Fitness and Weightloss



  • @scottalanmiller said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Yeah - that has positives and negatives... a single time per day blood sugar spike isn't considered healthy by many

    Yeah, apparently by doctors who look at "averages" and don't consider individual health. It's one of those things where they don't research it and just repeat something that is pretty obviously untrue. Just because something is true for the median, doesn't mean that it is always true or even true for the mean.

    It's called the flaw of averages, and one of the reasons to not trust doctors, is because something so basic, they never understand.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

    If one doesn't know where to start, starting with suggestions that work for most people isn't a bad place to start, and then adjust accordingly to your own individual needs and requirements.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    I've found that eating earlier in the day, and trying to eat when it is convenient for others rather than when it is good for me, are the top factors that derail my weight loss and make it hard for me to eat healthily. If I eat before I'm really hungry, I get hungry all day thinking about food. If I skip the early meals, I never get hungry in the first place (almost never), until late in the day.

    I can relate. I'm down 150 pounds in the last 3 years, taking meals in a "social" setting is a killer for me. I also skip breakfast and lunch, taking breakfast only once every couple of months, and lunch only once or twice a month. I find that I don't even think about food until about 3:30pm and at that time, I'm only two hours from dinner at home.

    I find sit down dinners with my wife and kids and making sure we spend enough time at the table to talk about each other's events from the day allows me to eat slower, and therefore, LESS!

    The only thing I count is CARBS (it's the only thing that has worked over the years of yo-yo weight loss attempts). My target each day is zero carbs. I come in at about 40 per day. Haven't had bread or potatoes in years.... 🙂

    I so much enjoy watching all of your progress! Kudos to all of you!



  • @JasGot said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    I can relate. I'm down 150 pounds in the last 3 years, taking meals in a "social" setting is a killer for me. I also skip breakfast and lunch, taking breakfast only once every couple of months, and lunch only once or twice a month. I find that I don't even think about food until about 3:30pm and at that time, I'm only two hours from dinner at home.

    That's me, but I don't think about food till more like 6PM!!



  • @JasGot said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    I so much enjoy watching all of your progress! Kudos to all of you!

    I once lost 99lbs doing a low carb diet with @Texkonc and it was good for almost two years but travel triggered me to lose it and gain the weight back. This time I'm trying something more sustainable. And I don't worry about the carbs.



  • @Obsolesce said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @scottalanmiller said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Yeah - that has positives and negatives... a single time per day blood sugar spike isn't considered healthy by many

    Yeah, apparently by doctors who look at "averages" and don't consider individual health. It's one of those things where they don't research it and just repeat something that is pretty obviously untrue. Just because something is true for the median, doesn't mean that it is always true or even true for the mean.

    It's called the flaw of averages, and one of the reasons to not trust doctors, is because something so basic, they never understand.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

    If one doesn't know where to start, starting with suggestions that work for most people isn't a bad place to start, and then adjust accordingly to your own individual needs and requirements.

    Yes, testing the averages is a good starting point. Doctors don't test, though, they always try to "adjust you back" if you try to tweak to what works for you.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @Obsolesce said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @scottalanmiller said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Yeah - that has positives and negatives... a single time per day blood sugar spike isn't considered healthy by many

    Yeah, apparently by doctors who look at "averages" and don't consider individual health. It's one of those things where they don't research it and just repeat something that is pretty obviously untrue. Just because something is true for the median, doesn't mean that it is always true or even true for the mean.

    It's called the flaw of averages, and one of the reasons to not trust doctors, is because something so basic, they never understand.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

    If one doesn't know where to start, starting with suggestions that work for most people isn't a bad place to start, and then adjust accordingly to your own individual needs and requirements.

    Yes, testing the averages is a good starting point. Doctors don't test, though, they always try to "adjust you back" if you try to tweak to what works for you.

    This is generally true, because the US health system isn't about keeping you healthy.. it's about fixing you only after you're broken.



  • Down 31lbs now.



  • Down 13.2 kg (29.04 lbs) since April 17, 2019 (3.5 months).

    I did hit my 2 weeks under 100kg checkpoint in July and have not been in danger of going back.

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  • I'm stuck, 173 lbs. Can't seem to make any headway.



  • @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    I'm stuck, 173 lbs. Can't seem to make any headway.

    Have you recalculated everything using your current stats? This way you can adjust accordingly?



  • @Obsolesce said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    I'm stuck, 173 lbs. Can't seem to make any headway.

    Have you recalculated everything using your current stats? This way you can adjust accordingly?

