OT F&N - please help me to get back into shape.

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  1. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    No trolling - I am overweight but not the gigantic fat guy I make myself out to be.

    I used to work out about 2 hours every single morning up until about 3 years ago when I changed jobs and simply had no time and was always stressed. I found that it's pretty easy to stop working out but it's not that easy to stop eating like you're working out. Now I'm back to my old job and have plenty of time to work out again.

    I ballooned up to 230lbs and a size 38" waist (was 200lbs and 33" before).

    The reason I want to get into shape is that I've realized that I really miss the military or I want to try some type of law enforcement job.

    I am going to join a local, 24 hour gym tomorrow and I've never really had a problem with working out, motivation, or lifting. What I have never ever been good at is eating and nutrition. I have horrible eating habits and have no idea what to do.

    I am planning on working really hard (I have done this before and I feel that I should be able to motivate myself again). I would like to get back to about 200lbs by the end of the year at least but I would like to be lean.

    Eventually I want to be in fighting shape so that I can try to re-enter the military.

    Thanks in advance! :wavey:
     
  2. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    so you used to work out so i'm not sure why you need advise, unless it was really bad program.

    Mugatu > Zoolander
     
  3. BlackWRX

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    200lb by the end of the year is totally doable

    I know where you are at, I was 250lbs in feb and im down to 195 now. All you really have to do is read up on nutrition and find a diet that fits with your lifestyle, eat below maintenance, and lift lift lift.

    Make sure 24hr has the proper equipment you need to use and no lame rules (i.e. no squatting or DLing).

    It's really not hard at all to lose body fat if you are strict about it. Count your calories until you have good meals memorized and are losing weight consistently. Check out the nutrition forums at www.bodybuilding.com , there is a ton of good info there and tons of good workout programs to look at as well.

    Good luck brother
     
  4. evolude

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    in short, find a good routine and clean up your diet. good luck.
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Thanks all - I'll probably have more specific questions later.
     
  6. timberwolf

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    He'll need to definitely eat far less than 3k.
     
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    You came to the right place and you can do it especially since you've done it. I know it's ment as a rude thing here normally, but check out some of the stickies at the top just to brush up on your nutrition. Then DO WORK!
     
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    I would say 2300 is all he needs
     
  9. bear

    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    6'2'' 240lbs age 22 and ive been losing weight on 2500calories and cardio 5+ times a week. Im now about 231lbs and strength levels are pretty much the same.
     
  10. timberwolf

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    Yep.
    Your buddy though may have had far more lean mass. I think mugatu would best start at 2800 calories and reduce by 100 calories every week or two. I really believe if he can lose weight at a higher calorie intake, all the better to preserve as much lean mass as possible.
     
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    Many may have to consume only 10x bodyweight in calories to lose. Sometimes even less. A gradual lowering is better though.
     
  12. Mitchj

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    werd

    i was going to say 2200lbs, and thats taking into account his weight.
     
  13. BlackWRX

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    Yea, guessing his proper intake over the internet never works..trial and error on your own body is the only way to get it right
     
  14. Cumstang02

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    He was giving him a starting point. Thats the problem most people have, knowing where to start.
     
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