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Old 08-01-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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90 Days to Lose as much Fat as Possible.

As the title states, I have 90 days to lose as much fat as possible. On Oct. 29th, I have a photo shoot for a wedding business of some sort being started by my buddy's wife, and I will be acting as the groom/face for her website/brochures. The model I will be getting my photos with is rather attractive, so I want to look as good as possible. 13 days after the shoot is my sister's wedding, so this will be a plus for that as well.

I have been attempting to get into shape for a couple years now, and frankly I suck at it. I don't really struggle with eating healthy, I pre-make my meals for the week and since I work from home, and don't really buy junk food, I don't struggle with sticking to a diet. My problem is being active and working out. I play poker for my living and love reading when I'm not, so motivating myself to keep active/workout is a problem. Generally, during the summer I don't have problem, because I play baseball 3 days a week from May to September, and basketball a time or two a week, but even with that this summer, I haven't lost anywhere near what I would have liked. I may have not exactly stuck to a diet lol.

So with 90 days to go, I stepped on to the scale and saw 242.4. Now, I know I am very bloated from the massive amount of pizza, wings, burgers, fries, pepsi, and sweets I ate this weekend, in one last hurrah before today. 2 weeks ago I weighed 228, so I am not sure what I actually weigh, but 242.4 is what I weighed this morning, and from there we shall start. I am 6'1 with a broad shoulder and chest, so the weight doesn't look awful on me when I have clothing on, mostly thanks to my shoulders, but I am no where near happy with my appearance sans clothing/in general.

Goal:
- Lose as much fat as possible in the next 90 days(short term goal.)

[First Month:
- Drink 1 gallon of water a day.
- Log everything I eat in myfitnesspal.
- At least 30 mins of cardio everyday. Baseball games count as cardio.
- Resistance training 3 days a week(light because of baseball.)
- Try to log here every day to keep me on track.

I'll change up some things once we get into the second month and I no longer am playing baseball, also depending on where I am at with my goal.

I know the amount of calories I will be taking in aren't conducive to a long lasting healthy lifestyle, but as I said in the beginning, this is a 90 day challenge/goal and afterwards, with this hopefully going well, I will change my eating habits.

So thanks for reading and here we go!!
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:17 PM   #2
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Day #1

Weight: 242.4
Overall Change: 0
Calories in: 1705
Exercise: Baseball from 5pm-8pm
Water in take: Completed

Meal 1: 6oz cooked chicken breast and vegetable medley.
Meal 2: 4oz Smoked Sausage.
Meal 3: Same as meal 1
Meal 4: Same as meal 2

Good start to the challenge. Its getting close to bed time and I am a little bit hungry, even though I ate not 2 hours ago, but I will drink some extra water and go to bed. Won my baseball game 9-2, I went 1-2 officially, with a double, sac fly, walk and 2 RBI's. Double hit off the base of the fence in left center, so missed a home run by a couple feet. I could feel a difference in my muscles with the water I was drinking. I clearly haven't been hydrating enough during the day before games, and with having to drink a gallon every day and cutting out the sodas/teas, even the diet versions, I just felt better playing than I have.

So, day 1 complete and on to day 2. I will probably update most evenings after I eat my last meal, etc.

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Old 08-02-2017, 12:10 AM   #3
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GL with your goals.

You'd probably have better satiety if you avoided sausage. It can be implemented in a more relaxed approach to dieting, but 1700 a day for a guy your size is almost a crash diet. You have very few calories to distribute, so you should pick low-calorie-density foods so you won't be starving all the time.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:00 AM   #4
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He's going to be consuming some amount of essential fats. If he wants to consume it via smoked sausage/bacon/bulletproof coffee/whatever, great.

Is smoked sausage really less sating than equivalent fatty fish/egg/etc? Depends on salt content, but judging by his current diet he's likely well within the norms.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:31 AM   #5
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Re: 90 Days to Lose as much Fat as Possible.

4 meals like that looks good imo.

