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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:14 pm

Well that explains the weird sensation on the deadlifting. I was going down to almost a full stretch (hands on the ground).
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Arnock » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:36 pm

Either that, or if you've got a power rack at your gym you can lift from the pins.

Like this, but lower

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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:22 am

I experienced someone doing curls in the squat rack yesterday for the first time ever. I was highly displeased.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:19 am

Say Hello to a Shoju that now weighs less than 200 lbs.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby cdan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:58 am

I hope everyone is remembering that losing a bit of weight is all well and good, but you need to stop before you risk being so thin you slip through your arse and strangle yourself...

If you are facing that risk you need to pretend to be an airplane until sufficient Krispy Kremes have been administered to alleviate the danger of imminent slippage.

P.S Forgot to add - congrats to everyone heading towards or actually meeting their goals. :)
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:41 am

Don't worry. My diet as of the last few days has consisted of hearty meals breakfast, lunch and dinner, topped with Doritos, Ringolos and Reese's. Yikes...
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:42 am

Shoju wrote:Say Hello to a Shoju that now weighs less than 200 lbs.

That's pretty incredible. Congrats dude!
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:44 am

Nikachelle wrote:
Shoju wrote:Say Hello to a Shoju that now weighs less than 200 lbs.

That's pretty incredible. Congrats dude!


Thanks much :) I'm pretty excuted. I see the "goal" in sight now.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby cdan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:53 am

Your feet?

Sorry, couldn't resist. At least I didn't say anything a bit further North. :)
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Sabindeus » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:45 pm

cdan wrote:Your feet?

Sorry, couldn't resist. At least I didn't say anything a bit further North. :)


You know you say that as a joke but damned if it isn't true
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Sabindeus » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:47 pm

Shoju wrote:Say Hello to a Shoju that now weighs less than 200 lbs.


congratulations!

I've been cheating too much on my diet... everything I have been trying to stick to food-wise now tastes shitty to me, when a week ago I was thinking to myself "yeah this can work, I can do this!"
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Make sure your diet doesn't just consist of "healthy" things Sab. We all like to eat treats and I think it's totally unrealistic to eat ONLY healthy day in, day out.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:59 am

Still hovering around 150-151 pounds, but my pant size is dropping so I'll just assume I'm ditching fat for muscle. I just bought two pairs of pants in size 8. I don't EVER remember wearing single digit sized pants, not even in high school. So frigging excited!
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:09 pm

Nikachelle wrote:Still hovering around 150-151 pounds, but my pant size is dropping so I'll just assume I'm ditching fat for muscle. I just bought two pairs of pants in size 8. I don't EVER remember wearing single digit sized pants, not even in high school. So frigging excited!


Woot!

I'm sure Invis is liking this?
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nooska » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:06 am

Woot Woot.

WTG Nika

I'm in denial right now - at the in-laws = 6-7 meals a day (well breakfast (with a danish), Early lunch (3-4 times the calories of normal), Afternoon "cofee" - really afternoon cake, early dinner (fastfood or biiiiig portions), then evenning "snack" - more cake)
Not participating is rude on some level, and I know Its jjust a few days and such, but still.. I'm in denial (hoping I can be back under 110 kg by thursday (first time I've been under that in12 or 13 years - not really sure tbh - when I stepped on the weight on thursday).

Not looking forward to monday, but on th eupside I've eaten so much I won't be hungry or wanting sweets for the next week or 2 when we get home.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Fridmarr » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:43 pm

Sabin

Don't diet, change your lifestyle. It's actually easier and provides the best chance that it will work long term anyhow. Start with the basics that are hard to argue with, increase the percentage of your diet that comes from fruits and vegetables, and try to remove as much processed food from your eating as possible. Create habits that support those goals so that eating better is second nature. There are plenty of resources available online that can help you.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:32 am

Sabindeus wrote:
Shoju wrote:Say Hello to a Shoju that now weighs less than 200 lbs.


congratulations!

I've been cheating too much on my diet... everything I have been trying to stick to food-wise now tastes shitty to me, when a week ago I was thinking to myself "yeah this can work, I can do this!"


Listen to Fridmarr.

It's just words really, but a change in lifestyle, as opposed to calling it a diet makes it SO MUCH EASIER I also find that I'm a more active participant in food shopping than I ever was. i want to know what I'm eating, and what I'm using to prepare food now that I care what I put in my body. I block out Sunday Mornings while the kiddoes are at church to go to the grocery.


And..... Hey! More Progress shots!

A refresher on where my wife and I were in weight. This is almost a year ago.

