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January 1st @ 8:15 weighting in at 218.2 lbs

 

Goal by April 5th is 200 lbs

 

 

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My goal this week is to go on a bread fast. No bread and focus hard on none or very little sugar products. 

 

I had my apple cider vinegar/honey/water tonic this morning along with a couple of eggs, one sausage patty, and slice of cheese mixed together. Also one cup of coffee with a couple shots of raw honey. Now heading to the gym shortly for a couple hours workout!

Just a suggestion...

 

You're getting your protein, but don't forget your carbs. Carbs are a necessity for energy at the gym! Eat a banana or some blueberries or oatmeal with your breakfast. Also, don't forget fiber in your diet. While fruits and vegetables are a good source of fiber, a lot of good fiber comes from whole grains found in breads, cereals and pasta. Eat the rainbow in the produce aisle (eat a variety of fruits and vegetables) and look for whole grain in your breads and pasta. 

 

From a psychological side of weight loss, completely avoiding foods adds unnecessary stress to weight loss...stress restricts weight loss. You're constantly worried about consuming something you're trying to avoid. A little bread or pasta or cereal won't hurt you. And the last thing you want to do is to stress and then binge on carbs down the road. Most folks eat too many carbs in their every day diet and then switch to no carbs, but there's a healthy balance. 

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Just a suggestion...

 

You're getting your protein, but don't forget your carbs. Carbs are a necessity for energy at the gym! Eat a banana or some blueberries or oatmeal with your breakfast. Also, don't forget fiber in your diet. While fruits and vegetables are a good source of fiber, a lot of good fiber comes from whole grains found in breads, cereals and pasta. Eat the rainbow in the produce aisle (eat a variety of fruits and vegetables) and look for whole grain in your breads and pasta.

 

From a psychological side of weight loss, completely avoiding foods adds unnecessary stress to weight loss...stress restricts weight loss. You're constantly worried about consuming something you're trying to avoid. A little bread or pasta or cereal won't hurt you. And the last thing you want to do is to stress and then binge on carbs down the road. Most folks eat too many carbs in their every day diet and then switch to no carbs, but there's a healthy balance.

That sounds like a sound plan I love all the food you mentioned too so this should be the ticket!

 

 

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Well it started this morning - first workout of the year. Going to lose 12 lbs by April 30 and be in great shape, including flexibility.

 

 

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OK weigh in this morning was 277-6'5" for the record or otherwise trying to convince for my self I'm not too fat!! But wearing a size 44 waist says otherwise.

 

Goal will be sub 260 ideally-250 by Masters weekend.

 

One way will be avoiding thst unlimited soft come fountain that is 30 feet from my desk. Ans drinking more water throughout the day. I do a good job of thst at home and dinner. Just need to do it during the day as well.

 

Also commit to getting out and walking more during the day at work. Even If u just walked down hole 1 of one of our courses and back up 18 of the other that would be close to a mile.

 

 

 

 

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Folks I'm not fitness expert but I will give some advice. In strongman and powerlifting we live by two things, if it's easy everyone would do it and the mentally weak never win. The last one is huge because if you think the weights are too heavy you will fail it's the same thing for everything. When doing weight work and you think it's too hard to do one more don't quit do that one more after that thought hits you. For those like myself needed more cardio when you get tired push yourself for one extra minute. Those doing push ups and sit ups one extra push up a day will feel like a struggle but every ounce helps.

This is as much for myself to push harder as it is for others. If you push just that little bit harder, go just a little bit longer, reach a littler further you will reach your goals. Sometimes getting yourself into it mentally you can push yourself pass the goals you have and exceed them. Good luck and be safe.

 

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Folks I'm not fitness expert but I will give some advice. In strongman and powerlifting we live by two things, if it's easy everyone would do it and the mentally weak never win. The last one is huge because if you think the weights are too heavy you will fail it's the same thing for everything. When doing weight work and you think it's too hard to do one more don't quit do that one more after that thought hits you. For those like myself needed more cardio when you get tired push yourself for one extra minute. Those doing push ups and sit ups one extra push up a day will feel like a struggle but every ounce helps.

This is as much for myself to push harder as it is for others. If you push just that little bit harder, go just a little bit longer, reach a littler further you will reach your goals. Sometimes getting yourself into it mentally you can push yourself pass the goals you have and exceed them. Good luck and be safe.

