2011 TW Weight Loss club

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  1. ryushen21

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    I try not to. But I'm honestly a little OCD about things.

    I know. The key thing for me is variety in my workouts. I like to change things up that way I don't get bored. Also the different cardio options can also work more part. Like the bike gets my legs and my abs while doing cardio.

    I want to keep shooting for 3-4 per week. I think that it is reasonable with my diet and exercise. And even if I don't make that mark I will lose something and that is always rewarding to see.

    I have to be very very disciplined with my diet. If I am not careful I will spiral out of control and overeat. I've always had a problem with that in the past so I am very very aware of it now.

    I am actually really looking forward to Saturday. I have team tennis practice in the am and I will be hitting the gym afterward for some cardio. Should be a fat burning day.
     
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    I know it's the latest "fad", but my roomie bought P90X to get in shape for his wedding, so I'm going to give it a shot. I almost think the diet advice is worth as much as the exercises - I'm looking forward to seeing if the results can come even close to as advertised....
     
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    Don't neglect to strengthen your forearms and any other muscles involved in tennis elbow. Holding a small child away from the body as you lift and carry them about, which is hard to avoid, produces tremendous stress on the lower arms/elbows in my experience. Don't let your baby give you TE!
     
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  5. ryushen21

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    Noted.

    I'll incorporate some free weights to strengthen up. lol.
     
  6. heycal

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    Good. You don't want to be unable to hit a backhand, or unable to carry your child, because of tennis elbow. Damn kids.
     
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    The only part of 90X that wont work after awhile is the subscribers motivation. Its hardcore and definitely works.
     
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    Has anyone heard of the Metabolic effect?
     
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    That's kind of my impression as well - it's a serious workout as long as you keep on it.

    Day #1 starts tomorrow - today was D-Day. Ate about as bad as one can, because that's the last I get for at least 90 days. :D
     
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    I was 230lbs. at the beginning of the month. 227lbs. when this thread started. This moring I was 220lbs. So a pretty good month for me. My goal is still 195-200lbs.

    I'm going to try to hit 210lbs. by March 11, which is the first day I will be at the Indian Wells / BNP Paribas tournament.

    Incidentally, I ate a half bag of Doritos and half box of Milk Duds last night after eating a rather large dinner of chicken in a lemon cream sauce over rice. This morning I had a 3-egg omlette stuffed with 5 strips of bacon, mushrooms and swiss cheese with 2 heavily buttered english muffins.

    This dieting sucks. So restrictive.
     
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    ..OK R2,..If You were TRYING to make me envious,......YOU SUCCEEDED:mad::wink:,

    (Nice job too !!!!)[​IMG]
     
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    I haven't read all posts... Atkins???
     
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    I made, from scratch, chocolate chip cookies last night at 11pm, and ate 12 of them after I ate a buttered bagel, washing it all down with a coke.

    So much for that strenuous swim I had earlier in the day...
     
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    No. Just a pretty standard "zig-zag" diet. I believe I gave some details on the first page.
     
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    I'm pretty sure half a bag of Doritos is pretty high in the carbs department.
     
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    Alright, I'm halfway through week 1 of the P90X program. Did the plyometrics workout yesterday - that is a tough workout. I couldn't finish it because my legs were too burned out.

    We'll see how the weight lines up at the end of the week - I know that I FEEL better having changed my diet, and I'm somewhat convinced that I LOOK better, but we'll see how the long term results level out.
     
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    Are you on "the heycal sweet ziggity zag diet"?
     
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    Can someone summarize this p90x thing for me? I googled, but was hit with too many sites trying to sell me something, so gave up.

    So what is the basic jist of this thing?
     
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    I think you got the basic jist of the thing.
     
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    So, in an effort to counteract the joy that is r2, here's the deal:

    P90X is a pre-packaged home workout/diet system. The workouts are not terribly easy, and some movements will be new for some people. The diet advice is sound, if basic (read: refined carbs = bad, fruits, veggies, lean proteins = good). If you get beyond the sales pitch, it's a nice pre-packaged setup for those of us who don't want to create our own plans from knowledge attained via the internet.

    It is hardly a complete setup (I still plan to supplement weight training, tennis, and running/cycling with my routine), but it is a nice setup for people who want workout options without going to the gym.

    The buzzwords and "sizzle" are a little bit annoying and get old. It's best to watch the videos on mute if you choose to go that route.
     
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    What do the workouts consist of exactly? Weights? Aerobic? Both?
     
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    It's a little of both - lots of pushups and pullups, I just did the plyo workout for the first time this week, and that was pretty tough - all jump training, etc.
     
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  24. NineMileSkid

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    The basic jist is that you are working out hard for 90 to 120 minutes a day and eating clean.
     
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    Nice goin man
     
  26. heycal

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    In other words, it's a basic and obvious common sense plan that I myself could design for anyone in about 60 seconds? I gotta get into the diet and fitness business...

    I'm sometimes tempted to place an ad somewhere that says "Guaranteed weight loss formula! Money back if you don't see results with this plan!!!"

    And after they send me the money, I send them this single sentence that reveals the secret: "Exercise more, eat less".
     
  27. r2473

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    You need to put on a DVD.
     
