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5 hours ago, fantasycurse42 said:

Down 7lbs in a month though, not bad... If you could maintain that level, you'd hit your goals by Mid-August.

Exactly.  That's why I'm not sweating a little plateau here.  The longer-term progress has been great.  Just have to keep with it.

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Woke up today at 324.6 lbs.  Down 29.4 lbs since the end of November.  At this point all I've done is change my eating habits. Smaller portions, better choices, as little refined sugar as possible, tr

Finally reached my first goal of 208 lbs I'd set based on the trainer's body fat measurements.  Far from obese but I'm not exactly svelte either.  Will lose another pound or two so I'm firmly below 20

I see the obvious problem here. A guy whose magnum opus on FBGs starts with "so I loan this chick I don't know 3 racks" called BS on me for saying I averaged a loss of 8 lbs a week on a diet. That is 

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Hectic morning, forgot to grab my potatoes on my way out (after boiling a whole pot of them last night), and work crazy.  So I grabbed one of my 200 calorie protein bars from my desk.  I'll be back on for dinner.  

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23 hours ago, Otis said:

Hey fellas,

Doing OK.  Did go off the rails a bit this weekend -- ordered in some delicious Indian food Friday night with the missus and drank some wine; Saturday had a burger for lunch and even some ice cream with the kids; Sunday didn't eat all day until a backyard BBQ in the evening, had a couple of burgers, couple of dogs, some steak, some ice cream cake, some beer, some scotch...

Still, this morning not too bad -- 224.2 and 22%.  Feels like I've been stuck in this general range the past couple of weeks, but looking back at the data now on Fitbit I'm seeing that each Monday (after my "off the wagon" weekends) I've been trending downwards. So it's not all bad.  I'm a bit surprised I didn't get below 220 last week, but I expect it will happen this week.

Back to the hack until a work dinner I have Thursday night, so it will be a solid near 4 day hack this week.  Just had a couple of potatoes microwaved plain with salt and pepper here for lunch (salt and pepper make all the difference in the world--wasn't gagging like I was last week).

So, we're keeping at it.

One thing that I'm struggling with is finding a place to install a pull up bar, though I think I finally have a solution in the laundry room doorway in the basement.  Going to start a Convict Conditioning plan this week, looking forward to trying to get some exercise in consistently, and it shouldn't take me more than 15 or 20 minutes per day to do what is required.  That's nothing.

 

 

 

 

I bought a pull up bar recently that just attaches and detaches from doorframes without installation.  It's pretty convenient. 

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By the way, discovered an amazing meal last night. Took the pre boiled potatoes out of the fridge and cut them into wedges. The briefest spray or cooking spray, some salt, and bake until crispy. Then instead of ketchup, which is kind of nasty and has a lot of garbage in it, I spread tomato sauce (Rao's pizza sauce) over the top, sprinkle on a touch of garlic powder. Incredible. Was like having a full-on pasta dish. 

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18 minutes ago, ProstheticRGK said:

Rao's sauce is fantastic. The restaurant is from NY, right? Ever eat there?

I have.  Chase took me once.  Old mafia restaurant.  You can't even go in off the street and get a reservation--people supposedly "own" the tables, and you have to know someone to get a spot.  Chase through his family had a connection, and they weren't using it that night, so we went and ate some pretty fantastic Italian food.  There are like 8 tables in the whole place, and there is no menu--the waiter just walks up and asks what you want. It's like walking into Grandma's Italian kitchen.

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The invisible barrier at 220 giving much resistance.  Today is another ON day, so if I can't break through it by tomorrow morning I may just have to give up on life.

As I did earlier this week, I pulled another Tyrwhitt suit out of my closet that I had bought a year or two ago but which was way too tight on me.  This one is still a little snug, but it fits, I'm wearing it, and it looks great.  Another 10lbs and it'll be a perfect fit.  In any event, this losing weight thing is netting me a bunch of free new suits that I had basically given up on. :thumbup:

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8 minutes ago, Otis said:

I have.  Chase took me once.  Old mafia restaurant.  You can't even go in off the street and get a reservation--people supposedly "own" the tables, and you have to know someone to get a spot.  Chase through his family had a connection, and they weren't using it that night, so we went and ate some pretty fantastic Italian food.  There are like 8 tables in the whole place, and there is no menu--the waiter just walks up and asks what you want. It's like walking into Grandma's Italian kitchen.

That sounds fantastic! Did you check behind the old time toilet for the gun Tessio taped back there for Michael? I miss the East Coast for good Italian food. Love places like that.

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

By the way, discovered an amazing meal last night. Took the pre boiled potatoes out of the fridge and cut them into wedges. The briefest spray or cooking spray, some salt, and bake until crispy. Then instead of ketchup, which is kind of nasty and has a lot of garbage in it, I spread tomato sauce (Rao's pizza sauce) over the top, sprinkle on a touch of garlic powder. Incredible. Was like having a full-on pasta dish. 

something you can only get in NY?

