Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Fee, Jan 10, 2011.
(Did r2 say anything about "pigging out for a day"?,....i must have missed that part,...):-?
Im down for it. Im 6'2 250 looking to weigh 200. How am I going to do it? Nutrisystem. My chances without a regimen? Close to zilch.
Update cancelled Nutrisystem 5 days after the program started. The food is a bunch of reconstituted astronaut food.
Is it working? If so, not only can you call it a sophisticated zig-zag diet, but you can sell it for mucho dinero....and probably proclaim yourself the new diet guru.
Think of a catchier name for you diet. A little controversial sound bite.
"Everything you have been taught about diet and nutrition is wrong. Behold the heycal250-z diet plan".
Probably act like a zealot of some sort. Maybe smash donuts into your mouth like a wild animal. Wild eyes. Lot's of yelling.
And for you Tbrady......what's with all of these 250-pounders trying to get down to 200? Sheesh....would have never guessed there are so many of us
Cindy, you are funny, you do not mind giving us your age, but your weight? I want to lie about my age, but thanks to USTA I cannot!!! (why they have to publish the number?????)
So, I am 5'4", now 115lbs (aaarrgghh). Goal: lose 10lbs. by April.
Challenge #1. I work out then I play tennis. I get home around 9-10PM and I eat like a wolf.......I mean it, disgusting.....Wake up tired and gobble too much coffee......
But I never felt so angry! How do you guys balance the need for energy with calorie restriction?
I try to sleep with plenty of 5' 4" 115lb. women. Really helps keep the frustration and anger under control.
Maybe we could work out some sort of deal here..........
...OK...r2...we'll give Ya '2 points' for THAT one !!!!:lol:
Let's try this: in your dreams..................
I'm just trying to help everyone with their diets
You're such a good sport by the way.
Your goal is fine, but you might want to lower your expectations a bit. I've never heard of anyone changing skin color by losing weight
It's certainly working better than the only other way I've eaten in my life, which is eating whatever I want everyday, so I'd have to say, Yeah, "The heycal sweet ziggity zag diet" works wonders.
Women aren't very rational when it comes to some (many?) things, and mentioning their weight is certainly one of them. Like it means anything to anyone if CindySphinx of Talk Tennis is 120 or 140 lbs?
Au contraire, mon frere. A girl I went to high school with was said to have turned orange from only eating carrots during an anorexic phase.
I suggest Maleyoyo eat nothing but tootsie rolls for a month and see what happens.
OK, I change my goalweight to 249 then. Done!
Ima check in every Friday.
January 1: 217.6
January 14: 212.4
Envyyyyy. Last night I had to finish the Xmas chocolates that I still had around......could not throw them .....................Darn it!!!
OK, this week-end is going to be fruit, tea, salad only.:cry:
I hear you. Last Sunday, I was actually 0.2 pounds lighter than I am today, and then my wife brought out snacks for the football games...
My goal this winter WAS to gain muscle as I thought it would help my athletic performance. The jury is still out on that end of the equation....
This is a great idea. Good to post progress...
i'm at 130 right now, and hope to get around 115-120 by june or july!
haha, i'm going to do the same thing
January 17: 130 lbs.
I just ate 4 brownies, on top of the jumbo jelly donut I ate 3 hours earlier. So much for all that lifting and swimming I did today...
I just tied my shoes all by myself.
^^^ THAT was funny !!!!!!!!!,..hey r2...that heart rate moniter is makin the workout stuff esp cardio almost 'fun' isnt it???...kinda does for me,..
I am going to be good!!
It is midday and I am happy. Coffee, a banana, water, apple, another coffee...I plan veggies and chicken for dinner.
The issue is afterwards.....If I can hit, after I need to get in the shower and bed right away, otherwise adios amigos, the M&M are calling.....
Guess tennis and a dog are not enough, I should really get a boyfriend......
I am liking it and finding it more useful than I thought I would. I bought it on sort of a lark, because it was as cheap as other watches I was looking at.
Wore it squatting and deadlifting this morning. Heart rate peaked around 165.
I then did another 30 min. pace run. Half at ~130 bpm and the other half at ~160 bpm.
For me, running has always been fun. I really look forward to my run each day and missed it when I was doing the "powerlifting" stuff.
After another month or two of "base training", I will probably start doing one of my 5K training schedules.
Oh, and my weight loss is still on schedule. I weighed in at 224lbs. this morning. Looking to hit 220lbs. by the end of the month. Started the month at 230lbs.
Nice Job!!!!!....I've cut way back on the eating and 'portions',....i was getting carried away for awhile,....for me it should drop pretty fast that way,...but i've gotta get my 'fitness' up to be ready for the season,...
just wanted to shed the fat.
Those things sound scary to me. Why do I want to watch my heart rate keep increasing? Sounds like something that would just make me fear having a heart attack.
I don't know about that. I think people in couples often tend to eat even more. For the most part, single people have more of an incentive to look good. I love how a break up or divorce can lead people to whip themselves into shape pretty damn fast.
I learned in another thread how to solve both of these problems: Eat Garlic Supplements.
You rock my world. Honestly, you do.
Okay, I started this thread and I finally feel healthy enough to get back on it and start working out today.
I will be using a variety of exercise DVD's to slowly increase my stamina and cardio capacity over time (if anyone wants specifics, let me know). In addition to the obvious weight loss goals (10 pounds to start, then I'll reassess once I cross that first hill), I would like to be stronger and more toned, as well as less stiff and more flexible. This will require a variety of workouts, 4 - 6 days per week.
I'm sort of modifying my diet (cutting down on all those holiday chocolates and no more fancy coffees for a while) but the most important thing to me is to increase my level of activity.
