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PA Weight Loss Challenge: Beware the Ides of March!

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah, I'm up for it. I managed to lose weight in high school, going from 260 to 190 but I went back to my bad habits and now I'm around 320.

    I keep telling myself I need to lose weight but hopefully having this thread on the forum I go to everyday will help kick my rear into gear.

    I'd like to get back down to 190/200, and it helps that my mom basically owns a gym in her basement. Elliptical, stair-stepper, weight machine and free weights.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Also, Vagrant, where did you get that picture of my working on my computer? (Not really...sadly close)

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  • EllieEllie Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Been a lurker for a while and finally registered an account, then lurked some more, then found this post!

    I just started ramping up my efforts to lose weight, since my previous efforts kind of resulted in me getting frustrated and, instead, gaining weight because I apparently eat a whole box of Oreos when I'm frustrated. IDK.

    So! What I'm saying is that I'd like to join you all! Add to the chick demographic. I even have a Spark People page that I've had for years when my mother went on a kick and registered the both of us. Back when you had to pay for that junk.

    Spark Page: Whistledown
    Current weight is 196.8.
    Goal weight is 130.

    Let the party begin, eh?

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Well, I'm up for it as well. Gotta lose enough weight to join the military and am hoping this'll keep me focused.

    Stabbity Style/StabbityStyle/260lbs/210lbs

    Edit: I'm looking at the meal plans for the day and it looks really good. Are there any cooking instructions that I can access for it or do I just figure it out based on the ingredients?

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Can I get anyone that joins in after this post to send me a pm with your info laid out like it's on the OP? Don't want to miss anyone.

    Stabbity Style, there's a recipe section of the site. I never used it before, but I'm planning to. That's actually my biggest problem right now. I made the "easy" dietary changes (Cut out most fast food, soda, snacks) but when it comes to the complicated stuff like carbs, fat and all that I never tried adapting my diet.

    Anyone got any tips on what I should be concentrating/looking at when cooking meals?

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  • Mr. J.H. GumbyMr. J.H. Gumby Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I agree with the monthly weigh-ins as well.
    So, are we doing the shirtless photos? because I'm game, but I don't want to be the first

    I'll be first to do a photo. The first one I have isn't shirtless, but it shows what I used to look like.

    Not sure when this picture was taken, but it's a few years old. This was when I was in the 240-250 range:
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    I'm the fatty on the left.

    I used to wear size 46 pants at my largest and now I'm down to size 36 (getting close to 34).

    These were taken on Jan 1st of this year:
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    Feb 7th:
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    March 18th:
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    June 6th (new tat is a bonus :D):
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    I'm definitely in better shape than I was at the beginning of the year, but I hit a little bit of a wall until I started using Insanity. I won't be taking anymore pictures until I'm done with it.

    One thing you can't really see from these pictures are my legs. I dislike them. I don't like wearing shorts in public most of the time. So I'm really hoping to shape that area up.

    No fair man, you already look good without a shirt!
    This is me, if you dare:
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    and another
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    There is a toned and fit torso inside, I just have to let it out

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  • SuicaLoveSuicaLove Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Count me in! I occasionally lurk around here and was happy to see this thread! I've been ramping up my weight loss efforts recently, but could use a community to keep me in check. Not really looking to lose a lot of weight, mainly tone up and slim down a little. I'm normally super athletic, but last year had a big lifestyle change and stopped doing any sort of sports altogether. That was, needless to say, disastrous. I have the added difficulty (though it really is a pleasure) of being in Tokyo, delicious food capitol of the world! I refuse to cut out great food experiences, so I figure I'll just have to work harder. Time to put those running shoes to good use!

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  • cncaudatacncaudata Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    For me, I have two problems. I love me salty/fatty food, e.g. Sea Salt and Vinegar chips. Not eating things such as those every single night, along with some occasional elliptical time, was enough to drop me 25 lbs. I think the reason I'm stuck now is the other problem, which is that I like me some fancy beverages, i.e. wine, beer, cocktails.

    I successfully abstained from mohitos last night even though my wife was having one as we sat on the deck, so that's a start. Now I have softball tonight, which usually means a ton of beer (and wings on a good night)... I'll have to see how that goes.

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  • DedianDedian Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Oooh me too! Male, Dedian/-/~215lb/175lb at 5'11"

    I eat pretty well (neeeeeed to cut out a lot of the beer I drink though!), but don't really exercise, and that's what I'd like to change. We have an eliptical and a kettlebell and I'm sure it couldn't hurt for me to leave the house to take walks or runs! Mostly looking to get in shape, but losing some weight would be great.

