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    Default Goal: Lose 35lbs.

    I started in January and I've lost 8 pounds so far. The diet is a whole foods type diet. I haven't finished the book yet but it's still payed off. It's almost a low carb diet but it lets you eat the carbs in certain foods. The foods are categorized in a Green Light group and a Yellow Light group. Eat as much and as often as you want from the Green Light group while being extremely cautious in the Yellow Light. I had personally been keeping up with calories even though it said not to. My work moved and I quit keeping up with them and haven't lost quite as much as I did when I was so I'm going to start doing that again. Nothing like looking at what you're putting in to make it reality.

    On the exercise side, my sons have a Wii and I bought UFC Personal Trainer many moons ago and am putting it to use a few times a week. The game is okay, it makes it feel like you're playing a game sometimes when you're really exercising, but it's got a lot of flaws. The biggest one for me is that the leg strap is funky and doesn't want to stay up. Sometimes it's hard to do the moves if you're having to hold it or pull it up.

    I've cheated. I ate a few bowls of ice cream last week. A couple of candy bars. I think this contributed to me not losing but a pound in 3 days vs 3 pounds in 3 days that I had previously done. It's still losing but I think I need to put that kind of stuff off until I reach my goal now.

    I've done some things right. Fast food is big. It's easy and it's everywhere. I go to a place that sells grilled chicken salads. I get it without croutons and salad dressing. I get them to put salsa in it instead. It's more like a grilled chicken taco salad without the chips/shell.

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    Sounds good man, i'm glad that you can keep it going. Just don't lose motivation and you'll be able to lose it in no time. But just because you lost 8 pounds in a month don't expect it to be gone in 6 months, so if your hopes are high it won't be crushed when you see you aren't losing weight at a constant rate.

    I keep telling myself to go lose some weight, but i've been really lazy. I have however lost 30 pounds in the past year over doing nothing different. My physical activity has died down a bit so I haven't really been getting fit, but surprisingly i'm not gaining any weight either, and I eat out at least 4 days a week. I try to lower my calorie intake, though that isn't always such a healthy option. Though for a person like me, I don't believe I burn that many calories, so a 2000 calorie diet doesn't seem too bad. Though in the past few days I've gone to 3000 . Calorie counting is a huge thing for me.

    I used to have some PE classes in college and exercise about 4 hours a week, and walk about 80 blocks a week (back and forth from the bus stop to school, etc). That's how I slowly lost weight. But I think you're doing great, I really wish I could continue on like you do. I have EA Sports Active 2 in my room on PS3. I have a really cramped room, almost no space to play it, and I feel weird jumping around since nobody else in my house knows what I'm doing (I don't want people to know I'm trying to get skinnier :P). I told myself I would play everyday when I got back from vacation... played it once in the past month. I was also thinking about getting a gym pass, but I'm not sure how motivated I would be. That and I know my mom would bug me and ask to come with me every time I go to the gym.

    Hopefully I can start getting back into shape soon , currently 170lb at 5'10". I was aiming for 160

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    I re-started my diet Thursday. My wife is helping me by doing all the cooking.

    I'm down 4lbs in about 3 days. Granted, this is probably all water weight or some other craziness.

    What I need to do is find something to motivate my ass to work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaiTengu View Post
    I re-started my diet Thursday. My wife is helping me by doing all the cooking.

    I'm down 4lbs in about 3 days. Granted, this is probably all water weight or some other craziness.

    What I need to do is find something to motivate my ass to work out.
    Exercise videogames always help . We all love video games, we hate exercising, combine the two, just like the OP has done. I'm trying to do that, but I lack the space in my bedroom hah. Just small things help though, like taking the stairs over the elevator, getting a good sleep and not eating so late and such. Also be sure that you're checking weights at the same time every time. Not like checking when you wake up, and then 1 week later after you just ate a big meal obviously.

    Though it's nice to see sometimes that I'm the same weight I was in the morning, than I was after a fat meal at Wingstop or Red Robins.. ^_^

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    This will probably be more effective for otherwise sedentary, unhealthy lifestyles:

    http://deadspin.com/5545674/the-publ...-diet-a-how+to
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    Honestly that would work. heh.

