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Please help me lose 20 lbs

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

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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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.
    Nice. I remember your photos you were a bit chub. 65 pounds is A LOT. Even I didn't lose that much last year when I got skinny. Any new photos?

    Yeah. I would love to pay kunk to come physically kick my arse any time I slip up.
    Like the stephen king movie Cat's Eye the episode where the guy paid some agency to help him quit smoking? I wish there was something like that.
     
  2. willpower

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    It's all about willpower


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    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.
    Best fucking advice EVER. Seriously. TV is shit. Unless you are spending maybe an hour a day watching intellectual, educational programs OR the news (even though the same time it takes to watch an hour of news you could read all about the same stories online in 30 min or less), you are wasting time doing a mindless activity instead of doing something more productive (like posting on SF....I kid, I kid).
     
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    You heard the man, now get over to the OP's house and help him lose the fat! [​IMG]
     
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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.


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    Seriously though, the race and playing sports ideas are the best. There must be adult basketball/soccer/kickball leagues where you are.
     
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    The potential problem with dancing is that if you go out it is often associated with drinking.

    A modern, Orthodox, Jewish couple, preparing for a religious wedding, meets with their rabbi for counseling.

    The rabbi asks if they have any last questions before they leave.

    The man asks, "Rabbi, we realize
    it's tradition for men to dance with men, and women to dance with women at the reception. But, we'd like your permission to dance together."

    "Absolutely not," says the rabbi. "It's immodest.Men and women always dance separately."

    ''So after the ceremony I can't even dance with my own wife?"

    "No," answered the rabbi. "It's forbidden."

    "Well, okay," says the man, "what about sex?

    Can we finally have sex?"

    "Of course!" replies the rabbi. "Sex is a mitzvah (good thing) within marriage, to have children!"

    "What about different positions?" asks the man.

    "No problem," says the rabbi. "It's a mitzvah!"

    "Woman on top?" the man asks.
    "Sure," says the rabbi. "Go for it! It's a mitzvah!"

    "Doggy style?"

    "Sure! Another mitzvah!"

    "On the kitchen table?"

    "Yes, yes! A mitzvah!"

    "Can we do it on rubber sheets with a bottle of hot oil, a couple of vibrators, a leather harness, a bucket of honey and a porno video?"

    "You may indeed. It's all a mitzvah!"

    "Can we do it standing up?"

    "No." says the rabbi."

    "Why not?" asks the man.

    "It could lead to dancing!"
     
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    good luck brian

    meantime cut out all soda and alcohol

    maybe get your missus to join you in eating better and cook "less tasty" (aka fatty) dinners

    def count your calories. that includes shit you forget about like ketchup, etc. adds up the calories that you forget about. If you can sustain less than 1500 calories/day you'll lose a small amount of weight just with that. (not 20 lbs but baby steps, right?)
     
  9. sho'nuff

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    good luck brian

    meantime cut out all soda and alcohol

    maybe get your missus to join you in eating better and cook "less tasty" (aka fatty) dinners

    def count your calories. that includes shit you forget about like ketchup, etc. adds up the calories that you forget about. If you can sustain less than 1500 calories/day you'll lose a small amount of weight just with that. (not 20 lbs but baby steps, right?)


    definitely it regularly slips my mind how much calories ketchup, hot sauce, dressing and the sort cost and how it adds up. i cant get my wife to join she loves her rich food. sorry.[​IMG]
     
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    I'm not sure less than 1500 cals is enough for someone 5'11" ~200 unless he's really old or super sedentary(which he very well may be).

    Hot sauce isn't too bad. Dressing, ketchup, mayo etc definitely pack on calories.

    If you really don't have time to work out then look into high intensity interval training. It's not for the faint of heart, but it burns more calories than steady state cardio in less time.

    Funny, if someone with like 5 posts made the op he'd probably get flamed to internet hell. I guess having 15k posts earns you some leeway lol.
     
  11. sho'nuff

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    I'm not sure less than 1500 cals is enough for someone 5'11" ~200 unless he's really old or super sedentary(which he very well may be).

    Hot sauce isn't too bad. Dressing, ketchup, mayo etc definitely pack on calories.

    If you really don't have time to work out then look into high intensity interval training. It's not for the faint of heart, but it burns more calories than steady state cardio in less time.

