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^^^ Keep up the good work and you'll be at your target weight in no time!
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Keep it up Sho'Nuff. Sounds like you've found a routine and what works for you. I've put together my own routine over the past couple months and am down to 179 (this morning) from a high of 195.
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cut out carbs completely from your diet.
eat less meat change most of meat or carb consumption with light fruits and vegetables.
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cut out carbs completely from your diet.
replace meat and carbs with carbs.
OK, so I'm 8 months late.

e: But seriously, I've seen a ton of people do amazing things on low-carb ketogenic diets.
post #214 of 316
Do aminoacids from Beverly Amino Tank, american brand.

That will you do loose weight while actually have harder muscles.
post #215 of 316
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nah. i'll stick to my wife.

update. well, i started this thread around sometime before thanksgiving 09. i did join a gym at that time and did lose up to another 4 pounds to about 191 , but then immediately after thanksgiving and through january, my schedule was jam packed. and was so tired when i wasnt. no excuse, but i dropped the gym membership. ballooned back up to 200 pounds at right around april tax time.
but then i got fed up and then i enrolled in my company's wellness program and im doing two things:
joined a team (walk challenge) each one of us has a pedometer and we all need to put in 20,000 steps per day. (it is alot i tell you). i need to keep myself accountable as others are depending on me so i cant go lazy or make an excuse like last time.

the thing is, ive learned a fantastic way to do walking. jogging-in-place at home. jog in place and with 5 pound weights in each hand with a striding motion to tone shoulders,chest,lat and supporting muscles in midsection. hopefullly i can go to 10 pounders but i cant sustain that for more than 15 minutes. i can go a whole 1 hour with 5 pounders. i break into a good sweat.

this is so great, because i always thought i either had to drive to a gym, or go walking outside in the dark after work. my wife feels stressful when i go walk outside in the dark so i dont do that often anymore, but this is a great solution. to jog in place. try it it works wonders for me now for 1 month.


it's something i can do.

i'm not sure if this has been said before, but i think you need to start counting calories. It's the only way to be sure that you're going to lose weight.

If you're doing those walks, then it's pretty easy to calculate the amount of calories you're burning. So then you just have to make sure you're eating 500 calories less than the amount you're walking + your resting metabolic rate for the day.

there's plenty of internet calculators out there.


if you want to lose weight, you're going to have to feel hungry from time to time. If you ate to not feel hungry, that'd maintain the weight you're at right now.
post #216 of 316
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Keep it up Sho'Nuff. Sounds like you've found a routine and what works for you. I've put together my own routine over the past couple months and am down to 179 (this morning) from a high of 195.

Nice going!

One of the things I've done when I find myself reaching for snacks in the office is that I tend to get myself out of the office for a while and do something. Run errands, that sort of thing. I get hungry for a while, and then it passes as I do other things. Come back for a late lunch, and I'm good without going overboard.
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^^^ Keep up the good work and you'll be at your target weight in no time!

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Keep it up Sho'Nuff. Sounds like you've found a routine and what works for you. I've put together my own routine over the past couple months and am down to 179 (this morning) from a high of 195.

thanks guys ! nice, i am trying to get down to around 178-179 ( i dont want to be associated with "180" or above) from 195!! we are brothers!!

anyways im still doing the walking thing and running in place.
the key now is that my philosophy on eating is totally changed and even in the last 1.5 months i dont feel like im holding back on anything or feel like relapsing because i dont feel like im dieting.
im just eating sensibly. picking at my food and eating slowly enjoying each bite. it slows down my eat frequency and amount eaten. i dont care for a whole ice cream, i just want a taste now. i dont care for a whole bag or a whole pizza for snack, just a slice or a few chips for taste now.
it is about knowing that eating is not the revolve of life, but eating is just a 'facet' of life.
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Nice going!

One of the things I've done when I find myself reaching for snacks in the office is that I tend to get myself out of the office for a while and do something. Run errands, that sort of thing. I get hungry for a while, and then it passes as I do other things. Come back for a late lunch, and I'm good without going overboard.

I've been somewhat doing the same thing. I have never really eaten breakfast but used to get hungry a few days a week before lunch and wander over to the local liquor store and pick up a snack. Nothing there was healthy and I'd end up with a bag of chips. I changed that by keeping canned sardines at my desk, so now that is my go to breakfast (a can of sardines in the morning...the small 135 calorie ones)

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thanks guys ! nice, i am trying to get down to around 178-179 ( i dont want to be associated with "180" or above) from 195!! we are brothers!!

anyways im still doing the walking thing and running in place.
the key now is that my philosophy on eating is totally changed and even in the last 1.5 months i dont feel like im holding back on anything or feel like relapsing because i dont feel like im dieting.
im just eating sensibly. picking at my food and eating slowly enjoying each bite. it slows down my eat frequency and amount eaten. i dont care for a whole ice cream, i just want a taste now. i dont care for a whole bag or a whole pizza for snack, just a slice or a few chips for taste now.
it is about knowing that eating is not the revolve of life, but eating is just a 'facet' of life.