    I'm currently using a nutritionist.. I'm following his lead at this time. We'll be discussing lowering my carbs this week.

    Here are my current macros:
    BFast - 35P 60C 20F
    snack - 28F 45C 10F
    Lunch - 35P 60C 15F
    snack - 28P 45C 10F
    Dinner - 35P 60C 15F
    snack - 35P 30C 5F



  • Checking in as well. I haven't lost a single pound. That being said I have been doing CrossFit for over a year and I have added 40lbs to almost every lift, I can comfortably run a mile unbroken, and I feel great. Take your wins where they come. Now I'm on to conquering pull ups and jump rope double unders.



  • @s-hackleman said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Checking in as well. I haven't lost a single pound. That being said I have been doing CrossFit for over a year and I have added 40lbs to almost every lift, I can comfortably run a mile unbroken, and I feel great. Take your wins where they come. Now I'm on to conquering pull ups and jump rope double unders.

    This is why I titled the thread fitness and weightloss. Not just weightloss.



  • @s-hackleman said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Checking in as well. I haven't lost a single pound. That being said I have been doing CrossFit for over a year and I have added 40lbs to almost every lift, I can comfortably run a mile unbroken, and I feel great. Take your wins where they come. Now I'm on to conquering pull ups and jump rope double unders.

    I'm way up on push-ups since I started. Starting was 18 in a minute. Now it's around 44 in a min.
    Mile time started at 8:35, currently 6:34.

    Need to add pullups, and others to the routine.



  • Alright. You've all inspired me to quit the "hold steady" phase and make another move downward......:)



  • Down 35lbs now.



  • I'm firmly back into the 270s. Am 276 now 😃



  • Started swimming. Got a membership at the local city pool. Really cheap and really nice facility. Started going yesterday.



  • @JaredBusch said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Down 13.2 kg (29.04 lbs) since April 17, 2019 (3.5 months).

    I did hit my 2 weeks under 100kg checkpoint in July and have not been in danger of going back.

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    Yesterday (september 10) I was at 96.6kg again.

    I've been between 96.3kg and 97.6kg since the above screenshot.

    Time to make a change of some kind to push the body on.



  • Yeah, I've been stuck in a small range for weeks.



  • @JaredBusch said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @JaredBusch said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Down 13.2 kg (29.04 lbs) since April 17, 2019 (3.5 months).

    I did hit my 2 weeks under 100kg checkpoint in July and have not been in danger of going back.

    493fcb05-4fd5-4627-bbdc-2f6d997e9c9d-image.png

    Yesterday (september 10) I was at 96.6kg again.

    I've been between 96.3kg and 97.6kg since the above screenshot.

    Time to make a change of some kind to push the body on.

    @JaredBusch said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @JaredBusch said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Down 13.2 kg (29.04 lbs) since April 17, 2019 (3.5 months).

    I did hit my 2 weeks under 100kg checkpoint in July and have not been in danger of going back.

    493fcb05-4fd5-4627-bbdc-2f6d997e9c9d-image.png

    Yesterday (september 10) I was at 96.6kg again.

    I've been between 96.3kg and 97.6kg since the above screenshot.

    Time to make a change of some kind to push the body on.

    I see a couple of workouts in your future - at SW.



  • I've been stuck for a couple weeks, too. I went away on 7 day vacation a few weeks ago and just haven't been able to get back in the working out groove. I've been maintaining my diet, though, so that's good. Still want to get down to 200 lbs.

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  • @bnrstnr said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    I've been stuck for a couple weeks, too. I went away on 7 day vacation a few weeks ago and just haven't been able to get back in the working out groove. I've been maintaining my diet, though, so that's good. Still want to get down to 200 lbs.

    Good job - does you wife hate you like mine hates me? 40 lbs in 3 months...



  • @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @bnrstnr said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    I've been stuck for a couple weeks, too. I went away on 7 day vacation a few weeks ago and just haven't been able to get back in the working out groove. I've been maintaining my diet, though, so that's good. Still want to get down to 200 lbs.

    Good job - does you wife hate you like mine hates me? 40 lbs in 3 months...

    Thanks. Yeah, she totally hates me. She has lost about 15 pounds, though, so she's doing good too.

    She really hates it when we both do basically the same run on the treadmill and it says I burn twice as many calories lol Well, I do weigh twice as much as you... sooooo



  • Weighed in at the doctor the other day at 154 lbs ( 5 pounds more than the last time I was there)
    for being 5'8 my Dr. said that's an extremely healthy weight.