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    Thanks, I feel like I am getting on a roll. Last year, from February to March, I dropped 40, and pretty much kept it off. (As I play more tennis and less golf, I am very motivated to not put it back on.) I figured now is as good a time as any to finish the race.

    When I hit 205 in the next week or two, I'll be down 50 from last February, and 60 from my all-time high. I am shooting for 187, but we'll see.
     
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    You're old enough to know that you'll need a gimick if you want to make any money at it!
     
  30. heycal

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    What do you suggest I put on? Here's what I have lying around: "Please Give", "Brothers", "Get Low", "Barney's Version", and "Get him to the Greek".
     
  31. r2473

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    ****.....I meant, put on some BVD's.
     
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    Weighed in today at 222. Happy enough with that. Could be better though.
     
  34. eliza

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    You guys are doing soooooooo well....I am stuck, can't lose one ounce....And I am hungry!!!!! Never exercised so much in my life, but not an ounce....
    And now ST.Valentine is coming, with all the chocolate, aaarrrgggghhhh!:evil:
     
  35. r2473

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    Your problem is not starting out really fat like some of us.

    5'4" 115lbs.? You need to lose 10 lbs.? Why, so you can fit through mail slots?
     
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    Hahaha. Now that's funny!

    Eliza,

    If you're a female, you're already 5# under your ideal bodyweight. If you're a male..you're 15# under and r2 may be correct.
     
  37. heycal

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    This discussion is useless without pics.
     
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    I've got one of me in my Speedo I can post if you want.
     
  39. user92626

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    Hi,

    I'd like to join this club and sincerely try my best effort to lose at least 10 lbs.

    I had had 25lbs loss in the past by managing calories and running threadmill but that was tough. Then, I gained all that back.

    My sincere effort starts today. 8 weeks from now I will have lost at least 10 lbs.

    Way to commit myself!!!!

    user92626
     
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    ..Please Don't...:shock::lol:
     
  41. eliza

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    There is a wonderful discrepancy between American and Italian (and UK)doctors here: according to the first I am OK, while the second keep telling me not to go over 105......So, I am 9-10 over my friend....
    Remember, I am only 5.4.....
     
  42. Kevin T

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    I say get a new Doc. Here's a link to your BMI (also used by WHO-World Health Organization- as a standard measure) and it says at 105#, your BMI=18, making you underweight. At 115-120#, you're on the low end of normal.

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

    Does your Doc think fashion runway models are the gold standard of health? :)
     
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    I still say this discussion is useless without pics!

    Everyone is different. 5'4" on one girl is slim, on another it could be chubby. I've had two girlfriends that were about 5'4", including the current one who is is now 122 lbs and really can not afford to go below 120 lbs without looking too skinny. (She was actually distressed that she had dropped 3 lbs from 125!) But a previous 5'4" girlfriend was around 105, and probably would have looked chubby at 120 and probably slit her wrists if the scale showed that.

    Without seeing ya, I'd say you were good at 115, so don't fret.
     
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    Sorry, I can't believe this. 5'4 and 115 lbs should be just fine if your weight is proportionally distributed throughout your body. Are either of those doctors male? What is the reason behind telling you that you should only weigh 105 lbs?

    I say ignore the scale and focus on your aerobic and cardio fitness instead. How strong are you and how long can you keep moving? That might be a better measure for you than your weight.
     
  45. eliza

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    Fee, I felt better (lighter on court) when I was slimmer...but Italy and UK are both very similar...women must be as slim as they can, I wish I could give you pics of normal people ...I remember in my teens having tea+ honey and apples for three days in a row, and it was fine for everybody...Docs (OB) recommend one day per week on liquid diet. BTS? Maybe, the beauty of traveling is that it gives you new perspectives on life!!
     
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    I would avoid any doctor that told a perfectly healthy person to go on a liquid diet for any amount of time. Seriously unless you have some kind of medical issue that prevents your body from eating whole food that is just not smart.

    And I find it hard to believe at 5'4" 115 you are any kind of overweight. That is in no shape or form an unhealthy number.
     
  47. eliza

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    Maverick, I swear it is custom...I think they believe in "cleansing". Remember I come from a country based on the catholic belief that abstinence is a virtue, I still remember the priest in class urging us not to eat in order to "gain control over the flesh"..........That and he making us look at a fetus aborted in a jar, to scare us (or scar, I am afraid) How much brain-washing.....But if I find two pics of me I will post them.
     
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    I am not gonna get into my feelings on religion as this isnt the place but what a load of crap. That is not healthy at all to not eat or have a liquid diet. Eat real foods whenever you are hungry and stay active. This will make you healthy.
     
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    I don't know where you come from or what custom you are talking about, but my mother's side of the family is English/Irish and I was raised Catholic. At no point did any part of that cultural experience teach me that women had to be as slim as possible, nor did my religion believe in 'cleansing' or whatever.

    I know perfectly well what normal people look like, I don't need you to find me any pictures. As I said, you should base your ideal weight on how you feel and how you perform, not some random number given to you by a doctor with questionable motives. You never did say if these doctors are male or female. I honestly believe that none of the female doctors I have had in my life would tell a 5'4" woman that her ideal weight was 105, especially not if she was an active tennis player.
     
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