Undergoing renovations

  • Timbales

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    Aug 22, 2008 10:59 PM GMT
    A switch has been turned on in my brain. I recently went on vacation and looked at all the pictures with me in them. I looked horrible in all of them. Rolls, no jawline, just horrible.

    I decided to sit down with one of the trainers at the gym and review my goals. I'm 5'9" and told him that I'd like to be at 165lbs, asking if he thought that was a reasonable goal. We did a 9 point bodyfat analysis and I was honestly shocked to discover my bodyfat percentage was 41.67. I thought I was probably in the low 30's.

    We talked for over an hour, and he explained to me how my body is used to utilizing the food I eat and how the food choices I make continue to keep my body the way it is.

    I'm starting a 6 month diet plan this weekend that will retrain my body how to use the food I eat and burn off the excess fat. Coupled with the cardio plan and weight lifting I already do, we're hoping that I can maintain and add more muscle mass while shedding fat. I'll be checking in with him weekly and measuring my bodyfat loss monthly.

    He's warned me that I may not be happy when I look in a mirror for awhile, that a 'saggy beanbag' effect will be taking place, and that I shouldn't get discouraged. That's why I say I'm undergoing renovations. Fixing the foundation and rebuilding from that.

    I don't blog, so thanks for your patience in reading this.
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    Aug 22, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    You may have seen these before, but may I recommend again:

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    You_Staying_Young.jpg

    But still I am thinking about getting a nutritionist to coach me. I DONT DO HUNGER...so what do I do? tee hee hee *snort*
  • Timbales

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    Aug 22, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidYou may have seen these before, but my I recommend:

    [url]http://pquiggle.tripod.com/photos%20/youonadiet.jpg[/url]

    [url]http://pquiggle.tripod.com/photos%20/You_Staying_Young.jpg[/url]

    But still I am thinking about getting a nutritionist to coach me. I DONT DO HUNGER...so what do I do? tee hee hee *snort*


    I'll think about getting those. This is the guy I'm working with. http://www.iamwellrounded.com/jeramy.html

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    Aug 24, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    humorous pictures
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    Aug 24, 2008 2:30 PM GMT
    Timberoo I clicked on you because that picture of stonehenge made me home sick a bit! It looks great with the clouds!
  • Timbales

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    Aug 24, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    TurkishDelight saidTimberoo I clicked on you because that picture of stonehenge made me home sick a bit! It looks great with the clouds!


    Thanks. I did a thread with all my vacation pics from England awhile back. I started and ended in London, and went to Brighton, Arundel, Stonehenge and Oxford.
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    Aug 24, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    woo good luck with the renovation Timberoo, all the best!
  • healthseeker

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    Aug 25, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    Hi Timberoo.
    I am doing some renovations myself this fall.
    I'm not sure about your build but we are about the same height. If my memory of being 165 and from looking at other RJ'ers who are the same height I think 165 is a good weight. It's my goal weight as well.
    Good luck with the renovations!
  • EricLA

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    Aug 25, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    Congrats, Timberoo. I usually find trainers at the gym to be trainers in name only, and not educated or skilled enough . But, it sounds like your trainer was exactly what you needed and told you the unvarnished truth, while at the same time preparing you for what it's going to take to get to your goal. Glad to hear you're getting support for the changes you want to make in your life. We're right there with you.

    Eric
  • Timbales

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    Aug 25, 2008 7:44 PM GMT
    Thanks guys.

    I was just offered a cookie ate work, a fresh homemade chocolate chip one that looked and smelled so good, but I refused.

    6 months from now, a cookie won't be a big deal. Right now, it would be working against the foundation.
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    Aug 25, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    Get 'em Roo. We are all on your side and supporting you 100%. You can achieve it buddy!icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 25, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    You're on the right track Timber. If you ever feel like giving up or it's just not possible...remember we're here for you.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 27, 2008 12:55 PM GMT
    I ran on the tread mill yesterday as part of my interval cardio work. The pounding noise I was making made kind of self conscious.
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    Aug 27, 2008 1:01 PM GMT
    Keep it up Timberoo... we're rooting for you.
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    Aug 27, 2008 1:09 PM GMT
    Sounds like you're ready for the commitment, which is probably the hardest part. Good that your trainer gave you insight into what to expect to go through, too. Otherwise, you might feel like it isn't working and give up. Good luck with the "renovation" and keep posting your results. I'm sure everyone here is ready to be a support base.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 03, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    Thank God for Mrs. Dash.
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    Sep 03, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidThank God for Mrs. Dash.

    Yeah, she's awesome. Just don't let her mix with Mrs. Paul's and Mrs. Butterworth.
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    Sep 03, 2008 8:51 PM GMT
    Good luck, Tim! You can do it! Just visualize the end result!
  • Timbales

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    Sep 03, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    1969er said
    Timberoo saidThank God for Mrs. Dash.

    Yeah, she's awesome. Just don't let her mix with Mrs. Paul's and Mrs. Butterworth.

    No way, Mrs. Butterworth is a whore and Mrs. Paul's is frigid.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 07, 2008 2:10 PM GMT
    I had a really good breakfast today that fell within my diet.

    2/3 cup instant oats
    1 tsp of baking powder
    cinnamon
    nutmeg

    processed in a blender until it made a flour-like consistency

    2/3 cup eggwhite
    1 tsp vanilla

    blended to smooth

    cooked up in a frying pan sprayed with some Pam

    yummy yummy yummy
  • Timbales

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    Sep 22, 2008 1:49 PM GMT
    I've lost bulk, and the scale says 7 pounds, but it feels like more. Pants are getting roomy at the waist, which is dangerous for me. I need to have some taken in or get some new ones. My check-in is on Thursday when I'll find out what percentage I've lost.
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    Sep 22, 2008 2:07 PM GMT
    WOO HOO! Congrats Timberoo!
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    Sep 22, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    Congratulations, Timber!

    I think dieting is one of the hardest thing in the world to do. To resist your own urge to eat is a tremendous feat.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 25, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    I'm scared. I'm starting to like broccoli quite a bit.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 25, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    I had my check-in this evening. I've lost 15 pounds of fat and added 6 pounds of muscle. I've dropped my bodyfat percentage by over 5.5%.