Skip to comments.(VIDEO) 0ne Week Away From My Next Weigh-In
Posted on 11/02/2018 7:54:03 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
Did I say I weighed 66 pounds at the last weigh-in? Oops! Make that 266 pounds.
Remember, my immediate goal is to drop a total of 100 pounds from my original weight of 320 pounds. When that happens my wife will allow me to go on the Steve Kane Radio Show Cruise to the Caribbean next year.
I am hoping to reach my immediate goal of 100 pounds lost by middle of December.
You are terrific!!! Losing weight is the single hardest task that a person can undertake. Worse than giving up cigarettes in my opinion. I wish you all the best. God Speed!!
Congratulations! You are doing great! Are you feeling better, more energy, etc.?
You say in your video you avoid carbs. What carbs? Breads?
Congratulations on your weight loss.
Absolutely! It's like I am no longer carrying around a bag of 5 bowling balls. The amazing thing is I am still eating quite well. LOTS of buffets for example. Actually buffets are a good way to lose weight because all the choices available allows you to AVOID the carbs. In fact, I think I will soon start posting more food videos so everybody can see just how much I continue to eat while still losing weight.
Yes, I avoid bread but I avoid other foods chock full of carbs as well. I use Crave Stop which is incredibly effective in stopping my carb cravings. I was sure it worked when, shortly after I started taking it, my wife cooked up a bunch of carb-laden arepas. Normally it was IMPOSSIBLE for me to resist them but when I was able to pass on them, I knew the Crave Stop was working...and has continued working since then (early July).
Great work, huge willpower required to intentionally lose weight.
I’ve been using a system of my own design five days a week since last December:
I start the morning slow on my stomach with some light floor stretching back exercises my PT gave me in 1986 then:
30- Push ups
30- Sit-ups( I cheat a bit with two five lb barbells)
30- Knee Elbow Bicycle crunches still with the five lb barbells
30- Squats with two 15 lb barbells
(oh and no internet until I) Walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes 3mph (I was walking with the barbells maybe should go back to that)
I am shooting mainly for better fitness with zero injuries. I only weigh once a week on Wednesdays and since I started fasting most breakfasts in June I am only down 7 lbs but it’s going in the right direction. I haven’t increased the intensity so the workout is not so difficult that I will skip it if I catch a cold or otherwise.
My plan is to add an afternoon workout where I can start building intensity that I can skip more readily but keep plodding along with the morning maintenance no matter what.
It’s a marathon not a sprint.
May God grant you fortitude and endurance in your goal and may all those (myself included) endeavoring to return to a healthy weight and reasonable fitness be strengthened, encouraged by your courageous witness.
I’m still too heavy to even attempt ONE push-up but perhaps I will be ready in a couple of months. Also I have almost no willpower and continue to eat, eat, EAT. However, because I have been able to avoid most carbs, I am continuing to lose weight.
Carbs are BAD!
I like Scott Adams advice about exercise. If you find it to hard to get started, start with something very easy like moving your little finger then all your fingers then your wrist and move on to your arms etc...
Since Mrs Infool7 are one of the Obamacare casualties I have a strict zero injury policy, no exercise is worth getting injured over.
I can say that fasting gets easier the more you do it but it is really tough at first.
I started by skipping any breakfast (but not coffee and water) until after my workout so I could keep the fat burn from overnight going then I just started naturally stretching the fast until it was well past lunch. Now Mrs infool7 and I have a late main meal lunch and a light dinner most days.
Oh Glop (Mrs infool7 just started making it around 10:00am again twice or three times a week).
Fit and Active Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
Fit and Active Multigrain Granola w/raisins
and Millville rolled oats.
Big Breakfast on Sunday after 6:30 Mass Mmmmm good.
I’ve dropped 5 pounds in 2 months.
at 159 now. I lost 3 pounds in 3 months and now I’m really, really trying to get over that last hump.
I worry that your weight loss may be the same - most people are. They lose the first bits pretty well but that last hurdle takes something more. Plan accordingly.
I’m hypoglycemic too. I learned a lunch that works for me to keep protein levels up. For breakfast I do the same thing everyday: Carnation instant breakfast and 5 tsp of egg whites (From walmart, it’s actually cheaper than eggs!) then my coffee. Workout is 20 minutes of weights, then 20 minutes of running (Sometimes I mix it up if I need to get cardio before or after. I try to approach weight lifts with 100BPM or higher. I make my max BPM 160ish)
I also learned a neato way to get a little more out of my exercise (What brought me down 5 more pounds). My physical therapist recommends 2 minutes of stretch on EACH muscle That adds about 30 minutes everyday to my already hour-long workout. Lucky that I retired.
For lunch I make tortilla wraps with lettuce, tomato and maybe some peppers. I discovered this from a mistake. I heard about “Lettuce wraps” and I totally got it wrong !
Either way my sugar levels stay good after just that. So I take in about 500 calories before dinner now, down from 1500 cals. Dinner maxes out at 1000 calories.
Guys who are losing extreme amounts of weight, such as you are, are recommending 1200 calories PER DAY. My god, I would pass out.
(And I’ve enjoyed your posting here over the years.)
Why no egg yolks?
They say that the best way to drop a bad habit, is to cultivate a related good habit alongside it, and let the good one draw away the attention.
A fitness program, like walking or riding a bike, is a perfect replacement hobby to distract from over-indulging in food.
It is beautiful in many ways - it helps you lose weight, and losing weight makes you better at it.
As long as it is pretty consistent, it will gradually attract more of your thought and attention over time, which supports the mental/emotional strength to keep losing weight. It has a long list of its own benefits as well, beyond helping to lose weight.
The heavier you are, the easier it is to lose a pound. As your weight loss proceeds though, you need something more to keep up the rate of fat loss. Improving fitness is an elegant offset. Gradually improving fitness allows you to gradually exercise more, which naturally helps offset the slowdown of weight loss from diet alone.
and thanks for being here. GREAT FReeper/poster BUMP!
“Why no egg yolks?”
You know, I have no clue why. I still eat eggs with yolks. But my doctor out of the blue suggesting these two things to cure a BAD spasm pain I had in my abdomen. Of the months of doctors visits and no one being able to fix it, this doctor did. Just on a whim. The two have NOTHING to do with each other, but it just worked.
I started doing this for breakfast - keeping my protein intake as high as I could, sugar intake as low as I could.
And it worked. So there isn’t anything here against egg yolks, just that I went to the egg whites in a carton from Walmart because it’s cheap as hell.
For exercise I walk a loop inside my home. I either listen to talk radio or an audio book via Echo Dot (with external speaker) while I walk. Nowadays I do about 20,000 steps per day.
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