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Let's lose some weight in 2021. Back to the grind... who else is in?


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7 hours ago, Bengalsfan said:

Optavia 5&1 plan....5 "fuelings" (bars, shakes, snacks, desserts, savory items) a day and 1 lean & green meal (lean proteins, green, lower carb veggies), healthy fats.  Easiest plan I've ever followed to lose weight.  I never imagined I would lose 150+ lbs.  You have a coach, super supportive online community, materials that help educate you and help you work on your mindset (which was the real difference maker for me).  Was a game-changer for me.  My 16 year old daughter actually just hit 50 lbs gone this past Wednesday and my wife is a few lbs away from 50 gone over the last 5 months.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gaoQefSurrbi8JHB6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YKXm5e2FErQJB5Ki9

Holy cats!! I wouldn’t believe that is the same person!! Congratulations! Great work. 

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Kids brought home whatever the latest bug is, probably hantavirus. Currently waiting on last rites and making amends with those I have wronged. Have to prepare to meet the relations that have passed before me.

(My wife would say I have a cold and am the absolute worst when I'm sick, but whatever. Either way, I'm taking the week off)

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On 10/2/2021 at 6:35 PM, Bengalsfan said:

Optavia 5&1 plan....5 "fuelings" (bars, shakes, snacks, desserts, savory items) a day and 1 lean & green meal (lean proteins, green, lower carb veggies), healthy fats.  Easiest plan I've ever followed to lose weight.  I never imagined I would lose 150+ lbs.  You have a coach, super supportive online community, materials that help educate you and help you work on your mindset (which was the real difference maker for me).  Was a game-changer for me.  My 16 year old daughter actually just hit 50 lbs gone this past Wednesday and my wife is a few lbs away from 50 gone over the last 5 months.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gaoQefSurrbi8JHB6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YKXm5e2FErQJB5Ki9

Wow, congrats!

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Not sure where to start but a few years ago I moved back home to take care of an elderly parent who had lost a leg after a bad infection.  I do full body lifts so my core was/is strong and also began a walking regime where I push a wheelchair.  It began with fairly short walks but progressed into 15 mile round-trip walks to a beach in the next town supplemented by 'shorter' walks around town of 5 to 10 miles.  

I wasn't eating right so all of the weight I would lose during fair weather portions of the year I would regain up until this summer when I stumbled upon a series of videos and I decided to try the simple things that Dr. Sten Ekberg suggested. 

I cut out all sugary drinks.  I cut out bagels and stopped eating breakfast and kept up with long walks and began dropping weight.  I bumped up against a plateau that had been a huge barrier for years so I cut out bread and stopped eating lunch and would only snack on nuts and broke through that barrier.  

I found it far easier to take those long walks so I increased the walks by at least one-more per week and am at a weight I was in my thirties.  

The information from Dr. Ekberg is quite interesting and I've seen some of the topics he discusses in this thread.  I would like to drop another ten lbs before cold weather returns since I can't take those long walks with an elderly parent when it gets too chilly.  

I haven't caught all or even half of his videos and my situation is very unique and most people cannot do four hour and twenty minute walks three to four times per week and most don't lift a combined 1,600 lbs each day so they 'probably' won't get the same results I have but its only been two months and I can't believe how well the things he discusses work.

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On 10/2/2021 at 7:35 PM, Bengalsfan said:

Optavia 5&1 plan....5 "fuelings" (bars, shakes, snacks, desserts, savory items) a day and 1 lean & green meal (lean proteins, green, lower carb veggies), healthy fats.  Easiest plan I've ever followed to lose weight.  I never imagined I would lose 150+ lbs.  You have a coach, super supportive online community, materials that help educate you and help you work on your mindset (which was the real difference maker for me).  Was a game-changer for me.  My 16 year old daughter actually just hit 50 lbs gone this past Wednesday and my wife is a few lbs away from 50 gone over the last 5 months.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gaoQefSurrbi8JHB6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YKXm5e2FErQJB5Ki9

Amazing 

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Dammit I fell off the wagon big time over the summer. I did well until the Euros hit and by Mid July I wasn't using my APP at all. Figured with all the steps I was taking I was burning enough calories but went back to snacking on Junk at work because I skip breakfast and go for sleep over breakfast. I can't start this weekend on going back because I'm on Vacation so the minute I'm back I need to start. I gained the 10LBs I had previous lost back. But I guess given the amount of time it took to lose it compared to gain it back I should consider myself lucky. 

