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Old 03-24-2009, 06:28 PM   #21
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Both my parents do weight watchers and use the points system. They both lost alot of weight whenever they followed it strictly. For me, I'm a former college athlete and once I was outta college, got married, quit working out, and had a kid I put on quite a few pounds. I've finally had enough of it and just started my new routine a week ago. Already lost 5 pounds in in just one week. You don't need to resort to weight watchers, jenny craig, etc. to lost weight you just need to excecise some, eat alittle healthier, and eat small portions.
To me the biggest key factor is eating small portions. After a week of it I get full really easy now. I cut sodas out completely as well.
What was good for me was that Weight Watcher gave me some discipline on my eating habit which were terrible. But like you mention, smaller portion, cut on sugar in take...you get use to the portion quickly and your system does not feel hungry all the time.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:32 PM   #22
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Great post. This part especially!

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My big thing is I want to be there when my kids are at an age where they need a dad to kind of kick their butts at sports just so they remember who's boss! I was better than my fat-arse dad at sports -- all sports, even baseball -- when I was like nine or 10, so I never really had that.
I hear you brettalica, sounds just like me growing up.. That is one of the reasons I'm giving up bball as well as I have a 3 and a 1 year old that I want to spend as much quality time as I can.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:40 PM   #23
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What was good for me was that Weight Watcher gave me some discipline on my eating habit which were terrible. But like you mention, smaller portion, cut on sugar in take...you get use to the portion quickly and your system does not feel hungry all the time.
That's what my wife needs - a structured system that tells her how it is. We'll be watching TV and out of nowhere she'll say she needs something sweet and it bugs the heck out of her! Then I get a milkshake craving and we both cave.
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That's what my wife needs - a structured system that tells her how it is. We'll be watching TV and out of nowhere she'll say she needs something sweet and it bugs the heck out of her! Then I get a milkshake craving and we both cave.
I had a very bad habit of "snacking" while watching TV or movies and we all know what I mean by snacking, not talking about eating an apple unfortunatly It's worst when there is two, one can drag the other along. But I am lucky my wife is actualy very good at supporting me on this weight lost, not that she needed to lose much, she is 5 foot 2 and about 100 pound, if she lose more I won't find her anymore
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #25
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im really trying to get in better shape, my biggest obstacle is motivation, i pay for a gym membership, but ill get myself to go three or four times in a week, then ill skip a day the next week and it throws my routine off and i just quit again, i really need to try and keep motivated, im not in terrible shape (6' even, 205 lbs), but i can tell that my endurance isnt what it used to be, and i dont want to get into a rut where my health keeps going the other way either, anybody have any good motivational tricks to get my butt up off the couch and get to the gym? i really think it would be easier if i had the equipment at home, i had an apartment where the fitness center was in the basement, and i just had to walk down there, and i was in great shape, working out 5 days a week, it felt awesome, i really want to get back to that
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:54 PM   #26
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That's what my wife needs - a structured system that tells her how it is. We'll be watching TV and out of nowhere she'll say she needs something sweet and it bugs the heck out of her! Then I get a milkshake craving and we both cave.
Welcome to life, oldness, and so forth! I've got a thing for sweets myself. I love them.

But yeah, a structured system is what it's all about, especially in the beginning. If being accountable of one's food intake is not something that is familiar to a person (which is very common and the way I was until I was about 18), then they need something to help them be conscious of what they're putting into their body. Over time, said person will not need the assistance any longer, but programs like Weight Watchers (or anything like that) are a great way to start because they have charts and schedules and such. Like another forum buddy said earlier, though: you also need to consider that this is not a "diet" per se; this is a lifestyle change that needs to place if you want to see long-lasting results.

Also, for the record, I kind of have a beef (no pun intended) with some of these diets/programs that say carbs are bad. I can talk a blu streak about those programs and how they are not only not good for the body in general in terms of maintaining a low weight for long periods of time, but how they set you up for terrible things later on down the road. Just say the word and I'll spring into action on that subject!
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:55 PM   #27
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the look on the guys' face in the background of the 3rd pic is priceless!
If you mouse-over that image, there's a funny message that pops up.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:59 PM   #28
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No problem, I was skimming over it. Lots of good stories.. but I don't think the OP reported back to the thread with results.
he prolly did, just its titled something like LOL FTW, or OMFG.....I couldnt imagine trying to search a thread he started
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:25 PM   #29
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Calculate your BMI.

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

BMI Categories:

Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

I'm 33.2. I'm considered obese.

My weight goal is 220. Once there, my BMI will be 29.8, under obese. That's 25 lbs. that need to be lost.

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #30
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Calculate your BMI.

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

BMI Categories:

Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

I'm 33.2. I'm considered obese.

