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It's time for change

Discussion in 'Health' started by The Traveler, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 4, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    NicksRig

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    :bananadance: Great thread! Keep up the good work. You have motivated me even more (just started to work out againg 3 weeks ago) and it looks like you have motivated other TW members. Amazing!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    ^ any weight shed yet?
     
  3. Mar 4, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    Yeah I'm down about 30lbs from where I started. I need buy some new shoes, my running shoes finally got a nice hole in the side.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    t4r4life poptard and protein farts

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    Good work man! keep it up don't let us down :D BTW you got the classic endomorph body frame, you should start lifting weights more and build some muscle up, more muscle = more fat burning
     
  5. Mar 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    netflix "fat sick and nearly dead."
     
  6. Mar 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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    Great job man. 30lbs is nothing to sneeze at over a short time.
    I went from 225 to 180 in 6 months, but I couldn't maintain 180 for more than a couple of weeks and ended up stabilizing at 190 for a few years.
    Job and life changes (and age!) have worked against me and I'm back up over 200 again... I need to get my ass in gear and start walking/running again, especially now that my job has me tied to a desk.

    And you young guys... keep an eye on your intake and activity. When I was 18-20 I was 135lbs at 6'3". My breakfast was SIX eggs, a half pound of sausage, four slices of toast, and a quart of Tang.
    Lunch was something from JiTB, and dinner was either a half-pound burger on a french roll, or a large steak and russet.

    When I was around 25, I was still a solid 180. Left retail, took an office job, and I was 230 within 6 months. I carried that for 15 years.

    Your metabolism WILL slow down when you hit your mid 20s-30s, and your weight can easily get out of control if you don't constantly adjust your intake to your activity level.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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    Thanks for the encouragement Eric and for the advice Rich!
     
  8. Mar 6, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    Matt, you're doing awesome brother!
    Here's a little about me, I'm 44 and weighed at 268lbs standing only 5'10. I have always been bulky, I played college ball at 272lbs, I was a center. I came out of college and was down to a svelte 250 (so I thought) but was really in to heavy lifting. 3 lift totals were right around 1700lbs (squat, dead, bench) so I figured bulky was the way to go. Speed up time and the strength is all but memories. Bad shoulder, bum knee, the list goes on and on, but I'm still 260, Not cool to be bulky like that and I was hurting to do anything I enjoyed, just as you. I made the choice, like you and many others on here to get better, and become a healthier member of society. I got into crossfit style exercise with the advice of some friends. So basically high repetitions of body weight movements and full body lifts (clean and presses, kettle ball exercise etc.) with very short res periods in between sets to keep the heart rate up. BTW I hate burpees! Anyway this was working and in no time (2 months dropped 27 lbs.) I picked it up a notch by hitting it 2x a day at least 3 days a week. Well here comes the punch in the face. I got a kidney stone. It was not pleasant. (mind you I have never had one prior) I was hospitalized, ran around with a catheter in my pee-pee for a week and half, and still ended up passing a 8mm stone.(think small pea). All because of I did not drink enough water. Oh I drank water, but I drank coffee and TEA with out thinking of the consequences. The ice tea your drinking is a diuretic. So your dehydrating yourself with out knowing it. This along with the intense work out spurred me to form the kidney stone. So please up your intake I water. I noticed one person mention 2 liters. I label 4 liter size bottle with numbers 1-4. Fill them up with water and a squeeze of lemon juice(acid in your water helps with preventing stone formations) and when I finish number 4 at the end of the day I know I've had plenty. Sorry it was such a long winded post just to get to "please limit your TEA intake and increase your water intake". You will be surprised that right now if you increase your water to about 4 liters, give or take, the weight will start dropping again.
    Keep it up, you will succeed!
     
  9. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    Wow, incredible! Thanks for the tip, and I actually have switched over to more water than tea. I drink on average 1.5 gallons a day now. CONSTANTLY drinking water at work and in the truck. I just seem to not get enough of it. I have 1 tea a day with a meal and that's all. No soda whatsoever.

    Thanks again!
     
  10. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    Keep at the fruit, veggies, water and exercise, man! Way to be! Weight problem or not, everyone should be eating like this. All that soda and sugar and junk is killing us. Keep it up, man. Stoked to see that you're doing something positive that makes you happy. I'd bet it'll make your loved ones and future family happy as well :thumbsup: It may sound strange but I always think of my future sons (hopefully sons) and realize I need to stay fit so I can do cool stuff with them.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    Yes I actually think about that all the time. I'd hate to be the fat dad who just sits around all day and watches the tube. I wanna be active and take my future kids out hiking and camping and wheeling and stuff like that. I gotta be fit for all that. Not to mention set a good example.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    Proud of ya, man. Keep it up, even when it gets rough. It'll be worth it.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    Dropping soda is huge. I did it as a new years resolution last year and haven't had a soda since
     
  14. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    We like to only put the best products in our trucks because only the best will do! We're concerned about performance and longevity. Then when it comes to our bodies (something we can't just replace easily) we put all kinds of garbage into it. . . Makes sense. 'Merica.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    Tis true.. I work for a food catering business and its disgusting to see half the shit that goes out. Not because its bad quality but because people order so much and then eat all of it.. we rarely have waste and sometimes we put out as much as 2500 calories per meal.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    whats your total weight now??
    doing great!
     
  17. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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    I don't own a Taco anymore.
    I'm at 280 now.
     
  18. Mar 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    Good Job, Keep at it!
     
  19. Mar 12, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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    Good job duder! Funny, I was just thinking about this thread this morning and then it popped up on the home page. I haven't weighed myself but all my clothes are fitting better now especially the pants. I've been walking the dogs more frequently and now thanks to day light savings I'll have all that extra sunlight after work to do stuff. Last night I was cutting down tree branches for about 3 hours...yard work is one hell of a workout when you're out of shape! I've also been trying to keep my daily calorie intake to under 2000 and most of the time end up under the 2000 mark. I eat less at each meal which has really helped with the calorie counting. Also I've been going to the driving range at lunch just for a little extra activity.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    Man, sounds like you are doing awesome! I am presently working on my own weightloss journey. I'm down 75lbs and have hit a small plateau, mostly due to a rotator cuff tear and surgery to fix it. I'm stuck at the house for three months with no strenuous activity. Funny how boredom equals hunger! Anyway. I thought I'd share what got me going and inspires me everytime. (To be honest, I jumped to the end of the thread to share this after checking your progress. So if you've seen it already, sorry Ijust love sharring this guys story and DDP's program.) If the link doesn't work, go to youtube and search Arthur's transformation. The program he used is a little unconventional, but effective and pretty cool. Hope it helps. BANG!:D

    http://youtu.be/bIXOo8D9Qsc
     
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