MGS Weight Loss 2011

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Big Virgil:
Time to update the '09 sticky.

I am working on it hard this year.  Last summer I rode my bike alot, but was eating quite a bit since I was always hungry from riding.  Gotta figure that out this spring when Mtn biking starts up again.

Started working out at home, pretty much every day.  Been lifting and doing some cardio at the gym and nothing has changed in the last 2 years, so I decided to jump, jump, jump around at home changing up the routine.

Biggest change is I started counting calories using a free droid app on my phone.  FYI - Myfitnesspal.  Based on height, weight, age, and activity level, tells you how many calories, and by extension fat, carbs, etc to consume daily to lose whatever you desire.  If 1lb per week, then it calculates your daily calorie intake to lose 1 lb per week.  You enter your food either by searching (typing it in) or you scan the bar code (snack bar, can of soup, etc), and it pulls all the info.  Since it is cutting your calories to lose the desired amount (I selected 1.5 lbs per week) when you exercise, you add those calories to increase your daily intake by that amount.  If you burn 500 calories, add that to your daily allotment.  So, if I exercise, I can have a couple pieces of pizza for dinner on a weekend, or I can have a couple of margarita's and stay within my calorie limit.

By entering everything into the app, it is amazing how many calories I was consuming before, and not losing weight.  The calorie count drives the portion control and choices you make daily.

Over the last 5 weeks, I'm down 10 lbs, including DIV playoff round, AFCC and Superbowl.  Started at my normal 235 now 225.

Pretty cool.  Was looking to lose 15 by end of March, but now I'm thinking I should easily be able to lose 20, since I'm already down 10.  I think exercising daily is kicking me up to the 2lbs per week levels.

That's all I got.

VaBchSteelersfan:
You go, BV! I hit the big 5-0 this year and somehow have managed to lose 23 lbs. since last July, mostly by walking 4-5 times a week and no snacking after dinner. Best of all, my blood sugar sare typically running in the 'acceptable' range, as opposed to the 200+ & 300+ levels I had previously.
Best of luck and here's to your success!

otismalibu:
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I hit the big 5-0 this year and somehow have managed to lose 23 lbs.

You and Zsa Zsa. Shit's just fallin' off.

Finnegans Wake:
Quote from: otismalibu on Feb 16, 2011 at 16:10

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I hit the big 5-0 this year and somehow have managed to lose 23 lbs.

You and Zsa Zsa. Shit's just fallin' off.


Another clever reference to the Chris Henry truck.

Some folks are saying he staged that whole shit with a big watermelon and a replica jersey, and ran into the woods. 

otismalibu:
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Some folks are saying he staged that whole shit with a big watermelon and a replica jersey, and ran into the woods.

That's sickening.

A dude with his money should have been wearing an authentic, not a replica.

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