A lot of change can occur in 90 days, you keep doing that and you'll be good to go. It's simple, and your plan is solid.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:07 AM   #6
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Day #2

Weight: 240.2
Change: -2.2
Overall Change: -2.2
Calories in: 1810
Exercise: Baseball from 5pm-8pm
Water in take: Completed

Meal 1: 8oz cooked chicken breast and broccoli
Meal 2: 6oz Smoked Sausage.
Meal 3: Same as meal 1

Day 2 complete, was actually expecting more water weight to disappear today, but whatever. Losing weight is losing weight. Got slaughtered in baseball today, faced a guy who at one point was the top prospect in the Tiger's organization, and they crushed our pitcher. I also sucked at the plate and ran like **** in Poker, just fun stuff all around. Today was a make up game, so this normally would have been a gym day, but with it coming down to the end of the season we have a couple games we need to get in by the 11th of August. Have a game tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. So I doubt I will be getting to the gym besides Friday. Driving home after the game I was craving terrible food,which would be norm after an away game, pick something up, but come on, we are only on the second day, no way I could cheat already, lol. I don't think I mentioned, but I plan on having one cheat meal a week. I find I do better when I have something to look forward to every week.

Day 2 in the bag, 88 to go. lol
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:13 AM   #7
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GL with your goals.

You'd probably have better satiety if you avoided sausage. It can be implemented in a more relaxed approach to dieting, but 1700 a day for a guy your size is almost a crash diet. You have very few calories to distribute, so you should pick low-calorie-density foods so you won't be starving all the time.

I normally wouldn't be eating it, but it is something I have leftover in the fridge and I wan't to get rid of it. My calories will vary, but around 1800 is my target for calories. I know it's fairly steep, but this is only for 90 days not a long term plan, and I will be making adjustments depending. Thanks for your input!
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:14 AM   #8
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4 meals like that looks good imo.

A lot of change can occur in 90 days, you keep doing that and you'll be good to go. It's simple, and your plan is solid.
Thanks a lot!
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:47 PM   #9
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Day #3

Weight: 238.8
Change: -1.4
Overall Change: -3.6
Calories in: 1610
Exercise: Baseball from 5pm-8pm
Water in take: Completed

Meal 1: 10oz grilled center cut pork chop and teriyaki vegetable stir fry.
Meal 2: Same as meal 1
Miny Cheat: Had a Pepsi post game, felt bad drinking it, but tasted great going down

I had a response typed up, but it got erased, and I am too tired to type it out again. Basically, I didn't get to eat till later in the day, and then had a game and then got to eat around 9:30. Thus only 2 meals and only 1610 calories.

Day 3 complete.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:30 AM   #10
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FYI-The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook

Lyle is no nonsense and a trusted source by most in this forum. This is tough but might be something to do for the last 3-4 weeks

Good luck
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:30 PM   #11
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FYI-The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook

Lyle is no nonsense and a trusted source by most in this forum. This is tough but might be something to do for the last 3-4 weeks

Good luck
Thanks a lot, I will look into it.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:36 PM   #12
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Day #4

Weight: 236.6
Change: -2.2
Overall Change: -5.8
Calories in: 2100
Exercise: Nada, maybe moving the grass?
Water in take: Not sure by how much, but short.

Meal 1: 10oz grilled center cut pork chop and teriyaki vegetable stir fry, added a couple servings of peas too.
Meal 2: Buffalo Chicken salad.


So day 4 is complete, and while I ate more calories than I planned, I still am comfortable with my intake still being in the negative. I didn't do any type of exercise today, but I did mow the grass for an hour, so whatever. My body is just sore right now., with playing 3 games in 3 days, dealing with a couple nagging injuries and having one tomorrow and then having to pitch on Sunday, I don't feel bad taking today off. I was able to stay at 2100 even with going out to eat tonight, so pretty happy with everything so far. I haven't pooped in 2 days, so that's not the best.

Two more days till I have my weakly cheat meal, pretty excited.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:15 AM   #13
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Day #5

Weight: ??
Change: ??
Overall Change: -5.8
Calories in: 1960
Exercise: Baseball Game 1:30pm-4pm
Water in take: Complete

Meal 1: 10oz grilled center cut pork chop and teriyaki vegetable stir fry, green beans and a slice of cheese
Meal 2: 7oz smoked sausage and teriyaki stir fry
Meal 3: Can of tuna and mustard

Didn't get to weigh myself this morning so not sure what I was at. Though I did poop finally, after two days, so yay me! lol After this food I have made runs out, ill start working on cleaner eating. Even though I am at a deficit every day, I still have too many empty calories. The stir fry was a bad idea, but I only have about 2 more meals worth of it, and will move on to healthier options come Monday. Though I will just have to see where I am at the end of the month and adjust accordingly.

