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TCO
08-06-2009, 00:41:03
I figured what the heck. It's not like I lack the understanding to lose weight. It's simple. But maybe a structure would help me. Looked at weight watchers and nutri system and they each had good things. WW has some direct personal feedback and a weigh in...which is motivational. But also it sorta seemed like a pain to be lectured to on how to eat. I know that. Just need to execute. I figure it's no biggie. I'm price insensitve. and I blow more money than Nutri system by eating out at a bar every night anyhow. Why not try it...

JM^3
08-06-2009, 00:42:38
I haven't been to good at losing weight the last month. I know what is wrong, eating too many sweets/drinking more than I had been/continuing to eat out a lot.

Hanging at about 185 for the last several months, was 165 late last fall...

JM
(Mostly put it on during Christmas period.. after Christmas I was trying to gain muscle so didn't mind it. I want to drop back down now though.)

TCO
08-06-2009, 00:50:53
I am 230 and should be about 155. But when I get to 170 or so, will evaluate my fat percentage with calipers.

JM^3
08-06-2009, 00:57:52
I haven't done calipers in a while, my scale says 19%.

At 225 (my heaviest, a bit over 3 years ago) I felt miserable. I sorta feel OK at 185 which is why it is difficult to push myself to drop back down.

JM

TCO
08-06-2009, 01:11:48
hmm. You are a taller and more muscular than I though.

JM^3
08-06-2009, 01:15:27
Actually, I think almost all my extra weight is fat :(.

Even more incentive to lose it.

The strange thing is that despite being at my strongest (at least, I was a few months ago), and almost my fastest (better than a 9 minute mile for 3+ miles), I still just feel OK. Not excellent or even good. I know some of this is because I need to work on my core but I hate sit ups.

Are you actually going to use nutri-system or are you going to go out to the bar every night anyways?

JM

JM^3
08-06-2009, 01:17:23
You really should lose the weight, you will feel better.

JM

TCO
08-06-2009, 01:52:10
I signed up for it. 259 dollars for a month's food. Cheap when you consider what gin and burgers runs me.

TCO
08-06-2009, 01:52:58
TCO was taken, so I am apolytonGP in their community. I hope I don't get banned for trolling or something.

TCO
08-06-2009, 02:22:13
I been checking out the forums. It has the normal dynamics with bannings and the like. There is a 17 page thread on the explosive defecation caused by blueberry muffins. Unfortunately, I ordered a couple. Oh well.

JM^3
08-06-2009, 02:30:03
I spend 450+$ for food for a month...

My problem with that sort of thing is that I am vegeterrian. That and I know diets which are good and will drop the pounds very fast.

JM

TCO
08-06-2009, 02:34:09
they have vegetarian. I am price insensitive also. Plus I know what to do, but I just don't do it. Maybe a structure will help. Got to change something.

JM^3
08-06-2009, 02:43:22
Yeah, change is always good, for when you are attempting life change. Just to get you out of your old habits.

I am suspicious that structure is good too... I know that I have a lot more issues when people are wanting to go out and eat with me or go out and drink with me.

My alone habits are mostly healthy except way too many sweets.

JM

JM^3
08-06-2009, 02:46:58
What exercise routine are you going to include?

I am trying to increase my low intensity cardio time, really fat burn and not cardio, by getting a book and reading it at a fast walk with incline (or reclined exercise bike) for several hours a week.

This gives me a lot more exercise hours a week, although I need to not skip too much on the intervals.

JM

Oerdin
08-06-2009, 03:18:35
TCO is a fat ass.

MOBIUS
08-06-2009, 10:20:11
I spend 450+$ for food for a month...

WTF!?:eek:

That's enough to feed a small African country! We spend a lot less than that per month and I emphasise the word 'we'. What are you eating? Gold plated burgers?

MOBIUS
08-06-2009, 10:24:15
Still, I'm also struggling with weight as I hit the heaviest I've ever been at 175lbs a few months ago - I'm still within a few pounds of that - but at least I seem to have it in check now.

Lack of exercise is my problem, that and a slowing metabolism.

MDA
08-06-2009, 11:59:15
Been fighting to keep my clothes fitting since I got a desk job. Running about 10 miles a week used to do it, but since Christmas I've had to do more. Probably my metabolism has shifted yet another gear. Down to 183 from a Christmas/lifetime high of 186. Only sleeping 4 or 5 hours a night isn't helping, but I've had off and on trouble sleeping since I was about 12. I should be at most 170 (pounds), I'd prefer 165 :lol:.

Blood pressure has been borderline at my last two blood donations, if that happens again, I'll decide its not a fluke and I'm off to the doctor. I already can't take decongestants without it spiking up.

Looking forward to complaining about even more health problems on these forums 10 years from now.

JM^3
08-06-2009, 12:27:59
WTF!?:eek:

That's enough to feed a small African country! We spend a lot less than that per month and I emphasise the word 'we'. What are you eating? Gold plated burgers?

Normal meals are things like:
1 foot long at subway
omelet, grits, and potatoes at the lab cafe
(recently) some alcohol + food at a bar/restaurant
some Belgian chocolate
pasta + sauce + garlic
container of tofu + lots of veggies (sometimes rice)
juice + veggiemeat/other processed vegeterrian item
frozen waffles
sandwich/wrap/etc at cafe

JM

KrazyHorse
08-06-2009, 14:06:05
In terrible shape too. Back up to 167. Blurgh. I think I was slightly depressed in Feb-March for a couple of reasons (including just regular winter blues I always get). Couldn't motivate myself to go to gym during that period, and April I was super busy. Back on track for a few weeks now.

KrazyHorse
08-06-2009, 14:09:44
Need to cut down on beer if I really want to lose though. I ate well yesterday but drank a sixpack. :(

MDA
08-06-2009, 14:40:57
I hear that. Still finishing off the beer people left behind on Memorial Day.

TCO
08-06-2009, 23:39:37
I have a good program, Jon. I have so many ortho injuries and am so heavy, that I basically swim and bike (with pretty good control...not all out). Lift, but dumb bells or machines and a fair amount of remnant PT stuff. I'm off to the gym now.

JM^3
09-06-2009, 00:01:06
Swimming is hard, I don't have the breath for it.

I mostly run, with a bit of exercise biking and other machines.

JM

TCO
09-06-2009, 02:08:17
back. Diet is more important than exercise. But good things happen when I go direct from work to YMCA instead of stopping by local gin joints.

JM^3
09-06-2009, 02:16:06
I would say that exercise is more important, but diet is crucial to getting down to not fat.

JM

JM^3
10-06-2009, 13:34:50
I think I have drank every night but friday night for the last 8 days.

Normally I have been drinking one night a month.

JM