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Joined: 20 Jul 2012, 21:48

21 Jun 2017, 01:11 #1081

A little update. I am much more slim then I was in March. I am now down to 152lbs last I checked. My goal continues to still eat smarter and being active. Right now I am slowly upping the calories and even going back to eating things I enjoyed. Weekends I have a little cheat which are Buffalo Wings. I will never stop eating those and as long as they are not breaded. Right now the focus has been to gain some muscle and that should be more then lifting spools and cameras everyday. 20 minutes on the treadmill and the rest of the times on the weight machines. I am feeling some gains. I am finding I am lifting more then I thought I could each time. That is the motivation.

Been eating protein bars everyday now. Haven't tried the shakes yet. On the days I am not working out, I up the calories and protein a bit. Meaning I will eat alot of turkey and chicken. So far I think I have that under control. I still work out in the mornings. I find that doing that makes me feel good and that I can tackle any kind of day.
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Joined: 16 Jan 2004, 09:51

23 Jun 2017, 22:29 #1082

nice dude

I'm still generally awful and haven't done shit to get in shape in years, but recently for the first time in a while I actually started to noticeably gain weight

I slobbed horribly and ripped so much booze on vacation and then at my conference the following weekend, and I'd been eating worse and drinking somewhat more than usual prior to that

I'm usually like clockwork between 185-190, my old scale broke a while back so I didn't know my exact weight but I was definitely back up to 200 pounds or a little more

3 weeks ago or so I started cooking more and eating better and getting back on track slightly

bought a scale a week ago and was at 193.4

today 191.8

this is still a very bad weight for me my optimal weight is probably like 165 but at least it's a small step in the right direction
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Joined: 06 Jan 2005, 12:02

29 Jun 2017, 15:35 #1083

I gained a fair amount of weight when my ex got pregnant and shortly after my daughter was born. Been back to normal now for about the last 3 or 4 years.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2002, 02:00

29 Jun 2017, 16:32 #1084

Did some stress eats?
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Joined: 06 Jan 2005, 12:02

29 Jun 2017, 20:14 #1085

Kind of. It was an accidental pregnancy, so I would attribute it mostly to stress and depression, which definitely influenced me towards shitty habits

Also didn't help that my ex turned out to be a cunt.
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Joined: 06 Jan 2005, 12:02

18 Oct 2017, 15:24 #1086

Summer is now over.  What's everyone planning on doing to stay fit through the winter?  Any goals besides maintenance?

I'm planning on getting to about 180 lbs with the same amount of bodyfat I currently have.  Going to be hard to do through the cold months, but I think it's doable.  Basically 1-2 lbs a month of muscle weight. We'll see
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Joined: 02 Apr 2002, 02:00

18 Oct 2017, 17:48 #1087

I haven't hit the gym since sometime before my cruise last month, unfortunately.  When I got back I had a lot to catch up on at work, then it was announced a co-workers was leaving and I inherited 15 of her accounts, so I've been slammed - and going during my lunch breaks is when I'd go, but I've been working through them more often then not.  I also came down with a cold last week, and am currently either still recovering or dealing with allergies.  So I'm full of excuses and do need to go back.  Just did my blood pressure at CVS - do some pre-hypertensions.  I really need to try and implement some permanent changes, but "permanent" is a constant battle...

To be continued, I guess...
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Joined: 20 Jul 2012, 21:48

19 Oct 2017, 13:51 #1088

Bruz, those blood pressure machines at thw drugstore are not 100% accurate. That and blood pressure can vary throughout the day. I wouldn't worry too much, but ya, keep active is my only advice.

I am 145lbs. Still keeping the weight off. The focus now is gaining muscle. As for my diet, have almost completely avoided red meat. Been eating more turkey and chicken. Fast food is out of the question for the most part. However the occasional Chipotle, Subway and Dunkin breakfast sandwich is about as far as I go. Weekends is when I cheat. Back to drinking beer again, but not as much in quantities or in a week. Last blood test was better. Healthy cholesterol levels.

Workout routine unchanged. Up at 6am, treadmill, lift and repeat every other day. Dumped the protien bars and drinking protien shake after workout. Seeing some results.
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Joined: 06 Jan 2005, 12:02

08 Jan 2018, 20:13 #1089

Well - my previous goal of 180 has been met, and broken.  About 195 right now... Still a lowish body fat percentage.  Might ride this through the winter and slim down to 190 or so when it gets warmer out.  Strength levels through the roof.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2002, 02:00

10 Jan 2018, 14:49 #1090

Been doing 45 mins/4 miles of elliptical about 3x/week with the goal of 4x/week.

Had my physical on Monday - blood pressure is fine.

Also recently started intermittent fasting. I eat from 11:30am-7:30pm and “fast” from 7:30pm-11:30am. 8 on, 16 off. It’s so fucking easy not eating breakfast.

To be continued...
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Joined: 17 Oct 2005, 12:39

10 Jan 2018, 15:21 #1091

If I couldn’t eat until 11:30AM I’d fucking kill someone.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2002, 02:00

11 Jan 2018, 15:51 #1092

Doesn’t bother me at all.

And I’m willing to make exceptions (eg., eat & drink late if out w/ friends) then just start back up after that.
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Joined: 25 Jul 2013, 01:46

12 Jan 2018, 03:03 #1093

I couldn't do no breakfast on weekdays. Weekends for some reason I can be fine not eating til 1 or later, but I need something to get me through the morning that isn't coffee and a burning hatred for humanity. 
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Joined: 16 Jan 2004, 09:51

13 Jan 2018, 02:14 #1094

what's weird is I'm basically the opposite of that

I'm not wired to eat during the day unless I'm hung over

of course part of my issue is I am in terrible shape and have a sloth's metabolism haha

but I think a lot of it goes back to when I worked nights for a while starting about 10 years ago

back then I actually WAS in good shape and needed to eat consistently to maintain energy (as one should), I just got wired to eat at night because that's when I was awake and even though I only did it for like a year and a half it never fully "corrected"

it's really fucked, during the week I rarely eat anything besides snacks (and sometimes not even that) until 7 or 8 pm and I've been like that for 10 years

just snack here and there during the day running on fumes, smash a good dinner, decompress and ass out for the night

it actually makes me hella tired to eat full meals during the day
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Joined: 17 Oct 2005, 12:39

13 Jan 2018, 04:33 #1095

I feel like I'm fucking famished in the morning honestly

when I wake up the first thing I want to do is eat a hard boiled egg or a string cheese

I also eat very light most days and if I eat a heavy meal, even like a big sandwich, feel like I'm done for the next 6 hours

I eat light but I eat constantly
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