Went fat, trying to get back.

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  1. Mike2228

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    Took today off from tennis and exercise and had a couple good meals. I have plans to hit tomorrow and I'll get back into the walking also.
     
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    cool... it's important to have a rest day every week away from tennis.

    do you use a treadmill or walk outdoors?
     
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    :):) Excellent work man. I know it's tough (a 240 --> 160 loss for me), but youll feel absolutely amazing. You really do think anything is possible, and that feeling stays with you.
     
  4. Mike2228

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    always outdoors
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    that's great. i prefer outdoors too. the treadmill / stationary bike is only for when the weather doesn't allow me to exercise outdoors.
     
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    The biggest problem with losing weight is going through fire doors. When you weigh a lot, you can just lean into them and they open. When you are light, you have to push them or even get a little running start.
     
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    Walking is something you can and should do every day. At least a couple of miles. Take a camera with you. Make it interesting. Gradually increase the distance. Learn to love it. Walk, jog a little, hop around, whatever. Keep in mind that every step you take is another step toward your goal. What's uncomfortable and maybe tedious now is what's helping us to reach our mutual goal of peak fitness.

    Looking forward to more vids Mike. Stay with it. It promises to be a good summer for both of us. :)
     
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    For some reason this particular thread has got me more motivated to lose the 30lbs I've set myself to do this year. I've realised right now I should be riding my bike every day. That's the one thing I love and miss doing since I've moved to the US.

    I'm having a hit with a mate tonight so I'll take the bike instead of the car. ~30mins each way. Thanks everyone.
     
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    we should eat clean and sensible food and clean vegetables, which makes us healthier and also doing exercise, Water and appropriate breathing techniques are also essential for endurance on the assess, so take a look at these as well....
     
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    Naperville fitness center
     
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  13. Mike2228

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    I slipped a little with my diet and exorcise this past week. I'm going to try to make sure I don't get too down about a poor week. I need to recommit and make this upcoming week a better one.
     
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    I got on my scale today and to my surprise I actually lost a pound. :)
     
  15. KK Partizan

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    First off,

    Hello everyone. I just joined this community to receive help on my tennis game. Scoured the boards and stumbled upon this thread and being that I started weight lifting at age 12 all the way up to last year (22 now), I feel I can chime in some good advice.

    Obviously, cardio is a massive must. Dieting alone will help you lose weight, but not as rapidly as you should want to. It's good that you've started. However, implementing a weight lifting routine would be VERY helpful, especially one that incorporates all the primary lifts (minimum of squats/deadlifts/bench press/military presses). This allows you to retain as much muscle mass as possible during the weight loss period. Creatine wouldn't be a bad idea, either. Many amateur bodybuilders use it while tapering down for a competition. Others eat clen and tren hard :) but that's another story.

    Regarding diet, the worst thing one can do is quit eating all the foods that caused them to get to that weight at once. It'll lead to irritability, anger/mood issues, and other mental problems (lack of focus, drowsiness, etc.) so rather than stopping cold turkey, taper off on all unhealthy foods. My advice is to get rid of dairy and gluten from your diet, too. Crap is filled with hormones and God knows what else. Heck, it helped Djokovic, too, IIRC. Yeast products (breads for instance) are one of the things to worry about because they cause System Candidasis. What is it? A system-wide yeast infection (yup, happens to women AND MEN). It becomes border-line impossible to lose weight because your cravings are INSANE. Watch what happens when you taper off the gluten products...you suffer massive die-off symptoms and you'll be sick for a week or two. Not a "whole foods" nut by ANY MEANS, but I did drop dairy products (save for eggs if you consider them dairy for some odd reason) and gluten. Effects? Chronic back acne zapped away (it looked like a mine field, no joke). Much better mood (but still needs work). Mental clarity improved. Etc.

    Eggs: It them as often as you want! Media constantly tells you to avoid cholesterol. Why is cholesterol important? Spikes TESTOSTERONE. Why does that matter? Testosterone is vital catalyst for muscle building. Can't build muscle without it...I eat a minimum of 6 eggs daily and often upwards of 12 (zero cholesterol problems - shocker!), have the libido of a 15 year old and functioning confidence. I eat them with ketchup to avoid the bland flavor of daily eggs, lol.

    Be very careful of loosing massive weight at rapid pace. The weight needs to come off SLOWLY, otherwise you're going to have plenty of loose skin. No matter what, you will have loose skin, but if you lose weight in a controlled manner (1-2 lbs a week), it'll be much less and you may not need surgery.

    Life's not about where you start, or where you end— it's the distance you travel in your life - Greg Plitt
     
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    ^^^
    I like that you're 22 years old and "have the libido of a 15 year old".
     
  17. KK Partizan

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    Testosterone levels begin declining in men's twenties nowadays. :) If I recall, men's testosterone levels (for the typical 20 year old today) are equal to that of a 40 year old in the 50-60's. Zinc has helped with that, too, though so it isn't just eating right.
     
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    Is this true? Why the decline since the 1960s?
     
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