Noice. Keep up the good work. What I found to be pretty fun as well is biking. This past Saturday I woke up early (so I could watch the Nigeria-Argentina game when I got there) and biked from Tustin to Costa Mesa. I took Redhill (turns into Santa Ana) all the way from Tustin to 19th Street in Costa Mesa. It was about 12 miles and took exactly an hour. After the game, my friend and I went from his house down to Sharkees in Newport (Newport Pier) to watch the US-England game). We did the same biking around Newport thing on Sunday. It's really fun. Good exercise, great weather, can stop off at a bar or two or the beach, and good looking women all around. Highly recommended.
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Noice. Keep up the good work. What I found to be pretty fun as well is biking. This past Saturday I woke up early (so I could watch the Nigeria-Argentina game when I got there) and biked from Tustin to Costa Mesa. I took Redhill (turns into Santa Ana) all the way from Tustin to 19th Street in Costa Mesa. It was about 12 miles and took exactly an hour. After the game, my friend and I went from his house down to Sharkees in Newport (Newport Pier) to watch the US-England game). We did the same biking around Newport thing on Sunday. It's really fun. Good exercise, great weather, can stop off at a bar or two or the beach, and good looking women all around. Highly recommended.

you stop by at a bar and drink? then you add the cals back into you that you burned off in the ride. and do you go there riding a bike in your ocbd and pants? or just go biking in your nike golf shirt and go to the bar sweaty?
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you stop by at a bar and drink? then you add the cals back into you that you burned off in the ride. and do you go there riding a bike in your ocbd and pants? or just go biking in your nike golf shirt and go to the bar sweaty?

It's the weekend so It's either my planned day of not working out, I already worked out before, or in the case of Saturday, it was before I was going to play in a softball tourney that day and night. So it's not in place of my workout routine. Why would I ride around the beach in an ocbd and pants? Are you stupid? It's cruising around the beach so I wore board shorts, flip flops, and an under armor sleeveless dry fit shirt (oh the horror). I'm not saying that this should be your workout. Just that it is a fun way to spend a day and offers more exercise than eating bon bons and watching tv.

You're really not that sweaty from cruising around the beach. I changed out of the shirt I wore from Tustin to Costa Mesa at my friends house before going to the beach.
post #221 of 316
^^^ yeah, there are a few garments that can help immensely in this regard. Cycling in particular has the best of all worlds since you have a good breeze going and never sweat/get smelly like you would if you were running. Keep a leisurely pace and stop inside once in a while, and you ought never get worn down.

One of the funny things is that Europe (as I'm told) is very walking-heavy. No one ever feels like they're working out, but they tend to keep the weight off pretty well from all the activitiy. Lots of bikes, too.
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im not stupid . i was jesting.
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^^^ yeah, there are a few garments that can help immensely in this regard. Cycling in particular has the best of all worlds since you have a good breeze going and never sweat/get smelly like you would if you were running. Keep a leisurely pace and stop inside once in a while, and you ought never get worn down.

One of the funny things is that Europe (as I'm told) is very walking-heavy. No one ever feels like they're working out, but they tend to keep the weight off pretty well from all the activitiy. Lots of bikes, too.

I'm going to do more of the biking from my house to the beach thing this summer as it really is alot of fun. Great way to spend the day.

I've been doing alot of running lately. Monday-Friday 40 minutes (4 miles) on treadmill using the setting that changes speeds 0.5 mph every 30 seconds (i.e. 5.5/6.0/6.5/7.0/7.5/7.0/6.5...etc). I put a movie on my laptop in front of the treadmill to watch and put on one of those elastic waist trimmer things (makes me sweat more) and a sweatshirt. Been doing this for a few months now and it has been working well and I've stuck to it. Sometimes I'll do it again on a Sat or Sun if I'm not playing in a softball tourney, out golfing, etc.
post #224 of 316
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im not stupid . i was jesting.

I know. I'm still contemplating stopping by your house and throwing eggs at your windows next time I'm in Costa Mesa.
post #225 of 316
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One of the funny things is that Europe (as I'm told) is very walking-heavy. No one ever feels like they're working out, but they tend to keep the weight off pretty well from all the activitiy. Lots of bikes, too.

I remember walking around in Paris about 10 years ago all day long and hardly ever seeing an elevator anywhere. Finally at the end of a long day, we were in a Metro station (Montparnasse Bienvenue maybe) and faced with the prospect of ascending a couple of flights of stairs, my wife (who was about 5 months pregnant at that time) asked someone, "Ascenseur, si'l vous plait?" and I remember the person looking at us as though we were from Mars...
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