Gear: More junk than I know what to do with
i salute you. my car is blocked in constantly by ambulances cuz my neighbor doesnt maintain his diabetic condition properly. he cant form sentences like when i first met him, and his wife is kickin him out this summer cuz , ... ugh, i hate myself for typing this, ... as nicely as possible, let me just say he doesnt even mean well. He is just such social ******** most of the time.., its so depressing..
Anyways, be careful. i just turned 44, i just quit smokin and trying to avoid empty calories from carbs cuz i hear they mess with your insulin levels, but damn, they are such staple of an American diet- crackers, pasta, pancakes, potatoes, etc- im TRYIN to only buy proteins, fruits, vegetables, etc. Alot of people are in better shape after 38 or so cuz they start gettin fit,... but not Slayer, man, on that Big 4 dvd they ... aint lookin so hot. Still livin like they were 18 im guessin. who am i judge?,...
anyw, I give alot of props for anyone who looks on the mirror and says I GOTTA TRY...
my heart goes out to all of ya, im behind you all the way, dont suffer alone, but for the greater good of another year with the health ya try to earn... so many notes, so little time...
I know it sounds like a ton of work, but after a couple of weeks you don't even really think about it any more. It just comes really natural to balance all of the foods you eat.
On a different note, just knocked out a 5.1 mile run and man I'm feeling good! I encourage all you guys to get out there and get active. After my mom hard her first heartattack at 54 and my uncle had his first *major* heart attack at 49, I realize I'm almost 30 (was then, I am 30 now) and I need to start really working on what I eat! I was at around 260 last October or so and I'm down to around 230 now, hoping to hit that 200-210 mark by the end of the summer or at most end of the year!
Good luck guys!
Last I checked I'm back up to 301 pounds and I'm 5'10". Winter is hard on those of us who depend on cycling for their exercise. I have very bad/fragile joints. Anything that has the slightest amount of impact in it or any standing for long periods of time seems to aggravate my joints and they stay irritated for quite some time.
I was down to 286 before winter hit. Cycling really does help keep the weight off. I wouldn't do it with a cheap bike really unless I had to. I have good equipment and it makes riding long distances enjoyable and safer IMHO. This Sunday I did 16 miles and I felt like poop during the 1st 8 miles. The last 8 miles was no cakewalk either, but I didn't feel as bad then as the first 8. Now that I have that out of the way, I'm hoping to keep the roads hot with the bike and get down to 220 before the end of this Fall. It's not easy to do, but the results are worth it and I feel better about myself even now than I did 47 pounds ago at my heaviest weight.
http://fitbie.msn.com/exercise/zercher-squat-men and also some crazy dumbbell curl.
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cgOriginally Posted by Mark Twain
well I was.
I was 5' 9" and 229
I am diabetic, have had bypass surgery, have sleep apnea, high blood pressure,
One day I had a vision of not being there when my kids garduated high school, got married etc.
I am 175 or so now. I would like to lose 10 or so more pounds but I am just overweight now.
Just make the decision that this is forever, change your life dont diet. I mean change your eating habits not diet. And get regular exercise of course. Its not rocket science, less calories, better calories, and exercise.
I play hockey once a week, was twice a week till they canceled one day.
I'm a fat bastard too
I am on a mission right now but it's been a long time coming. I was 249 this time 2 years ago I am 219 now but just lost 6 lbs in the last week.
My everything was high. BP, sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Let's just say I am heavily motivated right now. I am on meds to control all ufortunately but when you live like an idiot and all these things run in your family that's what you get. I just had a full stress test and all is good that way so now it's just staying with the plan. All I can say is that right now I treat everything outside of my diet plan as poison and it's going to kill me.
I use http://caloriecounter.about.com to get a lot of info on food. Under the tools section they have a neat tool that helps you figure out caloric intake to reach your goals based on your lifestyle. http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-goal.php
Well good luck with losing everyone. Weigh in Saturday AM for me
6 feet tall and 170. I am looking to drop maybe 10 more pounds, or just fat. I am also lifting a lot so watching the scale is sort of silly. I am training for a half marathon in the summer.
75 Les Paul: don't forget to drink water before and after a run. You also gotta stretch before and after. Working out is great, but damaging your body will make you hate it and will turn you off. Good running shoes go a long way too in protecting your legs/hips.
