Questions as My Journey Continues.

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    Mar 04, 2015 11:03 PM GMT
    I am 5'3" my initial weight when I started my journey was 194 pounds - 2013. The only thing I have ever really done was running. I would hit those weight machines and do like three sets of 12 reps, but to be honest I don't even know what I am doing, so I think running was really the thing that lost all my weight. Took me around 5 months to get down to around 140 pounds.

    I started my weight loss journey again this year and I was at 145lbs. After 6 weeks now I am currently at 137.5 pounds.

    Now my problem lies at the fact that I still have a loose belly and I am not sure if I continue to run whether this will help me reduce this loose belly of mine?

    I always drink whey protein with milk after my running, is this needed or I don't even need to drink protein shakes at all?

    I have to say that I do have a injured shoulder, so I never really touched weights this time around. I do interval training and running for a long time at a steady pace. I also eat fairly clean, although I do eat out twice or thrice a week.
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    Mar 07, 2015 3:12 AM GMT
    onesky saidNow my problem lies at the fact that I still have a loose belly and I am not sure if I continue to run whether this will help me reduce this loose belly of mine?


    You'll want to begin lifting weights, but you'll have to learn to do it right with a trainer. Have your shoulder injury looked into, and begin treatment for that before you do much upper body work (the kind your arms are required for).

    Lower body work should start immediately: legs (quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves). Also, abdominal exercises and lower back exercises (which won't necessarily aggravate your shoulder).

    Beginning these exercises will prime your body for A) losing more fat even while you're at rest, and B) altering your body's hormonal state (a higher testosterone level).

    The loose belly: is it loose skin, or subcutaneous fat? Loose skin will tighten up over time (but don't be surprised if it takes awhile). You'll lose more of that subcutaneous fat when you begin adding more muscle. You may find that the protein powder helps you build the muscle, so don't worry about it (unless you're consuming too much).
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    Mar 09, 2015 1:59 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    onesky saidNow my problem lies at the fact that I still have a loose belly and I am not sure if I continue to run whether this will help me reduce this loose belly of mine?


    You'll want to begin lifting weights, but you'll have to learn to do it right with a trainer. Have your shoulder injury looked into, and begin treatment for that before you do much upper body work (the kind your arms are required for).

    Lower body work should start immediately: legs (quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves). Also, abdominal exercises and lower back exercises (which won't necessarily aggravate your shoulder).

    Beginning these exercises will prime your body for A) losing more fat even while you're at rest, and B) altering your body's hormonal state (a higher testosterone level).

    The loose belly: is it loose skin, or subcutaneous fat? Loose skin will tighten up over time (but don't be surprised if it takes awhile). You'll lose more of that subcutaneous fat when you begin adding more muscle. You may find that the protein powder helps you build the muscle, so don't worry about it (unless you're consuming too much).


    Hi Mikey,

    Thanks for the advices, I will definitely start doing some workout for my lower body, but should I still maintain the same about of cardio or reduce it because I started to do workouts for my lower body?

    And yes, my belly is quite loose but have began to shrink but the looseness is still there it is good to know that they will still tighten if I work it over time. Also is there anything to help me with my stretch marks? Or will it always be there?
  • CX838

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    Apr 12, 2015 3:25 AM GMT
    Protein can help you to burn fat. Just like charcoal to keep the fire burn. And your protein with milk means you mix the protein powder in full cream milk ?
    I think you better have protein an hour or two before you run. Depends on how many oil in your previous meal. After you run. Try not to eat anything. Maybe drink some sports drink like sodium thing you know ?
    Everyone would have a fake limited. I was stuck at 130 for ages. I just reduce half portion I eat. Never make yourself feel full or too hungry. And now I usually eat one a day or I can separate my meal in two. that's how to cross the line and down to 120.
  • WCROC

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    Jun 07, 2015 12:44 PM GMT
    I used to weigh 265, and at 5'4 that is a lot. See, at my size, I caused my skin to be so stretch beyond repair, and I got a lot of stretch marks. If you have seen that movie click, where Sandler gets that flap, that is what I had. I've dropped over 120lbs, so I was bound to have lose skin on my body. I got it surgically removed last summer, so my flap is gone and my skin is fairly tight now around my abdominal area. If this sounds like you, I would go see a doctor to see if that is the case, and if you may need to undergo the same surgery.

