Originally Posted by Aneil4lom
What you could try on weekends is to take a little bit of time to plan and prepare your meals for during the week, that way you could at least cut back on the microwaved meals that are usually full of fat.
i tired doing that today since i got off early, but the local target was closed cause its easter sunday.
that is something i had thought of & wanted to try buying snacks like granola bars or something to munch on throughout the day instead of eating or over eating a heavy "full of fat" lunch.
the thing ive noticed is, when it comes time to lunch each day at work..im so frustrated or hungry or upset about something that i eat. & ive always had the problem of finishing all thats on my plate, im scared of serving myself less & then remaining hungry through out the rest of my day. :/
Originally Posted by ctkim
damn that sounds like a brutal schedule. i don't blame you for not going to the gym during the week. it sounds like your job keeps you pretty active, so I would concentrate on eating cleaner. listen to what Aneil4lom said and try to plan out your lunch and snacks for the week on weekends.
it is shity to be honest. lol
& it does, pretty active but on my arms & back mostly, i ride my back across the plant through out the day id say atleast 1 to 2 miles..but we have to at a "slow, safe, precautionary" speed which takes away raising your heart rate...which for me is not hard to do since i have hypertension.....at age 22 i have the blood pressure of a 60 year old man, awesome huh?
Originally Posted by Gibonius
You can't spot reduce fat. Lose weight, and fat will come off from everywhere. The distribution depends on genetics.
Lifting can build muscle under the fat and somewhat change the appearance of the area, but it's not going to cause local fat loss.
according to genetics i will die from a heart attack around my late 50's.
& ive started early by developing hyper tension which is beyond me for someone of my age.
my average heart rate in a room, breathing under a controlled setting is 149 over 99.
i feel i need to start jogging again, i wish i could join my buddies in our flag football & basketball leauge but i just do not have the time sadly.
Originally Posted by sm31
Is it possible that a change in diet (associated with the new job and schedule) is the cause of the weight gain, and hence diet the better solution?
you know, ive pondered this. it would make some sense.
& hell, i drink around 8 - 12 bottles of water a day at work which would mean im probably retaining some water weight...but im required too/get thirsty alot...i am sweating all day though being out in the elements & in/around reactors operating at temperatures in the 2200 degrees catergory. although where i work its only like 130-ish...its still rather warm.
i thought about waking up a little earlier & lifting weights or going on a run before hand but i would loose to much sleep running, showering in the morning vs the time precious "free" time i have to myself to get things done the night before.
i appreciate all of your responses thus far btw guys.
-Randy from Texas.