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Old 12-06-2017, 04:38 PM   #41
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I don't really diet anymore, I have just cut back on how much and how often I eat. I started eating more fruit and veggies too. I have a weird thing with dieting.....when I lose weight I feel like I am clear to eat anything I want and eat my way back up. Strange huh.

I have lost 15LBS, it's not coming off fast but I also don't feel like I am dieting. I would like to lose 40LBS before summer.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:09 PM   #42
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I've lost 15 pounds in the last 8 weeks or so. Still fat. Counting calories is about the only thing that works for me. Hoping to lose about 10 per 4-6 month period with a weekly calorie goal.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:38 PM   #43
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I started ketogenic dieting a few months ago and lost 25 pounds in 10 weeks. I watched my caloric intake daily, still drank whiskey on the rocks, and did not change my workout regiment.

It is mostly what you put in your body to help lose the weight. Obviously exercise helps, but if you are feeding your body crap, you will get the same in results.
Lost 30 lbs with Keto. Awesome eating steak, bacon, butter, and pork skins to lose weight. Worked great for me, I don't eat veggies, fruits, or sweets!
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:31 PM   #44
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This thread just shows how many ways there are to skin a cat.

And skinning anything is always better with a cold beer.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:49 AM   #45
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I lost 20 lbs several months ago. It took me 2-3 months to lose that amount and I have been at the 20 lb plateau for 2 months now. I have not exercised at all. I cut out most carbs. I don't eat any raw sugar, very little bread, and I eat a lot of fruit, veggies, and meat.

Lately, holidays are not helping, I will drink several beers or other drinks and not stick to the almost no carbs on weekends and will gain 3lbs. Then I'm good again Monday-Thursday and the cycle continues.

I plan to start exercising 1st of the yr.

I feel and look (how is that possible?) better. Seeing pictures of myself then and now is a motivator.

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The thread topic is absolutely spot on. I can gain 5 lbs in one day and when I do it takes all week to drop it back off.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:32 AM   #46
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My brother fluctuates in weight and can lose it pretty quickly when he wants to. We were golfing one day and a timer went off and he pulls out this container with ham etc in it. He says he eats all day long when losing weight.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:41 AM   #47
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My brother fluctuates in weight and can lose it pretty quickly when he wants to. We were golfing one day and a timer went off and he pulls out this container with ham etc in it. He says he eats all day long when losing weight.
"Fluctuating" and losing weight are not the same thing.

Many People have the wrong idea that losing weight is an end game...it's not...the goal is to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This is your life! What you do today will affect your health 10 yrs from now.

Daily exercise (aerobic + anaerobic) and a healthy diet should not be a passing fad.

Find activities you enjoy and stick with them; running, cycling, swimming, yoga, plyo, hiking...whatever...but do it!

Oh yeah...I'll never surrender my Julius and Heady Toppers...that's the bonus for hard work
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Reversed the workout based on advice given in this thread. Weights, first cardio second. I'm able to get an extra set in with each and push the weight up a little, good advice, thank you.

At the current pace I'm losing about 1lb a day. I don't expect to be able to keep this pace. I'm guessing the last 10 pounds will be real challenge but I am not going to slow down until I reach my goal.
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Reversed the workout based on advice given in this thread. Weights, first cardio second. I'm able to get an extra set in with each and push the weight up a little, good advice, thank you.

At the current pace I'm losing about 1lb a day. I don't expect to be able to keep this pace. I'm guessing the last 10 pounds will be real challenge but I am not going to slow down until I reach my goal.
Find out what works for your body.

The challenge I have with lifting first...if I do legs...is running (or cycling) after is like running in mashed potatoes....

Doing cardio early in the day raises your metabolism for the entire day. I run in the a.m. and if I have time-hit the weights after work.

But everyone is different-do what works for you.
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Find out what works for your body.

The challenge I have with lifting first...if I do legs...is running (or cycling) after is like running in mashed potatoes....

Doing cardio early in the day raises your metabolism for the entire day. I run in the a.m. and if I have time-hit the weights after work.

But everyone is different-do what works for you.
I agree with doing what works for you.

My advice to GH above was specific to his particular workout. My impression is that he has an hour or so in which he is doing his cardio and weight lifting back-to-back. And that his weight lifting etc is focussing on the upper body.

Glad to hear you noticed an improvement, GH. We all have limited time for this stuff, so finding ways to get the most benefit from our workouts is helpful.

And it sounds like you're determined to keep this up - whch is great. Not knowing how old you are, I would only add that rest days are helpful for recovery, too. Sometimes taking a day or two off each week from the hard workout, and substituting a brisk walk, can be very beneficial.
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Not sure what you meant by "4 or less", but I would only agree if you meant "per month" -- and then only at most. Better would be to drop it out almost entirely.

Alcohol is a metabolic disruptor, among other things, and it continues to disrupt for days after consumption. Many people would be surprised to learn how much easier it is to lose weight when alcohol is removed from the equation entirely or nearly so.

Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum, and you can do a lot wrong in the rest of your diet and still lose weight. Conversely, you can do a lot right in your diet but negate it all by daily alcohol consumption.
Holy crap...my metabolism has been disrupted for the better part of 30-years. I'm height/weight proportionate, so I guess I gotta thank my genes.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:04 PM   #53
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I'm 48 but was feeling 58 before I got started. I am doing the full hour in the early morning (Weights/Cardio) because there aren't enough hours in the day and I like how I feel when I'm done. It's a great way to start the day. I'm also doing the cardio most nights if I can find the time. I have not had a beer or slice of bread since I started this adventure but I will defiantly be having a few cold ones this weekend!
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