AZ Fat crew signing out (hopefully)

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  1. Gimik

    Gimik New Member

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    Ok here goes. Nervous as hell to post in here, but I figure it might help me stay motivated.

    Goals: I want to lose a ton of fat (almost literally) so that I can play basketball without almost dying every time. I used to be a pretty good ball player, but my brother moved out of state and he was the only one I played with (I'm super shy).

    Problems:
    Bad knees (from trying to do stuff while so fat I'm sure). I'm doing a lot better now though. Able to play a game (almost dying though) without having extrordinary knee pain for a week.

    Very shy. I can't work out in front of people because I'm sure I'm doing everything wrong and don't want to look like an idiot.

    I get bored so quick it's insane. I could never run or ride a bike or something.


    History:
    I've always been huge. Lot of muscle, but a lot of fat too (5'10", 210 in Jr. High 14 y/o). I believe my best squat in highschool was over 400. Don't remember the actual number though.

    I'm 31 now and it's a lot more fat than muscle.

    Plan:
    Low carbs (not zero carbs, but a lot lower than I have been eating)
    No refined sugar stuff. No more snacky cakes, cup cakes, etc.
    No more soda. Drank a few sodas a day. Haven't had any in over 2 weeks now.
    Stop eating until I'm full. Eating a lot less overall as well.
    Play basketball several times a week (and if I feel brave, lift some weights).

    Weight:

    Starting -- 11/28 --- 12/5 --- 12/7 --- 12/11

    325...........322.........308.........306.......299


    Take 2!
    Sept 06 -- 11/15 -- 12/15 -- 01/01 -- 01/08

    ...330........286........287........289.......287


    Wish me luck!!!!
     
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    Still eating very low carbs. Still no sweets and no soda. I did have a glass of wine though. Playing ball 3-4 times a week.

    Down to 299!!!! WOOOOOOO

    I made this amazing scallop dish: Scallops, mushrooms, garlic, green onions, with a little bit of creame and white wine cooked down.
     
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    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    keep up the good work :bigthumb: you might want to look into starting to lift weights, too. look in the archives for info.
     
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    I'm afraid it will slow down my weight loss if I start lifting. Is that a dumb thing to think? I was planning on waiting until I hit about 250 to start lifting.
     
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    Yes. The low carb thing is garbage too, just watch your daily cals.
     
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    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    you should be concerned with weight loss in terms of pure numbers on the scale - you want to lose FAT and gain MUSCLE. that way when you cut down you wont be skinny fat - no muscle, overall skinny but with a gut. I would definetely start lifting.
     
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    I was worried about absolute numbers because of stuff like my knees - I want to get down as fast as possible to take the pressure off of them. They still hurt a lot after a day of basketball at ~299. If I start gaining a lot of muscle, it'll keep my weight up and my knees will keep taking a beating. That's what I'm worried about anyway.
     
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    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    you wont gain a significant enough amount of muscle to make a difference...doing the lifting will help get you in overall better shape and probably help you lose fat faster
     
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    K. I'll start lifting.

    I fucked up my knees on sunday and haven't been able to go to the gym all week. This sucks ass. I guess I'll go and start lifting upper body then. Now I need to figure out how to do all that stuff. Also, my shift got changed, so I can't go to the gym at my normal time. gonna have to go early, early morning or after work now.
     
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    woah. my old log.

    Update:
    I fell off the wagon right after that last post (12-15-05) - I think mostly because of the holidays. Gained all the way back up to 330lbs :wtc:

    I've been running almost every day for the last couple months and I'm now back down to 290lbs :x:

    Eating less and added vegetables to my diet. I'll update my log up there...
     
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    Trying to run at least 2 miles a day. 3 some days if my knees can take it. My knees are still a HUGE problem. They hurt all the time, but I run anyway cuz I'm askairt of gaining more weight.

    For the last couple weeks I've also added situps and pushups every night. I don't have any gym EQ, and I don't belong to a gym right now, so that's all I got.
     
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    It might technically slow down your "weight" loss, but not fat loss.
     
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    Don't run every day :o recipe for knee disaster. I would suggest, without gym access, and since you're heavier at the moment, just walking for now.
     
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    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

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    gl man :)
     
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    I'm gonna try bike riding instead of running (at least partially). I read that it's a lot nicer to your knees (but not your balls :noes:)
     
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    took a couple days off of running and watching calories to let my knees heal and celebrate the weight loss contest being over. Still did situps/pushups though.

    I WON!!! :wiggle: Pretty happy about that. I thought I had no chance.

    Back to my exercise routine :wiggle:
     
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    Totally stalled now. Can't motivate myself to eat right any more for some reason. I haven't gone all the way back to eating like crap, but it's still too many calories.

    Plus I've slowed down on the exercise. Instead of running every day, I'm running like 3-4 times a week.

    Don't know what to do now.
     
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    There seems to be a lot of holiday blues going around.

    Pull yourself up! Don't lose sight of your goals.
     
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    ok. back on track. Eating leaner and running. I know you guys don't dig the running so much, but I don't have access to anything else really. I have no gym set, and I can't make it to the gym very often.

    Anyway!

    Ran Monday, Tues, walked Wed, ran Thursday.

    Doing cruches every night (90 so far :ugh:) and pushups (20 so far :ugh:)

    Food tues-thurs is:

    Tuesday:
    Slimfast shake
    Beef summer sausage and mustard (forgot lunch) - probably 500 cals worth
    Braised chicken breast (braised in chicken stock) + steamed brocolli w/ a tiny bit of margarin.
    A mouthfull of whipped cream after dinner :rofl:

    Wed:
    Slimfast Shake
    Leftover chicken breast + steamed carrots
    2 cordial cherries (DAMN YOU CHRISTMAS) - 170 cals
    Crock pot chicken (braised in salsa and broth) + brown rice
    Fresh Kiwi and Pineapple (about 2 ozs I guess)

    Thurs:
    Slimfast shake
    Leftover chicken from Wed
    2 cordial cherry :)wtc:) - 170 cals
     
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    ran probably 5 days this week. Did pushups and situps about the same (5 days). Still eating too much, but hopefully that will get better. Weekends I don't do as well with food beacuse it's so available. Self control issues :wtc:
     
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    ran for about 20 mins this morning.

    Food:
    1100 - Slimfast shake (190cal)
    1400 - snack - 5 dried cherries or so
    1453 - Mixed greens salad (about a cup) and some gorg. cheese (about 1tbl) 1 pint of water
    1630 - Half a roasted chicken breast and about a cup of steamed cauliflower (0 cal butter spray) 1 pint water
    ???? - About 5 more dried cherries
    1900 - Half a roasted chicken breast and about a cup of steamed cauliflower (0 cal butter spray) 1 pint water
    2100 - ~12 dried cherries
    2200 - Chicken breast, asparagus, bell pepper, and onions with 1 cob of corn, and some brocolli. 24oz of water.
    2300 - Low Calorie Icecream sandwich (140 cals)
    0000 - 12oz water

    90 cruches and 45 pushups
     
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    can someone tell me how that looks up there? Still looks like too many calories to me :wtc:
     
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    Looks okay for starters. I'd lose the Icecream.
     
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    I know people will flame me for saying it, but one low-cal icecream sandwich, if it keeps him from binging on other stuff, is totally permissible to me.
     
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    :x:

    there are only 2 left anyway :wtc:
     
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