Working out, no diet.



  • If any of you know me, you know I hate the idea of dieting. I'm a man who doesn't eat vegetables, and I love my carbs (pizza and sandwiches, yes please). Now I want to lose weight, slim up, or what have you, solely by working out which means I'll be working out much harder and much longer to maintain my pizza life style.

    Has anyone else ever had luck with this? My google-fu just finds people saying "you need to diet", don't want too 😄



  • I am doing just about the exact opposite, not because I want to however. I am dieting with very little exercise. I recently found out I have Celiac Disease on top of my corn, bleach and tomato allergies. So I eat tons of veggies and lots of cheese, yogurt and rice. Due to a thyroid issue I am also on meds for that. So far I have lost 40ish lbs.



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    I am doing just about the exact opposite, not because I want to however. I am dieting with very little exercise. I recently found out I have Celiac Disease on top of my corn, bleach and tomato allergies. So I eat tons of veggies and lots of cheese, yogurt and rice. Due to a thyroid issue I am also on meds for that. So far I have lost 40ish lbs.

    One day I may have some sort of issue with my diet, but I like it too much 👅 but 40 lbs ain't bad. Currently I'm about 190-200 as my floating weight, I'm also a 6'0" male so I'm not insanely far away from my goal of 170-180, losing 10-30 lbs shouldnt be too dreadful. I just dont like vegetables 😆



  • I miss my diet :(. I am 5'3" and a bit overweight even still. I am about to get back into being in a band so I need to get back in shape!! 4 hours of singing and dancing would kill me right now. So need to actually start working out to get in shape. My goal is only 40 lbs. away so I don't have that far to go.

    Drink your veggies!!



  • @RAM. said:

    If any of you know me, you know I hate the idea of dieting. I'm a man who doesn't eat vegetables, and I love my carbs (pizza and sandwiches, yes please). Now I want to lose weight, slim up, or what have you, solely by working out which means I'll be working out much harder and much longer to maintain my pizza life style.

    Has anyone else ever had luck with this? My google-fu just finds people saying "you need to diet", don't want too 😄

    I did a combination of both. I made a routine at work where I walked the stairwell of the office for 15 minutes twice a day (morning and afternoon breaks). Then for lunch I walked around a local shopping mall twice (2 miles). My diet consisted of pretty much all carbs, just limited portions. I ate instant oatmeal for breakfast in a fixed size cup. I had cup noodles for lunch at my desk before I went to walk the mall. My snack in the afternoon was a can of pineapples (in juice not syrup). Then in the even was some random thing, usually noodles or rice.

    I was 350pounds and made it to 176 pounds. In the last 7 years since I left that job and got married I am back up to 230 pounds. I have much better control now, but I have almost no exercise. I cannot manage to lock in any kinds of schedule and it is killing me.



  • @Minion-Queen oh I bought a juicer about a month or two ago and its amazing, I just don't honestly eat that much during the day, I usually have like a cereal bar and a handful of chips for breakfast, and skip lunch, and my fiancee cooks enough food for 4 people so I get my lunch and dinner in all at once; she wants to cook less, but swears she doesn't know how too :-P. I could swap my random breakfast with a mason jar of apple juice with carrots in it...



  • If you can get to the point of running 3 miles a day, it doesn't really matter what you eat; you'll lose weight.



  • @JaredBusch I'm looking into relocating to a more affordable state with much safer neighborhoods, my current regiment is go to the gym randomly during the week at random times due to schedules and such. I'm hoping that if I get to one of the few cities I'm looking into I'd have a much better place to jog in the morning, and a much more flexible schedule. Leaving home at 6am, and getting home at 5:30pm, doesn't afford much room for exercise during the week.



  • @alexntg said:

    If you can get to the point of running 3 miles a day, it doesn't really matter what you eat; you'll lose weight.

    Yesterday I walk / ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill, and during my regular working hours paced across the office enough times to equal 2 miles... its lovely when people on both sides of the building need help at once.



  • Because I work from home I really don't get out that much... I do pace when I am on the phone, which is usually all day long. So I get in about 2 miles a day that way. I started doing Pilates but need to get back to it. I need to work on more aerobic things so I can get up my stamina to be gigging.



  • @RAM. for reference

    2005 out to dinner with friends at GenCon Indy
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    2007 at my wedding in Tokyo
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  • @JaredBusch thats incredible! good job



  • I lost 90lbs on Medifast in 2011.



  • Talk to @rich9403 he is a trainer.



  • @david.wiese over the last 7 years I am back up to 230. I eat ok, but I have lost any type of fixed work schedule and the ability to fix an exercise routine into my day. I have been in and out of the gym for over a year now. I just cannot keep anything up without a schedule.



  • @JaredBusch Wow Jared that's amazing dude, furthermore I really like that robe lol. But that's awesome dude.