    I'm liking the diet. I feel better, have more energy. I don't like calling it a lifestyle change like they do on /r/loseit because I'm not a faggot but this really will change my life. Now I want to go out and do stuff instead of sit at home. Kind of weird that a diet change would do that to you. I'm planning a hiking and camping trip to do in the spring. I'm going fishing more in the spring. And I'm also going to join a shooting club.

    I'd really love to get out and do some running but every time I run I get a new pain and after two weeks of running every other day I develop shin splints and they hurt. Even starting slow like the couch to 2k type programs I can only last a month before it gets unbearable. Really sucks because I love how I feel after a run. Maybe I should get a bicycle and develop some Armstrong thighs. Too bad I don't have any friends who play tennis or soccer. Both excellent cardio sports.

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    Atomic if you consistently get shin splits, you need new running shoes, because the pair you have is ill-suited to your gait and pronation.

    Go to a running specialty store and get fitted for a pair. It'll be the best $100 you spend.

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    I did the same thing that guy in the article did and lost 50lbs over a summer. Also actual running shoes are a must most regular sneakers don't have arch support.
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    I've got higher than average arches. That's probably what it is.

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    Well it looks like routine may be just every Friday morning I play my EA Active 2, which requires a lot of jumping around, but I also just picked up "The Fight, Lights Out" for the Playstation Move, where maybe I can exercise in my room more discretely. I already feel sore and am losing weight though, so good for me, though extremely bad for my oversized clothing -_-.

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    God, I knoooooooow the feeling!

    My weight has been between 145 and 150 lbs. for years. Then a couple weeks ago I weighed myself:

    151.3 lbs.

    I was HORRIFIED.

    I thought, "Oh boy, here it comes you fatty fatty fat fat." But I was such a big whale that I felt just SOOOO depressed about.

    Everyday I'd look in the mirror and say,"You're just a FAT. You like your potato chip you FAT?" Then I'd smear around my mouth saying, "You fat whore! You like getting painted up don't you because you're just a FAT WHORE."

    (Okay everything before "I thought..." was true. I was horrified because I was scared that it was just the beginning of my fatness and blah blah being etc.)



    I don't like calling it a lifestyle change like they do on /r/loseit because I'm not a faggot but this really will change my life.
    Ya, well you're going to have to be a closeted "healthy lifestyle" person, because really you do have to adopt healthier habits to maintain yourself.

    Frankly, I think you should be honest with your family, unless you want your children to find out by catching you with an anonymous carrot you solicited from Craigslist.


    Also... diiiidn't know you were that old.


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    I have to say, I feel rather sore from my most recent workout, and it's rather satisfying. Looking forward to exercise again, though it doesn't seem I can get to it this Friday.. I always seem to be making excuses to not exercise . Lol I hardly wouldn't even consider myself fat anymore.. 170lb at 5'10".....oh well. I'd still like to hit 160.

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    Well I had a week of feeling rushed and giving in to fast food and ice-cream. I gained 2 pounds back. BUT I buckled the diet part down this week and lost 3 so I'm back on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atmoscheer View Post
    Atomic if you consistently get shin splits, you need new running shoes, because the pair you have is ill-suited to your gait and pronation.

    Go to a running specialty store and get fitted for a pair. It'll be the best $100 you spend.
    I didn't get fitted but I did get a hundred dollar pair of running shoes 3 weeks ago. With that and the stretching I've been doing after running I don't have shin splints. I do have a little shin pain but no where like my previous attempts to get back into running. It's awesome, I'm training and going to do a 5K Relay for Life towards the end of April.

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    My advice for shin splits would be better stretching as well. I've been through a couple nasty cases of shin splints that were prompted purely by my lack of proper stretching.

    Only reason I'm certain in saying that is because I was running with the same pair of shoes for something like 5 or 6 years and put thousands of miles on them. If it was the shoes I'd probably be crippled by now. Granted, body type is something to take in to consideration as well, but blah, blah, blah

    Nice work Atomic, keep it up! Will this be your first 5k?

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    Sort of. I've run the distance several times in basic training, I think we got up to 6 miles but not positive, but this will be my first race at that distance. In basic we ran 2 miles every other day then they upped the distance every so often. I was 17 then and I'm 38 now. Not much running since then.

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