Weight Loss Thread

jimmyjimjimz

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#1
Hey Guys,
I realize we're all basically whales here, so I just wanted to try to get people off the couch and into the gym. I wanna let you all know that I lost 55 lbs in 4 months. I joined the gym in October and I've been going basically every day ever since. I also started eating better. And now, my brother's getting married in a little over a year, and I don't wanna look like a whale in a tux, so I started going 2X a day, 4 days a week, and once on Saturday and once on Sunday. I really can't force anyone to join a gym, but you all really should join and do at least an hour of cardio a day. It makes you feel better.
 

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#2
Hey Guys,
I realize we're all basically whales here, so I just wanted to try to get people off the couch and into the gym. I wanna let you all know that I lost 55 lbs in 4 months. I joined the gym in October and I've been going basically every day ever since. I also started eating better. And now, my brother's getting married in a little over a year, and I don't wanna look like a whale in a tux, so I started going 2X a day, 4 days a week, and once on Saturday and once on Sunday. I really can't force anyone to join a gym, but you all really should join and do at least an hour of cardio a day. It makes you feel better.
Enjoy your MeRSA. I'll stick to working out in my garage thankyouverymuch.

I wish you the best of luck in your deblubberization efforts.
 
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#3
Lost 12 lbs in 4 days... mind you I did have stomach flu... feh.
 

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#4
I lost 90 lbs in 2009 (down from about 270 to about 180), and then went up 10 in the first couple of months of 2010 (senior in college, blah blah blah). I've been maintaining 190 since. Haven't really been in a position to work out and shit in a while, but hopefully I can get back into it soon.
 
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I'm getting sick of going to a crowded gym I'm really thinking about investing in some home equipment
 

FAZ8218

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#6
An hour of activity 4-5 days a week really goes a long way.
 

Begbie

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#7
Yeah, I was getting a bit on the blubbery side. I ate so much crap as a kid and remained a skinny twig until I hit around 23...that's when I continued to eat like a pig and went from in the 160 range to 215 lbs within a couple years.

I started eating better and getting fit and was able to drop about 35 lbs. I actually didn't exercise all that much more (though I ran around alot at work), I just cut out alot of packaged, fatty snacks, which helped drop that weight over a year period. Of course, I ended up putting 25 lbs back on after we had our first kid (and we decided to eat fast food every other night). But I "started" (key word...I never was able to finish after I had a foot thing on my foot) P90X, and it got me down to about 190lbs. I've been flirting with 195lbs ever since.

I'd love to get down to 170 and stay in that range. I want to start running...which I'm thinking will certainly help.
 

Pigdango

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My 20 year reunion is in 5 months. I'd like to drop from 230 to 200 between now and then. I don't have much hope that I'll succeed, given that I've been trying to eat better since Christmas and have only lost 1 pound. God, I feel like E-Rock.
 

DrunkInToronto

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#9
I've been making an effort. I started on Feb 7 at 186 lbs and now I'm down to 180. Been doing 45-50 minutes of cardio almost every day. I would have been down further but beer is a fucking killer and I don't want to give that up just yet.

If you don't already know about it, a great app for your iPhone is Lose It - http://loseit.com/. You track what you eat, and most thing are in there, even Restaurant/Supermarket food.
 
Dec 9, 2004
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#10
I went from 280 to 220 about 2 years ago. It was hardcore Atkins and lots of biking.

fucked up my knee and remembered I like I loooooooooooved pizza and got back up to 272.


Rejoined the gym the beginning of December. With some slight changes in diet and cardio and weightlifting I'm down to 249.

I workout at Anytime Fitness and usually go around 4:30 in the morning. I'm awake anyway and it isn't crowded then.
 

Larz

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#11
Enjoy your MeRSA. I'll stick to working out in my garage thankyouverymuch.
X2!! Gyms are fucking disgusting, the idea of touching equipment that people have been sweating all over boggles my mind. They're one giant petri dish of filth.