    I guess its just every time I get done working out, I feel awesome. My body is in tune, my sweat is well spent, I feel amazing. When I "eat healthier", I don't feel rewarded, sure may lose a few pounds that way but... I don't feel like I could kiss Obama on the cheek and challenge him to a sprint down FedEx field like I do with a nice workout.



  • @RAM. As I said, i really did not eat "healthy" I ate pasta and rice and oatmeal, etc... All carbs mostly. I just taught myself to use good portions and worked an exercise routine into my work schedule. Went out to lunch once a week with co-workers and went out to the bar at least twice a month with friends.

    After work I sat on my ass at home. I was hard into EverQuest 2 during 2005-2007. But 2 15 minute sessions on the stairs and a 2 mile walk at lunch every day add up.



  • You can eat anything you want, but you MUST have caloric control or you won't lose weight. You can still eat pizza and beer, etc, just eat less, maybe it will have to be a lot less, but less for sure.

    @alexntg said:

    If you can get to the point of running 3 miles a day, it doesn't really matter what you eat; you'll lose weight.

    I did this 2 years ago, without changing my diet I only lost 5 lbs before I plateaued. I had to change my diet.

    All this said, I too have decided I need to drop some weight from my 6 ft 203 lbs ass. I started a diet change last week - no desserts for 6+ weeks (which sucks because I have a vacation right in the middle of this time frame - so much for planning). I'm also cutting my portion sizes but not the content of what I eat.
    Target goal, like RAM 175.



  • @JaredBusch
    That is freakin awesome!



  • Weight loss is 90% diet, sorry.



  • @Nic said:

    Weight loss is 90% diet, sorry.

    If you cut you diet to 60% you'll lose even faster. Har har.



  • It depends on what you consider luck. I ate whatever I wanted and got into weightlifting. I didnt drop any weight, I gained it but I felt alot better and my body was alot stronger. I have never been skinny or close to it, but I felt better and can run faster and farther than most people 100lbs lighter than me.



  • Weightlifting with no dieting and eating fast food and garbage

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  • Weightlifting and dieting (Still Drinking). This was in the Florida Keys I wasnt exactly sober

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  • @IRJ how much can you lift Joel? Due to medical problems I can't exactly curl so I do use the machines. Currently doing 3 reps of 15 or 20 with a weight of 50 or 70 depending on the day. It usually hurts once you get to you're 30th press lol.



  • @RAM. said:

    @IRJ how much can you lift Joel? Due to medical problems I can't exactly curl so I do use the machines. Currently doing 3 reps of 15 or 20 with a weight of 50 or 70 depending on the day. It usually hurts once you get to you're 30th press lol.

    On the top 2 pictures, I was about 330lbs. I could bench about 360lbs which is pretty poor bench to weight ratio. I was born with a missing pectoral muscle on the right side of my chest. All my strength comes from my arms and shoulders. I was military pressing 310lbs on my shoulders at one point.



  • @IRJ said:

    @RAM. said:

    @IRJ how much can you lift Joel? Due to medical problems I can't exactly curl so I do use the machines. Currently doing 3 reps of 15 or 20 with a weight of 50 or 70 depending on the day. It usually hurts once you get to you're 30th press lol.

    On the top 2 pictures, I was about 330lbs. I could bench about 360lbs which is pretty poor bench to weight ratio. I was born with a missing pectoral muscle on the right side of my chest. All my strength comes from my arms and shoulders. I was military pressing 310lbs on my shoulders at one point.

    Oh I'm not benching yet... nor do I know if I will... when the doctor says "your bones will break if you lift too much, we just don't know where that line is" kind of makes me go "well... wtf do I do?



  • @RAM. said:

    @IRJ said:

    @RAM. said:

    @IRJ how much can you lift Joel? Due to medical problems I can't exactly curl so I do use the machines. Currently doing 3 reps of 15 or 20 with a weight of 50 or 70 depending on the day. It usually hurts once you get to you're 30th press lol.

    On the top 2 pictures, I was about 330lbs. I could bench about 360lbs which is pretty poor bench to weight ratio. I was born with a missing pectoral muscle on the right side of my chest. All my strength comes from my arms and shoulders. I was military pressing 310lbs on my shoulders at one point.

    Oh I'm not benching yet... nor do I know if I will... when the doctor says "your bones will break if you lift too much, we just don't know where that line is" kind of makes me go "well... wtf do I do?

    You can see some really nice results from just doing pushups and crunches.



  • @alexntg not to be rude at all but this is false information. Is running good for you? Yes. Will you see weight loss at first? Yes. Will you lose muscle mass instead this way though and then not have caloric burn via metabolism from muscle mass and then gain back all your weight from yo yo ing? Yes. Proper weight loss is done more so through lean body mass gain than cardio.

    Experience: NASM certified, ISSA certified, and lost 95 pounds personally and the healthy way.



  • @scottalanmiller I'll look at this thread when I get home. Trying to read all of this over on an iPhone isn't conducive to fully grasping what this threads main focus is lol.


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