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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:49 pm

http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/e4/

Interesting, from an engineer's perspective...

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by wolverine55 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:28 pm

Posting early again, because I hit a milestone today as I weighed in at 293. This puts me 40 pounds down from my all time high and 16 pounds down since the start of 2012.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by wilky on Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:47 am

although my weight this am is the same as it was a month ago (depressing), i took my first outside bike ride this am. I had been wondering if my biking at the gym was doing me any good. well i did the ride i normally did last year and did it in the same amount of time. the difference is when i did it today i had to walk the first 1/3 of it because my tire went flat over winter and i had to pump it up at the gas station. Considering that I am pretty pumped up.

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:01 am

Wgt: 198.6
Exercise: None

I decided to change things up a bit. The Adkins thingy wasn't working anymore, and even swimming 4 miles a week wasn't peeling off any pounds. I read about the Hacker's Diet (link above) and the thing I liked about it was it's simplicity. Basically, it's "eat less, do more" with a little engineering OCD thrown in.

So, I didn't swim a lick this week (been having some shoulder issues anyway) and just limited myself to 1800 calories per day. Yes, that means I'm hungry sometimes. Well duh. I log my goals (175 by my 30th wedding anniversary) and weigh-ins on Hacker's Diet site. I also log them on MyFactSecret.com, which has an Android app I use to measure calories during the day.

I also printed out a huge spreadsheet in E size engineering paper, and posted it on the side of the fridge. It's basically a calendar thru July with my 2-lb per week wgt loss goals listed on every Saturday. I needed to be 199 by today.

I was 204 on Sunday, 198.6 six days later.

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:15 am

Wgt: 197.2
Exercise: Couple miles in the pool, two rugby practices, 3 2-hour horseback rides.

Been pretty consistent on the Hacker's Diet/MyFatSecret web sites. Averaging about 1800 calories per day. Yes, I am hungry. I take that as a sign that my body is using stored calories. 22 pounds to go.....

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Post by wolverine55 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:14 am

Good month of March for me as I weighed in at 288 the past two mornings. This most importantly puts me down 45 pounds since I was at my highest, but also puts me down 21 since we began the challenge in January. My three month loss totals have been 8 in January, 5 in February, and then 8 again this month.

The warm weather this month helped me jumpstart my running program. I either walk or jog or both everyday, but the last five or six times I've ran, I've made it four miles, hitting that marker in 46-48 minutes which is a real good pace for me.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:10 am

Wgt: 192
Exercise: None until today, ran 5 miles on the trails in TN this am

Staying pretty religious about counting my calories using my phone app/web app. Only a couple of days above 1800. They say it takes 12 weeks for a human to form a habit, so I'm committed to sticking with this until June or so. I'm down 12 pounds in about three weeks, but today's low weight is surely dehydration. I'll take it!

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by center on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:04 am

Nice work Wolverine 55. Hope it keeps working out for you.

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by wolverine55 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:38 pm

Thank you!
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:27 am

First time in 4 years I've come home from TN thinner than when I went down!

Ran 5-6 miles every other day, rode my horse 75-80 miles on the others (including two 20+ mile days). Ate sensibly, didn't drink every night, but still had a good time.

Back at it this morning, 1000 yard swim and rugby practice tonite.

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by wolverine55 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:33 pm

Weighed in at 283 the last couple mornings. Down 50 from my high and 26 on the challenge. Still improving on the running as well--5 miles in 58 minutes the last two times I've jogged.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:16 am

Lowest I've been since the Triathlon last August: 189.4

Ran 4 this morning outside, did the ellip for 4 miles a few times during the week, and swam a couple miles.

The key for me is I'm actually COUNTING calories in, every day. I have a phone app that syncs with a web site, so every thing that goes in, gets counted. Averaging about 1800-1900 calories per day.

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by moxy on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:33 am

BirdWatcher wrote:Lowest I've been since the Triathlon last August: 189.4

Ran 4 this morning outside, did the ellip for 4 miles a few times during the week, and swam a couple miles.

