Weight Loss Group - 2011 Edition (New Goodjers Welcome)

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Started using MyFitnessPal on January 17th after weighing myself at the doctor's office. Back today, and I've lost 15.1 pounds just by being more conscious of what I put in my mouth.

I'm about fifteen days into MFP, and I've lost 4 pounds so far. I feel vastly better, though, and I'm both more conscious of what I eat & my exercising.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

…and I've lost 15.1 pounds just by being more conscious of what I put in my mouth.

You just make it too easy.

Minarchist wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

…and I've lost 15.1 pounds just by being more conscious of what I put in my mouth.

You just make it too easy.

Lots of dicks, mostly.

Does that help?

Huh. I did not work out yesterday and I'm too tired today. The Night Beach Run! will have to wait... another night.

Today I tried on a small bathing suit (down from large last year) and it fit!!! I went home and told my wife, she looked at the inside tag and told me it was a medium... dang minimum wage employees tagging the suit wrong!!!

Night beach run on Thursday went well. I did 3.6 kilometres in sand with 16 pounds of weight. I walked 1.2 with the same weight. Today I weighed in at 170 pounds fully dressed.

Did 30 minutes of jogging then walking up and down three flights of stairs with 30 pounds of weight on Friday.

Monday(?) Weigh-In

Starting Weight: 270 lbs (8/25/2012)
Current Weight: 225 lbs (3/04/2013)
Target weight: 225 lbs.
Target Goal date: March 1st.

The cycle continues.

Target weight: 220 lbs.
Target Goal date: April 1st.

Fitness Goal (March): Jog 3.0 kilometers once a week. Light weight-training twice a week.
Food Goal (March): Drink more water: 3-4 cups a day.

I really should start writing stuff down every week like the deadmonkeys are doing.

Hopped on the scale for my monday morning weigh-in and was up by half a pound. I'll call that a wash, though, as I pretty much lived on garbage food last week. The weight hasn't been dropping appreciably, but I have been lifting weights in addition to running and I feel like I actually have a bit of muscle here and there now.

So for now:

Previous Weight: 287.4 (2/25/13)
Current Weight: 287.8 (3/4/13)

Below 240 pounds for the first time in five years.

trichy wrote:

Below 240 pounds for the first time in five years.

High - 4! It's like a high-5, but weights 20% less

fleabagmatt wrote:

I really should start writing stuff down every week like the deadmonkeys are doing.

Hopped on the scale for my monday morning weigh-in and was up by half a pound. I'll call that a wash, though, as I pretty much lived on garbage food last week. The weight hasn't been dropping appreciably, but I have been lifting weights in addition to running and I feel like I actually have a bit of muscle here and there now.

Half a pound is noise. My weight fluctuates by 2lbs on any given day depending on a bunch of small factors including how hydrated I am, whether I'm due a poo and what phase the moon is in.

If you're lifting, pay attention to how items of clothing that you commonly wear are fitting as well as what the scale says. I did Stronglifts for 3 months - the number on the scale didn't change at all, but the way my clothes hung on me did entirely.

Wife and I got the new elliptical machine put together. We are looking forward to exercising together. One person does weights, while the other jogs. After my stitches are all set in my man region we will work in some kettlebell circuits once or twice a week.

My knees really feel it today because I got myself above 250 again. But an easy way to run every day is going to help me. Even if Andrea is not feeling it (normally at "that time") she can watch TV while I am doing my thing. She did get this weighted hula hoop thingie too, and it is doing a lot of good on her tummy and thighs. But I need to ask, are there any men who can hula hoop? I tried, and I failed miserably. Like watching a 3 year old try to dribble a basketball failure.

Our goal is to work out every night this week, and repeat next week.

The hula hoop is just a humping rhythm, KingGorilla.

Jonman wrote:

If you're lifting, pay attention to how items of clothing that you commonly wear are fitting as well as what the scale says. I did Stronglifts for 3 months - the number on the scale didn't change at all, but the way my clothes hung on me did entirely.

This. Your weight may stay constant, but if you measure waist, chest, biceps, etc. you'll be able to measure progress. You want waist to go down and muscley areas to go up.

Minarchist wrote:
Jonman wrote:

If you're lifting, pay attention to how items of clothing that you commonly wear are fitting as well as what the scale says. I did Stronglifts for 3 months - the number on the scale didn't change at all, but the way my clothes hung on me did entirely.

This. Your weight may stay constant, but if you measure waist, chest, biceps, etc. you'll be able to measure progress. You want waist to go down and muscley areas to go up. :)

What if you're trying to build up waist muscles?

Minarchist wrote:
Jonman wrote:

If you're lifting, pay attention to how items of clothing that you commonly wear are fitting as well as what the scale says. I did Stronglifts for 3 months - the number on the scale didn't change at all, but the way my clothes hung on me did entirely.

This. Your weight may stay constant, but if you measure waist, chest, biceps, etc. you'll be able to measure progress. You want waist to go down and muscley areas to go up. :)

Gold's Gym had a 12-week challenge that we signed up for as motivation. We've got a 6-week progress check in a couple weeks where they will take a bunch of measurements as well as photos. I'll be interested to see if there is much of a change.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Minarchist wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

…and I've lost 15.1 pounds just by being more conscious of what I put in my mouth.

You just make it too easy.

Lots of dicks, mostly.

Does that help?

Is that considered a high protein diet? Also, is that cumulative or all at once?

Just getting the facts documented for the publication of the Bonus Eruptus Lotsadicks Diet Plan.

Spoiler:

Also, congrats!

