I feel so f*cking gross right now (just a rant)

  • Timbales

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    Feb 12, 2008 12:59 AM GMT
    I've been losing some bulk, haven't weighed myself, but I feel so damn gross right now. I did kickboxing tonight, took a shower then looked in the mirror. Things are saggier, and watching myself put on lotion (cue Silence of the Lambs reference) didn't help at all.

    I know it's actually a good step, ad it's my own fault for having the extra weight to begin with, but I just needed to vent.
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    Feb 12, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    Chin up guy. You have alot of living to do. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 12, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    It happens Timberoo! Chalk it up to a "not so good week" and forge on!! NO biggie!!
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    Feb 12, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    Sounds like a good starting point to me. Start journalizing your weight, measurements and feelings about these numbers and let that be your motivation. You can do it!
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    Feb 12, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    I myself avoid reflective surfaces at all costs. I think I might even paint over my mirrors.

    For you, it sound like you're in the right track. Sometimes change take longer than you want it to. It's possible that as you're losing weight your skin might be playing catch up with the fat loss. Keep at it and don't get discouraged!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
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  • Timbales

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    Feb 12, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    lol

    I'm scared to measure myself.
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    Feb 12, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    Tim,

    Don't be too hard on yourself. You're dropping weight, you're kickboxing - you'll watch your diet and be fine soon. You're a great guy in a lot of ways.

    I myself once gained over 15 pounds (about 10 years ago). My then partner was dying in the hosp. of non-hodgkins lymphoma. I sat by his bed in the hospital every night eating foods the nurses brought me. I didn't work out enough. The weight crept up on me without my being aware of it - since I was tall - it didn't really show that much. I started walking/running, working out again, eating right and the weight pealed off. I was around 37 then - your age, right? You can do it Tim!


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    Feb 12, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidI myself avoid reflective surfaces at all costs. I think I might even paint over my mirrors.

    For you, it sound like you're in the right track. Sometimes change take longer than you want it to. It's possible that as you're losing weight your skin might be playing catch up with the fat loss. Keep at it and don't get discouraged!icon_biggrin.gif


    You are hilarious!!!
  • Timbales

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    Feb 12, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    Thanks for the encouraging words.

    It's times like these I want to dive into a pint of Ben & Jerry's. I wonder if that kind of urge will ever go away.
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    Feb 12, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    I could give you something to dive into and his name won't be Ben nor Jerryicon_lol.gif J/K. It is a good thing that you're not satisfied. Remember that, and push yourself even harder. It'll all work out the way you wish as long as you remain true to your goal. Best of luck, pal!icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 12, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    I hate to tell you this, timberoo. But it gets worse in your forties. The body undergoes a metabolic change. So, develop your good habits now...you're gonna need them.
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    Feb 12, 2008 3:44 AM GMT
    Oh aint that true caslan (though you're looking good!)
    My worst habit martini's and Manhattan's which I now only allow myself to have on the weekends and i've dropped to only 2 drinks a nite and next week it goes to 1 and hopefully eventually none. But, I don't eat candy or junk food, never drank soda exercise regularly and take Geritol (nah, I don't take Geritol but it queued up really well right there).

    I'm with you Tim, i'm trying to knock off some pounds i gained after back surgery and looking in the mirror sometimes does NOT help.

    keep up the hard work!

    G....
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    Feb 12, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    man I cant tell you how many times my bf has heard your exact words from me. You just gotta keep fightn the fight and keep your goal in mind.

    When your finished changing, your finished.
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    Feb 12, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidThanks for the encouraging words.

    It's times like these I want to dive into a pint of Ben & Jerry's. I wonder if that kind of urge will ever go away.



    The urge never goes away; sometimes you have to give into that threesome. New York Fudge Chunk is highly satisfying, but always in moderation.
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    Feb 12, 2008 5:33 AM GMT
    Caslon saidI hate to tell you this, timberoo. But it gets worse in your forties. The body undergoes a metabolic change. So, develop your good habits now...you're gonna need them.


    And if you think Caslon's words are depressing, wait until you hit 50 !! That's when I looked and said, no fucking way.... so I hit the gym, especially the step mill and the ellyptical...dropped over 20 pounds, and gained some muscle along the way... you can do it.. if I can do it at 50, you can do it, trust me. Keep up the good work...and as for the Ben and Jerry's...yep, on occasion....not a problem, but you have to cut out something else.

    You can do it Tim.....good luck, you have a lot of friends behind you. How much you trying to lose?
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    Feb 12, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    Do you ever get that not so fresh feeling?
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    Feb 12, 2008 6:34 AM GMT
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    Feb 12, 2008 6:49 AM GMT
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    Feb 12, 2008 6:56 AM GMT
    It puts the lotion on itself or it gets the hose.

    Okay, someone had to do it.
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    Feb 12, 2008 7:48 AM GMT
    Google on andropause.

    Time to see the doctor and get on HRT - should be already, from about the age of 28.

    You'll be feeling better in just a few weeks, as well as be preventing disease.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially with androgens, and aging. It's time.
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    Feb 12, 2008 8:00 AM GMT
    Cheer up Timberoo it's hard i know!

    Eat an apple or Pear before meal's that get's the weight down!

    lt does get harder over 40 but look at some of the guy;s on here over 50..

    But you know some are born with great bodies and skinny ones can put on weight and muscle but the heavier and chubby ones it's really hard!


    Your heart count's most.
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    Feb 12, 2008 8:24 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidGoogle on andropause.

    Time to see the doctor and get on HRT - should be already, from about the age of 28.

    You'll be feeling better in just a few weeks, as well as be preventing disease.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially with androgens, and aging. It's time.


    You KNEW this was coming.....
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    Feb 12, 2008 9:49 AM GMT
    Truth is truth, however you slice it.

    Prevention is always better.

    It's a shame that men haven't been doing it for 40 years, like the women.

    No matter, times are a changing.
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    Feb 12, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    I hear ya Timber. I had sinus surgery which completely knocked me out. I got cleared last Friday to start back up "lightly" and I'm STILL sore!!!