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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post

That's awesome. I used to do this when I lived in a big city. Now that we're in the 'burbs, I have to force myself to go to the gym.

It does help that Boston is very much a walking city. I do less in winter, obviously, but still try my best to get in some walking so I don't get too lethargic in the cold months.

I've tried treadmills but even with music or something to watch, I get bored on them. I'd much rather be outside walking.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 
I just didn't want to be rude and tell her I don't want to eat this much. It's complicated.

 

It's not complicated. It's not inherently rude to assert that you chose to eat a more healthy meal. If you can't express your needs without being rude, that is an entirely separate problem.

 

This is your wife. If you can't have a frank conversation about food and health, just shoot yourself now.*

 

 

*Don't shoot yourself now, I am being hyperbolic for effect. 

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


It does help that Boston is very much a walking city. I do less in winter, obviously, but still try my best to get in some walking so I don't get too lethargic in the cold months.

I've tried treadmills but even with music or something to watch, I get bored on them. I'd much rather be outside walking.

I've actually started listening to podcasts and audio books while I jog and walk. It really helps in allowing me to forget that I'm briskly walking or running nowhere.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I used to go to Gold's Gym but...got bored with the machines. But plenty of hot chics to check out while on machines. I just want to go to a park and sprint as if someone is trying to steal my Formosa suits from me.

 

 

 

 

Funny you mention this.  I was just thinking that some 40R Noodles Thread lurker needs to find a way to get in touch with Mrs. Noodles and offer her $1,000 for those "four suits your husband doesn't wear and hasn't even taken the time to get altered."

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Edited by The Noodles - 3/3/15 at 7:53am
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post

Thanks so much for the great answer. My goal is to lose 30-40 lbs all in all. I'd like to go down by about two sizes, if I can. I'm not planning on getting into weightlifting, more into running and biking. If I may ask, how did you shed your 20 lbs?

I don't have to wear tailored clothing; my office is pretty casual and I'm usually the most "dressed up" person in my department. I'm okay with wearing OCBDs and sweaters for the time being, but I just really enjoy wearing tailored clothing. 

I've probably made some minor changes to my diet (eat less French fries, try to eat a bit healthier at home when I'm not going out) and do drink a little bit less alcohol. The main thing for me was deciding to do a 45 minute cardio session everyday (now probably closer to 6 days a week) and finding workouts I could stick to / figuring out what I needed to keep me on the machines. Mostly I've been doing biking (tight calves make running hard). Recently I've been trying to add more strength training (mostly pushups / pullups / other bodyweight exercises with minor weight lifting) to the regimen with a bit more frequency and am considering signing up for a spring triathlon at the end of summer (1/2 mile swim, 14 or so mile bike ride plus a 5k). Sustainability is also key for me. My view has been that I want something I can continue to happily do for years; no sense in losing a bunch of weight only to fall back into old habits upon reaching a goal.

Ultimately it's going to be a mix of making positive changes through some mix of diet and exercise. I love good food, beer, wine, etc. so I chose to be a lot more intense about working out and to make more minor changes with my food and drink intake. YMMV. I do recommend a bit of strength training to help maintain your size in the chest / shoulder area, but it doesn't have to be a major component of your workout. Your results of weight loss will also be more apparent when not wearing a jacket and then once you reach your goal you can find clothes that flatter your in shape physique.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Funny you mention this.  I was just thinking that some 40R Noodles Thread lurker needs to find a way to get in touch with Mrs. Noodles and offer her $1,000 for those "four suits your husband doesn't wear and hasn't even taken the time to get altered."

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Speaking of alcohol, I stopped drinking about a year ago and I gained 15 lbs. 

"Alcohol consumption helps maintain healthy weight"

Good thing you did. You'd probably be up another 5-10 pounds if you hadn't. I wish beer / wine / scotch / etc. didn't taste so damn good.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Speaking of alcohol, I stopped drinking about a year ago and I gained 15 lbs. 

"Alcohol consumption helps maintain healthy weight"

Juice and soda (particularly the latter) are far worse for your waistline than alcohol. Go cold turkey on those two if you haven't already. Easiest thing you can do in starting to lose weight.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I've probably made some minor changes to my diet (eat less French fries, try to eat a bit healthier at home when I'm not going out) and do drink a little bit less alcohol. The main thing for me was deciding to do a 45 minute cardio session everyday (now probably closer to 6 days a week) and finding workouts I could stick to / figuring out what I needed to keep me on the machines. Mostly I've been doing biking (tight calves make running hard). Recently I've been trying to add more strength training (mostly pushups / pullups / other bodyweight exercises with minor weight lifting) to the regimen with a bit more frequency and am considering signing up for a spring triathlon at the end of summer (1/2 mile swim, 14 or so mile bike ride plus a 5k). Sustainability is also key for me. My view has been that I want something I can continue to happily do for years; no sense in losing a bunch of weight only to fall back into old habits upon reaching a goal.

Ultimately it's going to be a mix of making positive changes through some mix of diet and exercise. I love good food, beer, wine, etc. so I chose to be a lot more intense about working out and to make more minor changes with my food and drink intake. YMMV. I do recommend a bit of strength training to help maintain your size in the chest / shoulder area, but it doesn't have to be a major component of your workout. Your results of weight loss will also be more apparent when not wearing a jacket and then once you reach your goal you can find clothes that flatter your in shape physique.

Thank you, once again, for the thorough and helpful answer. I did quit drinking about a year ago, and that has helped. I will heed your advice on the working out as well as holding off on buying (expensive) new clothes, for now.

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You guys are a bunch of quitters. The only thing you need to quit is sitting on your asses!

Just giving you guys a hard time. I love my beer and whiskey so the gym is a must.
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This thread is literally the same thing over and over.

 

Ties -> suits for noodles -> weight loss -> more ties -> more suits for noodles -> weight loss -> wtf where are all those suits noodles bought? -> weight loss

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