I created a workout space in my spare bedroom, best thing I ever did and no stupid gym fees. Just need a good bench with incline/ab functions, adjustable dumbells to 50 pounds + a separate set from 55-75, pull-up bar, and a mat.

The only expensive part was the adjustable bowflex dumbbells ($400). I had the 55-75 pound dumbbells made at an Ironworks.

One of the nice things about living in an apartment building is having a staircase for cardio and legs. Mine is 42 floors. Its better than running, stairclimbers, or treadmills. best part is I don't have to deal with shit weather and once I'm done I can be in my own shower in less than a minute.
 
Jan 25, 2006
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#12
X2!! Gyms are fucking disgusting, the idea of touching equipment that people have been sweating all over boggles my mind. They're one giant petri dish of filth.
This is true...
The gym I currently go to has the "Use the filthy fucking towel to wipe down your machine" policy.
The towel sits there, for what I assume is weeks, stiff as a board. What's the point of wiping down something with a disgusting towel?
Use some of my "Fees" and buy a fucking paper towel dispenser.

Also, I don't know if it's a psychological trick, but I've never "Felt Better" after working out. It's a pain in the balls to do cardio for an hour, "Alright, 42 minutes left.... [Look down] 37!?!?? No way it's only been 5 minutes!"

I'm currently 6'0, 195, but I go to the gym like 5 times a week and do 60-75 minutes for the sole purpose that I can eat pastries and pizza and not gain weight.

But back to gyms sucking. I lost my card, literally a piece of plastic, and my place wanted $35 to print me a new one. If you don't have one, they have to look you up in the computer every single time, and somehow it takes 5 minutes.
So I said, "Well, we'll just spend 5 minutes everyday annoyingly looking my card up then..."

$35 for a piece of plastic.
 

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#13
I acquired a Total Gym a while back and I was extremely skeptical of the thing, but fuck it's actually a pretty good workout. It's allowed me to maintain my weight through the winter with no real dieting, and now I'm starting to slowly loose weight. Fuck $40 a month for a gym, if you have the room invest in the equipment... in the long run it will pay for itself.

Winters are tough for me because I work in logging during the summer and eat like 6,000 calories a day and still loose weight, but in the fall when I start focusing more on construction and school I have a tough time curbing my eating habits. I weigh about 237 right now and my goal is 215 before May which is pretty doable. BTW I'm 6'2.
 

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#14
I quit drinking two weeks ago, I haven't weighed myself yet, but I've already taken in my belt one notch. I actually don't miss the booze much...well I did for the first three days when I was having nightmares, the sweats and I could feel my body do involuntary shudders every couple hours. Since I'm not tossing em back I'm getting into a better frame of mind to lose more weight.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Dec 9, 2004
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#15
Just went to the doctor today to find out what I can do. He is sending me to a nutritionist to help me develop a healthy diet. I could easily lose 50 pounds and probably still be "fat", but I gotta start somewhere.
 

Larz

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#16
This is true...
The gym I currently go to has the "Use the filthy fucking towel to wipe down your machine" policy.
The towel sits there, for what I assume is weeks, stiff as a board. What's the point of wiping down something with a disgusting towel?
Use some of my "Fees" and buy a fucking paper towel dispenser.

Also, I don't know if it's a psychological trick, but I've never "Felt Better" after working out. It's a pain in the balls to do cardio for an hour, "Alright, 42 minutes left.... [Look down] 37!?!?? No way it's only been 5 minutes!"

I'm currently 6'0, 195, but I go to the gym like 5 times a week and do 60-75 minutes for the sole purpose that I can eat pastries and pizza and not gain weight.

But back to gyms sucking. I lost my card, literally a piece of plastic, and my place wanted $35 to print me a new one. If you don't have one, they have to look you up in the computer every single time, and somehow it takes 5 minutes.
So I said, "Well, we'll just spend 5 minutes everyday annoyingly looking my card up then..."

$35 for a piece of plastic.
I finally quit my gym completely a few months ago when a buddy got a staph infection that started from his hand and went all the way up to his armpit in 2 days. I was already down to just once a week for a Muay Thai class and that shit just freaked me out.

as for feeling worse afterwards.. sounds like you're overdoing it.
 