    I've started talking with a Nutritionist - she's put me on a "diet" ( i use loosely.) Nutrition Improvement system to teach me how to eat better and make it sustainable.

    the only thing she's given me is Macro Goals - Macro-nutrients are Protiens , Carbs, and Fats
    and my Goals are to hit a certain Number of grams per Macro a day. It doesn't matter what I eat (more or less) as long as I hit my Macros before I go to sleep at night, I'm good to go.

    Been working out 3 days a week still , mostly at home work outs though ( pullups, push ups, ab works outs) I have yet to join a gym but that may happen.

    My goal is to not add any weight and lose maybe 10 pounds and gain muscle.



  • @WrCombs said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Weighed in at the doctor the other day at 154 lbs ( 5 pounds more than the last time I was there)
    for being 5'8 my Dr. said that's an extremely healthy weight.

    I've started talking with a Nutritionist - she's put me on a "diet" ( i use loosely.)
    the only thing she's given me is Macro Goals - Macro-nutrients are Protiens , Carbs, and Fats
    and my Goals are to hit a certain Number of grams per Macro a day. It doesn't matter what I eat (more or less) as long as I hit my Macros before I go to sleep at night, I'm good to go.

    Been working out 3 days a week still , mostly at home work outs though ( pullups, push ups, ab works outs) I have yet to join a gym but that may happen.

    My goal is to not add any weight and lose maybe 10 pounds and gain muscle.

    I call it nutrition instead of diet, then people understand that you're not on a short term thing or a fad thing.

    If you're gaining muscle, it's likely the scale won't change much for you... muscle weights a lot more than fat. The scale hasn't changed much for me in the past 6 months...



  • @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @WrCombs said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Weighed in at the doctor the other day at 154 lbs ( 5 pounds more than the last time I was there)
    for being 5'8 my Dr. said that's an extremely healthy weight.

    I've started talking with a Nutritionist - she's put me on a "diet" ( i use loosely.)
    the only thing she's given me is Macro Goals - Macro-nutrients are Protiens , Carbs, and Fats
    and my Goals are to hit a certain Number of grams per Macro a day. It doesn't matter what I eat (more or less) as long as I hit my Macros before I go to sleep at night, I'm good to go.

    Been working out 3 days a week still , mostly at home work outs though ( pullups, push ups, ab works outs) I have yet to join a gym but that may happen.

    My goal is to not add any weight and lose maybe 10 pounds and gain muscle.

    I call it nutrition instead of diet, then people understand that you're not on a short term thing or a fad thing.

    If you're gaining muscle, it's likely the scale won't change much for you... muscle weights a lot more than fat. The scale hasn't changed much for me in the past 6 months...

    Yes! Using different language for these things is helpful. You aren't on a diet. You are creating new eating habits. They don't all need to be about what you are eating either.

    I know I've said it in here before but the single most effective thing I did was to increase time for eating. A meal takes at least 20 mins. If you don't have 20 mins for a meal at least give yourself a 20 min. window before going back for seconds or a snack.



  • "On a diet" is bad. Improving your diet is good.



  • @Dashrender said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    @WrCombs said in Fitness and Weightloss:

    Weighed in at the doctor the other day at 154 lbs ( 5 pounds more than the last time I was there)
    for being 5'8 my Dr. said that's an extremely healthy weight.

    I've started talking with a Nutritionist - she's put me on to a "diet" ( i use loosely.) Nutrition Improvement system to teach me how to Eat better foods and make it sustainable.

    the only thing she's given me is Macro Goals - Macro-nutrients are Protiens , Carbs, and Fats
    and my Goals are to hit a certain Number of grams per Macro a day. It doesn't matter what I eat (more or less) as long as I hit my Macros before I go to sleep at night, I'm good to go.

    Been working out 3 days a week still , mostly at home work outs though ( pullups, push ups, ab works outs) I have yet to join a gym but that may happen.

    My goal is to not add any weight and lose maybe 10 pounds and gain muscle.

    I call it nutrition instead of diet, then people understand that you're not on a short term thing or a fad thing.

    If you're gaining muscle, it's likely the scale won't change much for you... muscle weights a lot more than fat. The scale hasn't changed much for me in the past 6 months...

    I said Loosely , But i understand the point -

    Fixed it now.



  • I tried keto, but i just love carbs too dang much. I've cut back on carbs and increased my veggies and replaced sweets with fruit. (except on occasion I will eat a pastry, and it will take me two days to eat it)

    I lost 8lbs. i'm pretty happy and will continue my slow yet steady ways.