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Old December 4th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #541
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A penis overcoat? I kinda like it.
You mean like the foreskin you were born with?
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You mean like the foreskin you were born with?
That's just a light rain jacket. This will actually provide warmth.
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That's just a light rain jacket. This will actually provide warmth.
So like a penis parka. Gotcha.
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A penis overcoat? I kinda like it.
I mean, a fat dude's biggest fear should be the inability to see his own penis. So, a penis parka to remind you that you can now see it when the park is off would be a good reminder to go to the gym.
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So, a year ago today, my doctor confirmed what i had already figured out.

Was Diabetic, and fucked.

Last year I was 385#, had sleep apnea, wore 3XL and 4XL, blood sugar was in the high 400's, A1C was 17, had some liver and kidney damage and never had much energy.

Now one year later, i'm 215#, no sleep apnea, Size L, blood sugar is around 70, A1C is 5.1, Liver and kidney panels are almost to normal levels.


If my gigantic fatass can do it (and I had said for several years there was no way i'd ever even be close to 300#) then anybody can if you actually try.

Now to get a few more inch's off of the midsection and i'll be a happy camper.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #546
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So, a year ago today, my doctor confirmed what i had already figured out.

Was Diabetic, and fucked.

Last year I was 385#, had sleep apnea, wore 3XL and 4XL, blood sugar was in the high 400's, A1C was 17, had some liver and kidney damage and never had much energy.

Now one year later, i'm 215#, no sleep apnea, Size L, blood sugar is around 70, A1C is 5.1, Liver and kidney panels are almost to normal levels.


If my gigantic fatass can do it (and I had said for several years there was no way i'd ever even be close to 300#) then anybody can if you actually try.

Now to get a few more inch's off of the midsection and i'll be a happy camper.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #548
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Im not sure if it was covered already but anyone got a favorite website for healthy recipes and ideas? My problem is im busy and I always end up eating like shit(fast food) at least a few times a week. I need to cut that bullshit out.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #549
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Congratulations Sandals,
What was your plan of attack on the weight loss? Any particular diet or exercise regiment?
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Awesome Sandals, simply awesome. You should be proud of yourself.

I'm down a whopping (negligible compared to you) 16 pounds from 5 weeks ago and I can feel a difference. You must feel amazing. This thread gave me incentive and I am proving to myself that I can do it. I'm almost to the point where I was 20 years ago.

Montecarlo, here's my recipe. For years I have had a yogurt & some granola for breakfast and still do the same. Beyond that, I used to eat a bag of cookies from the vending machine every morning with coffee. I would go out for lunch & eat whatever came to mind from fast food to bar food. I would have a pop in the afternoon for a pick me up along with a Snickers bar or bag of chips. I would eat a good meal at home every night but a bowl of ice cream while watching TV was common.

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Same yogurt for breakfast.
No mid morning snack. I have a cup of herbal tea.
I go to the grocery store each week & buy packages of cheese sticks, some (somewhat) healthy crackers and a piece of fruit for each day. Each day I sit at my desk & eat 3 cheese sticks, enough crackers to make it tasty and a piece of fruit. (I am saving a shit load of money too. Went from $50/wk for lunch to $15-20)
No afternoon snack. I drink water.
Same dinner, keep the portions small.
No snacks at night, another herbal tea.
If we go out to dinner, I've been eating some form of salad (preferably with some fruit) with blackened chicken on it. Dressing on the side and just dip into the dressing instead of slathering the whole salad.

That's it.... 3 pounds a week going away. I hope I can keep going.

We are also trying to do more walking in the evening but that hasn't been going so well.
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Thanks Jim for the advice.. Makes sense, I knew I have to have smaller healthier snacks instead of large, unhealthy meals but in the moment of truth, I buckle.. Its my fault for not liking to go shopping. Usually only end up eating a granola for breakfast most days, expect for sunday morning when we have our "household" breakfast all together. Its my unhealthy lunch/dinner choices that Im having a problem with, and end up stuffing myself out of habit. But snacking for me usally isn't a problem, I guess I try to stuff myself so I don't have to eat as often? Everytime I start a somewhat diet also, it doesn't last long which is all my fault as well. Im gunna keep trying tho.
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I use an app on the phone to help track what i'm taking in a day.
I just aim for under the calories (1800/day right now) low fat, low carb, higher protein.

I buy and eat a lot of Chobani greek yogurt, lean meats and chicken, salads etc.
Very, very little grains, rice, pasta or potato's. More vegetables, cheese sticks etc. Jimmy dean has some good (processed, but fairly healthy) frozen breakfast things. Some Sandwiches, breakfast bowls that are turkey sausage, egg whites etc, taste pretty decent.
Switched some things to more poultry based, i.e. turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni or similar.

If i add granola to my yogurt (which i do every so often) it's the Bear naked brand, high protein one (blue bag).