Jan 6, 2006
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I've been losing weight/gaining muscle for months now.

Was 160lb and size 32 pants. Now I'm 138lb, size 28.

Got toned and got something I never had - a six pack.

Protein is the key. Fuck the gym. All you need are a couple of good dumbbells, a floor, and a pull up bar (optional).

You don't have to quit drinking (I did), just drink liquor with no calories or sugar.
 

LiddyRules

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I'll join this thread. I have an exercise bike that I've been using about 10 miles daily. I have a dumbbell but I don't really know what to do with it. In other words, proper technique. And I'm pondering buying a decent set of Yoga DVDs, though don't know which ones would be good. My main objective is more about losing stomach than getting abs or toned or anything like that.
 
Jan 25, 2006
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I finally quit my gym completely a few months ago when a buddy got a staph infection that started from his hand and went all the way up to his armpit in 2 days. I was already down to just once a week for a Muay Thai class and that shit just freaked me out.

as for feeling worse afterwards.. sounds like you're overdoing it.
That freaks me out...
Not worse, not even "Bad" or tired. I've just never got the whole angle of "it makes you feel so much better" in terms of mood or I guess depression.
You always hear that about depression, but then I guess I wouldn't really know.

I used to go to Gold's Gym, and they had the sanitizer spray, and a no-touch paper towel dispenser thing. It was great
 

TrybalRage

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#20
I'm on week 8 of P90X, I absolutely recommend it. I haven't been following the diet, just reducing my portions and drinking water, but I've seen some weight loss and I've noticed a big improvement over when I started as far as # of pullups/pushups.

It's a little corny doing video workouts but it really helps to motivate you to stick through the whole hour each day.
 

Begbie

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#21
I'm on week 8 of P90X, I absolutely recommend it. I haven't been following the diet, just reducing my portions and drinking water, but I've seen some weight loss and I've noticed a big improvement over when I started as far as # of pullups/pushups.

It's a little corny doing video workouts but it really helps to motivate you to stick through the whole hour each day.
The guy with the fake leg creeps me the fuck out. I cringe every time I see him take a step on that thing.
 

FAZ8218

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#22
Good to see there are a lot of people in here in the same situation. Not overly obese but just trying to get back down to where they feel better about themselves. I'm at 170 right now which is the heaviest I've been in 6 years. Work and stress just caused me to go back up. I've done a really good job over the last two weeks at being dedicated and I see the results. I lost 5 lbs. in a week. It's something weird that just clicks in your brain, and all of a sudden, you're ready to commit. I wanna be down to 150 by summer.
 

righty

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#23
I started Jan 17 going to the gym. I'm going to gold's gym. They have wipe for everyone to use. I started 194 5' 8". I'm down to 187. I start on the elliptical then workout then go on the treadmill before I finish. I love it and it makes me feel better especially since I work here and there. Lately there. One question I have is yesterday I tried muscle milk.. anyone know anything on good tips for use of this. I read up on it and there is so many different ways or time people drink it. I drank it post workout.
 

Poison The Well

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#24
I lost 25 pounds in a single month from running a mile-mile and a half every day and using protein shakes to replace certain meals (breakfast/dinner).
 

jimmyjimjimz

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Aug 12, 2005
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#25
So Tuesday is my day off from the gym so I'm not going today.

Everyone is talking about wiping down machines................Honestly, I never wipe down the machines I'm on lol. I'm bad. I usually don't sweat that much from my hands though. I guess I should start wiping them down more often. Yeah. my gym has the spray and towels, that's why I don't wipe them down, the towels look gross. They also have paper towels though. So, the smart people use the paper towels to wipe down their machine.

I'm also planning on weighing myself on Friday when I get home from the gym. I'll let you all know how much I lost. I don't like using the scale at the gym. It's like one of those scales they have at the doctor's office. I bought myself a digital scale not too long ago, and I use that.