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Please help me lose 20 lbs

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by sho'nuff, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Fiddy

    Fiddy Well-Known Member

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  2. Ge Fuzz

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  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  4. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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

    Thanks!

    BTW: my next race is on the calendar.
     
  5. quevola

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    ^^ 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.
     
  6. gin8u

    gin8u Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. wahwho11

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    how much do you weigh now?
     
  8. gangstarr

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    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.
     
  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Matt

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    Cut down on the McDonald's breakfasts, In 'n Out, etc. That stuff really kills you after a while.
     
  12. BDC2823

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    Sho. I know what you're talking about with the office job. I'm in the same boat and need to start working out again and lose some weight. I ran that Surf City 5k in Huntington 2 years ago that Quevola's talking about. It was fun and knowing it was on my schedule made me get in a running routine and stick with it. I did another in Cypress shortly after but fell off after that. I'd be willing to give that 5K in Irvine a try come January.
     
  13. Flambeur

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    And also, stop being a lardass and start being a man.

    It seriously never really clicked for me until I adjusted on a more philosophical level, and now it all works together.
     
  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...wow...stop being a lardass and start being a man. Great advice.
     
  15. Flambeur

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    Yeah...wow...stop being a lardass and start being a man. Great advice.
    I'm not even trying to be mean, but in a way it's true. Look I've been there, a long time ago I let myself go and didn't notice until i was like 35 lbs over my idea weight and having health issues. It was not a way for a man to live. Never. Fucking. Again. But guess what, this thread is pointless. It takes a commitment on your part, you and only you can change this. All the advice is pointless - nothing is easier than the theory of what you're trying to do. Eat right. Exercise. Done. It's all about willpower, follow through, and execution. So once again, it's all up to you. And eventually i hope the "man" thing makes sense.
    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.
    height?
     
  16. FStyles

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    Shoie- whatever you do DO NOT do an atkins diet (as if us A's could in the 1st place...) No matter what people tell ou about how fast you can lose weight don't do it. One thing you can actually do that works (and I shit you not) is curb your TV watching. If you actually limit the amount of time you sit on the couch to watch TV (what else would you be dojng on the la z boy?) to 1 he MAX/day, you are forced to do other things. Fuck Flavor of Love Mate. This brings me to my next point, and I know I will get some flames for this but whatevs...take up dancing...... Yes, dancing!--swing, hip hop, latin, whatever. Few simple reasons: 1) It KILLS body fat and mixes strength+cardio. 2) There are cute chicks doing it 3) Its cheap at a city college night class and the schedules are usually day job friendly 4) ITs MUCH more interesting (at least to me) than going to a gym and running in palce for 45 min 5) there are cute chicks and chances are, you're pressed up against them [​IMG] 6) Chicks dig dudes that can dance and at some point in your life you WILL (or already had) said to yourself man, I wish I could dance... 7) There are cute chicks. 8) YOu're only 30 now, but when you get old, you'll be able to charm the socks off younger w0menz with your steps. 9) its actually pretty fun.. Have you ever seen a dancer's body?? (Rhetorical question)
     
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    Maybe you should pm kunk. He helped me figure out a good diet plan and working out. It's gone a little sour lately, as I only eat at work, and only do cardio instead of lifting, but I lost 65 pounds since last October when I first asked him for advice.
     
  18. Gradstudent78

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    The potential problem with dancing is that if you go out it is often associated with drinking.
     
  19. wahwho11

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    if you don't weight yourself, you don't know the damage. better to see it and have that inspire you. don't be ignorant of your fattness
     
  20. sho'nuff

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    I love you guys or should I say I love you homos.

    Yeah this thread is pointless but sometimes a good kick in the butt (and some good pointers here) is needed. Another motive behind this thread is to take the ridicule and turn it into some results for myself. At least now it is known here my weight status so it'll only be more shameful if I stay exactly the same by end of year.

    I'm of avg height 5'11 around there so 198 is definitely too heavy for me.
     

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