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    Brother's journal

    Well.. after a few non-serious and inconsistent attempts, I begin afresh:

    Three priorities:
    1. Weight loss
    2. Build muscle
    3. Enjoy myself
    Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

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    Good luck, man. How are you planning to acheive these goals??? It'll give us a better idea on giving you suggestions and encouragement.
    You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'-Homer Simpson
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    Thanks..

    Well.. what I've been doing so far, but more regularly and consistently:

    Have smaller meals - my line of work doesn't really allow for the often recommended six small meals, so must go about it by eating better quality food more often than I do now (three squares at the mo).

    Early wake up (6am as opposed to 6:30am)
    5-10 mins v. brisk walk around the block to warm up
    Then 20 mins of weights - not really concentrating on any particular area, just getting the heart rate up to start burning. Keen to hear what you'd recommend here. Got some basic weights at home: dumbells, barbell, bench, bike.

    That and an afternoon brisk walk for 30 mins before making dinner.

    As for having fun, well, I listen to music..!

    As I said, very keen for contributions on 'where to from here'

    About me: 22yoa, 125kgs (yes, I know), 6ft.

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    Nice to see you starting a journal. A few questions:

    How many cals are you planning to take in a day?
    How much weight do you want to lose?
    Do you know your Body fat%?
    Do you have a weight routine in mind?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    Nice to see you starting a journal. A few questions:

    How many cals are you planning to take in a day?
    How much weight do you want to lose?
    Do you know your Body fat%?
    Do you have a weight routine in mind?
    Cals: I'm not sure what's best here. I just eat muesli and a piece of fruit in the morning, a salad or sandwich for lunch and a light dinner. I also keep a glass of water on my desk and am forever topping it up (which is about as often as I 'go').

    Weight to lose: 30kgs eventually, but want to be 120kgs by Easter; only 1-2kgs a week.

    BF%: no idea - I suppose I'd be in the Homer Simpson club: "Hey, this man has 104% BF!"

    Weight routine: yeah, I found on the web a fat burning 1/2 hr work out. It basically looks like this:

    2 min Aerobic Segment (AS)
    1 min Tricep kick-back/squat
    3 min AS
    1 min Deadlift
    3 min AS
    1 min Hammer-curl/squat
    3 min AS
    1 min Upright row/squat
    3 min AS and cool down
    3 min Abdominals - I have an ab-roller thingy
    3 min Stretch

    As I said, still keen for more contributions and ideas.

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    well as an example i weigh 250 and am cutting i take in 2500-2600 calories a day.

    I work out 7 days a week. I want to lose 20 pounds and 11 % bodyfat.

    i do the follow as a routine

    monday-chest/back then cardio
    tuesday cardio
    wednes legs then cardio
    thursday triceps/biceps shoulders then cardio
    friday through sunday cardio

    that is an example of my workout you may want to try the wbb1 routine. my first suggestion would be eating more.

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    Know where I'd get a calorie calculator? Or at least a meal conversion table?

    Eating more? Surely I've had enough already!?

    What's cardio precisely and succinctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by briancurran01
    well as an example i weigh 250 and am cutting i take in 2500-2600 calories a day.

    I work out 7 days a week. I want to lose 20 pounds and 11 % bodyfat.

    i do the follow as a routine

    monday-chest/back then cardio
    tuesday cardio
    wednes legs then cardio
    thursday triceps/biceps shoulders then cardio
    friday through sunday cardio

    that is an example of my workout you may want to try the wbb1 routine. my first suggestion would be eating more.

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    cardio is riding a bike, walking, running activity to get your heartrate up. www.fitday.com is what i use to track my calories it is very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancurran01
    cardio is riding a bike, walking, running activity to get your heartrate up. www.fitday.com is what i use to track my calories it is very helpful
    Ah.. thought so (re: cardio).

    www.fitday.com is very helpful indeed! Man, too many carbs!

    Bench pressed 28kgs: don't laugh, that's good for me!

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    Aim for 2700 cals a day and you should start losing about .5-1 kg a week. That would be a good place to start. And yes, eating MORE is needed for sustained weight loss. When you don't eat enough, your body starves and then it stores everything it gets. Your energy levels go down and you can actually start gaining weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    Aim for 2700 cals a day and you should start losing about .5-1 kg a week. That would be a good place to start. And yes, eating MORE is needed for sustained weight loss. When you don't eat enough, your body starves and then it stores everything it gets. Your energy levels go down and you can actually start gaining weight.
    I need to up my intake by about 700 cals/day: what do you recommend? I love dairy, but is the fat content too high? What about tuna pasta?

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    I love half-days:

    30 min cardio walk
    30 min weights

    Sleep: 7 hours plus 1/2 hr lie in.

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    I would limit the dairy. Don't worry too much about fat content though. Eat high protein foods. Chicken breast, tuna, turkey are your best sources for quality calories. Check out the diet forum for a ton more info about what to eat.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Just had a small tin (100g net) of Tuna. Wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Must take some mid-avo btw lunch and dinner: fourth meal.

    Resolution: Cardio in the morning from 6am and weights in afternoon. Sunday and Wednesday rest days.

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