down to within 5 lbs of my *fighting weight* of 45 years ago.
I don’t know if it is due to diet, exercise, or just the inevitable wastage due to time...
 :gerg:
*Fighting to stay single, and losing the bout...
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: thatguy on August 08, 2019, 07:08:41 PM
I lost 15 pounds in 7 days. It's not good.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Flyer on August 08, 2019, 08:53:27 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^
“sometimes WTF is the appropriate answer” question!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: thatguy on August 08, 2019, 10:43:56 PM
No answer yet. Undergoing a battery of tests. I'm usually Alfred E. Newman but not so much now.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 11, 2019, 03:51:30 AM
I think I found what you lost, thatguy. It was in Vienna.

In all seriousness, I hope the docs figure out what’s wrong and fix it quick!
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: thatguy on August 15, 2019, 02:14:43 PM
Well she told me today I'm amazing. Never seen anyone's numbers correct themselves so fast or far. Still don't know what was/is wrong but I'm eating again. More tests to come.
Title: Re: Weight loss
Post by: Vulcanbill on August 15, 2019, 02:27:21 PM
Well she told me today I'm amazing. Never seen anyone's numbers correct themselves so fast or far. Still don't know what was/is wrong but I'm eating again. More tests to come.

awesome

congrats