Won our game today, I did really nothing noteworthy except get on base and score the first run of the game in which we won 3-0. So basically I scored the winning run? In the second inning? lol I just missed hitting two balls out today, coming within a couple feet of the fence, but that's what happens when you get under the ball a little too much .

I am on the mound tomorrow, which is good because it coincides with my cheat meal and the amount of calories I will be burning pitching and then coming into bat will be quite large.

Day 5 complete.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:56 PM   #14
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Day #6

Weight: 237
Change: +.4
Overall Change: -5.4
Calories in: 2887
Exercise: Baseball Game 1:00pm-4pm
Water in take: Short

Meal 1: 3 Eggs, 12oz 1% Milk, Cheese
Meal 2: Hot Dog on Bun
Meal 3: 5 Guys Bacon Cheeseburger, Small Fry, Large Coke

So we had our first official weigh in with a + . I know it's just water weight fluctuation, but still annoying, especially after the massive meal I had tonight, I imagine my weigh in tomorrow morning will no doubt be quite higher than today's because of all the carbs I ate today, oh well. I am doing well logging everything I eat, so I know I am at a pretty good deficit for the week, even with today's cheat meal I know I am still in a deficit, unless I massively have miscalculated things. Hopefully I will be able to shed a good portion of the water weight tomorrow and when I weigh in on Tuesday the first day of the second week I will be back down. Just for the mental aspect

Day 6 Complete.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:27 PM   #15
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Day #7

Forgot to update this last night, so I will get this out now before tonight

Weight: 237
Change:0
Overall Change: -5.4
Calories in: 1375
Exercise: 45 mins Elliptical
Water in take: Short

Meal 1: 10oz grilled center cut pork, Teriyaki Stir Fry, Green Beans,a little cheese
Meal 2: 3 Eggs and 12oz of Milk

Was pleasantly happy to not see any weight gain from my cheat me on Sunday evening, thought for sure I would be bloated. Got to the gym and did 45 mins of work on the Elliptical, mostly to try and help my shoulder after pitching on Sunday. I have to bounce to my game now, so this is short.

Day 7/Week 1, Complete.
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The coke and milk aren't doing you any favors. Liquid calories are usually the lowest hanging fruit for people to cut out of their diet right away and lose easy weight. Switch to diet soda; you'll prefer the taste of it over regular within two weeks, I promise.

Your five guys cheat day would have been fine if not for the coke and milk, I'm betting. You can also eat cheat-ey foods like those more frequently on a diet if you learn to make compromises, i.e. :

- I'm gonna have a cheeseburger but hold the bacon (-50 to -150 calories)
- I'm going to have the bacon cheeseburger but hold the fries (-300 to -750 calories)
- I'm going to have a nice cheat meal at 5 guys but not go out drinking after (- a bajillion calories)

We all have our junk foods that we like. I ate a lot of no-bacon cheeseburgers with half the bun removed during my weight cut and managed to stay under 1500 calories for over 6 months.

You had a good first week. I'd like to see you eating more calories of quality food. These ~1500 calorie two-meal days can't be making you feel great. Those were my cutting calories at 5'5" 130-150 lb. Develop some good meal-planning habits. That's how the weight you lose in 90 days will stay off for another 90 days.

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Old 08-09-2017, 01:19 AM   #17
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Day #8

Weight: 235.6
Change:-1.4
Overall Change: -6.8
Calories in: 1350
Exercise: Baseball Game 5-8
Water in take: Short

Meal 1: 10oz grilled center cut pork, bunch of broccoli
Meal 2: 3 Eggs, 12oz of Milk, Jalapenos and Cheese

Official first day of the second week, and am down almost 7lbs for the first week. I know most of that is water weight, but still nice to see a nice size negative number. I am really liking having eggs as a meal right now. They seem to really fill me up. Its 1 am right now, and I played baseball for 3 hours and only ate 1375 calories and feel completely fine, not hungry at all. I obviously wont continue eating calories this low, but no sense in eating when I am not even hungry right now.

