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  posted on 2/11/2011 at 11:12 PM
Turning 40 this year and looking to kick some bad habits and figured I'd start this up to invite any helpful hints. Any and all ideas are welcome whether it be weight loss, quit smoking, quit drinking, eat better, workout ideas for the busy folk, anything and eveything that can motivate people to get rid of the same ole, same ole.

This isn't a thread to judge or belittle, just a thread to help.


 

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  posted on 2/11/2011 at 11:15 PM
let us know about what you're trying and what's working and what is not working..

 

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  posted on 2/11/2011 at 11:25 PM
I woke the f*** up

Hope this helps

[Edited on 2/12/2011 by WharfRat]

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:00 AM
i just read timothy ferris' "4-hour body". ferris is the author of 4-hour work week.

just finished 1 month on the program and dropped 10 body pounds and a bout 17 fat pounds. good eating and working out tips. worth the shot.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:18 AM
Since the beginning of the new year, I cut back on my alcohol intake.
Have had 1 beer since the 1st. Drink wine only with dinner on the weekends.

Been going to the gym twice a week and volleyball 1 night a week.

When I am not doing that, I try to do stretching, sit ups, crunches, push ups
and other stuff to keep limber.

Been losing weight and gaining muscle.

This in turn has made me into a piece of eye candy for the mrs and the nookie
factor (which can turn into a workout as well) has increased as well.


Results may vary.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:52 AM
If it tastes good don't eat it. If it feels good don't do it.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:57 AM
Like Lono, I've cut back dramatically on the beer. Haven't had a case in the house since Christmas. I walk my dog 3-5 miles a day and I walk a mile each way to public transit most days. I plan to start running again soon.

I think cutting back on the beer is the key for me. I would drink it while watching TV and I'd have snacks to go along with that. Cut out the beer, cut out the snacks.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 09:17 AM
Main thing is just get into a steady work out routine. Once it becomes a habit you will actually feel bad if you miss a work out. I been hitting the gym every morning before work for the last 4 years. I do 35 minutes of cardio, something different each day, elliptical, recumbent bike, x-country ski machine, stairmaster, jog on treadmill, (it breaks up the monotony of doing the same thing every time and it works different body parts), followed by some stretching then abdominals on the exercise ball and I end with about 15 minutes of weights focusing on a different body part each time. My workout takes about an hour.

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 10:02 AM
I agree, make working out part of your lifestyle. And break up the routine or you won't stay with it. I work out 5 days a week and have 4 different workouts I do, 3 with weights and one without. I end every session with 40 minutes of cardio and alternate between those pointed out above. Takes me an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and a half. I can't run on the streets much anymore (I'm 54) because of the stress that puts on my joints, but I will occassionally. If you just stick with it you'll come to enjoy it and feel ad if you miss a session. It really helps in the beginning if you have someone to work out with or a trainer. Good luck!

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 10:26 AM
If you smoke quit (no excuses), if you drink moderate, if you eat fast food quit it is a waste of money and horrible for your body watch sugar and salt intake and start running or doing some form of cardio.... have fun enjoy life it is always shorter than you think it will be...

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 10:37 AM
I, too, need to get more active. Although not overweight, I'm in terrible shape. What's most likely stress led to an EKG and a stress/echo test this week. Haven't heard the results from the stress/echo test (it was just yesterday), but the EKG was strong, so that's good.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 11:06 AM
Make exercise a part of your life, and unavoidable. I ditched the car, so if I want to go to work & make money I have to do it on foot/bike/longboard... If I have a car available I will always slack off until it's my only option for geting to work on time!

Cut down on the amount of calories you eat. Start reading or looking up the calorie count on the foods you eat and eat the lowest calorie choices. Assuming moderate physical activity, an intake of 1,800 calories a day should contribute to decent weight loss.

If you can only do one or the other, cut the calorie intake...

Carrying extra weight does nasty things to your body.






















 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 12:14 PM
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If it tastes good don't eat it. If it feels good don't do it.


Too funny.

I too have jumped on this bandwagon. As others have said, I cut my eating WAY down...I'm 48 and FINALLY realized my portion size was outrageous. Don't get me wrong I love eating and love food. For decades I operated on "umm, that was good and there is more, so 2nds, 3rds" This is crazy and had to stop.

Also go to a gym regularly and have the opportunity to work with a trainer, who has helped immensely.

I realize that earlier in my life, when my kids were younger I absolutely did not have the time for this sort of program, now I do, so that helps me.

Do it brother, we all need to.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 02:01 PM
I'm in the military. So working out is ever-present. But it is also not required as a lot of people may think. I am always on the cusp of being overweight by Coast Guard standards. I am 5'10 and weigh 245 lbs. My maximum allowable weight is 197 and my max allowable body fat percentage is 24%. I know that if I get my weight down to around 235 I will be at about 23%. They figure body fat percentage by measuring my waist and my neck, adding the numbers together and finding that number on a specific chart that tells them where I am at. In reality it is not very scientific.

So to get there a good diet is just as important as the amount of working out I do, since the more I work out the more I weigh. To prep I eat a lot of greens with little or no dressing, eat lean white meat chicken (1 medium sized filet) and avoid soda, alcohol, sugars and high fructose corn syrup (ketchup, snacks like chips, etc). I allow myself two heaping table spoons of peanut butter each day to curve my sweet tooth when it kicks in. Sometimes I will mix it with sugar free cool whip to make it go further and make it in to parfait.

