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  1. #211
    Dude... not cool Guerrero's Avatar
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    181 today, so I'm back down to where I was two months ago after a... ahem... relapse.

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    146.5 - 15.5lbs down. 11% for the year

    Up 1 lb from the weekly average of last month.

    The FitBit Scale says the average for the last week in April for body fat was 19.2% and the average for the last week in May was 17.6%. So the pound gain is probably just fine.

    My goal weight was 142. Now I am unsure if that is reasonable to get to as a working family man. Iíll keep it in the vision but I thinking the focus is now more on that percentage of body fat as opposed to a hard number on weight.

    Precision Nutrition has a good info graphic on ďThe cost of getting leanĒ - google will get you there. I think 15% is definitely reasonable for what I can put in. My limiter now is snacking between meals, eating too quickly, trying to get 7 hours of sleep, and getting the hours of exercise in.

    Last month I started walking with weight hard a few times a week and it appears I can keep it as a habit and I been getting out in the field for work. In the mornings I get out to the high school track next to the office and walk with my 45lb pack, and alternate laps adding a 25 lb Stihl MS461. I get smoked in a 1/2 hour, hoping I can push it to 45 minutes soon. Or carry the saw the whole time. I still got the Bataan Memorial March in my mind.

    So the plan is to keep that up, keep hard on the physical therapy on my hip, get my 15000 steps 6 days a week, and for the month of June 50 push ups a day, maybe mid month, Iíll jump to 100. Iíve done the 100 a day for a month before and the first few days my arms I could barely lift so I want to ease into it better.

    My 32 pants are falling off, I need some 30ís and hiking in the woods with 20 years olds is not a problem anymore, I can see myself holding up better then some.

    Hold the line gentleman, move as much as you can and donít eat like an asshole.

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    218# yesterday am. Continuing the march. More than 30# since I implemented my ďlife styleĒ changes. Goal is 215# by Mid July and #200 by end of year. From that point Iíll be happy with - 5# per year until I reach my goal of 180.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie Monster View Post
    Precision Nutrition has a good info graphic on ďThe cost of getting leanĒ - google will get you there.
    https://www.precisionnutrition.com/c...an-infographic


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie Monster View Post
    146.5 - 15.5lbs down. 11% for the year

    Up 1 lb from the weekly average of last month.

    The FitBit Scale says the average for the last week in April for body fat was 19.2% and the average for the last week in May was 17.6%. So the pound gain is probably just fine.

    My goal weight was 142. Now I am unsure if that is reasonable to get to as a working family man. Iíll keep it in the vision but I thinking the focus is now more on that percentage of body fat as opposed to a hard number on weight.

    Precision Nutrition has a good info graphic on ďThe cost of getting leanĒ - google will get you there. I think 15% is definitely reasonable for what I can put in. My limiter now is snacking between meals, eating too quickly, trying to get 7 hours of sleep, and getting the hours of exercise in.

    Last month I started walking with weight hard a few times a week and it appears I can keep it as a habit and I been getting out in the field for work. In the mornings I get out to the high school track next to the office and walk with my 45lb pack, and alternate laps adding a 25 lb Stihl MS461. I get smoked in a 1/2 hour, hoping I can push it to 45 minutes soon. Or carry the saw the whole time. I still got the Bataan Memorial March in my mind.

    So the plan is to keep that up, keep hard on the physical therapy on my hip, get my 15000 steps 6 days a week, and for the month of June 50 push ups a day, maybe mid month, Iíll jump to 100. Iíve done the 100 a day for a month before and the first few days my arms I could barely lift so I want to ease into it better.

    My 32 pants are falling off, I need some 30ís and hiking in the woods with 20 years olds is not a problem anymore, I can see myself holding up better then some.

    Hold the line gentleman, move as much as you can and donít eat like an asshole.
    That's a very good article - thanks for posting that. Assuming my waist measurements are correct, I'm at about 16% body fat right now. I think somewhere in the 13-15% range would be where I'd like to end up.

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    Down to 204 1/2!
    Back to 205- but I also spent a good part of the week on airplanes, which meant lots of starch & sugar and very little exercise.
    "You win 100% of the fights you avoid. If you're not there when it happens, you don't lose." - William Aprill
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    Thanks to Tom for covering my slack. Mods here are shit.

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    *sigh* Still haven't made it back to 208/33.5" since my cheat week, but seeing an improvement in the mirror, so...

    214#
    33.75" waist (around the belly button)

    According to Dave Draper math I have a lean body mass of 185.91 and 13.13% bodyfat (5/18 had 182.615 LBM 13.04% BF).

    Except for my thighs and my hips my other measurements are up slightly. I've been lifting weight (squats, overhead press, bench press, deadlift, & weighted chin ups) so maybe that explains the numbers.
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    So I've encountered a weird issue where I actually put on like 3# over a 7-10 day period and now I'm stuck back at 190, despite the fact that I still logged my food everyday and stayed within the same limits. For example, I've been under my caloric limit every day this week and my daily logged weight is like 190.0, 189.8, 190.2, 190.0, etc. Given how linear the loss has been previously using the same method, I'm at a bit of a loss as to why I suddenly gained back 3# and am now just kinda holding at the same average weight.

    Specifically, I've been operating under a 1,900ish calorie daily limit for the past 5 months. The BMR for someone my age and height is like 1,847 and a "sedentary" rate would be like 2,200. Given I'm still on crutches, I'd compare myself against the sedentary rate so, technically, I should be losing weight, but I'm not. I'm quite happy with the progress I've made losing 25 pounds thus far this year, but just curious as to why I've come to a screeching halt. Anyone encounter anything similar or have any ideas?

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    In my experience (logging every gram of food I've consumed for the past 9 months) calorie counting is an inexact process at best. Given the foods that I've typically eaten and the activity levels I've maintained, I've determined that the process is, at best, only accurate to within 20%. It's for this reason that I encourage people (mostly men, it's more complicated with women) to target a much larger average daily deficit -- at least 1000 kcal per day on average. This large of a deficit will be sufficient to overcome the inherent inaccuracy and maintain a steady weight loss.

    Now, larger deficits, are "harder" to achieve. This is where fasting comes in. If you don't eat at all a couple days a week, it's much easy to hit your targeted daily average deficit.

    Also, for me, sodium intake plays a role as well as I've seen apparent fluctuations and plateaus as a result of increased sodium intake and, what I assume is, an attendant increase in retained water.

    In any case, every time my weight loss stopped, I would fast a day or two and, like magic, the weight would start dropping again.

    YMMV, OMGWTFBBQ, etc.

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