178 lbs down 0.2 from last week. Have made a calorie adjustment to diet moving forward. Going to go 2 weeks, before a little break starting 4/16, then back at it hard until I get to where I would like to be. Pretty happy with how things have gone and very happy with how they are going.
Back when I would occasionally partake, I'd be ready to stop from the monotony of it all before my body had to quit.
There are far more televisions around the elliptical area of almost any gym than in the free weights area. And, I've never seen a bench with a headphone jack, but most gym ellipticals do. So, I guess there are ways to get around the boredom to some degree.
I'm about 5'10, 245lbs. and it's upsetting. I weighed about 255 in December 2006, and I worked my way down to 205lbs. And now I have ballooned back up to close to that weight which is the most I've ever weighed. I have always struggled with weight issues my entire life, and my parents are both fat slobs.
I have been lifting weights (weight training/bodybuilding) since I was 15 or 16 (I'm now 27), so I have lots of exercises that I use and enjoy. One thing going against me though is, I never really do leg exercises. I don't squat, do leg extensions, calf work, nothing really except for the workout my legs get on an elliptical machine, jogging, or walking. So I think I'm going to have to put some leg work in my routine.
My biggest problem is dieting. My diet is trash. I need to cut out nearly everytyhing, and just start cooking at home, making (much) healthier choices, and really cutting down on portions. I have been eating tons of whatever greasy fat lard food I want, and that's not going to help me do anything but die in a couple years.
My goals are I guess to get down under 200 lbs. Get back a lot of definition that I had way back when. Get back to the shape I was in high school, if that's even possible, or in better shape (which is certainly less possible).
My plan is to try to hit the gym in the morning for cardio before work (and if I can't do it then, then it must be done after work) eat right. Try to not have carbs after 4pm. Weight train at least 3 times a week and do cardio at least 4-5. And really keep on myself and post in here.
Any suggestions? Questions? Any help that anyone would like to provide would be much appreciated. Time to be strong.
Originally Posted by Malucci
177.7 lbs down 0.3 from last week
1777 cal today
Mal - just want to type a few sentences to remind you where you came from with the intent of helping slingshot you towards your goal.
it's been a slow and painful grind over the past decade(!), but it's become more than apparent you are in total control now.