My weight goal is 220. Once there, my BMI will be 29.8, under obese. That's 25 lbs. that need to be lost.
You'll get there! You can do eet! (from Water Boy)

Be careful with those BMI calculators, though. There are factors that can't be weighed into the equation of a simple calculator like that. Most notably: people with larger bone structures (thick wrists, big hands and feet, big head, etc) are just going to naturally weigh more.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:06 PM   #31
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According to this, I need to lose 40 lbs to get down to "normal".... sheesh.

I don't go by these things. I have legs like tree trunks (thanks to many years of soccer and baseball). My goal is to lose 20 lbs, and I'll be plenty happy with that!
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According to this, I need to lose 40 lbs to get down to "normal".... sheesh.

I don't go by these things. I have legs like tree trunks (thanks to many years of soccer and baseball). My goal is to lose 20 lbs, and I'll be plenty happy with that!
Same for me, there is no way I can acheive the weight they are telling me, just not very possible but I will be happy with another 25 off
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:29 PM   #33
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Same for me, there is no way I can acheive the weight they are telling me, just not very possible but I will be happy with another 25 off
Yup. I need to be 175 to be "normal", which sounds about right. But if I had more muscle, it'd be really inaccurate. The smallest I've been is 185.. I was pretty good shape but still had some "rolls". If I was 10 lbs. smaller, those "rolls" would probably have disappeared.

Yesterday I had 3 eggs and a chopped up hotdog for breakfast with a glass of water. For lunch, I had a salad (spinach leafs, dry, red peppers and tomatoes), rice, and baked chicken with bacon. For dinner I had 2 sandwiches with onions and avocadoes with a slice of swiss cheese. Tomato soup with some pasta. And a glass of water.

At work I consumed a half gallon of water. This'll be my goal from my on - aiming for 1 gallon throughout the whole day (including meal beverages and workout drinks).

I had 8 oz. of a whey protein drink after I got home from the gym.

For my workout, I "stationary biked" for a little over 8 miles in 30 minutes. I did 3 sets of seated dips and 1 set of assisted dips. I did some curling but my forearms felt like they were going to fall off! But I could definitely tell I remained hydrated throughout the entire workout... made a huge difference. I wasn't so desperate to get to the water fountain.

This morning my weight scale told me 240, but the one at the gym is usually 5 more for some reason. So I'm still at 245. Slow and steady wins the race.
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At work I consumed a half gallon of water. This'll be my goal from my on - aiming for 1 gallon throughout the whole day (including meal beverages and workout drinks).


This morning my weight scale told me 240, but the one at the gym is usually 5 more for some reason. So I'm still at 245. Slow and steady wins the race.
Yep I drink a lot of water, and I hear you on the lost, its so darn easy to put the weight on but it's a real pain to lose it
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The one thing I did to go from 185lbs to 140lbs was quit the fast food junk,
especially the morning things like breakfast on a bun.
Took me about 2-3 months.

I never quit the beer, did not seem to matter much to my body,
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The one thing I did to go from 185lbs to 140lbs was quit the fast food junk,
especially the morning things like breakfast on a bun.
Took me about 2-3 months.

I never quit the beer, did not seem to matter much to my body,
I live in the boonies in Alaska, we don't have fast food save for our local deli that fries their food. Although we still have the "microwaveables" in our stores - which is bad or worse than fast food. I was eating a lot of that for lunch before getting back on the routine along with twinkies, soda, and whatever else I could get that'd stimulate my taste buds.
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i've ordered that "iron gym" pull up bar that hangs on your door frame, it's awesome...i borrowed my cousin's and it works really well.

i also plan on running then things dry out a bit in my area, all of the snow is melting and it's been raing the last couple of days.
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i've ordered that "iron gym" pull up bar that hangs on your door frame, it's awesome...i borrowed my cousin's and it works really well.

i also plan on running then things dry out a bit in my area, all of the snow is melting and it's been raing the last couple of days.
Awesome. I've never been able to do more than 1 pull-up.
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Awesome. I've never been able to do more than 1 pull-up.
back in my prime (high school, junior year, 9 years ago ) i could do about 15 w/o a problem, but i could also squat 350 lbs. and bench 195 lbs. i can do about 7 now going full extention w/my arms but that's about it.

but that thing is awesome, it works for pulls ups, u can get some straps and do hanging ab crunches, then put if flat on the floor & do push ups & dips and then put on the bottom of the door fram and do sit ups!!!

i can't wait, s/b here by next week.
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Just by limiting my calorie intake to 1700-2200 everyday and no exercise, I have lost 65 pounds in 3 years. I am 6' and was 240. Now I am 175. I mean, there are days where it's like "Ok, Brazilian Barbeque.... Screw the plan", But for the most part I keep with it. Every couple weeks I lose a poundish. My goal is to get back to my wrestling weight in high school, which was 171. So close.
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