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  • HerrCronHerrCron Election 2016: not the end of the world But you can see it from hereRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Dedian wrote: »
    Oooh me too! Male, Dedian/-/~215lb/175lb at 5'11"

    I eat pretty well (neeeeeed to cut out a lot of the beer I drink though!), but don't really exercise, and that's what I'd like to change. We have an eliptical and a kettlebell and I'm sure it couldn't hurt for me to leave the house to take walks or runs! Mostly looking to get in shape, but losing some weight would be great.

    It's the "less binge drinking" that's going to be a problem for me.

    There's always some event and well, i have awful impulse control. Also - being Irish if I'm not drinking people assume it's a sign of the end times.

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  • cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Hell, I might as well join too.

    Male, cyphr/-/270lb/190lb at 6'2".

    I'm down to 270 from when I started keeping track at 295-ish. I'll be representing the low-carb contingent in these shenanigans, as it's worked out really well for me so far and the dudes over in that thread do love themselves some anecdotal evidence.

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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    For people who find it hard to go running

    And I know you're out there because I do too

    This is a great help: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

    I did it last summer, at the end of every week kept saying I would have to repeat the previous week instead of moving on, but ended up moving on the next week anyway. It's a great learning curve. If you can speedwalk on a treadmill for 31 minutes you can totally do the first week.

    Of course I stopped last year when I went back to school and was way too insecure to be running around campus like that. I keep meaning to restart but now I'm in DC and blah blah blah...

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  • An-DAn-D Content Editor RaleighRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'll do this. I lost a shit ton of weight between January and March, but put a bunch back on afterwards because working at Pizza Hut made me dead inside.


    Male, An-D/Andashd/240lbs/195lbs/6'2

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Alright, I guess I'm done being a fatty. I keep talking about getting in shape and such, then failing to do so. Been a failed New Year's Resolution for 2 years running.

    Imperfect/ImperfectPA/230/180

    Good for me:

    - I have recently bought rollerblades so I can exercise the whole way home.
    - I'm about to go out and buy a salad for lunch.

    Booooo:

    - I've only used the blades twice since I got them about 20 days ago.
    - This salad will probably come from Wendy's or something and have a billion calories.

    Imperfect on
  • retrovmretrovm Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    i'm down.
    i've been working on losing weight since the end of last year when the doctor's scale said a very scary 198lbs (i'm a lady at 5'7"), i had a ton of bloodwork done because i was trying to get weight off and literally nothing was working, so i wanted to check thyroid etc.. turns out i was severely vitamin D deficient. i also went off HBC at my doctor's recommendation, upped my vitamin D, vitamin B and started taking fish oil as well, and i've absolutely noticed a difference over time. i was wearing a size 14 (usa) in pants/dresses in january, and am now back into a size 10, fluctuating between a 10-12 in dress sizes. it's still weird for me to go to a store to try things on and have them be too big.

    on top of kicking up my exercise, i basically overhauled my eating habits moreso than before and am now down to 182 as of this morning-- 16lbs! i've absolutely noticed a difference in my clothes, and it's awesome. i'd like to get down to 155-160lbs as a longterm goal, putting me at around a size 8 or so. i've started running (albeit pretty slowly on a treadmill, but my endurance is getting better!), i do weight training, upped my protein intake, no simple carbs, higher fibre, stick with clear liquor (generally vodka only), and have as little processed stuff as humanly possible.
    so uh, hi!

    retrovm/F/182/160

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  • DorkmanDorkman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I am in!

    Seems I had an old Sparkpeople account that I never used before. So I am on this party wagon to super sexiness!

    I am at my heaviest now (288 pounds) and would really like to get down to 200. Which leads me to a question, how long is this little thingy going? Year? 6 Months? I mean, I would LOVE to lose all the weight in 6 months, but I highly doubt I can.

    Pics will be later when I can find a second to embarras myself with taking a shirtless self pic. Hide the women and children!

    Dorkman/Dorkman/288/200

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    As long as there's interest and people working at it, don't see why this has to end.

    Something I always tell myself is that weight loss is a marathon, not a race. It's good having short term goals to work towards, but it's about constantly being at it, and working towards a healthy lifestyle, even when you reached your goal.

    Just think, we could be the sexiest forum not associated with a porn site!

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    rowr!

    FATTY UPDATE: I did not buy a salad like I promised. However, I was walking by Subway and was all "Whatever, Jared can get away with it."

    On the plus side, it is turkey on whole wheat, so I figure I'm ahead of the "2 slices of pizza" I was planning on.

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  • DorkmanDorkman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Just think, we could be the sexiest forum not associated with a porn site!

