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  1. All the Wash D pass ranks and opposing QB fantasy ranks are in the low 20's the last month + from what I read...seems like a good matchup and Taylor has been solid 3 weeks in a row. What worries you other than Clay's absence? If Clay is out you're taking away a safety valve, combine that with Rex's desire to see Tyrod run a little and I think we can see a couple of nice long scrambles in the game.
  2. Edelman practicing today- no word whether full or limited participation
  3. Lol. Is that you? Where the hell are you getting those calorie figures Yeah, it's me. I noticed that MFP seemed high on the calories burned estimations. The machine (if it had a calories burned function) seems low. This site is the highest http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc so I met in the middle and just used the MFP numbers. I never eat up to my target, I'm usually at 1600 calories if I don't work out, and 1800-2000 if I do work out so I'm not using the calories burned numbers as an excuse to overeat. And anyone looking for a great low calorie fall snack, look up the recipe for the 2-point Weight Watchers Pumpkin muffins. Out of this world.
  4. Hit 160 down a couple days ago. Feel awesome and my legs got so trim I got my first tattoo last week... At 38 years old! Over Easter I fell off the wagon a little. Needed another source of motivation. Got it with a Biggest Loser contest at work. I'm rejuvenated and back in the game in a big way! BTW, the FBG support I am getting on MFP is amazing. Thank you guys so much.
  5. Great job! I am hoping to hit 100 loss this week but I am a bit nervous, went crazy on some sushi this past weekend.Thanks Buddy and you too Chaka. It's going to get pretty good considering my newly reclaimed energy combined with an extra hour of daylight coming this weekend... Looking forward to playing a lot of golf this year, and walking the course rather than driving.
  6. Looks like the slump is over! 2.6 away from one fifty. Renovating the house is great exercise.
  7. bumpyou out there dawg? The cover on the Serafina is much nicer and quilted. A quilted cover can help alleviate some of the issues that may come with the reputation that memory foam sleeps hot. This is gel foam, which pressure maps better than regular memory foam. I have a gel and it's super comfortable and doesn't sleep warm at all. Pressure mapping if you don't know will tell you how many pressure points on the body are hit during testing and is a good indicator for pain and comfort. The Nutrafoam isn't really a new technology, but it is a great foam (regular memory foam, not gel).Starting the 7th, our newest in store model, the Novaform 14" is on special at Costco for three weeks. This is the same price as the 12" and is an awesome deal. Thx dawg!! I'm pulling the trigger this week. Is this the newest one you speak of? http://t.costco.com/Novaform®-14%22-Gel-Memory-Foam-Cal-King-Mattress.product.100027014.htmlYes sir!Sorry to be a pain, but is it the Serrafina model you would prefer or the one I linked above? Serrafina model is currently $200 dollars more than the one I linked to above Serrafina Thx dawg To be honest with you, I've never sat or layed down on either one. I do know that Costco members and the Costco buyers are very pleased with both. Consumer Reports had awesome things to say about the Serafina and rated it 2nd best foam mattress right behind one of Tempurpedic's top (also expensive) models. I bought the previous Gel mattress that we had in the store, only 12 inches. This was about 3 years ago; it still feels new and we love it. I would think the 14" at the same price would be just as good as our foam is awesome.
  8. Read the thread, someone was touting them.Unfortunately I can't help you, name rings a bell but don't know them.
  9. bumpyou out there dawg? The cover on the Serafina is much nicer and quilted. A quilted cover can help alleviate some of the issues that may come with the reputation that memory foam sleeps hot. This is gel foam, which pressure maps better than regular memory foam. I have a gel and it's super comfortable and doesn't sleep warm at all. Pressure mapping if you don't know will tell you how many pressure points on the body are hit during testing and is a good indicator for pain and comfort. The Nutrafoam isn't really a new technology, but it is a great foam (regular memory foam, not gel).Starting the 7th, our newest in store model, the Novaform 14" is on special at Costco for three weeks. This is the same price as the 12" and is an awesome deal. Thx dawg!! I'm pulling the trigger this week. Is this the newest one you speak of? http://t.costco.com/Novaform®-14%22-Gel-Memory-Foam-Cal-King-Mattress.product.100027014.htmlYes sir!
  10. bumpyou out there dawg? The cover on the Serafina is much nicer and quilted. A quilted cover can help alleviate some of the issues that may come with the reputation that memory foam sleeps hot. This is gel foam, which pressure maps better than regular memory foam. I have a gel and it's super comfortable and doesn't sleep warm at all. Pressure mapping if you don't know will tell you how many pressure points on the body are hit during testing and is a good indicator for pain and comfort. The Nutrafoam isn't really a new technology, but it is a great foam (regular memory foam, not gel).Starting the 7th, our newest in store model, the Novaform 14" is on special at Costco for three weeks. This is the same price as the 12" and is an awesome deal.
  11. bumpyou out there dawg?Sorry guys, been real busy at work. Will answer shortly.
  12. Thanks sir! Slowing down at 144.2 pounds lost but upped my calories from 1200-1300 per day to 1400-1600. Need more discipline in drinking enough water. Diet soda crept back in my life, so I need to calm down there. Been putting in a lot of time at work so prep has lagged but still staying within my calories. However, when I was burning a pound a day I was staying to fresh foods and limiting the processed stuff. I feel the weight loss will take off if I maximize my calories better. Gotta make those calories count with fresh fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and good fats.
