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« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2015, 11:12:53 AM »
because of that I'm pretty good at doing the conversion in my head almost instantaneously (not that it's very difficult in the first place). :lol

2.2 is pretty easy to convert on weights in multiples of 5 or 10.

yeah, hence my note about not being difficult, but we have smaller 2.5, 1, and .5 kilo plates as well
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« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2015, 02:51:40 PM »
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« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2015, 11:22:17 AM »
I'd down for this.  In fact, I told myself that I was going to do this after vacation (because it is impossible to eat well on family vacations :lol). 

The pisser for me is that I pulled a muscle in my trap a while back, which has never fully healed, so whenever I do even light lifting, it is sore the rest of the day.  I was in the 185-195 range for a long time, but am around 210 now (5'11"), and the thing is, I eat the same way I always have, but getting older and not being able to exercise as much takes its toll.  So yeah, I am pretty aggravated.  Time to get moving again. :tup :tup

Did some light lifting this morning, so we will see how this goes.  Hoping for no pain or soreness so I can start lifting like I used to again, which is essential for me because if it is very difficult for me to make myself eat better if I am not exercising regularly.  I need both going at the same time.

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« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2015, 01:24:56 PM »
8 rounds

5 burpees
10 kettlebell swings 53#
15 lunges while holding 53# kettlebell
400 M run

34:05

the last three rounds were painful
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« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2015, 02:21:05 PM »
The 20 Hot Wings I had at BWW's last night should help shed some lbs..... ???
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« Reply #75 on: July 26, 2015, 05:32:33 AM »
Had a bit of a blow out this weekend.  :-\  Gotta kick my ass back into gear tomorrow.

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« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2015, 05:35:24 AM »
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« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2015, 08:50:59 AM »
179.3.

 I suppose eating out on both Friday and Saturday night wasn't such a great idea.  :(
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Re: The Official Exercise/Fitness Thread v. Back on the bandwagon
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2015, 09:23:12 AM »
214.2 for me... 26.2% body fat.  Well, that's pretty much my starting point.  Time to get really disciplined on my diet now.
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« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2015, 04:06:52 PM »
214.2 for me... 26.2% body fat.  Well, that's pretty much my starting point.  Time to get really disciplined on my diet now.

Are you taking any protein shakes/supplements?

Its good to double check what protein shake you are taking and look at the cholesterol levels in it.  I used to take one brand and then checked the cholesterol levels in it- they were sky high.  Switched brands after finding one that had zero cholesterol.

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« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2015, 04:31:11 PM »
And how is body fat being measured here?...........with some sort of accuracy (calipers) or not (electro scales etc..)?
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« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2015, 05:47:28 PM »
No protein shakes - not doing any lifting yet, so I'm not adding any additional protein - but when I do, it's with whatever brand Costco has.  I'll check the nutritional contents.  Thanks for the tip.  Supplement wise, I take L-Carnatine and Green Tea capsules, along with a regular host of vitamins (C, D, Multi, fish-oil).

My scale has BF% measurements too.
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« Reply #82 on: July 26, 2015, 05:59:21 PM »
It's been a while , but my research (I did my honors thesis on natural and not so natural sporting aids) indicated that Carnitine was snake oil.  And those body fat scales (I have some too, but don't bother) are of very limited use in my experience.  If you consider yourself overweight then I would be guessing a bit higher than 26% but anyway.......

Even if the reading isn't accurate then they can perhaps be of some comparative use , in which case it is essential that you weigh at the same time each day and keep your hydration extremely consistent.  If your hydration is all over the place then the method by which they work (conducting electricity) will be all over the place too.
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Re: The Official Exercise/Fitness Thread v. Back on the bandwagon
« Reply #83 on: July 26, 2015, 06:56:05 PM »
Didn't know that about the Carnatine.  I got 'em cheap off of eBay, and at the time, every routine I was reading about, on a variety of different sites, were almost universally including it as part of the supplement package - so it wasn't just one site trying to hawk their shit (cough cough, bodybuilding.com, cough cough). 

As for the scale and BF%, agree 100%.  I totally know it isn't 100% accurate, but at least gives a trend.  Everytime I get disciplined in this, I always weigh myself once a week (usually Sunday or Monday), after 1 cup of coffee, and my morning movement. 
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Re: The Official Exercise/Fitness Thread v. Back on the bandwagon
« Reply #84 on: July 27, 2015, 05:23:07 AM »
I always weigh myself once a week (usually Sunday or Monday), after 1 cup of coffee, and my morning movement.

Make you sure weigh yourself before and after the morning movement, just so ya know the weight of that movement.

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Re: The Official Exercise/Fitness Thread v. Back on the bandwagon
« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2015, 06:02:17 AM »
I always weigh myself once a week (usually Sunday or Monday), after 1 cup of coffee, and my morning movement.

Make you sure weigh yourself before and after the morning movement, just so ya know the weight of that movement.

I'll PM ya next week, k?
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« Reply #86 on: July 27, 2015, 06:15:34 AM »
I said so you know, not me lol

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Re: The Official Exercise/Fitness Thread v. Back on the bandwagon
« Reply #87 on: July 27, 2015, 06:43:43 AM »
Welp... I pretty much failed miserably this weekend. Victoria and I hosted a beer making party yesterday and by the time all was said and done, I probably consumed 4000 calories once you factor in all the beer. Out of disgust, I didn't even bother weighing myself. I will take my first official progress weight this Sunday.

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« Reply #88 on: July 27, 2015, 08:07:27 AM »
Welp... I pretty much failed miserably this weekend.