In april I added exercise (had already lost about 60#) Nice weather i'll go do 15-20 miles on my bike, inclement weather/ hotel, i'll do from 30-70 minutes on an elliptical.
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Thanks Jim for the advice.. Makes sense, I knew I have to have smaller healthier snacks instead of large, unhealthy meals but in the moment of truth, I buckle.. Its my fault for not liking to go shopping. Usually only end up eating a granola for breakfast most days, expect for sunday morning when we have our "household" breakfast all together. Its my unhealthy lunch/dinner choices that Im having a problem with, and end up stuffing myself out of habit. But snacking for me usally isn't a problem, I guess I try to stuff myself so I don't have to eat as often? Everytime I start a somewhat diet also, it doesn't last long which is all my fault as well. Im gunna keep trying tho.
Think of your body like you think of your car. Would you fill your car up AFTER a long road trip (ie big dinner after working all day), or would you fill it up before you go on that road trip (ie big breakfast before the work day).

Do you fill the car up to park it in the garage?

Breakfast should be one of the biggest most nutritious meals of the day.
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I use an app on the phone to help track what i'm taking in a day.
I just aim for under the calories (1800/day right now) low fat, low carb, higher protein.

I buy and eat a lot of Chobani greek yogurt, lean meats and chicken, salads etc.
Very, very little grains, rice, pasta or potato's. More vegetables, cheese sticks etc. Jimmy dean has some good (processed, but fairly healthy) frozen breakfast things. Some Sandwiches, breakfast bowls that are turkey sausage, egg whites etc, taste pretty decent.
Switched some things to more poultry based, i.e. turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni or similar.

If i add granola to my yogurt (which i do every so often) it's the Bear naked brand, high protein one (blue bag).

In april I added exercise (had already lost about 60#) Nice weather i'll go do 15-20 miles on my bike, inclement weather/ hotel, i'll do from 30-70 minutes on an elliptical.
Not to discount ANY of the hard work you have done, but consider adding in some weight training, steady state cardio is NOT bad. But Building some lean muscle mass and doing some higher intensity and or interval training will help to speed up your metabolism.

The beauty is that you have ALREADY learned the hard part (controlling what you eat) adding some "better" exercise will really accelerate your gains. You don't need much of it either to have a lasting calorie burning effective after a nice intense work out.
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Think of your body like you think of your car. Would you fill your car up AFTER a long road trip (ie big dinner after working all day), or would you fill it up before you go on that road trip (ie big breakfast before the work day).

Do you fill the car up to park it in the garage?

Breakfast should be one of the biggest most nutritious meals of the day.


Not to discount ANY of the hard work you have done, but consider adding in some weight training, steady state cardio is NOT bad. But Building some lean muscle mass and doing some higher intensity and or interval training will help to speed up your metabolism.

The beauty is that you have ALREADY learned the hard part (controlling what you eat) adding some "better" exercise will really accelerate your gains. You don't need much of it either to have a lasting calorie burning effective after a nice intense work out.
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Think of your body like you think of your car. Would you fill your car up AFTER a long road trip (ie big dinner after working all day), or would you fill it up before you go on that road trip (ie big breakfast before the work day).

Do you fill the car up to park it in the garage?

Breakfast should be one of the biggest most nutritious meals of the day.
I agree breakfast is important and I underestimate it and that's probley my issue because sometimes I don't have a granola and skip straight to a lunch. I guess I just hate eating/snacking 3-4 times a day, it feels like Im on a road trip but stopping at every rest stop to pee. But thanks for the advice, it makes sense, I will start with having a decent breakfast and go from there.
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The fuel in a car is a great analogy. But, I have a hard time eating a big breakfast early in the morning. Wait till 9:00 & I can eat a lot, but @ 6:30/7:00, I have never been able to force it down.
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The fuel in a car is a great analogy. But, I have a hard time eating a big breakfast early in the morning. Wait till 9:00 & I can eat a lot, but @ 6:30/7:00, I have never been able to force it down.
I am the same way to some extent.

I typically try to eat a small something as soon as I wake up followed by a larger meal as soon as I can stomach it.
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I am the same way to some extent.

I typically try to eat a small something as soon as I wake up followed by a larger meal as soon as I can stomach it.
Whats your typical breakfast if you don't mind sharing?
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Whats your typical breakfast if you don't mind sharing?
My first or second?

My eating habits aren't what I would suggest for the average person trying to lose weight. I have a high strung metabolism and I am a pretty high strung active person (surprise right?)

Greasemonkey and I spoke a little about my eating habits in this thread here:
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...light=crossfit

If you want more info let me know. Not saying by any means that my diet is perfect, but I'm still maintaining the 175lbs at about 13% bodyfat. Even after a broken sternum sidelined me for almost 3 months and I wasn't able to do anything other than sit on my ass.
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My first or second?

My eating habits aren't what I would suggest for the average person trying to lose weight. I have a high strung metabolism and I am a pretty high strung active person (surprise right?)

Greasemonkey and I spoke a little about my eating habits in this thread here:
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...light=crossfit

If you want more info let me know. Not saying by any means that my diet is perfect, but I'm still maintaining the 175lbs at about 13% bodyfat. Even after a broken sternum sidelined me for almost 3 months and I wasn't able to do anything other than sit on my ass.
thanks I forgot about that thread. I got to admit a small steak and eggs sounds a lot better than the way Ive been treating myself.
Im very active, but when I wake up and am usally out the door, showered and all, for work in less than 30 mins it limts my options. Im gunna do some good shopping this weekend and see what I can do.
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