I have worked up from walking for thirty to forty five minutes to now jogging the same distance, which is currently taking me twenty to thirty minutes. I stick to one set of arm curls in three sets- fifteen, twelve and ten, in between each set doing a set of behind the head arm lifts to work triceps. These are done fast to make it additional aerobic activity. Then I have worked in to ten sets of ten push ups with plenty of rest in between each set (approximately three to five minutes).

My weight is slightly up but I am feeling healthier and sleeping better. My goal is to eventually get down to about 215 lbs and maintain.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 02:26 PM
All good stuff people!
Me and Hooch have been at it since Jan 3 and haven't missed a week. We're both very
motivated but it definitely helps to have a partner to give you that little push when you're feeling tired or just not in the mood. The workouts right now include walking or a cardio dvd for about 30 minutes 4-5 days a week and I do weights 3 times a week.
We are definitely making better choices food wise and cutting back on the booze. The smoking has been cut back big time and I'm hoping quitting all together is the next step.

I wouldn't say the weight is flying off just yet but the changes are noticeable and just feeling better overall is a nice change of pace. We are definitely in it for the long haul and looking to make this a permanent part of our lifestyles.

Keep the posts coming.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 02:34 PM
Quitting smoking is huge. Being deployed I have had a complete relapse after having quit for over seven years. I have been smoke free again for two weeks today

It is amazing how quickly I have gone from NEEDING a cigarette just by being around others who are smoking to now avoiding smoke altogether. It has dramatically increased my workout performance. And I have taken the money I am saving from not buying cigarettes and allowing myself small rewards, like Gregg's new CD, new dietary supplements, to further increase workout results . . .

Good for you guys for sticking to your guns! Keep up the good work! Every bit you put in to being healthier is a deposit in to your future. Kudos~!

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 06:23 PM
Join a really expensive health club. The more motivation the better.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 07:31 PM
Ok, since this thread took a serious turn

Most of you that follow me on FB know what I have been up to the last 15 months.
It was a rough beginning, but I am 100% dedicated to turning my lie around -in every way.

As far as exercise, I am currently do between 40-60 minutes cardio 5-6 times a week.
Elliptical, stair machine, treadmill (walk), row machine.. you name it, I do it.
The key is to never do the same thing! I do different machines for different amouts of time.
I added serious weightlifting to my routine around September and it has made a huge difference!!!

As far as diet - I really struggled with this in the beginning. I tried the low carb thing (again) with spotty results.
Then a good freind finally convinced me to join Weightwatchers. My intial thoughts that it was just for women. It is geared that way, but there are plenty of men on it as well..
There really isnt anything "offlimits" per se.. its just about smart choices.

But the biggest thing I have changed is mental. You have to WANT to do this.
You have to keep a positive frame of mind as much as possible.
I made a point before I started this to remove as much negativity as possible from my life.
That is when I started to spend less time here ( Total trainwreck here then - pre mods)
And it also meant distancing myself from certain familiy members, but so be it

As of last Thursday, I have lost 163 lbs.
Yes folks it can be done!

 

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Ok, since this thread took a serious turn

Most of you that follow me on FB know what I have been up to the last 15 months.
It was a rough beginning, but I am 100% dedicated to turning my lie around -in every way.

As far as exercise, I am currently do between 40-60 minutes cardio 5-6 times a week.
Elliptical, stair machine, treadmill (walk), row machine.. you name it, I do it.
The key is to never do the same thing! I do different machines for different amouts of time.
I added serious weightlifting to my routine around September and it has made a huge difference!!!

As far as diet - I really struggled with this in the beginning. I tried the low carb thing (again) with spotty results.
Then a good freind finally convinced me to join Weightwatchers. My intial thoughts that it was just for women. It is geared that way, but there are plenty of men on it as well..
There really isnt anything "offlimits" per se.. its just about smart choices.

But the biggest thing I have changed is mental. You have to WANT to do this.
You have to keep a positive frame of mind as much as possible.
I made a point before I started this to remove as much negativity as possible from my life.
That is when I started to spend less time here ( Total trainwreck here then - pre mods)
And it also meant distancing myself from certain familiy members, but so be it

As of last Thursday, I have lost 163 lbs.
Yes folks it can be done!


Chuck, You are the total f'n real deal bro! Rock on!

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 07:56 PM
Thanks for your continued motivation Brian

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:17 PM
Congatulations ratboy! Very impressive. Wasn't it five or six years ago when you started to exercise more, when we had that other thread? Way to stick with it dude. Inspiring.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:17 PM
Oh, and stretch people! Stretching after working out can increase your weight loss by up to 20%.

 

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Congatulations ratboy! Very impressive. Wasn't it five or six years ago when you started to exercise more, when we had that other thread? Way to stick with it dude. Inspiring.



I did.. Then I effed up

But right now I am just about where I was at my lowest weight..But then I plataued a bit and quit.
Not happening this time

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:21 PM
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Oh, and stretch people! Stretching after working out can increase your weight loss by up to 20%.


I do alot of that as well. I have a effed up leg from a blood clot 2 years ago, and if I dont stretch afterward, I have big problems..

 

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  posted on 2/12/2011 at 08:24 PM
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Congatulations ratboy! Very impressive. Wasn't it five or six years ago when you started to exercise more, when we had that other thread? Way to stick with it dude. Inspiring.



I did.. Then I effed up

But right now I am just about where I was at my lowest weight..But then I plataued a bit and quit.
Not happening this time

Go for it Rock!

 

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