Fatty fatty 2x4, can't fit through the kitchen door.

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    Nov 14, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    No, I'm not being offensive. I'm speaking of myself. Basically, I'm shamelessly plugging myself. For those of you who don't know, I broke both of my wrists back in August (for hilarious pictures, see profile), and over the course of the last few months I've managed to gain almost 25 lbs. Which is ridiculous. So weight loss, here I come. I've gotten rid of any unhealthy food in the house, and have followed the guidelines of both RJ's healthy grocery list as well as the healthy weight loss program, and today am beginning my meals. I'm also about to start a new work out program (now that my wrists are functional again!), and of course kick the cardio into high gear.

    So wish me luck! Any advice you may have, I'd be happy to hear it!
  • Timbales

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    Nov 14, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    Were you pretty fit beforehand?
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    Nov 14, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    Yeah, I was in decently good shape. Not the best of my life, but not horrid either.
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    Nov 14, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    If you can get your diet under control and find a way to get some exercise in, you'll probably be ok. If you are looking for a way to drop it faster, consider eliminating dairy and wheat from you diet, along with sugars and fats of course.
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    Nov 14, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    I find that eating less as the day goes along helps me. Also don't skip breakfast, you are more likely to over eat later in the day. I am blessed in that I can turn my nose up at junk food quite easily.

    Try and curtail your alcohol intake if possible, especially beer. Not only is alcohol high in calories, but it often leads to an attack of the munchies which helps put on the pounds.

    If you are going to snack (and who doesn't once in awhile) try and pick out healthy alternatives. Low-fat yogurt or fresh fruit are my favourite.

    Breaking both wrists sounds extremely painful (I have never broken a bone in my life, knock on wood). Hopefully the mending process is going well.
  • auryn

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    Nov 14, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    *sigh*

    I miss Drawn Together.
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    Nov 14, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    Auryn said*sigh*

    I miss Drawn Together.


    Me too. I was wondering how long it would take for someone to get that reference!

    Giving up booze will likely be one of the hardest things I will do! I kind of love to drink. A lot.

    But as far as eliminating dairy and wheat, I want this to be healthy eating, not just a diet, so I'm keeping wheat & dairy in the mix, just making sure that I control my intake.

    As far as breakfast, it's my worst habit. I usually don't eat breakfast. I need to. In fact, I got back in my old college habit while having my injuries. You know, the one of eating a HUGE midday meal and nothing else. Oh, and then drinking at night. That was a good plan. So now I just need to get up 15 minutes earlier to make sure I get some breakfast in my system! I'll be honest though, it's usually cereal, because I'm too lazy to cook first thing in the morning, especially if I'm under time constraints. Anyone have any good ideas for quick breakfasts? How about meal shakes? Anyone know any good breakfast shakes?
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    Nov 14, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
    It takes me a bit of time to become coherent in the morning. If you wanted me to sell my soul, 8AM is the time to do it. That said, I manage to make breakfast every day.

    Oatmeal takes three minutes in the microwave. Add flax seed and some real maple syrup and you have a delicious breakfast. Once I get to work I crack open a yogurt. There, you have your carb heavy breakfast, fiber, protein, and delicious, delicious maple syrup.
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    Nov 15, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    Hmmm... Good idea. I always forget about oatmeal. I don't do maple syrup though (I used to when I was younger!). I generally just putt a dash of brown sugar on it.

    For example though, here's some of what I eat now. Something for breakfast. Probably oatmeal or Raisin Bran. Then, for my at work foods I have a hard boiled egg, a granny smith apple, hummus with carrots and Triscuits, and as my main course turkey chili (complete with carrots, corn, red peppers, & kidney beans). This of course, will be spread over the course of about 10 hours. For dinner I will probably have fish, either grilled salmon or some tuna salad. Heh.... I funnily enough went to make pasta sauce this afternoon and ended up with chili. Go figure.