Defatting Chat

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    May 05, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    This thread is for anybody posting on http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3181252 to leave comments, advice, kudos, etc.
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    May 05, 2013 9:02 AM GMT
    I'll join you! I seem to procrastinate like there's no tomorrow!
  • kw67

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    May 05, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    I'll join you as we'll. need someone to keep me in line
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    May 05, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    Nice! You want to just post goals or updates here, or email? Here's probably just as good as anywhere, if we can keep morons from leaving asshole comments.
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    May 05, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
    When I moved to Canada I weighed less because of the exchange rate.
  • He_Man

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    May 05, 2013 8:50 PM GMT

    I'm in the process of losing those last 5lbs - 10lbs of vanity fat, which believe me is worse than losing the initial weight. At my heaviest, when I was a former fatty, I was close to 300lbs (even though, I stopped weighing myself at around 280lbs) and had a 42'' waist, so I know what it's like struggling with losing weight.

    If I knew then what I know now, I could have saved myself years of headaches, physical pain and abuse. When I first started to lose weight, I was so ignorant about the whole process and became anorexic (from 300lbs to 150lbs in about 8 months eating nothing but ONE protein bar a day, living off of ephedra and fat loss pills) and then when I finally began to eat, I was an exercise anorexic, where you eat but feel the need to burn off every calorie that you consume by working out. All I was doing in the process was burning muscle mass, lowered my total muscle-to-fat ratio, which, true, did make me smaller, but I was a skinny fat guy, not a toned guy.

    What I'm leading to is that your physical appearance is mostly all about your diet! You can only spend so many hours a day in the gym burning off those unwanted calories, but it's what you do outside the gym, primarily in the kitchen, that counts. I just wished I spent more time mastering and planning my diet than all those useless hours starving, exercising (incorrectly) and burning all of those muscles in the process.

    We have to ask ourselves how we got to where we are right now, weight wise, that is, and we'll find that it wasn't because we didn't exercise or exercised too little. It was because of our food choices and our lack of restraint in the kitchen. We can't undo what we created by by working out 24/7 because that's not what caused us to become overweight in the first place. It was our dietary choices, so let's take that same path but, this time, undo the damage that we caused.

    If you want to change your body, change your dietary habits and completely rethink the whole role of food in your life. That combined with weight training, and you'll see results quicker than ever.

    A good way to be held accountable is to keep a food journal. This forces you to keep track of your total calories, protein, carbs and fat that you're getting every day. You can also see what foods sabotage your efforts and if you're getting enough protein to meet your activity levels. You should do a daily food journal and periodically post it here so everyone can see how you're coming along, give advice and see how your physical appearance is changing along with your diet. This would be a good tool to help you keep accountable.

    Best of luck
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    May 05, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    A real life partner is better than a virtual one. Why not do some cross fit or bikram yoga?
  • Puppy80

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    May 05, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    oozyrat saidAnybody interested in pairing up to lose some poundage. I'm one of those people that needs accountability to prevent me from getting lazy. Anybody on here actively losing weight through diet/exercise, that would like to keep tabs on each other's progress?


    I'll report in. Just got back from the gym. I did 35 minutes on the treadmill with intervals. I did 4 speed bursts from 5, to 5.5 to 6 mph for a 1/4 mile each time. Burned off 354 cals

    I'm a bit of a tech geek too, and recently I got a bluetooth heart-rate monitor to use. I've been trying some different apps and I used the Under Amour one today. I like it's clean simple interface and tracking of my intensity, heart rate, calories. The drawback is there is no way to export your info or save it to the cloud.
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    May 06, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    If you want to start a group and not use this forum, there is a website and mobile app called JEFIT. Get the pro version.

    Great fitness app that allows you to connect with other JEFIT members and track each others progress, motivate each other, etc...

    I would also suggest joining a Cross Fit class. I was (still do) work out at Planet Fitness but find it to be isolating as most members wear earbuds/headphones so there is very little interaction/motivation/ability to form friendships.

    At Cross Fit, I found the class to be very motivating, inclusive, friendly...YET still focused on working out, gaining strength, endurance, losing body fat....Cross Fit members talk with you about the upcoming workout and fitness goals/gains/challenges versus the annoying chit chat about nothing.

    Focus on overall fitness/strength/endurance versus weight.

    Good Luck with your fitness goals!
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    May 06, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    You don't know how relieved I was to find out this wasn't about "my boyfriend is chunky and I want to make him lose weight!" i.e. "how to de-fat my partner"
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    May 06, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    NJShiftyJK saidYou don't know how relieved I was to find out this wasn't about "my boyfriend is chunky and I want to make him lose weight!" i.e. "how to de-fat my partner"


    I was disappointed the thread wasn't about turning someone's boyf into less of an eyesore
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    May 06, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    Incendiary said
    NJShiftyJK saidYou don't know how relieved I was to find out this wasn't about "my boyfriend is chunky and I want to make him lose weight!" i.e. "how to de-fat my partner"


    I was disappointed the thread wasn't about turning someone's boyf into less of an eyesore


    I have to say I had the same idea. In any event, good luck with the fitness goals. Remember, your meals will play the greatest role in weight loss.
  • kw67

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    May 06, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    40 minutes on treadmill speed burst every two minutes.
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    May 06, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    I want to join but wouldn't it be good to start a group like on FB or google+ to keep taps without all the irrelevant comments?
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    May 06, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    I'll join in. My summer break is just around the corner so I need a little help keeping myself on the right track. I doubt I'm gonna make any significant progress, but if I can at least try.

    I'm willing to post here, or join any other sites if you guys prefer. Just tell me where. A Google account may have something to look into that may be helpful.
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    May 06, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
    oozyrat saidAnybody interested in pairing up to lose some poundage. I'm one of those people that needs accountability to prevent me from getting lazy. Anybody on here actively losing weight through diet/exercise, that would like to keep tabs on each other's progress?


    I think you are on to something.

    Maybe make another thread especially for this purpose????
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    May 06, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Count me in too. This was my primary purpose of joining RJ.

    I've already lost over 50 pounds then hit a brick wall for the last 5 - 8. Or so I thought! Met a personal trainer who's evaluation showed I have 20 to go. I hired him and have learned so much that I didn't know about nutrition. While he gives me accountability at the gym twice a week, I would love to have the same help and encouragement the other 5.
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    May 06, 2013 7:29 AM GMT
    Okay, I'll elect myself as thread president. Let's try it this way. I'll open a new thread and we'll post goals, then every week quote your goal and post results.

    New thread here: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3181252
  • dev_in

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    May 13, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    i'm doing it wrong icon_surprised.gif
  • MarvelBoy23

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    May 13, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    Thanks for starting this, it's always good to be held accountable~