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#1 Danno

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

So here is what the scale said this morning.

 

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My short term goal is to get under 200 by Jan 1. My long term goals are overall better fitness, lose body fat, build lean muscle, and to maintain a healthy weight in the 175 range. I am 6 ft and weighed 216 this morning. I will share my journey here by keeping a diary of what I eat, and posting my weekly weight on Sunday mornings. I hope some of you will chime in from time to time to offer encouragement and keep me accountable.

 

My biggest hurdle will be eliminating soda from my diet. My new mantra will be NOSE(not one soda ever) :)

 

I plan to start walking and exercising more, but will ease into that so that I don't hurt myself. 

 

Stay tuned.............


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:35 PM

Danno, I just may join you here ... it helps to be accountable...and I need to shed the 30 or so lbs I have gained since quitting! NOSE: I hear you about the soda, I just bought carbonated flavored water to replace the diet coke I have been guzzling forever!  :grin:


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:51 PM

I love the fact that you are taking the time to do this. When I began my quit I was already over weight. Spent alot of time searching old posts about weight loss. Any tips on getting fit and healthy will be much appreciated. I will be looking for your weekly posts. What a great idea. Ty

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

Is it pounds or kilograms Danno

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

I'm so signing up for this if we start an accountability thread for losing our quit weight!

I chalk up a lot of my smobriety to this forum.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:45 PM

Aye I am only drinking water and eating okayish I guess. I do not have that voracious appetite that people talked off. Hope I don’t gain a lot of weight !!!
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:03 AM

I thought I had lost the weight. But looked behind me in the mirror,...yep, there it is! Joined the gym again.
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:39 PM

Hey Gang,

Well, hell week is behind me. :)

 

After starting my new wellness journey last Sunday, it occurred to me that this was probably a bad week to start, considering I had a 4 day weekend. Long weekends equal beer drinking for me.....I love going out for wings and beer, and watching sports. So I did. :)The good news is I managed to completely avoid soda, chips, and cookies....three of my biggest vices.
My exercise routine consisted of 15-20 minutes each day of stretching and body weight exercises.....squats, lunges, planks, pushups, etc. Nothing to strenuous, but enough to get my heart rate up. I will need to increase this routine progressively as I continue to lose weight. I've been having pain with some plantar fasciitis, so I am staying clear of impact exercise until I lose more weight. I'm pretty happy with the result for week one, considering the long weekend.

 

Thanks to all for your posts and continued encouragement.

 

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

Is it pounds or kilograms Danno

 

It is pounds, Faith.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

Here is a look at my daily calorie intake.  I wanted to keep my intake to under 2000 calories per day, but went a bit over on a couple days. This week should be a little better.

 

11-19-17
2 eggs/2 ssg/toast - 320
bbq chicken breast/corn/potato - 410
celery stick w/1 tbsp cream cheese-46
4 baby carrots w/1tbsp cream cheese-64
3 tbsp trail mix nuts-110 per 3 tbsp
1 cup 2% milk-120
8 Red punch water/mix-8 cals per ounce-64
cheese stick-90
hamburger dip-200
fiber one brownie-90
1514

11-20-17
2 toast with jelly w/milk -250
2 eggs/2 ssg/sm hash brown-380
turkey/mashed potatoes/cream corn-497
celery w/cc-46
trail mix nuts-110
Beef dip-250
Brkfst bar-130
Flavored water-64
1727

11-21-17
2 toast with jelly w/milk -250
2 eggs/2 bacon/fruit-316
tuna casserole-392
green beans-31
salad-83
mixed nuts-150
pizza-330
Fl Water-64
1616

11-22-17
2 eggs/2 ssg/toast/milk-430
bbq beef/rice/green beans-430
3 bud light-330
Fl water-64
mixed nuts-150
cheese curds-220
1624

11-23-17
2 eggs/2 ssg/toast/oj-435
2xchili-600
mixed nuts-300
Fl Water-64
2 ale beers-300

1499

 

11-24-17
2 toast w/pb/oj-380
chili-300
trail mix-300
Burger w/fries750
7 beers-770
Taco/salsa dip-250

2750

11-25-17
2 toast w/milk-250
trail mix-250
turkey/corn/green beans/potatoes w/gravy-600
milk-110
flavored water-64
4 beers-440
boneless chicken wings-530
2244


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:27 PM

That's a lot of food each day, but hey you lost six pounds already so yay you! :)


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:12 AM

Here is a look at my daily calorie intake.  I wanted to keep my intake to under 2000 calories per day, but went a bit over on a couple days. This week should be a little better.
 
11-19-17
2 eggs/2 ssg/toast - 320
bbq chicken breast/corn/potato - 410
celery stick w/1 tbsp cream cheese-46
4 baby carrots w/1tbsp cream cheese-64
3 tbsp trail mix nuts-110 per 3 tbsp
1 cup 2% milk-120
8 Red punch water/mix-8 cals per ounce-64
cheese stick-90
hamburger dip-200
fiber one brownie-90
1514
11-20-17
2 toast with jelly w/milk -250
2 eggs/2 ssg/sm hash brown-380
turkey/mashed potatoes/cream corn-497
celery w/cc-46
trail mix nuts-110
Beef dip-250
Brkfst bar-130
Flavored water-64
1727
11-21-17
2 toast with jelly w/milk -250
2 eggs/2 bacon/fruit-316
tuna casserole-392
green beans-31
salad-83
mixed nuts-150
pizza-330
Fl Water-64
1616
11-22-17
2 eggs/2 ssg/toast/milk-430
bbq beef/rice/green beans-430
3 bud light-330
Fl water-64
mixed nuts-150
cheese curds-220
1624
11-23-17
2 eggs/2 ssg/toast/oj-435
2xchili-600
mixed nuts-300
Fl Water-64
2 ale beers-300
1499
 
