Even working 15 hours I was still able to get in a mile walk and eat 3 good meals today. Gonna try to get breakfast in me every morning since most of the time I don't have time for lunch.
Breakfast - 2 Eggs, 1 Low-Carb Toast (7g of Carbs)
Lunch - Big Salad w/ Caesar Dressing (12g of Carbs)
Dinner - Meat and Veggies (7g of Carbs)
Originally Posted by Spenda
at some point you should try to lift some heavy ****, adjust calories if you start feeling worn down
There is a planet fitness opening up 5 mins away from me in May. I've been looking into the 5/3/1 program. What would you recommend?
Originally Posted by Redmen62
As you probably know, there's a big rush of initial water weight lost. That's not to say you shouldn't feel good about dropping a ton of weight on the scale, just to let you know it's going to go much, much slower now and you shouldn't get discouraged when it does.
Yeah I know this. It used to happen to me every football season when we started 2-a-days. I'd lose 20-30lbs in the first few days being in the hot summer sun. I won't get discouraged as I know this isn't a get skinny quick scheme. I'm in it for the long haul. A lot of people say they are but are back to eating pizza and mcdonalds the next week but I'm staying focused on my goal to live long and have a healthy life.
Originally Posted by DavidC
I walk a ton, I'm in average shape, and I do sometimes still get pains when I go on really long walks. I'd say get into the habit of walking but just stop when it hurts. As soon as it doesn't hurt, start again. Also, walking shouldn't be work: get an ipod and bring an audio book or some music or whatever. A friend and talking are best but it's getting really hard to find people that like to walk. I guess my point is that you'll know when to stop, though.
I always listen to music while I walk. I tend to get into songs and before I know it I've walked a mile. I have a cousin that likes to walk so I talk to him a lot while walking. He likes to walk a little then run so I'm going to start adding some light jogs to keep up with him.
Originally Posted by Onetwobit
I throw in my experience about being overweight for ****s and giggles.
I had been overweight for the majority of my adult life. The highest I remember getting was about 275ish. I'm now down to 180. I tried so much ****...all sorts of diets, exercise routines and none of it worked. All I needed was motivation...and it doesn't ****ing matter where that motivation comes from. Sometimes motivation comes from staring a fine girls ass while slaving away on the elliptical. I just couldn't lose weight by counting calories, planning meals, and keeping a strict exercise routine. I changed how I thought about food...I stopped planning meals and stopped thinking about where I was going for dinner every night. I also don't believe in strict workout routines as you are not attempting to get ripped, you are simply trying to lose weight. It's actually easy. Workout 4-5 a week (don't worry about the weekends...drink / party / pizza all weekend)...if you feel way to tired one day...just skip that day, can't burn yourself out.
I know this sounds extremely novice and might not work for you (or anyone, it's actually hard to explain), but I guess what I'm saying is don't "focus" to hard on losing weight, actually focus less on losing weight and focus more and living a normal life (I always found myself saying "what would a normal (fit/skinny) person do?).
P.S. keeping a blog (or thread) about weight loss is exactly the type of **** that failed for me.
Disregard this if it doesn't apply or if it sounds retarded.
There is no way I'd be able to do this and lose weight. I know how I am and once I get the slightest bit of ice cream or pasta in me I'll be done. We are different people and I'd love to be able to lose 100lbs doing that but it's just not realistic for me.
I haven't told anyone except a couple people that I'm on a diet. No one from work knows and most of my family doesn't either. So the motivation of keeping this thread is huge to me. I put myself out there so that I would be humiliated if I failed. Here it is for everyone to read to see I couldn't just eat right and exercise to live longer. I can walk and have no stomach issues to where I can't eat so I have no excuse not to be fit.
Everyone might not feel like they have helped me but remember anyone who posts in my thread I thank you. Any help you can give me, my ears are open. Here is a fat guy you can mold into something worth looking at.