First day of second week and Day 8 done
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Day #9

Weight: 234.2
Change:-1.4
Overall Change: -8.2
Calories in: 1930
Exercise: Went for an hour walk
Water in take: Short

Meal 1: 12oz sirloin steak, bunch of broccoli
Meal 2: 9oz grilled center cut pork, broccoli
Meal 3: 4oz smoked sausage

Continued out downward travels in weight. Gave myself a little treat and picked up a steak from the store. Last regular season baseball game tomorrow, so going to need to start making sure I make it to the gym regularly.

Day 9 in the bag.
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Day #10

Weight: 233.2
Change:-1.0
Overall Change: -9.2
Calories in: 1370
Exercise: Baseball Game 5pm-8pm
Water in take: Short

Meal 1: 3 Eggs, Milk, Jalapenos, Cheese
Meal 2: 9oz grilled center cut pork, Greens beans

Forgot to log this last night, I quit my computer in a huff last night. In the midst of a 15 BI downswing in Poker and just ungodly frustrated. Getting 2 and 3 outted constantly, losing flips, and cant seem to hit a 3 outer to save my life. Oh well, hoping today starts to turn around. Still making steady progress. I plan on giving myself a treat meal every time I reach a 10lb loss, so I might end up getting two cheat meals this weekend

Day 10 down, 80 more to go! lol
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you're doing great!

said this in a diff thread, but i recommend looking into getting a pro bodyfat% calc done if something exists in your area, at least something once a month. i have been doing a dexa scan where they give me analytics on my bodyfat comps. you may have other options that are cheaper but have a higher range of variance (caliper, water buoyancy test).

reason i say this is because the scale can be deceiving just in terms of how much bodyfat you are losing. you could have a "good month" but not notice it on the scale as much due to lean mass against fat mass. you could lose motivation not seeing the weight on the scale drop for a couple weeks even though you're still doing good in terms of losing fat.

i have found it very helpful for me (like a pokertracker for my skinnyfatness) and has motivated me a lot more, so i like sharing this info whenever it presents itself.

glglglgl.
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You could just measure your waist.
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SP,

Great progress. Just curious what your plan is once you lose the weight?
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you're doing great!

said this in a diff thread, but i recommend looking into getting a pro bodyfat% calc done if something exists in your area, at least something once a month. i have been doing a dexa scan where they give me analytics on my bodyfat comps. you may have other options that are cheaper but have a higher range of variance (caliper, water buoyancy test).

reason i say this is because the scale can be deceiving just in terms of how much bodyfat you are losing. you could have a "good month" but not notice it on the scale as much due to lean mass against fat mass. you could lose motivation not seeing the weight on the scale drop for a couple weeks even though you're still doing good in terms of losing fat.

i have found it very helpful for me (like a pokertracker for my skinnyfatness) and has motivated me a lot more, so i like sharing this info whenever it presents itself.

glglglgl.
I actually have all my measurements and pictures of myself from day 1, from dieting in the past I have seen plateaus for extended times even while actually making progress, just not overall weight wise. I plan on measuring at the end of every month to see where I am at. But thanks for input, I appreciate your help!
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Great progress. Just curious what your plan is once you lose the weight?
Thanks! After I get through the 90 days and my sister's wedding, I will probably take a week off and then see where I am, fitness wise. I will most likely still focus on losing fat, because I will have more to lose, but it will be a more relaxed approach, while still working towards the long term goal of getting in as good of shape as possible.

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Day #11

Weight: 233.2
Change: 0.0
Overall Change: -9.2
Calories in: 1690
Exercise: Mowed grass for 1.5 hours
Water in take: Short

Meal 1: 9oz grilled center cut pork, Green beans
Meal 2: 9oz grilled center cut pork
Meal 3: 6oz smoked sausage

I have been in the midst of a 25bi downswing and dropped down stakes for a bit to calm myself, my anger and frustration kept me from updating this last night. Little disappointed I was stagnant today, but cant lose weight every day. I have been making progress, but I have been slacking on my water intake and exercising. Once this baseball season is over, I wont have 9 hours of cardio every week and will need to make sure I get to the gym. My eating habits have been solid, but like I said in the beginning, I struggle with being active routinely. I need to get into a routine of getting up, going to the gym, every day or I know I will get lazy and just be like "I can just go tomorrow," or something like that.

Was hoping to reach that 10 lb lost today, but oh well. Day 11 done
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