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I'm that big guy in the middle. My wife is directly to the right of me (my left). This next picture is a little harder to see, but this was Saturday, at the Chili Cookoff I participated in. The kids, are mine, and that is my lovely wife on my side again.

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94 pounds, and still going. I'd like to lose at least 20 more, but looking at my body right now, I might try and push for 30, and more tone.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:00 pm

I love progress shots! You guys look fantastic. Can I ask how much your wife has lost? (I know women tend to be more sensitive so not sure if you want to broadcast that.)
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:01 pm

Fridmarr wrote:Sabin

Don't diet, change your lifestyle. It's actually easier and provides the best chance that it will work long term anyhow. Start with the basics that are hard to argue with, increase the percentage of your diet that comes from fruits and vegetables, and try to remove as much processed food from your eating as possible. Create habits that support those goals so that eating better is second nature. There are plenty of resources available online that can help you.


I mean a lot of what you're saying is what I've been doing... I've all but stopped ordering delivery dinner and have been pretty good about cooking for myself the past few months, with a heavy balance towards vegetables, whole grains, lean meat/fish. I don't think I am necessarily "doing it wrong" so to speak.

I'm not sure I like the whole "change your lifestyle" thing. I've heard it said so many times without any real substance that I'm not really sure what it's supposed to mean.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby cdan » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:41 pm

It generally means that you should pay attention to what you eat. Not just quantities, but providence of produce, etc. It doesn't take much extra effort, but very often it takes a change of attitude about food. Not all food is created equal and the food production industry do not have your bests interests in mind - realising that and changing your eating habits accordingly is the single biggest lifestyle change in this context i.e. replacing "convenience" and pre-packaged foodstuffs with fresh produce and freshly cooked meals.

Everything else is just other people's advice from personal experience, but without that break from where most people are in terms of food and what they consume these days you are fighting an uphill battle.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Zalaria » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:47 pm

Another big part of what it means is you can't go back to how you ate and lived before you changed. Lots of people will diet and exercise for a while, get to their goal weight, then go right back to eating shittily and doing nothing, inevitably followed by complaining when the weight comes back.
When people talking about changing your lifestyle, they mean committing to eating healthy and taking care of yourself even once you've reached your goals. You have a bit more leeway when you're maintaining weight instead of losing it, but you still need to take care of yourself.

All that was about a general "you" and not you specifically, Sabin. It sounds like you're pretty much doing it already, so I'd say just keep it up.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Amirya » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:47 pm

Does anyone have this thing about eating food you cooked for yourselves? And by "thing," I mean that I find food I cooked for myself to be disgusting and unappetizing, even though everyone else likes it or loves it. I'm fine with someone else cooking it, but if I'm doing the cooking, it gets to the point that I put it on the plate, look at it, then just walk away.

(Of course, I am finding myself less and less interested in food altogether, which leads to irritation when the subject comes of up, "what's for dinner?" and my predictable answer of, "I don't care.")
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:50 pm

Nikachelle wrote:I love progress shots! You guys look fantastic. Can I ask how much your wife has lost? (I know women tend to be more sensitive so not sure if you want to broadcast that.)


Thanks :)

She has lost... Uh.... 35? 37? Pounds? MFP says 35, but I don't see a recent "Lost weight" post from her, so I'm guessing she didn't input the recent loss.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby cdan » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:55 pm

Amirya wrote:Does anyone have this thing about eating food you cooked for yourselves? And by "thing," I mean that I find food I cooked for myself to be disgusting and unappetizing, even though everyone else likes it or loves it. I'm fine with someone else cooking it, but if I'm doing the cooking, it gets to the point that I put it on the plate, look at it, then just walk away.

(Of course, I am finding myself less and less interested in food altogether, which leads to irritation when the subject comes of up, "what's for dinner?" and my predictable answer of, "I don't care.")


Not unusual at all. When you are doing most of the cooking that can happen easily. You either have to find a way of doing the task that appeals to your personality and how you are motivated or you get somebody else to do the cooking.

I take turns with my wife, but she does the majority of the cooking in our house. She finds that when I do a couple of nights that her appetite returns and she resets to the point where she can cook and enjoy the food for several nights before I need to jump in again.

We found that planning what the main focus of the meal was (i.e. having a meat and method to cook it identified for each day of the week) helped. We don't repeat that meal plan week on week, but we do plan each week ahead on a Sunday. Works for us. Maybe something similar could work for you.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Amirya » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:58 pm

Hmm, thank you. Maybe planning out something that requires little to no cooking will work for me (I actually do the least amount of cooking in the household, because I hate it so much).

Salads for everyone! :D

Seriously, though, thanks.
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