I will say I haven't gone overboard on bad stuff though. Just over eating and snacking on too many unhealthy things. :doh::wall:

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On 10/2/2021 at 7:35 PM, Bengalsfan said:

Optavia 5&1 plan....5 "fuelings" (bars, shakes, snacks, desserts, savory items) a day and 1 lean & green meal (lean proteins, green, lower carb veggies), healthy fats.  Easiest plan I've ever followed to lose weight.  I never imagined I would lose 150+ lbs.  You have a coach, super supportive online community, materials that help educate you and help you work on your mindset (which was the real difference maker for me).  Was a game-changer for me.  My 16 year old daughter actually just hit 50 lbs gone this past Wednesday and my wife is a few lbs away from 50 gone over the last 5 months.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gaoQefSurrbi8JHB6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YKXm5e2FErQJB5Ki9

 

That is outstanding. congrats, so well done.

I tried Optavia earlier this year, and it was working briefly, but I didn't stick with it.  Glad you found success there.

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On 10/14/2021 at 2:49 PM, AAABatteries said:

 

Are you doing Keto again?

Not a straight keto - way more veggies. Two staples are eggs and salads. Using cauliflower anywhere that pasta or rice would normally be.  Still struggling with work trips - trying to just do Chipotle salad bowls and Panera coffee for my meals.  

I think I also need to start logging food/exercise again.  I can’t eat unlimited meat at 45.  I want to add some light running and interval training so I can get in better soccer shape. 

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On 9/22/2021 at 1:26 PM, BigJohn said:

 

So, I'm going to put this in a quote box, so I don't take up an entire page.  I don't want this to come off as a sob story, pity-me bull####.  I'm not necessarily looking for tips.  I know what I need to do.  I'm not looking for sympathy.  I've been a total dickbag to myself for most of my life.  I'm not even necessarily looking for accountability.  I don't feel like anybody else should be responsible for my well-being.  This #### is up to me.  I'm going to try to update here somewhat regularly.   Honestly, I just feel better writing all this crap down. 

Hopefully every time I post an update here, I'll be less fat.  That's my goal.  :hifive:


Starting weight: 395lbs

Current Weight: 381.2lbs

This has all been accomplished by diet. Being very strict during the work week, and only having one meal in the weekend that I don’t track. Even for that cheat meal, I’m finding myself making better choices  

Leaving the house to go buy a new pair of gym shoes. Heading to the gym for some cardio. 

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53 minutes ago, Alex P Keaton said:

Anybody still around in here?

I’m back at it……gave back half of my improvement over the past 2.5 months.  Started a new job, not exercising enough, eating too much.  Basic math.

Back to the MyFitnessPal app.

Got down to 201. Now sitting at 215 so yes back at it :(

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2 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

December is always challenging for me.  I always put on 5 pounds but I am committed to avoid that this year.   It’s been a good year and it would be dumb to blow it now.   I have been around 195 most of the year and want to start 2022 there. 

I’m your huckleberry 

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2 days in.  Ended both days with ~250 net calories to spare.   Last year, I found that if I stick within the 1700 calorie range on average over the long haul, I lose about 1.5 pounds per week.   My goal is to lose that amount for the first 4 weeks, and then closer to 1 lb per week the following 4 weeks.  I don’t have a ton to lose — but at my height, 10-12 lbs makes a lot of difference in how I look and feel.

Can tell already that the tough part for me will be staying active enough, staying disciplined on eating when I take work trips in a couple weeks.  That’s my biggest challenge:  eat healthy while traveling and manage to get exercise on the road too.

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