11-24-17
2 toast w/pb/oj-380
chili-300
trail mix-300
Burger w/fries750
7 beers-770
Taco/salsa dip-250
2750

11-25-17
2 toast w/milk-250
trail mix-250
turkey/corn/green beans/potatoes w/gravy-600
milk-110
flavored water-64
4 beers-440
boneless chicken wings-530
2244


I am insanely jealous that you can eat like this and lose 6 pounds in a week! I would gain them!

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:15 AM

I failed to say,,,keep up the great work!

I'm happy for you to be taking this challenge on...I know how much better I feel for having finally dealt with the weight gain.

I know you will succeed! :)

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:48 AM

Nice. I on the other hand don’t feel like I am gaining or losing any weight 🤨 stuck here
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:33 AM

Thanks Danno for the post. It gives me some guidelines and ideas to follow. So glad you are sharing this with all of us. Wtg on the weight loss. Will be getting up and moving starting tomorrow

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:54 AM

Lol....I feel like a porker after reading some of the posts. My goal is to keep my intake under 2000 calories per day and to eat better. I went from a sedentary desk job to a very labor intensive job about 18 months ago....I burn A LOT of calories on my work days. We also get free meals at our office cafeteria, so I take advantage of that. :) The real victory this first week is that not one soda or potato chip passed my lips. If only you guys knew how much I enjoyed my jalapeno kettle chips....lol.

I'm not expecting a huge weight loss this week, but hope it's under 210. It seems like I have always lost 5-7 pounds in the first week on past attempts and then kind of hit a plateau. I am going to step up the exercising this week and see if I can get under 210.

 

Thanks to all for your posts and support.....much appreciated!!


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:57 AM

Lol....I feel like a porker after reading some of the posts. My goal is to keep my intake under 2000 calories per day and to eat better. I went from a sedentary desk job to a very labor intensive job about 18 months ago....I burn A LOT of calories on my work days. We also get free meals at our office cafeteria, so I take advantage of that. :) The real victory this first week is that not one soda or potato chip passed my lips. If only you guys knew how much I enjoyed my jalapeno kettle chips....lol.
I'm not expecting a huge weight loss this week, but hope it's under 210. It seems like I have always lost 5-7 pounds in the first week on past attempts and then kind of hit a plateau. I am going to step up the exercising this week and see if I can get under 210.
 
Thanks to all for your posts and support.....much appreciated!!


Don't feel like a porker...it's obviously working!

And congrats on the chips and soda. I know what it's like to have a huge victory in giving up things things that "trigger" you to keep eating or drinking. Did someone say wine? :D
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:43 AM

Congratulations Danno!

What a difference a bag chips and a few sodas can make. Oh and chocolate...I can't give that one up entirely.

I managed to lose 25 pounds over the last year. Here is what a typical weekday might look like.

Plain greek yogurt with honey and fresh blueberries
1 hard boiled egg with celery and carrot sticks
One slice of whole grain bread with butter, 1 can tuna with 1 tablespoon of mayo and chopped celery
1 apple
6 to 8 oz Atlantic salmon filet, grilled with lemon and capers, steamed vegetables (eg. broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts, green beans
1 apple

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is wine with dinner and usually fresh berries for dessert.

Water, water, water!

I also walked every day (40 minutes) with 3 one hour workouts a week (light weights and low impact cardio).

It wasn't nearly as hard as quitting smoking. Now where did I put that chocolate?
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:20 AM

Lol....I feel like a porker after reading some of the posts. My goal is to keep my intake under 2000 calories per day and to eat better. I went from a sedentary desk job to a very labor intensive job about 18 months ago....I burn A LOT of calories on my work days. We also get free meals at our office cafeteria, so I take advantage of that. :) The real victory this first week is that not one soda or potato chip passed my lips. If only you guys knew how much I enjoyed my jalapeno kettle chips....lol.
I'm not expecting a huge weight loss this week, but hope it's under 210. It seems like I have always lost 5-7 pounds in the first week on past attempts and then kind of hit a plateau. I am going to step up the exercising this week and see if I can get under 210.

Thanks to all for your posts and support.....much appreciated!!


You are a grown man and need fuel and that food diary is not a lot. Sometimes I get full up on a boiled egg but who can survive on just that.

The problem with diets and eating a lettuce leaf is you lose weight and then pile it back on as soon as you stop dieting and eat like a normal person.

What you are doing is eating as you normally would but counting calories. This is much more likely to make you lose weight and keep it off.

Weave in some exercise and it will be perfect. Do a run if you are going to drink beer and eat wings. I know a boxer who has all sorts of crap but works it off in training.

You are losing weight so you're clearly doing it right 😀

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:05 PM

Oh MissyCat thank you for some guidelines for women to follow. Gonna try your menu for a week and also incorporate both your and Dannos exercise routines. Hopefully others will post some tips. So love this post. Thanks again Danno. Looking forward to your weekly updates.




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