    Some days I feel that is highly suspect :winky:

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    6" sub is not enough.

    i want chocolaaaaaate

    Imperfect on
  • cncaudatacncaudata Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Did you get the yogurt with it? I always get the yogurt with it.

    Except when I get the potato chips.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Dorkman wrote: »
    I am at my heaviest now (288 pounds) and would really like to get down to 200. Which leads me to a question, how long is this little thingy going? Year? 6 Months? I mean, I would LOVE to lose all the weight in 6 months, but I highly doubt I can.

    I'm not formally educated in these things (ie: IANAD), but two rules of thumb I've heard are that it's healthy to aim for approximately 1 pound of mass loss per week (2 pounds per week is reasonable, but much beyond that can be unhealthy) and that a good goal is to aim for losing approximately 10% of your mass in a year and keeping it off. I'm sure there are people who've lost absurd amounts of weight in shockingly short periods of time, but I'm trying to keep things reasonable (and if anything, aiming low to keep myself happy with my results and remaining motivated that way).

    Personally, as noted earlier, I started the year around 275-280, so I made my goal ~25-30 pounds by the end of the year. With a diet change and a regular (4 times per week, 1 hour or more per visit) gym routine, I'm down to 251 as of this morning, meaning I've already met my target for this year. I'll be keeping at it and anything else I lose will just be icing, but I think that's a pretty damned good start so far.

    And while I've stuck to the gym routine well, I'll be the first to admit that even with an improved diet, it's still not spotless. My lunches are typically subs bought in the foodcourt (on 9 grain bread and with lots of veggies and less of the 'bad stuff' than I usually get, but not "healthy eating" by any stretch) and weekends often involve some meals or snacking that I should be careful around, but I've been allowing myself those indescretions based on continuing improvement (in terms of weight lost, endurance increases and muscle definition improvements) and recognition that I want this to be sustainable. Sure I could probably be down another 5 pounds, or even more if I went significantly more draconian on my diet, but would I be happy with it? Would I be able to maintain that indefinitely? Probably not. So I'm trying to balance eating better and working out with recognizing that sometimes I feel like some icecream or pizza, and doing so once in a while isn't going to kill me.

    This may come across as making excuses to some, but rather than a new years resolution, I decided to see this as a lifestyle change, and while I want that lifestyle to include a thinner, fitter me, I also didn't want to entirely abandon everything I enjoy eating either. Instead, I'm just trying to eat in moderation more, and making sure I'm getting the things I need day to day. What was regular stuff is now more of a treat, and in general I'm pretty happy with my achievements thus far, and ensuring my morale remains high.

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  • retrovmretrovm Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    yeah, the key here is to remain realistic. for any kind of lasting results, it has to be about lifestyle change.
    i don't look at foods by definition of "bad" so to speak, i just view them as "treats" or "once in awhile" foods instead. i also pay attention to portions when it comes to desserts and whatnot; instead of having the entire cake slab the size of a toilet seat, i order something smaller. or have fruit! or a bit of dark chocolate! i can't NOT eat chocolate. but i can control how much of it i DO have. chocolate and ice cream are my achilles heels so to speak; at least carvel makes a KILLER nonfat softserve for my fix.

    my main thing is not having any of the mega-terrible for you stuff in the house, because if it's here, i'll eat it. keeping only healthy things around definitely helps, and i crave less of the bad-for-you stuff over time.

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I got the nothing with it. Free soda back at the office, so I don't need to buy a drink in-store.

    (P.S. Drinkin' diet, so I got that at least.)

    I'm going to drink some water until it is a little later and I can hold out on my afternoon coffee no more.

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  • FelixFelix Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Forar wrote: »
    I want that lifestyle to include a thinner, fitter me, I also didn't want to entirely abandon everything I enjoy eating either. Instead, I'm just trying to eat in moderation more, and making sure I'm getting the things I need day to day. What was regular stuff is now more of a treat, and in general I'm pretty happy with my achievements thus far, and ensuring my morale remains high.

    This is definitely a good way to go about it. Don't give up the things you love, enjoy them in moderation. Just make sure that you keep it occasional; these things have a habit of sliding down the slippery slope if you're not careful. I generally enjoy a "bad" meal once or twice a week.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck (♡°◡°) Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I want to lose weight

    I will weight myself when I go home

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Felix wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    I want that lifestyle to include a thinner, fitter me, I also didn't want to entirely abandon everything I enjoy eating either. Instead, I'm just trying to eat in moderation more, and making sure I'm getting the things I need day to day. What was regular stuff is now more of a treat, and in general I'm pretty happy with my achievements thus far, and ensuring my morale remains high.

