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Discussion in 'Health and Advice' started by BananaHands, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Well, as you've already agreed to above, don't sweat it. ;)

    --Patrick
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    189. 18 pounds down, 24 more to go to goal weight.

    Then comes finding a balance and keeping it off.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Shouldn't be too hard if you can find things to do instead of eat.

    --Patrick
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    187.4. Nearly 20 pound. Tomorrow is going to be a cheat day so I expect to lose a few of the gains, but Friday I'm back on the wagon and will be hitting the gym with the personal trainer. I think he hates me. He's all nice to me and everything, then he tortures me like I kicked his dog.
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    Yeah. Cheat days and keto don't mix. On Thanksgiving I had mashed potatoes, rolls, etc. Even dessert. When I weighed myself Friday I was at 193. And I had a personal training session that day. Oh my GOD did I feel it! I was like a fricking slug.

    Not sure how Christmas is going to go but I'm going to go as easy on the carbs as I can.
     
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    Tinwhistler One Of Us

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    Yeah, you can easily gain 10lbs water weight in one day when you cheat on a Keto diet. And you'll feel like crap til you re-acclimate to the carb-heavy foods.
     
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    Tinwhistler One Of Us

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    So, it's official.

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    In the 220's..made my goal for the year ;)

    I'm not 100% sure how much I weighed at the start of the new year, but I'm pretty sure that's about 35lbs down this year.
    If I can be 210 next December, I'll be overjoyed.
     
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    Dirona go team cleric!

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    I was given a Fitbit at my request for Christmas. I want to get more active.
    But. Because bipolar, I tend to have no motivation.
    Suggestions?
     
  9. Covar

    Covar It's Clobberin' Time!!!

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    You can share, and friends can share with you, the step data, and the Fitbit app makes a 7-day leaderboard with everyone. Before I got my iPhone that was a big help in getting me to walk about more.

    I also find that just wearing it on your wrist will make you more self-conscious and aware of your routine. It's not the magical "make you a fitness nut and in shape" device, but is a good "maybe I shouldn't take the elevator" and "I don't need to worry about trying to park closer" device.
     
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    drifter Porkchop Express

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    Hey @GasBandit you should take up cycling so you have an excuse to wear this:

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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    I've been told the phosphoric acid in even diet soda is something you want to avoid when you're trying to exercise. I've never followed through on looking it up for myself, though.
     
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    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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    Yeah, being realistic, there is nothing good about it. So at last be willing to own it if you're going to drink it. ;)
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    It makes me poop a lot but that's about it.
     
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    Yoshimickster Upper Crust

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    I pretty much limit myself to like, one soda every two weeks.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Phosphoric acid is in many sodas anyway, diet or not. I believe overconsumption of it is supposed to decrease your calcium levels, or something. Maybe. They're not 100% sure, but it still spells bad news for @Squidleybits.

    --Patrick
     
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    Squidleybits Pika Pika Choo Choo!

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    It's the only good thing I have left!!

    No drinking and most fun food is out.
     
  18. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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    So since October, I'm only about 10 pounds lighter. Then again, my mood is still having some ups and downs, so I'm not being consistent with my working out. I'm definitely in better shape. I'm able to walk without getting as winded and I can hold yoga poses longer than before. But I feel like I'm stuck at 230 pounds. I've been using a step counter on my phone, which has helped keep me a little in check. It's especially nice that I can plug in other workouts like my yoga and it'll estimate the equivalent number of steps.

    One thing I've been inconsistently doing is taking front and side pictures, slapping a date on them, hoping to see progress. I just took a new one tonight and it's depressing. I thought maybe I might be slimmer and more toned compared to the first picture in October. But I don't see a single damn difference.

    I'll post them. But bear in mind that I'm just in my boxers. Which I guess is no different than seeing me in swim trunks, but still. Don't click if you don't to see it. (And please disregard them for any photoshopping.) Both pictures are dated accordingly.

    (Also, my chest hair is weirdly shaved in the October pic because I'd had a stress test done on my heart around this time. They had to shave parts of my chest to get the suction cups to stick.)

