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Offline tjsahara00

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Getting in shape 2017 / 2018
« on: March 31, 2017, 04:47:12 AM »
Ok there has been a few of these threads in the past....
Time for a new one for 2017

Some of you may have seen my daughters post on facebook back
in January about our weight loss goal for the Moab trip....both of
us wanted to lose 25 lbs before the trip.....

On Jan 6th I weigh 201.2 lbs, last Saturday on March 25th I weigh
174.6 for a loss of 26.6 lbs. Kelsey is down 18 lbs and likes 7lbs
more to reach hers....

What you may not know is that I've been doing Weight Watchers for the
last 3 years. I was down 40 lbs in the last 2 years but was just kinda of
stuck where I was......our trip has really motivated me and I have rededicated
myself to finally get the weight off and keep it off. I'm less than 5 lbs from
my goal weight in Weight Watchers and to become a lifetime member so
it will be free for life. We can joke around all we want but I will be 57 this
year and I need to be around to watch my grand kids grow up.........

Basically I cut out alcohol, soft drinks, fast food. I mainly try to eat
more healthy and for me the key is having portion control. Recent
physical showed all my numbers have improve with blood pressure
being down and glucose being where it should. I've been watching
coworkers become diabetics and one recently having half his foot
cut off...not me I'm doing something about it!   

              241 Lbs about 3 1/2 years ago                                                             175lbs
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 05:23:19 AM »
That's awesome buddy!!  Keep up the good work!!
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 05:51:41 AM »
My grandma did Weight Watchers for YEARS & she never lost weight. Guess all that good southern cooking!!
Glad it's paying off for you.

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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 06:15:38 AM »
Last week i started a program with a buddy at work, kick boxing.  struggling with the eating part.  I know i need to cut back on my carbs , that seems to be my weakness.   the guy gives me the weekend to cheat, but not to overdue it.   i have a journal and have to report to him everything i eat.   its kind of eye opening.     

I do want to say one thing.  i have LOL at videos of fat guys boxing.  whole new respect.  going all out on a bag for 1min sounds easy, but CRAP.  by the time we r done, i spend 30 min just sitting on the floor attempting to get up, ..   

hopefully i can stick with it.  need to use Kevin as an example.  great Job!  hopefully in a few years i can post a pic like that. 
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 06:42:08 AM »
Congratulations Kevin. That is awesome.
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 07:25:23 AM »
Well done Kevin!! 

Kent, the journal will be a big help to you for sure.  Being honest and actually writing down what you eat throughout the day is really key to making the lifestyle change.  You can do it!

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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 08:21:52 AM »
Nice work Kevin!  Keep it going, you look great.

I workout 4 to 5, sometimes 6 days a week.  45 minutes of strength training and 20-30 minutes of cardio.  The key to being at a healthy weight is what you do the other 23 hours a day and that is eating healthy.  I've been carrying an extra 10 to 15 lbs for a couple of years because I didn't want to buckle down on eating right. (it would probably be 25 to 30 if I didn't workout) I can carry extra weight (fat) without looking too bad due to my muscle mass.  I know how to eat healthy and it all comes down to discipline.  If you don't have it, you won't lose or maintain a healthy weight.

For those that want to find a plan that works where you don't have to buy prepared food, count points, count calories, and truly learn to eat healthy, buy a book called the Zero Belly Diet for $15 on Amazon.  It was written by the editor in chief of Men's Health.  It's a quick read and it teaches you what causes visceral fat (belly fat) and how to stop it and get rid of it.  The first third of the book is what causes belly fat; the second third is what to eat; the third third is a workout which is optional.  The key to the workout is get your heart rate up for 30 minutes a day.  It really needs to become a lifestyle.  I've dropped 8lbs over the past 6 weeks and that includes a week at Daytona Bike Week drinking quite a bit.  My wife and I both are back to eating healthy and hope to continue.  Once you get to your desired weight, you can loosen it up some but you still need to maintain healthy habits.  I plan to be down 15lbs before going to Playa del Carmen on May 7th. 


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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 09:08:41 AM »
Awesome job guys. The diet is definitely the hardest part
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 09:10:49 AM »
It's not a diet....it's a life style change.
Ha they ought to pay me for saying that.   //;D//
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 09:11:56 AM »
It's not a diet....it's a life style change.
Ha they ought to pay me for saying that.   //;D//

thats the hard part kevin.   "Life style"  you seem to have mastered it.   I know im still struggling , so many temptations..
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 09:13:31 AM by tjsahara00 »
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 09:32:45 AM »
My wife is a vegetarian and is always trying to help me lose weight. She says its not the carbs, as much. It's the portions. I have a portion control problem. Which is illustrated with Girl Scout cookies. I can't eat one or two. I eat sleeves. I don't buy Girl Scout cookies anymore. I just give them a donation and tell them to send the cookies to our troops.

I am also trying to lose some weight and its coming off, just not quickly.

I have been walking 2x a day. I took a yoga class this past Monday evening. And it kicked my butt. I slept like a baby the next 2 nights. I felt like I had crawled around under the jeep, with a lot more relaxation. I'm going to continue it.

Keep it up Kevin...its a process.
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Re: Getting in shape 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2017, 09:42:18 AM »
 Nice work Kevin!!

After my surgeries last year I became very inactive and ate and drank my ass off. One of my last check ups I was 246 lbs and have had enough. Had a nutrition plan designed for me, started back up my cardio post weight training, and cut back on vodka. Down to 230 in 3 weeks. Hoping to get down to 215 for my honeymoon in June.


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