    This is definitely a good way to go about it. Don't give up the things you love, enjoy them in moderation. Just make sure that you keep it occasional; these things have a habit of sliding down the slippery slope if you're not careful. I generally enjoy a "bad" meal once or twice a week.

    Same here. I'll have to post it when I'm at home but there's a clip of South Park where Stan mentions that moderation takes much more willpower than just giving something up cold turkey. Saw it when I was trying to lose weight the first time around and it just stuck with me.

    Also I gotten way more people into this thing than I even thought. I think I'll probably do a Google Docs spreadsheet so the OP doesn't become a list of name. Will be easier to track progress too.

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  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I bought a ping pong table today. Plan to play that with my kid 2-3 nights a week. That counts as exercise, right?

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yo, dudes. I am working on losing some weight, myself. Have been for a couple of years actually -- my highest weight was 390 a couple of years ago. I am now down to 306. I lost the initial weight following Atkins stuff, but I'm now switching to a program that focuses more on healthier eating (lean meats, vegetables etc) and eventually reintroducing carbs into your diet (as opposed to Atkins which kind of just...well...meat. forever.).

    I joined the group in the OP - twmjr1985. So to put all this in the OP format: twmjr/twmjr1985/306/200.

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  • cncaudatacncaudata Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Disco11 wrote: »
    I bought a ping pong table today. Plan to play that with my kid 2-3 nights a week. That counts as exercise, right?

    Ping pong can actually be pretty good cardio - but I wouldn't expect that from your kid, unless they're a prodigy.

    That said, it is 1,000,000 times better than watching TV.

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Imperfect wrote: »
    I got the nothing with it. Free soda back at the office, so I don't need to buy a drink in-store.

    (P.S. Drinkin' diet, so I got that at least.)

    I'm going to drink some water until it is a little later and I can hold out on my afternoon coffee no more.

    Stop that. Now :P

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  • joshua1joshua1 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Man..... Did not need to drink that bottle of rum. Or those beers. Or any of that junk food afterwards. Fail at impulse control.

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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    retrovm wrote: »
    i'm down.
    i've been working on losing weight since the end of last year when the doctor's scale said a very scary 198lbs (i'm a lady at 5'7"), i had a ton of bloodwork done because i was trying to get weight off and literally nothing was working, so i wanted to check thyroid etc.. turns out i was severely vitamin D deficient. i also went off HBC at my doctor's recommendation, upped my vitamin D, vitamin B and started taking fish oil as well, and i've absolutely noticed a difference over time. i was wearing a size 14 (usa) in pants/dresses in january, and am now back into a size 10, fluctuating between a 10-12 in dress sizes. it's still weird for me to go to a store to try things on and have them be too big.

    Isn't it awesome?

    I mean, downsides, obviously: Lose clothes you once loved, must spend money on new things. But christ, it's awesome putting on a smaller size, and being all :3 it fiiiiiits. Then getting rid of all your old shit and buying new stuff pretty much forces you to stay the same size, lest yer wallet suffer for new things.

    I went from a size 12 last summer to a 10 directly after going from 178 to about 150...I thought eh, it's just one dress size, not a big deal. Then I don't know what happened, because while I slowly dropped over the school year to about 145-147 ish (REALLY not a huge drop, really just because I was hesitant to spend money on food and skipped some meals out of laziness cause I didn't want to cook :P), I suddenly started finding 10s and 8s too big, and now I wear a 6 or even a 4! It's crazy.

    Unfortunately the weight loss was uneven >_>. Stupid butt/thighs

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  • AtomBombAtomBomb Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'm in :)

    atombomb/atombomb/205 (guessing, I'll check later)/165

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  • DorkmanDorkman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Forar wrote: »
    Dorkman wrote: »
    I am at my heaviest now (288 pounds) and would really like to get down to 200. Which leads me to a question, how long is this little thingy going? Year? 6 Months? I mean, I would LOVE to lose all the weight in 6 months, but I highly doubt I can.

    I'm not formally educated in these things (ie: IANAD), but two rules of thumb I've heard are that it's healthy to aim for approximately 1 pound of mass loss per week (2 pounds per week is reasonable, but much beyond that can be unhealthy) and that a good goal is to aim for losing approximately 10% of your mass in a year and keeping it off. I'm sure there are people who've lost absurd amounts of weight in shockingly short periods of time, but I'm trying to keep things reasonable (and if anything, aiming low to keep myself happy with my results and remaining motivated that way).

    I have heard that too..and I guess I don't believe it. I guess I am of the mentality that I would rather have a lofty goal and fail but pushing myself then entire way then having a smaller goal and just do enough work to get to that. Mind set difference I guess.