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  19. Sparhawk

    Sparhawk Hoopy Frood

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    Your chest and belly are slimmer, also looks like your neck is slimmer. Just keep moving, we all have natural plateaus that we have to work our way through.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Measure inches, not pounds. Your goal is to more to lose volume than it is to lose weight.
    Fat-Muscle.jpg
    This picture shows the difference in density between fat and muscle, which can give an idea of how "weight loss" can be masked by a relative gain in muscle mass. Don't forget that weight-bearing exercise will also increase bone density, which will also increase weight a bit.
    If you want to test yourself to see how much progress you're making, measure your body fat percentage, not your weight. If you don't have access to a tank, just try seeing where you float in a regular swimming pool. The harder it is to float, the lower your body fat.

    --Patrick
     
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    Have you tried using a food diary? I use the Lose It! app on my phone and I've been able to lose 25 pounds since August. It gives you a daily calorie goal based on your weight, age, activity level, and weight loss goal (I'm aiming for 2lbs/week). I can also track things like sugar intake (which I've been able to cut drastically), sodium intake (which I need to work on) and tracks hydration, along with the usual fat/carbs/protein tracking. You can also enter weight and body measurements so you can track those changes.

    It can be a pain to get used to using, since you have to log everything (it does have a barcode scanner), but after a while it just became normal to scan/enter what I'm eating. It's helped a lot with thinking about what I'm eating, learning what a healthy portion is, and is also my quietly judgey friend who encourages me to resist the second helping of cake. :D

    I think we have a hard time judging our own appearances. I don't see a difference when I look in the mirror, but my jeans are definitely looser now. I think you do look slimmer in your photos, so don't get discouraged! And if you're feeling in better shape, then that's progress. :)
     
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    Conventional wisdom says that 1lb/wk is a relatively easy rate to maintain (more autopilot-friendly). 2/wk is certainly achievable, but requires more attention.
    And 1lb/wk may not sound like much, but that's 50lb/yr, and 50lb by your next birthday is something you'd definitely notice.

    --Patrick
     
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    That really depends on how much weight you have to lose. Obese people have a higher calorie allowance, because it takes more energy to lug around a large body. So for losing 2lbs/week, Lose It! tells me no more than 2270 calories per day at my current weight (for 1lb/week, that number would be about 2700). I have no problem maintaining that goal, because most days I'm at 1700-2000 calories consumed without much effort other than to eat more veggies, pay attention to portion sizes, and limit/avoid junk food. I've had a couple plateaus and I took a break from calorie counting between Thanksgiving and New Years and gained a little back from the holiday junk food. So my numbers don't show a steady 2lbs/week loss, but I'm very comfortable with that goal.
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    I saw this and had to come post it here.

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    ALLLLLL THE FITNESSS ALL OF IT YOU HEAR ME

     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Isn't this just Jon Call in a horse mask?

    --Patrick
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Yes, that is literally Jon Call in a horse mask.

     
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    BananaHands Nocturnal Banana Staff Member

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    pre-workout scares me. I get so hype on it.
     
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    I keep meaning to pick some up, if only to keep me going through long night shifts. I hear good thing about C-4, any that you've tried and liked?
     
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    Errybody gettin in shape and I'm basically

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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    You ever go to bake a French boule, and find it's got hairs all over it?

    --Patrick
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    HEY YOU

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    Quit muscling in on my racket!
     
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    A new frustration in my weight loss saga: measuring body mass. I've my dear, wonder mother Mom take my measurements three weeks in a row - both in centimeters and inches - and it's been really inconsistent.

    My neck, for example, went from 17 inches around to 16 1/2...and then 18 inches. What the hell, Neck?
     
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    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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    Muscle? When my husband gained a bunch of muscle mass his neck looked ridiculous (to me).
     
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    @ThatNickGuy Hand measurements are notoriously imprecise, I wouldn't worry about it. Not to mention body composition can change depending on time of day, diet, what have you. I'd recommend you not scrutinize the increments, and just keep an eye on the overall trend. I feel you on wanting to track your progress, but sometimes it's just another stressor. Just keep working out and keep your diet right and you'll get there :D
     
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    Also, allow for bulging arteries.

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