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04/30/2008 02:42:27 PM · #51
Originally posted by JulietNN:

anyone else wanna jump in with some suggestions


Eat less.

Seriously, it is the single easiest way to lose weight. Track what you eat. Track it all.
Pay attention to when you eat stuff you don't need or shouldn't eat.

Think how quickly you can eat a 100 calorie snack or a 5, 100 calorie snacks. Pay attention
to how many calories are going in.

Running for 10 minutes maybe burns off the calories from one small chocolate bar.
Running for two hours might burn off the calories from a burger, fries and a milkshake.

It is easier to not eat them in the first place.

Exercise helps and helps keep your mind on eating well (because it always sucks to try to
exercise hungover...) but eating less and eating less crap is the way to go.
04/30/2008 02:50:41 PM · #52
For what it's worth, stretching on the floor, like yoga does amazing things for the bod...you don't always have to run on bad ankles, knees, etc...but you do need to get that heart rate up at some point. :)
Gordon makes a great point. Journal. Journal, journal, journal!!! That has been my downfall of late, but you would be shocked when you go back and look at all of the stuff you shove into your pie hole in one day!! Then add up the calories! I'm (loosely) on weight watchers and I think I might give the ol' core plan a go! Give me time and I'll post some specifics to share.
04/30/2008 02:55:59 PM · #53
Does WW online cost? If so does anyone have any good websites with helpful info and tools on that dont cost anything?
04/30/2008 03:29:03 PM · #54
It's actually a simple equation. Expend more calories than you consume. I believe that maintaining your current weight requires somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 calories for the average adult. Nutrition panels are required on all food sold in Canada, and it includes the calorie count per serving (as well as levels of fat and so on), and I found this an invaluable aid in deciding what and how much to eat. I went from 208 to 174 by paying attention to those panels and cutting out the crap.
04/30/2008 03:35:20 PM · #55
WW does cost for the online, but the tool is very helpful. For free, try this one...I've no experience w/it yet, but looks like it might be good. SparksPeople
04/30/2008 03:37:13 PM · #56
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

.... anyone else wanna jump in with some suggestions

I hear sex is good exercise. ;-)

...and rowing is great! I've rowed 232,475m in the last month and my stats are steadily improving. I'd like to find a way to combine sex and rowing, that would be the ultimate fitness regime. :-)
04/30/2008 03:45:19 PM · #57
Swimming's good too. I just started a couple of months ago and it's very enjoyable. Also cycling.
04/30/2008 03:55:25 PM · #58
I'd like to take part in this. I don't know if I'll lose much weight, so I'll say 15 lbs. (I'm trying to gain some muscle, I think it will help with my arthritis.)

Message edited by author 2008-04-30 15:56:42.
04/30/2008 03:55:57 PM · #59
Originally posted by Louis:

Swimming's good too. I just started a couple of months ago and it's very enjoyable. Also cycling.

I tried swimming, but it ruined my i-Pod.
04/30/2008 04:02:28 PM · #60
Originally posted by Louis:

It's actually a simple equation. Expend more calories than you consume. I believe that maintaining your current weight requires somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 calories for the average adult.

Reposting for those who skip the first page ....
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by karmat:

From what I understand, 2 - 2.5 pounds a week is about as much as you want to lose healthily, though some can do more.)

I've heard that a "safe" rate of weight loss, especially if over an extended period, is more like one pound/week.

One pound of body fat is equivalent to 4086 calories, or about 585 calories/day if spread over a week. Any combination of calorie reduction and increased energy expenditure totalling 600 calories/day seems a fairly reasonable target to me, and should allow for adequate nutrient intake.

Trying to lose two pounds/week would mean a calorie reduction of 1200/day -- pretty extreme considering the average adult requires 1800-2200 calories/day to maintain a stable weight. It would also likely lead to deficiencies unless you take vitamin/mineral supplements.

Also, the too-rapid metabolism of body fat leads to the production of ketones which must be excreted by the kidneys, and which are toxic (acetone is a ketone) if they build up faster than they can be peed out. This is one of the real risks of the ultra-low-carb diets, as you are only fueling the body with fats and proteins, which require energy to turn into glucose (what your cells eat) but produce toxins in the process.

For perspective, one nutritionist I heard on the radio mentioned that eliminating the equivaent of one Mrs. Fields-type cookie each day would lead to a loss of ten pounds over a year's time.
04/30/2008 04:47:51 PM · #61
I'm so in! I need this so I can be ready for that darned bikini that's been sitting in my drawer forvever.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Blue Moon-17 lbs :)

yay, I'm excited!

Message edited by author 2008-04-30 16:50:38.
04/30/2008 07:20:45 PM · #62
The participatory list has been updated. If I left you off, sorry, let me know and I will fix it.

* How to "report." On Friday, I will start a "weigh in" thread. It will exist simply to remind you to weight that day. On each Friday thereafter, I, or whoever feels led, can start the posting with "I lost a pound" or I gained 14 pounds, or whatever. If you want to post your starting weight, no problem, feel free. . ..

* Comments. If all y'all decide you want to tie comments into it, let me know and I'll split us into small groups of 5 or 6 and we can figure that out.

04/30/2008 10:40:45 PM · #63
I know that we officially start tomorrow. But I have exciting news as of this evening. I am down EXACTLY 30 lbs. in 15 weeks. I was so very skeptical ... but Weight Watchers really does work. Amen.
05/01/2008 10:43:17 AM · #64
Originally posted by JerseyGenie:

I know that we officially start tomorrow. But I have exciting news as of this evening. I am down EXACTLY 30 lbs. in 15 weeks. I was so very skeptical ... but Weight Watchers really does work. Amen.