    I also personally believe that the 1 pound a week maximum isn't unhealthy to do. As long as it is because of good eating and good exercise rather then crash dieting and the like, I believe it is doable and perfectly healthy.

    With that in mind, I know all of my weight is because of my horrible eating habits. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week, I am a hockey official during the winter months, pickup hockey and pick up softball in the summer. With all that in mind, on a daily basis I eat a bagel and hot chocolate from a local coffee shop, go to McDicks or DQ for lunch and then eat whatever there is for supper. I think if I can get that under control...the weight should melt right off.

    We will see..consider this all a test! I want to get this done and I am really really tired of being fat. I hope that is enough to get me through this!

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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Imperfect wrote: »
    rowr!

    FATTY UPDATE: I did not buy a salad like I promised. However, I was walking by Subway and was all "Whatever, Jared can get away with it."

    On the plus side, it is turkey on whole wheat, so I figure I'm ahead of the "2 slices of pizza" I was planning on.

    Remember that Subway bread has lots of sodium in it. In fact, anything not prepared by you is likely to have lots of sodium in it and a large consideration to a healthier body that most people don't really think about is the amount of salt they eat.

    The average North American diet is something like 5000mg a day, which is twice the daily recommended allowance. The body needs just 500mg a day. A frozen 8" pizza can have as much as 6000mg of sodium in it. Pizza/Spaghetti sauces, dressings, etc, are all loaded with sodium.

    I've started making my own sauces without salt. Great stuff. Don't be afraid to experiment and make sure you're checking the sodium content on those nutrition labels, not just calories and fat.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Dorkman wrote: »
    I also personally believe that the 1 pound a week maximum isn't unhealthy to do. As long as it is because of good eating and good exercise rather then crash dieting and the like, I believe it is doable and perfectly healthy.

    Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my post, but from what I've read, 1-2 pounds per week can be perfectly healthy. Much more than that, however, can be unhealthy (either based on doing something very wrong or a sign of other trouble).

    ~5 pounds per month is what I've sustained for the first half of this year, and annecdotally I'm feeling pretty good and don't think I've done anything excessive.

    The emphasis is and should remain on healthy weight loss. I'm sure with some nigh-eating disorder tactics I could drop another 10 pounds in no time flat, but it'd be unhealthy and unsustainable long term. (which is of course stating the obvious, and extreme we're not going to, but 1-2 pounds per week shouldn't be an extreme if most of us are in the 200-300 range)

    And to add an addendum; while I haven't kept a journal, I have been keeping tabs on my weight. They say you should weigh yourself in the morning after a bowel movement but before you have breakfast, if possible. Some days you're up a couple pounds, some days you're down a couple. Your mass will fluctuate, and don't let the "up" days or weeks strike a blow to your momentum. Think long term, guys and gals, don't get caught up in minor fluctuations in mass and watch for results in terms of weeks or months, not mere days.

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Imperfect wrote: »
    I got the nothing with it. Free soda back at the office, so I don't need to buy a drink in-store.

    (P.S. Drinkin' diet, so I got that at least.)

    I'm going to drink some water until it is a little later and I can hold out on my afternoon coffee no more.

    Stop that. Now :P

    Stop what? And why?

    Imperfect on
  • NODeNODe Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Imperfect wrote: »
    Imperfect wrote: »
    I got the nothing with it. Free soda back at the office, so I don't need to buy a drink in-store.

    (P.S. Drinkin' diet, so I got that at least.)

    I'm going to drink some water until it is a little later and I can hold out on my afternoon coffee no more.

    Stop that. Now :P

    Stop what? And why?

    I'm sure he means the diet pop. Which, yeah, it's not great for you, but if you're otherwise struggling to not eat thirty chocolate peanut butter cookies and a deep fried pizza then, go nuts, have a Fresca.

    NODe on
  • Armored GorillaArmored Gorilla Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'm 5'11", 257 lbs currently. That's down from 270 about 2 months ago. Been lifting weights, eating a little better and a little less. So, uh, guess I'll hop on board this bandwagon. My goal for now is to just maintain the steady loss, I'll aim for a target weight later.

    One thing that was causing me a lot of problems was my work schedule ... 12 hour days with seemingly random days, made it hard to plan out meals. Over 12 hours, you get hungry and tend to go "Well, guess it's time for another Wawa trip". Or when your co-workers go, "Hey, you want some pizza?", you're like "Yeaaaaah, I can spread that out over 12 hours." Going to a M-F, 1p-9p schedule in a week's time, should be easier to plan around.

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