I purchased an inexpensive Sportline brand cardio HRM watch to use during my workouts. It also has a calorie burning monitor, which I take with a huge grain of salt, but its fun to look at before and after a workout.
I'll join in the fun. I'm 6' 2" and 247 lbs. Since getting re-married 3 years ago, I've gained 59 lbs. For our anniversary this week, my wife gave me running shoes.:evil: My goal is to be 200 by mid-summer by improving diet (including portion control) and exercise.
Ima check in every Friday.
i'm 59yrs 5'10" 187lbs. Thats down from 205 about a year ago.
My goal is 170 by May 1st.
Hail to you buddy.
I am struggling with 10 to lose, from last Fri I am down only half a pound.....
Posting it is actually good, both for my tennis and my diet.
There is a war going on on the supplement thread. Check it out.
Have a great week-end, E
Came on late...
5'11" and a porky 146 lbs., but that's because I have a new g/f and doing not much mostly.
Until I hit 35, never weighed over 135 lbs.
It's kind of hard to see those numbers translating to "porky".
Yup! This is what I told that gal earlier. People in couples need to be careful...
Ahahahah, can't believe he is doing NOTHING....
Anyhow, I am tooo strong and independent, no worries there is no man on earth that can stand me. Dobermanns on the other side are perfect partners...)
Today we are in sub-zero temps, so I have to stay inside......arrrggghh.
I am planning tea and eggs for breakfast, paella revised (tuna, 100grs rice, 2 tbs cheese, onions, peppers) and salad for lunch, not sure about tonight...
Have a great week-end guys!
Your story sounds very similar to mine.
52 yrs 6' @ 184lbs
Down from 213 about 14 months ago.
Goal weight is 175.
I actually got down to 183 this past October but put back 5 due to Thanksgiving,Christmas and New Years feasting. My wife is a fantastic cook and loves to cook especially when my son was here for Christmas break.
I need to get more active in the dead of winter to compensate.
Yeah,..I hear that,..makes it tough when Your wifes a great cook,...(dang it sounds like i'm complainin,....),..:-?
Lost 2 pounds in the last 2 weeks!
Gained 3 between Saturday and Tuesday!
I was going to post something about this but I am glad that I found this thread.
I decided to get in shape mainly because I have a baby that will be here at the end of May/early June but it will also help out my tennis game so that is a secondary benefit.
I started really sticking with things about a week ago. I committed to a diet focusing on complex carbohydrates (and resistant starch carbs), high protein and healthy fats. My goal is to keep my daily caloric intake around 1500 healthy calories concentrated into 4-6 small meals per day with one of those meals being a meal replacement shake.
My exercise program at present is cardio based as I need to burn fat. I have been varying with machines that will work different parts of my body i.e elliptical, crossramp elliptical, recumbant cycle, treadmill and swimming. I am in the gym 4-7 times per week for a minimum of 1 hour.
As of last Wednesday, I weighed in at 231 lbs. (I'm 5' 10"). As of this morning, I weighed in at 227 lbs. My goal is to be appx. 185 lbs. (a loss of appx. 3-4 lbs. per week) by the end of May/ early June.
Very glad to see that there is a group here doing the same thing. I'm all for support and accountability.
Let us know how that goes. 1,500 is a small amount of calories, especially as you are going to be burning a few hundred in the gym everyday too. ~45lbs. in 4 months is pretty ambitious as well.
Good luck. I could never pull this off.
I had to do a lot of number crunching to figure this out. Originally I was aiming for 1,000 calories per day but after looking at it realized that it would not be safe because I am a Type 1 Diabetic. 1,500 seems to be right in my safety zone where I get enough calories to keep me going and safely burn off fat while keeping my blood sugar within acceptable levels.
As for my workouts, as far as the machine measures it, i'm burning 500-700 calories per workout. I felt a little cheated on last night's workout because it didn't feel like I worked out that hard. I didn't get the sweat that I am used to .
I thought my goal was pretty ambitous too but then I realized that it basically comes down to 3-4 lbs per work. So with some discipline and good work ethic, It should be achievable. However those last 10 lbs. are always the hardest to lose.
How did you come up with your 1,500 figure?
Do you mind taking us through it?
Sure. I basically did an analysis of what I had eaten for about a week and got an average of the calories that I was taking in and how that affected my weight. I saw that based on my activity level about 2,200 calories per day was what was sustaining my weight.
It takes appx. 3,500 calories burned to lose 1 lb. So by cutting 700 calories per day that came to 4,900 per week or 1.4 lbs per week. By adding in the workouts, I would be able to burn an additional 600 calories (average) per day or 4,200 per week. So in total that brings me to 2.6 pound per week lost.
Now, there are some intangibles that get me closer to three pounds or more per week i.e. activity level at work, increased metabolic rate from activity, fiber intake, water intake etc.
As mentioned earlier, I lost 4 pounds the first week. I'm hoping to keep that rate up but it is difficult.
Sounds good. I was just curious.
You'll probably tweak it here and there by trial and error and what seems to be working, life issues, etc.
Good luck. I'm trying to lose about the same amount as you. I'm about half way there. I expect I will start slowing down now, so I hope to finish about the same time as you.....somewhere around early June-ish.
Honestly what has been the most interesting is unpredictability of everything. I have had days where I stay the same (speculating that water weight is part of it) days where I lose half a pound and I had one day where I dropped a pound and a half.
Thanks for the encouragement. It's hard work but it will definitely be a nice payoff in the end.
Do not weigh yourself daily, you will drive yourself crazy and it is not accurate as to what it taking place long term.
To use the old cliche....it's a marathon, not a sprint. Try to have fun with it.
I try to lose 2lbs / week. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. But I usually lose at least 1lb., so I figure that's pretty good.
I actually don't do too much different when I'm dieting than when I'm not. Just small things.
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