Weight Loss...

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    Aug 13, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    So yeah I've lost 35 pounds so far this summer and I am down to a medium sized golf shirt (one of those nice fitted ones from the Pro Shop) I don't want that ripped super abs look but I just want the tummy fat fully gone. Still been biking 10 miles a day if I post a current torso pic will you guys 1. Not judge me (self conscious) and 2. Be helpful with tips and such?


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  • billbos

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    Aug 13, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    Wow ....CONGRATS man........i'm sure it was hard at first, but once you learn how to eat right and exercise, it's really not that difficult. Good for you.
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Holy Crap! I was just checking out your profile pics and what a dramatic change.

    Don't lose the cardio, stick with it. Soon you'll discover an interest in better eating habits as you continue to exercise. People try to change everything at once and it's just too hard.

    Excercise first and keep eating those Doritos. You'll still lose some weight and start changing the diet later once your dedicated to working out. I've always found if most people can hang on for 6 months they are lifers.

    Keep it up!
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    Just to point out- I eat healthy... I dont eat junk food or drink soda... straight water only for me and my mom has a salad for us with every meal so a lot of my weight loss is diet too
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    graniteknighte saidJust to point out- I eat healthy... I dont eat junk food or drink soda... straight water only for me and my mom has a salad for us with every meal so a lot of my weight loss is diet too


    Then just keep up with what your doing. I'm assuming you weight train at least a couple days/week. Muscle burns calories.icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    I mean I'm down in the 180s now... This is also a test of validation for me-- Self worth- Do I look okay?I take horrible pictures I should admit, If I showed on cam, I am thinner then that it shows in picture...

    *sighs and stresses*
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    You've done a great job so far! You should be very proud!

    Can I ask what kind of biking you are doing? Is it indoor (stationary) or outdoor? If it's outdoor, how difficult is the course? If it's indoor, are you varying your speed and resistance at all?

    I started doing biking as cardio, but eventually, I found it wasn't burning as many calories as I would like. I worked my way up to running, and I found that it did much better for me.
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    35lbs is not an easy thing. Congrats

    I'm fat myself so I have no suggestions. Larkin is the best guy to ask these kind of questions.
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidYou've done a great job so far! You should be very proud!

    Can I ask what kind of biking you are doing? Is it indoor (stationary) or outdoor? If it's outdoor, how difficult is the course? If it's indoor, are you varying your speed and resistance at all?

    I started doing biking as cardio, but eventually, I found it wasn't burning as many calories as I would like. I worked my way up to running, and I found that it did much better for me.


    Outdoor biking all surfaces (from sidewalks to road to grass) hills and stuff too- its funny maybe someone can explain-- I feel thinner in the morning, and what I have lost shows off better- My question is why do I get all bloaty in the afternoon?
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    Congratulations dude! I know how it feels to lose a good amount of weight over a season - amazing.
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    graniteknighte said
    DudeInNOVA saidYou've done a great job so far! You should be very proud!

    Can I ask what kind of biking you are doing? Is it indoor (stationary) or outdoor? If it's outdoor, how difficult is the course? If it's indoor, are you varying your speed and resistance at all?

    I started doing biking as cardio, but eventually, I found it wasn't burning as many calories as I would like. I worked my way up to running, and I found that it did much better for me.


    Outdoor biking all surfaces (from sidewalks to road to grass) hills and stuff too- its funny maybe someone can explain-- I feel thinner in the morning, and what I have lost shows off better- My question is why do I get all bloaty in the afternoon?


    Pretty common - you're more dehydrated when you wake up in the morning so your fat layer seems thinner and you feel more shredded.
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
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    graniteknighte said
    DudeInNOVA saidYou've done a great job so far! You should be very proud!

    Can I ask what kind of biking you are doing? Is it indoor (stationary) or outdoor? If it's outdoor, how difficult is the course? If it's indoor, are you varying your speed and resistance at all?

    I started doing biking as cardio, but eventually, I found it wasn't burning as many calories as I would like. I worked my way up to running, and I found that it did much better for me.


    Outdoor biking all surfaces (from sidewalks to road to grass) hills and stuff too- its funny maybe someone can explain-- I feel thinner in the morning, and what I have lost shows off better- My question is why do I get all bloaty in the afternoon?


    Pretty common - you're more dehydrated when you wake up in the morning so your fat layer seems thinner and you feel more shredded.


    This - plus a little gravity stretch of loose skin makes everything get saggier as the day goes by.

    You're doing a great job - keep up the good work..
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    You're doing awesome, man, keep up the good work!
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    yea congrats man great work. looking good too starting to see some bicep definition, and chest.

    just stick at it i alway find some good old fashoined heavy lifting helps when im at a plateau in my cutting phase. just helps bump up the muscle mass and make the definition pop a little more. but what you are doing is obviously working, dont stress mate your looking good to me icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    You'd be surprised how much liquid weighs. When you wake up in the morning you've sweat out/urinated out a lot of liquids. 1 Litre alone weighs over 2 lbs. When you factor in what you drink and eat over the day thats several lbs easily.

    You've made great progress though so you should be proud! You're getting close to not a lot of fat left to lose likely so it'll slow down but like others have said, stick with your biking and exercise. It will come off. Good luck!
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    Aug 18, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    Yeah man this is awesome! Very inspirational for someone new to this. Keep it up!
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    Aug 18, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    Congratulations! Keep it up! You can do this!!!!!!!!
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    Aug 18, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    I'm totally going to judge you.

    Losing 35 pounds is an incredible achievement and I just voted you my man of the day.
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    Aug 19, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Great progress! I can fit into a medium but my shirts still stretch out a bit. Recently I've been trying to find an ideal balance in calorie consumption. I typically swing over or under and don't lose anything. Have gone for weeks where I just ate oatmeal and healthy choice meals and didn't lose anything! Also consuming alcohol with friends and recovering from knee pain is slowing down my progress...

    You are totally on the right track and look fine. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 19, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    Pretty amazing! Could you try incorporating endurance running with your biking routine? I find I burn more calories in less time running than I do biking. Make sure that you are cutting back on the calories you are intaking.
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    Aug 19, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    Impressive work. Doing this while you are in your 20s is way easier than later. Keep it up and keep it off with the good habits you are embracing. One more season of this kind of training and you'll probably be where you want to be - tone and tight. With your body type, I think you could do a lot with weight training, as well. See what you think in a few months.