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35 minutes ago, Tiger Fan said:

something you can only get in NY?

:shrug:  Got me.  My wife got it from a store, it was in a jar.  Maybe it's only distributed around here?  

In any event, the stuff is great, but I have to imagine any good tomato sauce or pizza sauce would work.

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

By the way, discovered an amazing meal last night. Took the pre boiled potatoes out of the fridge and cut them into wedges. The briefest spray or cooking spray, some salt, and bake until crispy. Then instead of ketchup, which is kind of nasty and has a lot of garbage in it, I spread tomato sauce (Rao's pizza sauce) over the top, sprinkle on a touch of garlic powder. Incredible. Was like having a full-on pasta dish. 

Have you considered Sriracha?

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A few months ago I was on my last loop on my primary black dress belt... Today i was teetering between the first or the second loop. Second is a bit too loose, but first is a bit snug.  Currently training for a half marathon, so I'm anticipating needing to shoot the lock off the wallet and buy a whole new wardrobe in 3-4 months. Hoping for another ~20lbs peeled off in that time. 

I'm okay with that expense. 

 

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1 hour ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

It's a little over $6 a bottle if you buy a six-pack (free shipping even without Prime).

That's what I pay in the store. It is that good.

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On 6/13/2016 at 4:20 PM, fantasycurse42 said:

Down 7lbs in a month though, not bad... If you could maintain that level, you'd hit your goals by Mid-August.

You just rubbing it on these guys or in for a joke? I don't get it. 

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1 hour ago, Ilov80s said:

You just rubbing it on these guys or in for a joke? I don't get it. 

Almost 2lbs per week over an extended period is pretty decent. :shrug:  If I could end up at my goal weight in August, I'd be thrilled. :shrug:

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Cheated a little today.  Feeling bad about it.  Ended up at a work lunch and had a half of a turkey sandwich on whole grain.  Then tonight had some chicken before eating my potato-Rao medley.  May screw me for  breaking 220 tomorrow. :hot:

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43 minutes ago, Otis said:

Almost 2lbs per week over an extended period is pretty decent. :shrug:  If I could end up at my goal weight in August, I'd be thrilled. :shrug:

Oh I took that wrong. I thought FC was saying he lost that weught. I just know he has been a bit obnoxious at times. My bad. Congrats on the losses.

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

Cheated a little today.  Feeling bad about it.  Ended up at a work lunch and had a half of a turkey sandwich on whole grain.  Then tonight had some chicken before eating my potato-Rao medley.  May screw me for  breaking 220 tomorrow. :hot:

C'mon!! I'm predicting 119.6 in the AM.

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4 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

You just rubbing it on these guys or in for a joke? I don't get it. 

For a 230 pounder, 7 lbs in 25 days is very healthy weight loss. Probably the first nonshticky thing I've had up in this thread. 

Otis diet threads are always entertaining and he always go off the rails so I like to bust balls and mess around in them.

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It's Father's Day, I anticipate an all out superb disaster weekend. I'd try to keep Full Spud today through Saturday, take a break Sunday, and resume Monday. Prob can get down to 215-216 by next weekend with some dedication.

No better feeling than dropping notches on the belt :thumbup:

 

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Just now, fantasycurse42 said:

It's Father's Day, I anticipate an all out superb disaster weekend. I'd try to keep Full Spud today through Saturday, take a break Sunday, and resume Monday. Prob can get down to 215-216 by next weekend with some dedication.

No better feeling than dropping notches on the belt :thumbup:

 

Fantasycurse outing himself as Otis? 

:mindblown:

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Just now, msommer said:

Fantasycurse outing himself as Otis? 

:mindblown:

He is kinda succeeding, good for him. 

I think he'll get to 210. The real test will be when he gets to his goals what he does.

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Work dinner tonight out at a nice restaurant. Was planned and expected all week.  Did really well though. Fasted all day. For dinner had a salad, the fish, and some fruit for dessert. One light beer and one glass of white wine. May not have wrecked progress. That said the weekend is here and it is Father's Day and surely I'll give up a little yardage. Ok with me if we keep inching in the right direction while basically giving up nothing at all. 

Spud be with you. 

Amen. 

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On 6/15/2016 at 6:20 PM, ProstheticRGK said:

 it's not $13 a bottle good

I've always thought a good sauce is a worthwhile splurge. You're probably getting a minimum of six servings out of a jar even if you're being really liberal, and paying $2-$3 for a critical component in a dinner is a steal. 

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56 minutes ago, RUSF18 said:

I've always thought a good sauce is a worthwhile splurge. You're probably getting a minimum of six servings out of a jar even if you're being really liberal, and paying $2-$3 for a critical component in a dinner is a steal. 

