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(10-16-2017 01:58 PM)200yrs2late Wrote:  Congratulations!

It can be a challenge at times. My dad owned a gym and used to win body building competitions in his early 30, now he's 365 pounds. I was scared of following his footsteps and when I quit the gym several years ago after an injury I jumped 20 pounds real fast. I've worked down to 169 from 215 in the past by cutting out all the junk, but I've found a happy medium of around 200 with moderate exercise and a reasonable diet.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks. I'm learning so much from my health coach.

Some key things many aren't aware of. The key to weight loss is actually about 80% diet and only 20% exercise. So many folks get hung up on needing to exercise more...and while that's great, it's not the real way to lose weight.

For me, other than walking and light cardio exercises once or twice a week, I haven't lifted any weights.

Another thing most don't realize is that when you exercise, you aren't building muscle, you're actually breaking it down. What you eat before, during and after the workout is what is important and is what repairs the muscles and increases them.
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(10-16-2017 02:04 PM)stinkfist Wrote:  good for you.....well done.....

I'm 6' 3" and currently at 230.....I am craving to get back to 205-210, but my knees and left hip have now become a problem.....it happens at 52.3 after athletics and the other 'extracurricular(s)'

keep it up.....at 75, my pops is still playing tennis with two Ti knees and a Ti hip.....he's shrunk (lol) to 6' 1" and is 'floating' around 2 bills....

that degenerative thingy is in me 'jeans'.....

I'm have to wait 2.7 more before that can be addressed.....

as for diet.....giving up sugar happened moons ago.....you'll never look back with regret....fast food is now an unfortunate necessity at times....I hate it....sometimes I simply fast in lieu of.....

I'm basically down to red meat, veggies, and fruit in season as much as possible......

I miss my fresh pressed pasta and plantation bunny bread......

Thanks. I had severe knee pain before I started this journey. Estimates are that for every pound of weight, you are putting 4 pounds of pressure on your joints. Since I've dropped the weight, my knees are virtually pain free...other than the usual aches of a 51 year old. 03-wink
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Congrats. It's tough to lose weight and it's even tougher to keep it off. You are to be commended.
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(10-16-2017 02:06 PM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
(10-16-2017 01:58 PM)200yrs2late Wrote:  Congratulations!

It can be a challenge at times. My dad owned a gym and used to win body building competitions in his early 30, now he's 365 pounds. I was scared of following his footsteps and when I quit the gym several years ago after an injury I jumped 20 pounds real fast. I've worked down to 169 from 215 in the past by cutting out all the junk, but I've found a happy medium of around 200 with moderate exercise and a reasonable diet.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks. I'm learning so much from my health coach.

Some key things many aren't aware of. The key to weight loss is actually about 80% diet and only 20% exercise. So many folks get hung up on needing to exercise more...and while that's great, it's not the real way to lose weight.

For me, other than walking and light cardio exercises once or twice a week, I haven't lifted any weights.

Another thing most don't realize is that when you exercise, you aren't building muscle, you're actually breaking it down. What you eat before, during and after the workout is what is important and is what repairs the muscles and increases them.

That's all correct. What you are trying to do to your body matters a great deal with regards to what you put in it. I used My Fitness Pal when I started and the best advice a friend gave me was to not change my eating habits for two weeks, but log EVERYTHING. It's amazing the motivation you can get when you look at that **** you eat.

I went from a skinny 170 to rather bulky 210 when I was lifting heavy and eating every 2 hours. Hardest part after I got hurt was changing my eating habits back to those of a person not trying to put on muscle and who wasn't spending 90 minutes a day in the gym.

I go with my wife now who is trying to manage her weight through exercise and diet. Compound core exercises with moderate weight and hi speed reps and a sensible diet are all that's really needed. It all comes down to the individuals motivation. We do the same workout ( i do lift heavier as well ) but she is vastly more committed to the diet than I am and as a result she is losing more weight while I'm relocating mine. I'm down 3 inches in my waist in a month, but only dropped 3 pounds.


Keep up the good work.
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(10-16-2017 01:30 PM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Just thought I'd share a little personal story that I'm pretty proud of.

I decided on April 7, 2017 to change my life to a one of health. Giving up soda, added sugar and fast foods, for a diet of fruits and vegetables along with healthy proteins.

I also started walking...and a lot of it. For several months, while the weather was nice, I was averaging close to 20,000 steps a day. Of course my employer helps in this as I can get around $100 every quarter for tracking my steps and a few other daily things.

Anyway, I'm happy to report that for the first time in over 30 years I am now below 200 pounds and am less than 20 away form my ultimate goal to lose 100 pounds total.

02-13-banana

This is awesome! Well done and congrats to you!!!!
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Congrats! That's awesome!
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Read the Plant Paradox by Dr. Gundry.

My wife changed what/how we eat. She dropped weight (50 or so pounds) with no exercise. I have dropped over 30 pounds myself with limited exercise.

I feel like I am 19 again. (51).
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(10-16-2017 01:30 PM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Just thought I'd share a little personal story that I'm pretty proud of.

I decided on April 7, 2017 to change my life to a one of health. Giving up soda, added sugar and fast foods, for a diet of fruits and vegetables along with healthy proteins.

I also started walking...and a lot of it. For several months, while the weather was nice, I was averaging close to 20,000 steps a day. Of course my employer helps in this as I can get around $100 every quarter for tracking my steps and a few other daily things.

Anyway, I'm happy to report that for the first time in over 30 years I am now below 200 pounds and am less than 20 away form my ultimate goal to lose 100 pounds total.

02-13-banana

Congrats!! I had a similar epiphany at a similar age. Buckled down - started working out regularly and some others have said - started watching what I put in my mouth. Lost enough to be 10 lbs over my college freshman year weight when I said that's enough, 40 lbs total.

Have kept up a similar regimen for several years now and have only gained back less than 10 pounds. I cheat a little more than I should, hence the slight gain of weight, but overall eat much healthier.

For me the key is regulating sugar/carb intake. When I watch that, I'm okay. Shove too much of that down the gullet and the scales starts to climb.

To keep the weight off, I've had to mentally convince myself that what I now do is a lifestyle change that will go on forever - ultimately that's why I allow for some cheating.

Now your trick will be to keep it off. You are mentally in "lose mode" and goal driven. Keep it of by telling yourself you want to still be active in your 70s/80s........
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Congrats man! I'm on the journey myself.
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congratulations Tom!
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