View Full Version : 10 year break is over, now what?

01-11-2004, 07:57 PM
New guy, be brutal...

I got out of the military about 10 years ago and haven't done any exercise more strenuous than jacking my car. When I was in, I worked out regularly, did PT with the platoon and ran religiously. I was a fit paratrooper.

Since I got out, I gained 75lbs and am a flabby tub of lard. 6 weeks ago I hurt myself trying to get my jeans buttoned.

Enough is enough. I cut my caloric intake by 2/3, my fat intake to <15gr a day and have been true to this change for the last 6 weeks. I haven't really begun to exercise except for walking which I do every day at lunch. I figured that if I could lose some of the weight first, then running wouldn't be such a painful experience.

Well, I haven't lost a single pound.

Any suggestions on where to start?


Breakfast is either fruit or a low-fat oatmeal bar.

Lunch is a lean-cuisne or a 2.5gr/300cal pita and fruit.

Dinner is a skinless chicken breast and wild rice or vegetables.

I have been drinking about 2 liters of water a day.

What am I doing wrong?

Saint Patrick
01-11-2004, 08:00 PM
Cutting fat that low isn't necessarily a GOOD thing. Count your calories to see how much you're eating.

And do cardio if you want to lose that flab.

01-11-2004, 08:09 PM
Why would cutting the fat levels be a bad thing?

01-12-2004, 05:12 AM
Because your body needs fats still. Fats are not evil. If you're eating good fats such as omega 3's, olive oil etc then it's alright. Saturated fat is the one you gotta watch out for.