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Old 10-17-2016, 10:37 AM
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I'm fat and I need to loose weight. Blah blah blah...

We've banded together and are keeping track of our losses in real time. Thanks to everyone for the motivation, kind words, harsh words, and ideas. I'm shooting for 250lbs by June 1 next year.

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Old 10-17-2016, 10:38 AM
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:46 AM
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Hang in there. See your doctor first to make sure you can do the exercises you have in mind.
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Have you ruled out any medical issues that may be contributing?
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I'm right there with you... 353lbs right now, beyond disgusted!
Will be medically cleared from taking all medications 11/1....I freaking can't wait.

Don't know where you live, but would love to do some sort of regime where we can help each other out, support, that sort of thing. I have not been able to do ANY exercise in over 8 years and I'm just chomping at the bit.

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If laziness and a big appetite are medical reasons then yeah, I got those. Really, it boils down to just lack of exercise and an over indulgent appetite. I need to practice push backs and instill and sense of discipline when eating.

To add insult to injury... it's 332 not 322. Luckily, I come in at 6'5" so as they say, I wear it well. To that I say bull. My goal is to be 250 by summer. I don't care what it looks like, just so long as the scale doesn't wrap around itself anymore. As caregiver for my wife I must do this so that I can continue caring for her. That is a hard job to do when you cannot get off the couch.

When is the first day of summer? I'm gonna kill it.
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I'm right there with you... 353lbs right now, beyond disgusted!
Will be medically cleared from taking all medications 11/1....I freaking can't wait.

Don't know where you live, but would love to do some sort of regime where we can help each other out, support, that sort of thing. I have not been able to do ANY exercise in over 8 years and I'm just chomping at the bit.

I'm in Clayton NC, but I will chronicle my results here. Feel free to join in. I'll need the THT brain trust to help on those days that suck and will happily dish out the tough love if you need it.
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Take it slow at first, baby steps. You will be surprised how quickly the body "transitions" over times of inactivity. You could very easily hurt yourself. Good luck
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I'm holding you to it then. Prove to us you can do it.

If you have no excuse besides not wanting or mentally feeling like it, then get off your arse and make it happen.

Right now, it's just good intentions. Let's take that further and give us the plan. What are you going to do? How and when? Be specific, soldier!
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Lose it before you lose your knees.
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It looks like your medical conditions (laziness and appetite) are contagious. I must have caught them from someone.

How are you planning on tackling it? Are you focusing on diet, exercise, combination, removing certain foods, counting calories, what?
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Billdo View Post
I'm in Clayton NC, but I will chronicle my results here. Feel free to join in. I'll need the THT brain trust to help on those days that suck and will happily dish out the tough love if you need it.
Perfect.....

If I can figure out how to "subscribe to a thread", I will not only be able to join in, but also follow along...

Hang in there, once we start working on this weight lose, they're are many benifits!
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think of food as fuel

or do like me and live on beer, lol. I have trouble maintaining weight. I don't really live on beer, pizza n mcdonalds and im down to 145

def not the best, maybe the worst... it works. I am far from lazy though, constantly working on something or lifting heavy junk.
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Half the solution is recognizing the problem. Congrats to you on that.

I'm somewhat of a fitness nut but not obsessive. I feel really misarable if I don't get exercise and start eating too much. Hopefully you can get to that point and it is easier to eat well and feel good than eat more and exercise less. That's the key, but not everyone has the same path that works.

Best to you and good luck. Your family will appreciate it.
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Look in to phentermine. I have lost 22 lbs in the past three months with it.
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Try cycling -- at least until you drop enough pounds that power walking or running won't harm your joints. Cycling puts your weight on the machine, and lets you work your muscles without over-loading your joints (hips, knees, ankles.) It is a great cardio and calorie burning excersise.

And because the machine is holding up your weight (doing some of the work for you), cycling allows you to stick with the excersie for longer periods. So you excercise more and burn more calories than you would if you were to attempt running. Yes, your muscles will feel tired from a hard cycling work-out, but your joints won't be screaming for mercy too.

Some folks are worried about the safety of cycling out on the roads. It's a legitimate concern (especially in NC). Look for trails in your area, or if you need maximum convenience, invest in a stationary bicycle.

You can do it!!
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Start slow.

My wife and I walk almost everyday, at least 30 minutes. It has done wonders. My issues weren't that much weight, but medical issues such as heart disease and diabetes, blood pressure, etc. Now with the meds I am taking everything is in line, weight is much better also.

It helps to have a partner if you have one.
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You know what Ron White says; Once you hit 400 lbs you might as well stay home and go for the record.
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
I'm holding you to it then. Prove to us you can do it.

If you have no excuse besides not wanting or mentally feeling like it, then get off your arse and make it happen.

Right now, it's just good intentions. Let's take that further and give us the plan. What are you going to do? How and when? Be specific, soldier!
Please for the love of god, hold me to it. I will need all the help I can get.
I just started but so far I'm cutting out soft drinks as of today. Water only, maybe something like gatorades but mostly water. Breakfast will consist of oatmeals, yogurts, and fruits. Lunch I will make use of the salad bar at our on-site cafe. Haven't figured out dinners but they will be something similar to the other meals. I am completely open to suggestions as I really have no clue about nutrition.

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Lose it before you lose your knees.
This. All the running in my past has already ruined my meniscus. Doc says it's already torn some but nothing requiring surgery thankfully.

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Perfect.....

If I can figure out how to "subscribe to a thread", I will not only be able to join in, but also follow along...

Hang in there, once we start working on this weight lose, they're are many benifits!
Cool, the more the merrrier.
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I just started but so far I'm cutting out soft drinks as of today. Water only, maybe something like gatorades but mostly water...
Getting rid of the soda/soft drinks will make a HUGE difference. But don't substitute gatorade - it has just as many calories.

If you need to replenish electrolytes, there are low- and no-cal options. "Nuun" is a tablet form that I find works well.

Also, don't drink "diet" soft drinks. These mess up your body's metabolism. If you want a bubbly drink, try flavored seltzed waters (these have no calories and no artificail sweeteners -- they are flavored by a very tiny splash of fruit juice.)
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