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Old 08-04-2008, 11:23 AM
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Going on a diet...

OK, so this weekend, I weighed myself and I'm like the heaviest I've EVER weighed in my life and for the first time ever, I'm ashamed to mow the lawn without a shirt.

So, today I start losing those ugly pounds. I plan on dropping 30-35.

Oh, I won't bother posting before/after pictures since I don't want to gross you all out...

Who's with me!
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:28 AM
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I did the Atkins diet a few years ago and it worked quite well for me. I highly recommend it along with some weight training. I lost a little over forty pounds in aobut 4-5 months. I've kept it off pretty well since then, too. It was easy to stick with the maintenance part of it.

Good luck. Unfortunately, it's harder and harder to lose weight the older you get.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:41 AM
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I have a new TV on order to complete my exercise room. When it comes in, I'll be able to watch TV and exercise too! What a deal!
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:51 AM
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Yeah, getting my mind off the fact that I am exercising helps make it more tolerable to me, too. Good luck, Evan.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:29 PM
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OK, so this weekend, I weighed myself and I'm like the heaviest I've EVER weighed in my life and for the first time ever, I'm ashamed to mow the lawn without a shirt.

So, today I start losing those ugly pounds. I plan on dropping 30-35.

Oh, I won't bother posting before/after pictures since I don't want to gross you all out...

Who's with me!
I'm in I still a few from last winter. Helps if you have someone to do it with.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:37 PM
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To much anime, I recommend going to play outside for a bit.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:52 PM
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To much anime, I recommend going to play outside for a bit.
Yeah, when I used to have free time, I did a lot of waterskiing and was a lot more fit. When I get my new TV installed, I'll be able to watch my shows AND exercise!

So here's the program so far:

No more elevators - Always take the stairs unless I'm carrying something heavy.

No more snacks - nothing sugary.

No more non-diet drinks - Diet or water only.

Much smaller portions.

Less breads.

We'll see how that works for now...
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:55 PM
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I do all of the above and have maintained 134 lbs for the last two years.. plus or minus a few here and there as well as the time of the day ( gravity pulls more at certain times than others)

I may look like a twig but I can do my job.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:56 PM
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O.K. are you going to post the results weekly?
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:03 PM
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O.K. are you going to post the results weekly?
Sure, WTH, It'll keep me motivated by trying to avoid embarrasment here on the public forum...

I strarted at 190 on Sunday, the 3rd.

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I do all of the above and have maintained 134 lbs for the last two years.. plus or minus a few here and there as well as the time of the day ( gravity pulls more at certain times than others)

I may look like a twig but I can do my job.
I was your size at your age too... See what you have to look forward to?
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:06 PM
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Sure, WTH, It'll keep me motivated by trying to avoid embarrasment here on the public forum...

I strarted at 190 on Sunday, the 3rd.



I was your size at your age too... See what you have to look forward to?
both my parents are skinny and in good shape. I plan on being active my whole life.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:44 PM
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Just a suggestion: Make small changes over a long period of time. The weight didn't suddenly appear on your body and it won't disappear suddenly either. Attempting to alter, even for the good, too many lifestyle changes can easily lead to fustration and feelings of deprivation, which can sabotage your plan.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:49 PM
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I weight 230, and have weighed 230 for 3 years now...





MY excercise? Working on the benz.... That keeps me in shape.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:27 PM
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I'm working on cutting out soda, and now I drink light beer!

The snacks are deadly, avoid them. What gets me is I snack right before I go to sleep, bad idea.
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I would suggest staying away from diet soda. I think that the chemicals that they sweeten it with are worse for you than the sugar in regular pop. I also remember reading something about the sweetness of diet pop just gives you cravings for more sweets. What I do is I drink water with about 10% real fruit juice. It tastes fine to me. When I feel really wild I drink soda water, which is carbonated water with no sugar, and 10% juice.

I am trying to lose 30bs as well.

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