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Old 02-18-2009, 02:17 PM   #1361
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I keep hearing the same from all my buddies. I'm a little intimidated, but excited, too. I would love to look like that, and I'm going to Hawaii in mid-April so some of the benefits should have kicked in by then.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #1362
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Been a while since I posted. Been running 12-15 miles a week, plus stationary bike and weights. No weight loss to speak of. At 238 now, got down to 231 before the holidays and it crept back up to about 240 or so. Had my annual physical last week, and all my numbers are worse...all of them now borderline when just 3 months ago I was way into the safe zone with everything but weight. The thing too, is that they are worse than this time last year when I wasn't doing ANY exercise. Now I'm so bummed I don't even want to try, and have been lazy this week. Maybe I can get back in the saddle tomorrow...we'll see. Told doc I was running 12-15 miles...he said run more...and faster. (Now when am I gonna do that...I'm still chained to the desk).
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #1364
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Been a while since I posted. Been running 12-15 miles a week, plus stationary bike and weights. No weight loss to speak of. At 238 now, got down to 231 before the holidays and it crept back up to about 240 or so. Had my annual physical last week, and all my numbers are worse...all of them now borderline when just 3 months ago I was way into the safe zone with everything but weight. The thing too, is that they are worse than this time last year when I wasn't doing ANY exercise. Now I'm so bummed I don't even want to try, and have been lazy this week. Maybe I can get back in the saddle tomorrow...we'll see. Told doc I was running 12-15 miles...he said run more...and faster. (Now when am I gonna do that...I'm still chained to the desk).
Are you eating ENOUGH? If you're exercising that much and still counting calories, your body might be in starvation mode where it just hangs on to every single calorie that you're putting into it. You should actually try eating MORE to see if that will kick-start things.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:47 PM   #1365
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Are you eating ENOUGH? If you're exercising that much and still counting calories, your body might be in starvation mode where it just hangs on to every single calorie that you're putting into it. You should actually try eating MORE to see if that will kick-start things.
Yes. It's counter-intuitive but I lose more weight when I eat enough to not be hungry.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:17 PM   #1366
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:32 PM   #1367
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Didn't weigh in this morning...I was up all night with a high fever (103.7 F). To the doc today - acute bronchitis and to stay out of work the rest of the week. Ughh. I hate being sick!
126# (up one pound from 2 wks ago). Feeling better, but not yet 100%. Hope to try exercising this weekend. Right now I think it would make me cough too much.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:25 PM   #1368
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Yes. It's counter-intuitive but I lose more weight when I eat enough to not be hungry.
Same here, I sometimes get tempted to starve myself before my two weigh in days (here on Wed. and elsewhere on Fri.) and it always backfires.

I didn't see where Rambler said he was counting calories, though. It's critical to know what you are putting in you and how many calories total you consume. It's a fine line and the thing about excercise is that faster metabolism comes with a bigger appetite, and if you stuff the wrong foods in (or too much of it) you can end up gaining.

It depends on weight but I think anything less than 1000 calories/day and your body definitely kicks into starvation mode.
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Turns out My scale does more than I thought. I'm 201# and 24% fat. Thin enough that I could just make the pre-bootcamp fitness requirements for the army.

I've started taking a drug cocktail that might give me the energy to do a some pushup or at least cut back on the smoking.
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wow, 25 lbs in just over 3 months - excellent progress.
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Turns out My scale does more than I thought. I'm 201# and 24% fat. Thin enough that I could just make the pre-bootcamp fitness requirements for the army.

I've started taking a drug cocktail that might give me the energy to do a some pushup or at least cut back on the smoking.
Good luck with the drugs. Cutting out the smoking is most likely the single most beneficial thing you can do. Cutting back will be a big first step, do you know how many cigs a week you smoke, so you can measure your progress?
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Probably in the 140 range give or take. Though I have a feeling That's the kind of progress one shouldn't chart. It would be like trying to diet by making a chart of how little chocolate cake you ate each week.
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Probably in the 140 range give or take. Though I have a feeling That's the kind of progress one shouldn't chart. It would be like trying to diet by making a chart of how little chocolate cake you ate each week.
Good analagy

6 Years back my sister started a cessation program with her Doctor - paid for by the NHS in the UK. The regular trips to the Doc included a CO test so impossible to cheat the Doc.

She measured progress by putting the cash aside for 7 packs a week in a jar and the end of the week putting the balance into savings (cigs are taxed very high in the UK). After 6 months she was off them altogether and 1 year later went out and bought something very nice for herself with the savings.

As well stopping the smoking she also made great progress on weight loss so I hope you do as well as she has.
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wow, 25 lbs in just over 3 months - excellent progress.
Thanks.

I am surprised to be honest in my progress in the last week or so. It seems that I lost 3 lbs without much of an effort.

Could be the stress with dealing with my kitchen remodeling contractor..
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I have decided to lose a few more pounds and get more 'fit'. I have to accept that as a small-boned 5'3" person, I really don't need to eat very much.
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...The aerobics are easy enough but I need to start doing some weights. I'm just a little worried. Last time I was lifting I hurt my shoulder and had pain in it for over a year....
Start light and slow. Get a personal trainer to instruct you on proper form. Oh, and did I say start light and slow? Build up a little bit at a time over a long time, and you should be OK. Good job on the weight by thee way.

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Good job, Dude!
I'm like Alan, plateau city.
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Quitting smoking is a very good thing to do. I finally kicked the habit for good a number of years ago.
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