THAT is awesome. But, beware. Losing 30 pounds is what makes baby. I know the doctors and all will tell you it is that "other stuff," but both times I got pregnant, it was on the heels of losing 30 pounds.
05/01/2008 10:48:09 AM · #65
Originally posted by Blue Moon:

I'm so in! I need this so I can be ready for that darned bikini that's been sitting in my drawer forvever.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Blue Moon-17 lbs :)

yay, I'm excited!


I've got one of those in a drawer. Been there so long the damned elastic rotted
05/01/2008 10:52:21 AM · #66
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

.... anyone else wanna jump in with some suggestions

I hear sex is good exercise. ;-)

...and rowing is great! I've rowed 232,475m in the last month and my stats are steadily improving. I'd like to find a way to combine sex and rowing, that would be the ultimate fitness regime. :-)


You say sex is good and rowing is great.

Does that mean you like rowing better than sex?

Does your wife know what's going on between you and the rowing machine?

Message edited by author 2008-05-01 10:53:21.
05/01/2008 11:21:03 AM · #67
okay im in. Except for I'm not really going for a weight loss goal. Because I will be doing an intense one day cardio, next day either upper or lower body. So I will be burning fat and building muscle. It is a very good program, it's called Body for Life if anyone has heard of it. So what I will be setting as a goal from the 12 week program is 4 inches of my waste. I am a 34 and would like to be a 30, I won't meet this goal in a month but I will strive to burn lets say 1.5-2inches off. Right now I'm 195 and will most likely hover around that or drop 5-10 pounds.
Also, if you are wanting to do solely cardio work and want to get the best results from least amount of work the key to cardio is doing it right in the morning when you wake up. Before you eat anything, all you should have is a couple bottles of water before you go on so you can replenish your body from the dehydration it suffered while you were sleeping. All you need is 20 minutes of cardio when you're doing it this way. 20min of cardio in the morning before you eat anything is more effective than doing 1 hour of that same exercise later on in the day after you've gone on with your daily life. Oh and it gives you so much energy for the day and you feel great. Mix that with healthy eating and make sure you're taking a good multi vitamin, and make sure you are getting your omega 3,6,9. All those fish oils and fatty acids are essential, and CLA is something that helps burn fat as well. CLA is Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which is a fat burner accelerator.
05/01/2008 11:59:59 AM · #68
I would like to join as well. My goal will be 20lbs lost. I started back at Weight Watchers a few weeks ago, until the leader quit. Which kinda hurt my progress, but I think this will help remotivate me and keep me accountable.

Thanks,
Bren
05/01/2008 12:25:52 PM · #69
Just got my butt kicked at the gym!
A girl that I work with has offered to "train" myself and a friend of mine. This is our 2nd week, and we are going on Sunday's and Thursdays. So far, I've been REALLY sore in between the workouts and haven't been able to go to the gym on the off days, but today I feel like it was starting to get a bit easier. :) Plan to head to the gym again tomorrow morning. On "weigh in" morning! EEEEEEEEEK!!!
Good luck to all of us! We can do it!

:)

05/01/2008 12:35:32 PM · #70
Originally posted by JerseyGenie:

I know that we officially start tomorrow. But I have exciting news as of this evening. I am down EXACTLY 30 lbs. in 15 weeks. I was so very skeptical ... but Weight Watchers really does work. Amen.


WOW! FANTASTIC!!
05/01/2008 01:04:48 PM · #71
Okay......I'm just looking for one clarification.

Is this just for the raw number as to the winner?

Is there to be any handicapping/ratio/percentage kind of thing?

I know that I have a distinct advantage in some ways in that I've been at this for five months, and I have a decent system.....and I know both that I can do this and have been.

I also know that due to circumstances, it's more difficult for women to lose weight than men.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to this, and I'm looking forward to having "Loser" opartners in my own personal quest to get healthier.

My prime motivation was my doctor giving me that old "Change or Die" thing at my physical in December.

What a prick!!! LOL!!!
05/01/2008 01:07:26 PM · #72
straight raw loss.

i know men have an advantage. I made a bet with a principal one time to see who could lose the most weight in 6 weeks or so. to make it "fair," we used two women vs. his single maleship. We won, but barely. :)

I've also been going at it for several weeks (not months) now, as have some others, so I don't think that is a huge factor.

Yea, the change or die can always be motivating!
05/01/2008 01:13:14 PM · #73
and rowing is great! I've rowed 232,475m in the last month and my stats are steadily improving. I'd like to find a way to combine sex and rowing, that would be the ultimate fitness regime. :-)


We used to have a motto for my college rowing team: The harder we stroke, the faster we come.

05/01/2008 01:16:13 PM · #74
Originally posted by NikonJeb:


My prime motivation was my doctor giving me that old "Change or Die" thing at my physical in December.

What a prick!!! LOL!!!


One on my friends told me his doctor to him the same thing... that he had six months to live! But when my friend said I couldn't pay his bill in that amount of time he gave him another year. :O)

Ray

Seriously, the best of luck to all who embark in this endeavour... this is something where we all win.
05/01/2008 03:22:44 PM · #75
Originally posted by karmat:

straight raw loss.

i know men have an advantage. I made a bet with a principal one time to see who could lose the most weight in 6 weeks or so. to make it "fair," we used two women vs. his single maleship. We won, but barely. :)

I've also been going at it for several weeks (not months) now, as have some others, so I don't think that is a huge factor.

Yea, the change or die can always be motivating!


Men have an advantage, but age is a big factor too. Oh for the day when the weight would come off if I only ate half the pizza. Up until my 30s I could drop pounds pretty easily by just cutting back on calories, now exercise is a must.
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