Me too bro. Like I mentioned earlier....we ate out twice this weekend. But, my wife started this 'cleanse' deal last week where she drank 48 oz of cranberry water each day, no carbs and had smoothies with flax seed in it. She lost 11 lbs! I think I may have to give that an honest shot with those results.
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« Reply #89 on: July 27, 2015, 08:42:53 AM »
Did she eat anything else? That's a ridiculous loss. Her body must have been feeding from literally every fat reserve she has. Was she doing physical activity too?

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« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2015, 03:05:41 PM »
Thats a lot of weight to lose in a matter of a few days

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« Reply #91 on: July 27, 2015, 04:37:18 PM »
11 lbs. is a lot, but it's pretty typical to lose a lot that first week when you suddenly go from eating poorly to eating well.  One summer, I lost 18 lbs in seven weeks, 6 of which were the first week, and then 2 every week after that.

As for me, I saw a friend I hadn't seen in a while on Saturday, and we had pizza, so I didn't do great either, but I did for most of the weekend aside from that. 

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« Reply #92 on: July 27, 2015, 08:40:21 PM »
Did she eat anything else? That's a ridiculous loss. Her body must have been feeding from literally every fat reserve she has. Was she doing physical activity too?

She walked three miles a day.


Thats a lot of weight to lose in a matter of a few days

It was exactly a week.
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« Reply #93 on: July 28, 2015, 05:24:32 AM »
Welp... I pretty much failed miserably this weekend. Victoria and I hosted a beer making party yesterday and by the time all was said and done, I probably consumed 4000 calories once you factor in all the beer. Out of disgust, I didn't even bother weighing myself. I will take my first official progress weight this Sunday.

Accept that it's happened and move on man, use it as motivation.


Did she eat anything else? That's a ridiculous loss. Her body must have been feeding from literally every fat reserve she has. Was she doing physical activity too?

Most of it would have just been water weight, not actual fat.

Chad, Carnatine is a scam mate, don't waste your money.  And don't focus too much on shakes, just eat real food.  I use a scoop after training but skip it sometimes if I feel like a slightly bigger meal.  One of my treats though is protein in yogurt, which is great.

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« Reply #94 on: July 28, 2015, 05:48:38 AM »
I've been really digging the Greek nonfat yogurt.  Shit is yummy and high in protein for 80 calories.  Mix that in a shake with protein and frozen fruit.

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« Reply #95 on: July 28, 2015, 06:33:05 AM »
I've been really digging the Greek nonfat yogurt.  Shit is yummy and high in protein for 80 calories.  Mix that in a shake with protein and frozen fruit.

Yeah, I've only been eating it the last few months.  Never had it in a shake but as I said, I usually have about 200g with a good solid scoop of protein powder.  Refregerate for a few hours and boom.

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Re: The Official Exercise/Fitness Thread v. Back on the bandwagon
« Reply #96 on: July 28, 2015, 07:40:58 AM »
When I'm lifting, I love 'proatmeal'.... one scoop of powder, along with 3/4 cup of instant oats.  Add a little honey or cinnamon for sweetness, and booyah.
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« Reply #97 on: July 28, 2015, 11:36:37 AM »
non fat greek yogurt is delicious!

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« Reply #98 on: July 28, 2015, 09:10:23 PM »
The company I work for just sent the e-mail below out system wide. I'm forming a team now....and at minimum think I'll get a crack at a few of the $100 prizes because I know I can drop 6%. Only bummer (because I privately challenged jingle.boy) is that the weigh ins are a month out so I'd really be doing myself a disservice dropping any weight right now. In fact, I may try to throw 5lbs on.

In 2009 my previous employer had a Biggest Loser challenge which I won. My starting weight was 185...ending weight was 151. I had went from 220 to 185 then plateaued for a few months then that challenge inspired me to lose more. Because there was a $400 first place prize. Anyway, I'm at or around 179 now...not far off from what I was before. I may tack on a couple more lbs before this challenge and then hit it hard again.





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Re: The Official Exercise/Fitness Thread v. Back on the bandwagon
« Reply #99 on: July 28, 2015, 09:43:32 PM »
Only bummer (because I privately challenged jingle.boy) is that the weigh ins are a month out so I'd really be doing myself a disservice dropping any weight right now.



No worries man... we can modify the rules of our personal challenge.
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« Reply #100 on: July 28, 2015, 11:02:50 PM »
Thanks for the thread Jingle.Boy!  :tup ;D I posted in the healthy 2015 thread at that other place, as I too did not see this here about a month ago. My original question was about what type of gym, but since then I have joined a standard chain gym.My health changes are multi-faceted, which has helped greatly for motivation.

I perhaps want to get in on this roll call action too. Do I PM you?
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« Reply #101 on: July 29, 2015, 04:38:15 AM »
Nah... just post it.
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« Reply #102 on: July 29, 2015, 06:00:53 AM »
When I'm lifting, I love 'proatmeal'.... one scoop of powder, along with 3/4 cup of instant oats.  Add a little honey or cinnamon for sweetness, and booyah.

You know what the fuck is up bitch.

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« Reply #103 on: July 29, 2015, 06:04:04 AM »
1st place team: $10,000

 :eek If your own health and self image isn't enough to motivate you, hopefully 10 G is! That's a sweet payout for a weight loss challenge.

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« Reply #104 on: July 29, 2015, 06:19:40 AM »
1st place team: $10,000

 :eek If your own health and self image isn't enough to motivate you, hopefully 10 G is! That's a sweet payout for a weight loss challenge.

I think you'll be surprised.  I've worked with a few people that signed up to this sort of thing in the past, yet only to fall off the wagon after the second week.  The lack of focus and will power in some people is quite astonishing.