Age: 25
Height: 6'0"
Starting Weight: 178
Start Date: 2013-03-07
Target Weight: 175 lbs
Last Weight: 181 lbs (2012-10-16)
Current Weight: 178 lbs

I've been making a few small life changes that have had a great effect on my body. First: no drinking on week days. I got into a serious habit of 2-4 a day that I've always recognized as unhealthy, but was never intrusive until I realized it was part of why I wasn't getting good sleep. Second, no caffeine past my "morning coffee". I have a 17-oz zojirushi thermal mug that I usually finish between 2-3pm. I used to refill it, but now I switch to herbal tea. Getting to sleep is much easier, and as someone with sleep issues, it's been a freaking godsend. Third: I requested a standing desk at work and I got one. There are periods, like recovering from a bad cold, where I sit most of the day, but the standing desk makes me feel better and I can dance around to music (I have a door to my office and I keep it closed) while I think, or jump up and down in frustration when I'm stuck on a problem. It's great. Last: I don't take the elevator at work anymore. Instead, I climb the 6-7 flights of stairs to get from my car to my office. My workout schedule has been f***ed since I entered a crunch schedule to get ahead of some of my work, and I'll be damned if I let that get me out of shape.

The results: my face feels less fat (because of the toned down drinking); I feel leaner; I may have to get a smaller belt--down three loops since a year and a half ago; I still have tons of energy despite 10-12 hour days; And my SO blushes at the sight of me. I haven't felt this good since high school, and I see potential to be in even better shape by the end of the year if I keep up these small changes, especially if my schedule lightens up enough that I can start running again.

Oh right. I did 3.1 km run at the beach with 16 pounds of weight on Tuesday? Sure.

And I weigh 165 pounds.

I plan on a 30-min run up and down three flights of stairs today with 30 pounds of weight.

EDIT: I don't really have a weight-loss goal anymore. Just more muscle mass. Sorry, if my posts are not in the format as the rest on this thread. I just post here to keep myself motivated.

Strangeblades wrote:

EDIT: I don't really have a weight-loss goal anymore. Just more muscle mass. Sorry, if my posts are not in the format as the rest on this thread. I just post here to keep myself motivated.

How DARE you. Thirty pushups!

Deadmonkeys wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

EDIT: I don't really have a weight-loss goal anymore. Just more muscle mass. Sorry, if my posts are not in the format as the rest on this thread. I just post here to keep myself motivated.

How DARE you. Thirty pushups!

Make it 15 pushups and you gotta deal.

Sunday Weigh-In

Starting Weight: 270 lbs (8/25/2012)
Current Weight: 224 lbs (3/10/2013)
Target weight: 220 lbs.
Target Goal date: April 1st.

Fitness Goal (March): Jog 3.0 kilometers once a week. Light weight-training twice a week.
Food Goal (March): Drink more water: 3-4 cups a day.

I am brand new to this. As far as exercise, gotta be VERY careful as I've had 2 spinal surgeries and the wrong mistake lifting-wise could be catastrophic. But I am at a ridiculous 261 lbs and want to be 200 or even 195. So I joined a gym that is half physical therapy. Had a consult Thursday and she let me know what machines to stay away from. Did I mention I hate going to the gym?

But I've been 3 days in a row. Surely I was supposed to lose 30 lbs by now but it didn't happen. Whom do I sue??

LOL, my routine is walk 1 mile at 3.2 mph and a 2.5 degree incline to warm up. Then I make my rounds on the various machines and walk .25 or .5 of a mile to cool down. I get nice and sweaty as I try and do it at a decent pace.

Today is day 4 and heading to the gym after church.

Did I mention I hate going to the gym??

Coolbeans wrote:

Did I mention I hate going to the gym?

Welcome, friend.

Well, this weekend kind of disrupted my eating habits. A bunch of Goodjers in town and Minarchist suggesting tasty eating destinations? Recipe for disaster. But I still maintained for the most part, with only one meal being off-plan. My weigh in this week was two pounds down from last week. I'll call it a win.

Oof. Long weekend in Vegas. Less than stellar eating choices. Almost zero exercise. Much alcohol consumed.

Previous Weight: 287.8 (3/4/13)
Current Weight: 289.4 (3/11/13)

With my wife leaving yesterday for a week out of town for work I had it in my head that I was going to sit around and be lazy yesterday, but I woke up and hit the gym which felt really good. I also spent about 3 hours in the kitchen cooking a weeks worth of healthy meals to have in the fridge as I know that I tend to not want to cook when it's just for me. Hopefully I can get back on track this week.

Coolbeans wrote:

But I am at a ridiculous 261 lbs and want to be 200 or even 195.

...

Did I mention I hate going to the gym??

Those two things there don't play well together. Hate to break it to you, but you're going to have to decide which one of those two you actually hate, then embrace the f*** out of the other one.

To take a different tack, it may be that "the gym" just isn't your cup of tea, and it would behoove you to find some kind of physical activity that is more enjoyable on it's own merits. Although that said, given your medical status, it sounds like a gym that is part physical therapist is actually a brilliant fit for you. Maybe try talking to one of the PTs about other forms of exercise that would work for your particular limitations.

And if you decide to stick with the gym, it might also behoove you to do a bit of mental gymnastics too, by reframing "the gym" not as something you hate, but as something that does good things for you, as something you're doing to be good to yourself, something that is on the path to your goals. Reframe it as a positive, not a negative.

trichy wrote:

Well, this weekend kind of disrupted my eating habits. A bunch of Goodjers in town and Minarchist suggesting tasty eating destinations? Recipe for disaster. But I still maintained for the most part, with only one meal being off-plan. My weigh in this week was two pounds down from last week. I'll call it a win.

And that cheat was Bolton's Hot Chicken, so I call that a win. Well, some pansies got mild, but who am I to judge?

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