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Originally Posted by sirion
i've seen corpses from ancient egyptian sarcofagi that looked younger than ron.
He's the farmer's barren fields
The force the army wields
The expression on the faces of the starving millions
The power of the man
The fuel that drives the Klan
The motive and conscience of the murderer
He's the preacher on TV
The false sincerity
The form letter that's written by big computers
The nuclear bombs
The kids with no moms
And the cripple that lives inside of me
My turn... 75LP, here's my tale...
January 1, 2010 I weighed in at 330. 6'4" One year later, I'm 250-255 depending on my workout.
I was drinking heavily. During Thanksgiving to Xmas 2009, basically about 6 weeks, I drank white russians like they were going to stop making vodka. I drank 2 gallons of voka and a huge bottle of kaluha and topped it off with half and half cream.
Started at the gym, just 20 min on a bike and some crunch machine stuff. Built up to 45 min cardio, busting ass on it. Upper body weights 2-3 x week.
Diet... went to protein shakes for a while to get a jump start on it. No carbs unless they were fruit based natural. No breads, no pasta. Anything that had any sugar in it that wasn't natural, I skipped it. Sams Club sells these EAS chocolate protein shakes called CarbVantage. I drank them every 2-3 hours all day long. That was I was never really hungry. Seemed like i was always drinking one. I mixed in some Atkins protein bars, but they slowed down my rate of loss so I backed off on them. PureProtein bars are better for me, less sugar.
People love to tell me how bad the protein diet is... f off. I was in dire straits and I needed something positive to happen quickly. And it worked. Then after about 3-4 months of that, I started blending in whole grains and fruits and veggies. I still drink the shakes, minimum 2 a day. They fill in the gaps.
I've kept it off and stiffled the naysayers. I had total knee replacement 6 weeks ago. Doc said on Friday I was about 5-6 weeks ahead of schedule. Said I paid the price last year losing all the weight.
All I can say is that diet alone won't work, exercise alone won't work for me. I have to do both. I am back to working out again from my 6 weeks semi-layoff. Feels good to burn again. I wish you luck my friend. I'm only 2 years older than you, but I was 47 when I got started. If I can do it, you can too.
I still need to lose another 10-20, but I'm pretty happy being 250 again. And, I've got a much larger percentage of muscle now than when I started. My waist size went from a 48 to a 40. I can shop at normal stores for most stuff again. That alone is quite cool.
It's a damn shame I trashed the one knee from the weight, but hopefully I can keep the other one intact. Good luck.
Keep it up, your health will improve.
Watch your carb intake and eat right.
Drink plenty of water!
Combining diet, exercise, and medicine (when prescribed) will help control your weight and blood sugar level.
Exercise helps control type 2 diabetes by:
Improving your body's use of insulin.
Burning excess body fat, helping to decrease and control weight (decreased body fat results in improved insulin sensitivity).
Improving muscle strength.
Increasing bone density and strength.
Lowering blood pressure.
Helping to protect against heart and blood vessel disease by lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol and increasing 'good' HDL cholesterol.
Improving blood circulation and reducing your risk of heart disease.
Increasing energy level and enhancing work capacity.
Reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and releasing tension and anxiety.
During the 1980’s, I lived in Korea (7 years) and I used to work out in Taekwondo and Hapkido, I always felt tired and sore when I first started out (1982), but as time when on and kept at it, I always felt great.
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The gym where I go has some good recumbent bikes and they are my favorite. Elliptical after that. Every hotel I stay at has at least one or the other. $30/mo keeps me using different gear, TV monitors on each cardio machine, girls in spandex. All the perks.
i thought i was about 6'1, but when i went for a medical exam as part of a job application they had me at 6'3
i want to measure myself, but whenever i mention it i get really funny looks off people
there are quite a few guys here who profess to liking their ladies festively plump
and there are plenty of jealous skinny women out there, as you may well know
wahwah, on gigging in the UAE:
It was refreshing to see Australians abroad, sober. I almost didn't recognise them.
Funkfingers, in response to some highy questionable spam:
When this forum talks about getting wood, we're usually thinking of flamed maple.
Mike Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun:
I reckon I might send Lizzie a bill for back rent. The old girl's family have been living in my bloody castle for the last 500 years.