    Funny, if someone with like 5 posts made the op he'd probably get flamed to internet hell. I guess having 15k posts earns you some leeway lol.


    yes [​IMG]
     
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    Just don't visit the "Best Burger Ever!" thread.
     
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    I believe I made an insinuation in one of my posts about the 5k run in Irvine on January 10th. Your reply was supposed to be along the lines of, "That's a good idea BDC, are you going to sign up for that as well as that would give me the motivation to work out and get ready for the race. That way I have motivation and with you doing it as well, I can't give up as people on SF would make fun of me."
     
  14. sho'nuff

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    I believe I made an insinuation in one of my posts about the 5k run in Irvine on January 10th. Your reply was supposed to be along the lines of, "That's a good idea BDC, are you going to sign up for that as well as that would give me the motivation to work out and get ready for the race. That way I have motivation and with you doing it as well, I can't give up as people on SF would make fun of me."

    how do you train for a marathon while at the same time on crack??

    joking.
    yeah that sounds like a good idea, but i dont have the resources (time mostly and location, bad area to jog in my area) to do that sort of thing. but i will take up on something that is similar to yours and thomas' suggestions. like my own stairmaster log/goals and make them public here i guess.
     
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    A 5k is short so I just ran a half hour at home on my treadmill doing intervals each day. A week before, a friend and I went out to the site and ran the 5K so we knew what the course was like.

    BTW, you live in Costa Mesa. You can run on the beach at Newport, or along the Santa Ana River bike trail. If you just run for a half hour, that's better than nothing. Or take up a weekly sport. If you have played softball/baseball I can tell you what leagues are around you. It think you can sign up and they will place you on a rec team (men's or coed, your call). I've only ever played upper divisions and have been asked to play on teams before, but I'm sure at Mile Square Park, Huntington Beach Sports Complex, Harvard Park, etc., there are league night teams you can just sign up for.
     
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    Sho - I don't know your neighborhood, or your access to a gym, or what have you - but take my word for this: there is no substitute for having a race on your schedule. Your efforts will take on a new sense of urgency. I've already planned out my mileage from now until January 17. It is a new and fun kind of crazy.
     
  17. sho'nuff

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    A 5k is short so I just ran a half hour at home on my treadmill doing intervals each day. A week before, a friend and I went out to the site and ran the 5K so we knew what the course was like.

    BTW, you live in Costa Mesa. You can run on the beach at Newport, or along the Santa Ana River bike trail. If you just run for a half hour, that's better than nothing. Or take up a weekly sport. If you have played softball/baseball I can tell you what leagues are around you. It think you can sign up and they will place you on a rec team (men's or coed, your call). I've only ever played upper divisions and have been asked to play on teams before, but I'm sure at Mile Square Park, Huntington Beach Sports Complex, Harvard Park, etc., there are league night teams you can just sign up for.


    is this a safe trail and not bumpy? i will look into those trails if you know more of these. i never played any organized sport growing up so im not too athletic. do you know of any gym or ymca or something nearby that is cheap that has an indoor track or something that i can run?
     
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    is this a safe trail and not bumpy? i will look into those trails if you know more of these. i never played any organized sport growing up so im not too athletic. do you know of any gym or ymca or something nearby that is cheap that has an indoor track or something that i can run?

    I used to ride my bike from Santa Ana to the ocean as a kid on that trail. It is paved and has a very slight grade (2% or less) from the ocean (between Huntington/Newport) all the way up to Angel Stadium. People frequently bike/jog the trail as it runs parallel to the Santa Ana River. I'm not sure about indoor tracks, but most all High Schools have outdoor tracks. I believe Mile Square Park has jogging facilities. There are gyms all over the place. Bally's, 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness...I don't know if any have actual tracks though. Even better though...they have pools.
     
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    I used to ride my bike from Santa Ana to the ocean as a kid on that trail. It is paved and has a very slight grade (2% or less) from the ocean (between Huntington/Newport) all the way up to Angel Stadium. People frequently bike/jog the trail as it runs parallel to the Santa Ana River. I'm not sure about indoor tracks, but most all High Schools have outdoor tracks. I believe Mile Square Park has jogging facilities. There are gyms all over the place. Bally's, 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness...I don't know if any have actual tracks though. Even better though...they have pools.

    sorry, but can you post a map of the bike trail along santa ana river? i am nearby south coast plaza. im wondering if i have to drive there or can just run over there if nearby.

    where is mile square park? thanks man
     
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    Here's a map attached
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