Don't get me wrong, it's really good sauce. I like it a lot, and I buy it for like $7/bottle in the grocery store. But $13/bottle? Maybe I'm cheap, but that seems like a lot to me.

I could retire a day and half early if I go with the Classico, instead. Or, even better, make my own. 

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2 hours ago, ProstheticRGK said:

Don't get me wrong, it's really good sauce. I like it a lot, and I buy it for like $7/bottle in the grocery store. But $13/bottle? Maybe I'm cheap, but that seems like a lot to me.

I could retire a day and half early if I go with the Classico, instead. Or, even better, make my own. 

I'll work an extra 12 hours if it means I'll really enjoy my food.

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20 hours ago, fantasycurse42 said:

He is kinda succeeding, good for him. 

I think he'll get to 210. The real test will be when he gets to his goals what he does.

This is key.  Diets don't work for a reason:  As soon as you stop you regress back to old habits and gain the weight back.  You need a lifestyle change...not a diet.  

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23 minutes ago, Captain Cranks said:

This is key.  Diets don't work for a reason:  As soon as you stop you regress back to old habits and gain the weight back.  You need a lifestyle change...not a diet.  

:shrug:

It's basically becoming a lifestyle change.  I don't even really feel like I'm "on a diet" so much anymore.  It's just a routine.  I eat potatoes as many days during the week as is feasible.  On the weekends I basically, like any other normal human being, try to make a healthy choice or two, but don't deprive myself of anything.  I've eaten out at restaurants.  I've had a drink on a weekday on a special occasion.  I've drank hard on other special occasions.  I eat fast food, pizza, ice cream, chocolate, cookies, ice pops, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, and all things in between, and yet I'm still losing weight at a breathtaking pace.  You're telling me this isn't working?

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And by the way, even my potato days aren't bad.  I admit I still need to iron out a lunch meal replacement, because the microwaved, boiled, plain potatoes are not good.  But my evening meal, potato wedges and delicious pizza sauce, with some pepper and garlic and salt?  Are you kidding me?  It's tremendous.

Still experimenting, but I may revert to my prior daytime routine, which is coffee for breakfast, a protein bar for lunch, and then tack on a fancy potato/faux pasta meal for dinner.  If I do that 4 days per week, and do whatever the hell I want the other three days, that may be the ideal balance.

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

:shrug:

It's basically becoming a lifestyle change.  I don't even really feel like I'm "on a diet" so much anymore.  It's just a routine.  I eat potatoes as many days during the week as is feasible.  On the weekends I basically, like any other normal human being, try to make a healthy choice or two, but don't deprive myself of anything.  I've eaten out at restaurants.  I've had a drink on a weekday on a special occasion.  I've drank hard on other special occasions.  I eat fast food, pizza, ice cream, chocolate, cookies, ice pops, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, and all things in between, and yet I'm still losing weight at a breathtaking pace.  You're telling me this isn't working?

That's good.  I wasn't suggesting that you in particular are destined to regain the weight.  I just know that if a person isn't committed to changing their eating habits for the long term, then chances are high the weight will come back (see Oprah).  It sounds like you have the right mindset and this is indeed a lifestyle change.  

 

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

217.8 

22.7%

In spud we trust. 

Of course fish, salad, a beer, & wine don't interfere with diet... Wonder who said that on page 1?

Client meals don't have to be ridiculous benders. & it's not like you were eating celery for dinner, sounds like a delicious meal. If you can get into these habits and keep one (sometimes two) cheat days a week, you'll be able to maintain your target weight when you get there.

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5 minutes ago, Captain Cranks said:

That's good.  I wasn't suggesting that you in particular are destined to regain the weight.  I just know that if a person isn't committed to changing their eating habits for the long term, then chances are high the weight will come back (see Oprah).  It sounds like you have the right mindset and this is indeed a lifestyle change.  

 

But that's just it.  I wasn't able to make this lifestyle change until I got religion (potatoes).  That was the catalyst.  It's exactly how the "diet" is supposed to work, and it works.  It's a stepping stone to lifestyle change.

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9 minutes ago, Chase Stuart said:

Good stuff, GB.   I think you still owe me for a coffee or a beer or a potato.

Actually was going to text you last night around 9:30pm to see if you were out sarging.  I was on my way in a car out to the island and traffic was abysmal, figured I might as well grab a non-potato scotch with my good buddy.

Let's do this soon.

 

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24 minutes ago, Otis said:

But that's just it.  I wasn't able to make this lifestyle change until I got religion (potatoes).  That was the catalyst.  It's exactly how the "diet" is supposed to work, and it works.  It's a stepping stone to lifestyle change.

That's interesting.  I'm transitioning to a pescetarian diet due to the health benefits and so I understand how difficult it is to change eating habits.  It takes a lot more work to prepare 'good' food than it does to eat crap.  It sounds like you're well on your way to a transformation and ultimately much healthier lifestyle.  I wish more people would understand just how important eating the right food is to our health.     

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