  13. I ran into a girl who said she recognized me from the Vegetarian Club but I never seen herbivore.
  14. Awesome testimony. I almost want to join MFP just to friend the person behind this story. This is the only page of this thread I've read. I personally can't calorie count. It wasn't the thing for me. Hell, I became so frustrated that I quit weighing myself and using the fit of clothes as my only guage. Everybody is different so whatever works. The sentences I bolded and bigged above point to the attitude that works. Great job, and don't let any plateau stop you.I have been doing MFP regularly since October and never did the "friend" thing, I just don't see the point, but after reading NJ's story I immediately friended him. It is awesome and inspiring to follow his progress.I had a few friends on there- one FBG which I PMed with and became friends with and the rest people I know. Now that I have you and a few other FBGs with me, it helps as I am motivated to keep going at a good pace and hit more milestones, live up to my words and see this thing through. The 150 pounds down mark is coming quick!I am embarrassed that I let things get that bad, but proud of myself that I was able to reach down deep and do this au natural without surgery. My hospital episode was a blessing.
  15. Dude you lost my daughter and then some, nice job. Looking forward to hearing the back story Nothing to do, maybe I'll spill my guts to help "free" me some more.I was in bad shape. When I met my wife 14 years ago, I was 6'3 and 235. Not a muscular 235 as I have always had a roll and have been built like a scallop. But looked pretty good with clothes on. Beefy but not that bad. My wife and I immediately hit it off, and she's a great cook and loves to eat so everything revolved around food. Where we were going to go out to eat, what were we going to cook, etc. I had already used food as an outlet. An outlet for boredom, stress, celebration, coping with sadness, excitement, etc. I know it's cliche but that's how it was. As the years went on, my friends moved away (I used to play hockey twice a week to help keep me in okay shape), I got better jobs with more stress, and became "comfortable," my reliance on food got worse. I would stop at Burger King/McDonald's/Wendy's every day after work, buy about $10 worth of food, and then go home for dinner. This was to "reward" myself for the crap I put up with during the day, or my two/three breakfast sandwiches were an excuse to get the day started each morning. All excuses to trick myself that my disgusting eating habits were okay. As I increased in size (wore a size 40 pants at 235 14 years ago), I grew out of my clothes. No problem, I could afford it, I bought more. And continued to eat myself to death. My wife is chunky but not out of control like me. She begged me to get myself in shape and stop gaining weight (I always hid my atrocious habits from her) and tried everything to get me in gear. She was genuinely afraid for my health and I knew it but my will power wasn't enough to stop the tailspin out of control. I would pretend to go on diets and never lose anything. I never wanted a scale because I didn't want a ##### slap of reality. Finally, I told everyone in another thread that I had kidney stones that created a urine blockage in which I went septic and was 24 hours or so from death if I didn't go to the ER. I spent a week in the ICU but this wasn't even enough to deter me from my ways. I was treated as a diabetic the week I was in the hospital as my Hemoglobin A1C was 6.9. The needles, IV's, nothing deterred me. It was three simple things: 1) needing a finger stick before every meal that felt like a damned staple gun in my finger 2) the absolute fear of my death in my wife's eyes and 3) the reading on the bariatric bed I needed in the ER (has a scale built in). When I read the paperwork exiting the hospital, I saw my weight. 519. Five hundred and ####ing nineteen pounds. Oh the embarrassment. How's that for reality? Sweating walking across the parking lot every morning for work. Wearing a size 60 pants tight and 6XL shirt. Kids and adults alike staring at me like I was non human. Having to stand up and lean my shoulder against the bathroom wall to contort my body enough to wipe my ###. NOTHING hit me like these three things (especially the weight). Ok, well, it was what it was, and I was tired of being a burden on my wife and society and abusing myself. I was already a week in at the hospital eating correctly, so when I was released, I signed up for Myfitnesspal and put myself on a 1300 calorie a day diet with lots of lean proteins and veggies. The doctor actually wanted me on a 1200 calorie a day diet. August 25 I went in to the hospital and weighed 519. Had no will to live my life the way it should be lived, and frankly, the wife should have left me. Since the reality check, I have had no gimmicks, just tracking my calories and eating good healthy foods. Any fat person who whines that they have tried everything is ####ing lying. Everyone knows what you need to do to lose weight. You just stop feeling sorry for yourself, shut the #### up, and just do it. I have lost 141 pounds since then and now am weighing in at a still monstrous but more reasonable 378. My Hemoglobin A1C is now 5.4, no risk for diabetes. The only bad thing about my last checkup was my good cholesterol was low. I am getting more active and when I get to 325-350, I'm putting the skates back on (think the fat goalie from the Mighty Ducks). So this is now my life and I'm livin' it, #####es. Not a diet, a complete body and attitude makeover. No turning back. Can't stop till I hit 219 (300 pounds down). Anyone who would like to cheer me on and get some encouragement themselves feel free to friend me on Myfitnesspal. I'm JGolem1. Sorry for the long-winded story but the truth sets you free. And ya'll will be happy to know that I can now wipe my ### like a human being. Awesome testimony. I almost want to join MFP just to friend the person behind this story. This is the only page of this thread I've read. I personally can't calorie count. It wasn't the thing for me. Hell, I became so frustrated that I quit weighing myself and using the fit of clothes as my only guage. Everybody is different so whatever works. The sentences I bolded and bigged above point to the attitude that works. Great job, and don't let any plateau stop you.Thanks! I gained a new friend on MFP and I assume it's you, Commish. My last two days was the worst I've had in a while although I didn't go over my net calorie goal. Had a grilled chicken sandwich minus the mayo and a small tots from the new Sonic that opened by me tonight- first fried food in about 7 months. Back to clean eating tomorrow.