The key for me is I'm actually COUNTING calories in, every day. I have a phone app that syncs with a web site, so every thing that goes in, gets counted. Averaging about 1800-1900 calories per day.

I could probably read back through and see you might have posted the name of the app. But, I am lazy so I will just ask, "What's the name of the app?"
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by Head Skin on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:42 am

wolverine55 wrote:Weighed in at 283 the last couple mornings. Down 50 from my high and 26 on the challenge. Still improving on the running as well--5 miles in 58 minutes the last two times I've jogged.
Congrats wolve. You are now smaller than me. I'm still hovering in the 283-286 range on a regular basis.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:53 pm

from fatsecret.com... not sure the app name

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by wolverine55 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:46 pm

Thanks, HP! It's been since at least the spring of 2006 that I've been in this good of shape. I was almost in disbelief when I was typing those numbers--both the weight and running times--in the last couple posts.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by pff on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:16 pm

moxy wrote:
BirdWatcher wrote:Lowest I've been since the Triathlon last August: 189.4

Ran 4 this morning outside, did the ellip for 4 miles a few times during the week, and swam a couple miles.

The key for me is I'm actually COUNTING calories in, every day. I have a phone app that syncs with a web site, so every thing that goes in, gets counted. Averaging about 1800-1900 calories per day.

I could probably read back through and see you might have posted the name of the app. But, I am lazy so I will just ask, "What's the name of the app?"

"lose it" on iPhone is very easy to use....u can even scan(camera) barcode and it inputs info for ya.....and its free!!
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by Head Skin on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:42 pm

My wife signed me up for a 5k on May 5th so I had her find out the route so I could run one before running a timed one. Ran it this morning in 29 mins. Not as fast as I want, but after standing around shivering last night at a track meet until 10pm it wasn't bad.

Also weighed 279 after the run.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by pff on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:32 pm

I had been going to the gym 4-5 days/week.... Wasn't watching calories and on weekend after beer and pizza I'd be the same or a little heavier....

So last Monday I weighed 304.....

I cut calories back to 1900ish,plus started walking again at lunch,and at home.

Today I weighed 294

I walked 11 miles,and did elliptical another 25 miles (m-sat) took Sunday off.

If I can have another killer week,maybe it will keep me motivated to keep it up.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by BirdWatcher on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:04 am

pff wrote:
Today I weighed 294

I walked 11 miles,and did elliptical another 25 miles (m-sat) took Sunday off.

Nice job!

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Re: fat man challenge

Post by 19delta on Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:07 pm

Here's an awesome recipe to eat a few hours after a tough training session:

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked white rice
1 cup frozen chopped spinach
1 cup of egg whites
1/4 cup olive oil
Lawrey's seasoning salt

Instructions:
1) Cook the rice
2) Mix in the frozen spinach
3) warm the olive oil in a frying pan
4) cook the rice and spinach in the olive oil for about 10 minutes. Turn the rice over so it doesn't burn
5) Add the cup of egg whites to the rice. Continue to cook until the eggs are scrambled. Add Lawrey's to taste

Macros:
100g carbs
22 g fat
44 g protein

Entire meal is right around 800 calories


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Re: fat man challenge

Post by Head Skin on Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:05 pm

No offense, but that sounds disgusting.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by net on Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:45 pm

sounds like spinach fried rice to me.
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Post by 19delta on Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:32 pm

net wrote:sounds like spinach fried rice to me.

Exactly...I actually thought about adding some chow mien noodles, soy sauce, and a couple fortune cookies but didn't want the extra carbs.

Best meal I have had in a long time.
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Re: fat man challenge

Post by 19delta on Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:38 pm

I will add that I really like egg whites. I thought that scrambled eggs would taste pretty crappy without the yolks but I honestly can't tell the difference, especially with a little Louisiana hot sauce or seasoning salt.

For breakfast yesterday, I made my son and I scrambled egg whites with some pork sausage and red and yellow bell peppers mixed in. He loved it. Tore that up!
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