 

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Great point! I read years ago that the extra(s) sit-up, push-up or whoever you're doing past your comfort level is when you start getting the real benefit of exercise (building/toning muscle). So the key is pushing yourself (but without getting yourself into trouble)

 

 

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I'm in for this. Currently 6'1" 232. I would like to get back down to 200 and maintain it this time.

 

I gained a lot over the last year - I was unemployed for 8 months and was having back issues.

 

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Weighed right in at 210 this morning, 5'9” and 42.5” waist Goal is to get down to at least 195.

 

Hit the gym this already this morning and plan to focus mostly on core for the first few weeks (abs, back, abductors and adductors) along with cardio. Didn't realize how much that had gone to hell. Went back to see my instructor last week at the indoor dome (this -8 F crap in Chicago...), and first thing he mentioned was my balance and weight shift was off - part of what's causing my driver problem I had this Fall.

 

Hope this link works as motivation for those that need it!

 

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Folks I'm not fitness expert but I will give some advice. In strongman and powerlifting we live by two things, if it's easy everyone would do it and the mentally weak never win. The last one is huge because if you think the weights are too heavy you will fail it's the same thing for everything. When doing weight work and you think it's too hard to do one more don't quit do that one more after that thought hits you. For those like myself needed more cardio when you get tired push yourself for one extra minute. Those doing push ups and sit ups one extra push up a day will feel like a struggle but every ounce helps.

This is as much for myself to push harder as it is for others. If you push just that little bit harder, go just a little bit longer, reach a littler further you will reach your goals. Sometimes getting yourself into it mentally you can push yourself pass the goals you have and exceed them. Good luck and be safe.

 

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Dayuuuummmmm good advice!

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Weighed in at 219, with a goal of 200 by April 5th.

 

Wife and I joined the Y when we moved to Exeter and I've taken some classes with her. Along with often being the only guy in the room, I'm learning that there are different kinds of "in-shape." We do something called a Pound Class that uses drum sticks - it's a combination of aerobics, yoga and sadism that's core and leg focused. Also took a class called Body and Movement - also crazy tough - and we started a Yoga class yesterday that was awesome - usually play my best golf while in Yoga classes. Flexibility and core/leg/back/upper body strength are key areas for me...along with cardio. 

 

This is gonna be fun! 

 

We may need to find a sponsor for this endeavor!

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Weighed in at 219, with a goal of 200 by April 5th.

 

Wife and I joined the Y when we moved to Exeter and I've taken some classes with her. Along with often being the only guy in the room, I'm learning that there are different kinds of "in-shape." We do something called a Pound Class that uses drum sticks - it's a combination of aerobics, yoga and sadism that's core and leg focused. Also took a class called Body and Movement - also crazy tough - and we started a Yoga class yesterday that was awesome - usually play my best golf while in Yoga classes. Flexibility and core/leg/back/upper body strength are key areas for me...along with cardio.

 

This is gonna be fun!

 

We may need to find a sponsor for this endeavor!

All exercise classes have sadism as a primary ingredient!

 

 

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Weighed in at 219, with a goal of 200 by April 5th.

 

Wife and I joined the Y when we moved to Exeter and I've taken some classes with her. Along with often being the only guy in the room, I'm learning that there are different kinds of "in-shape." We do something called a Pound Class that uses drum sticks - it's a combination of aerobics, yoga and sadism that's core and leg focused. Also took a class called Body and Movement - also crazy tough - and we started a Yoga class yesterday that was awesome - usually play my best golf while in Yoga classes. Flexibility and core/leg/back/upper body strength are key areas for me...along with cardio.

 

This is gonna be fun!

 

We may need to find a sponsor for this endeavor!

Cheesecake Factory I guess wouldn't be appropriate sponsor

 

 

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Weighed in last night (12/31) at 211. Played at 7:30 today so too early to weigh.

 

 

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Weighed in last night (12/31) at 211. Played at 7:30 today so too early to weigh.

 

 

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Your lucky to get out this morning. We had rain-wind and cold no play today.

 

 

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Cheesecake Factory I guess wouldn't be appropriate sponsor

 

 

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They serve salad, don't they?

 

LOVE cheesecake!

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They serve salad, don't they?

 

 

 

Plus one for the salads provided they have lots of bacon bits and lots of honey mustard dressing!

 

 

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Plus one for the salads provided they have lots of bacon bits and lots of honey mustard dressing!

 

 

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The problem with their salads is you have to sift through all that lettuce to find the bacon!

 

 

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