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post #16 of 316
On a serious note, are there any sports that you play? Since you have a hard time sticking with a plan, perhaps playing a sport would be something where you can get the exercise and have fun doing so while not focusing on actually exercising. There are softball leagues all over the place, basketball, etc. Hell, even with golf you're walking around quite a bit.
post #17 of 316
I stopped drinking alcohol during the week (Mon-Thurs). The wife and I would often have a couple glasses of wine or a beer or two with dinner/throughout the evening (somehow I seem to be the faster drinker when we open a bottle, go figure), apparently those calories add up. I'd put on about 15-20 lbs. over the last five years, and this is with me running about 4 miles/5 days a week. I'm down about 12 lbs. so far, and without changing much else the weight is coming off. Pretty easy, and you can still have dessert.
post #18 of 316
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
perhaps the most sane advice here. i would kill to have why as my 24/7 physical trainer. i think it would take FEAR for me to stick with a plan and get in shape.
my wife doesnt do anything for me. she tells me dont eat, go exercise, but when i whine, she cooks me a delicious meal w/ a side of ice cream and pats me on the back while i eat it and says" aww, next time honey..there is always a tomorrow"
i cant deal with that shit anymore.
why, how much do you charge to beat the crap out of me?



thanks man. i know what meals/foods and the amounts to eat. and i know good exercise routines. the key is (hardest part) is to actually do them. stick with them.

So what you are saying is that you just like to whine and bitch about your weight but really don't want to do anything about it.

Mods, please move to DT. Thanx.
post #19 of 316
Before you eat anything, look at these beauts:
post #20 of 316
hey sho'nuff. If motivation is your weakness, then sign up for a local race: 5k or 10k, and tell everyone you're going to do it. And that you'll tell everyone your time. and you'll post it here, too.

Then we'll see how badly you want to drop 20 lbs.
post #21 of 316
Yoga.
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post #23 of 316
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
hey sho'nuff. If motivation is your weakness, then sign up for a local race: 5k or 10k, and tell everyone you're going to do it. And that you'll tell everyone your time. and you'll post it here, too.

Then we'll see how badly you want to drop 20 lbs.

Thomas. good thinking. havent thought of this kind of thing. i like your thinking.


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here is a short history of my weight gain/loss:

all through up to 10th grade high school i was a skinny kid. started up weight lifting here as there were some guys in high school who commented i look like a skinny kid with a stick for a neck and a bobble head

was still slender throughout high school but got bigger due to weightlifting.

freshman in college. got lazy. stopped lifting weights. didnt do anything but eat and drink. got fat.

second year in college and throughout. sick of being fat and flabby i started working out again. i wanted to look good to the college girls so i made that a motivation. all through college i basically maintained a slim but working out profile.

after college during 20s. off and on. some summers i got really skinny. some winters i got a bit of flab.
but maintained generally a slim profile look.

late 20s. got some fat. but i was still working out so i was like muscle but fat.

30 year old. dated my wife. was really slim and nice in the beginning but throughout my courtship and on into marriage i got really bloated fat ugly dam shame.

was real fat for the next 4 years. 210lbs and over.

2007: i got laid off for a period of 6 months. so i did nothing but diet and go work out. got svelte again through 2008 summer.

2008-2009 desk job catching up to me.
no more college girl motivation. no more laid off no work motivation. .


but now i need some other form or extraneous motivation so Thomas' idea is very creative
post #24 of 316
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
Thomas. good thinking. havent thought of this kind of thing. i like your thinking.

Thanks!

BTW: my next race is on the calendar.
post #25 of 316
^^ That's exactly what I was thinking for Sho.

Here's whats coming soon:

Thanksgiving Day: 5K & 10K Turkey Trot in Dana Point
January 10, 2010: SC Half-Marathon & 5K in Irvine
Feburary 7, 2010: Surf City Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K in Huntington Beach

BTW: My family and I will be doing all of these races.
post #26 of 316
i'd go to www.bodybuilding.com I know it may sound a bit scary. It isn't a site only for juiced professional bodybuilders, many men and women visit the site daily. They have an extensive forum to share ideas, i'm more than certain you can find someone who was/is in the same situation and has already gotten their answer/results.
post #27 of 316
how much do you weigh now?
post #28 of 316
I agree. the trick is to develop a routine and stick with it. 20 lbs of weight will only come if you turn this into a habit. Also, try to focus on aerobic as well as strength training. Having a well-rounded approach is the best way to lose weight, lose the right sort of weight, and keep it off.
post #29 of 316
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Originally Posted by wahwho11 View Post
how much do you weigh now?

I'm afraid to weigh myself. I did get down to 191 about a month ago. But I took a few steps back recently and I wouldn't be surprised if I was pushing 198 now.
post #30 of 316
this is the best ive got: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...0&postcount=41 boxing + major muscle group lifting = worked for me.
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