    Keep going at it! I run a lot as well as do weights. It's about a balance as it helps develop your body. Everyone is different though and you do what works for you.
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    Jun 13, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    wcroc saidI used to weigh 265, and at 5'4 that is a lot. See, at my size, I caused my skin to be so stretch beyond repair, and I got a lot of stretch marks. If you have seen that movie click, where Sandler gets that flap, that is what I had. I've dropped over 120lbs, so I was bound to have lose skin on my body. I got it surgically removed last summer, so my flap is gone and my skin is fairly tight now around my abdominal area. If this sounds like you, I would go see a doctor to see if that is the case, and if you may need to undergo the same surgery.

    Keep going at it! I run a lot as well as do weights. It's about a balance as it helps develop your body. Everyone is different though and you do what works for you.
    +1

    A few years ago I knew a guy who'd lost over 250 lbs through diet and exercise, and had that same surgery. Now he's a professional fashion model.
  • mybud

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    Jun 13, 2015 1:37 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    wcroc saidI used to weigh 265, and at 5'4 that is a lot. See, at my size, I caused my skin to be so stretch beyond repair, and I got a lot of stretch marks. If you have seen that movie click, where Sandler gets that flap, that is what I had. I've dropped over 120lbs, so I was bound to have lose skin on my body. I got it surgically removed last summer, so my flap is gone and my skin is fairly tight now around my abdominal area. If this sounds like you, I would go see a doctor to see if that is the case, and if you may need to undergo the same surgery.

    Keep going at it! I run a lot as well as do weights. It's about a balance as it helps develop your body. Everyone is different though and you do what works for you.
    +1

    A few years ago I knew a guy who'd lost over 250 lbs through diet and exercise, and had that same surgery. Now he's a professional fashion model.
    Oh ya..What's he think about yo pencil arms?
  • WCROC

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    Jun 13, 2015 8:02 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    wcroc saidI used to weigh 265, and at 5'4 that is a lot. See, at my size, I caused my skin to be so stretch beyond repair, and I got a lot of stretch marks. If you have seen that movie click, where Sandler gets that flap, that is what I had. I've dropped over 120lbs, so I was bound to have lose skin on my body. I got it surgically removed last summer, so my flap is gone and my skin is fairly tight now around my abdominal area. If this sounds like you, I would go see a doctor to see if that is the case, and if you may need to undergo the same surgery.

    Keep going at it! I run a lot as well as do weights. It's about a balance as it helps develop your body. Everyone is different though and you do what works for you.
    +1

    A few years ago I knew a guy who'd lost over 250 lbs through diet and exercise, and had that same surgery. Now he's a professional fashion model.


    That's awesome! I'm no model lol but glad that worked out! I want to say recovering from the surgery was one of the most miserable experiences I have ever had.
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    Jun 14, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    mybud said
    paulflexes said
    wcroc saidI used to weigh 265, and at 5'4 that is a lot. See, at my size, I caused my skin to be so stretch beyond repair, and I got a lot of stretch marks. If you have seen that movie click, where Sandler gets that flap, that is what I had. I've dropped over 120lbs, so I was bound to have lose skin on my body. I got it surgically removed last summer, so my flap is gone and my skin is fairly tight now around my abdominal area. If this sounds like you, I would go see a doctor to see if that is the case, and if you may need to undergo the same surgery.

    Keep going at it! I run a lot as well as do weights. It's about a balance as it helps develop your body. Everyone is different though and you do what works for you.
    +1

    A few years ago I knew a guy who'd lost over 250 lbs through diet and exercise, and had that same surgery. Now he's a professional fashion model.
    Oh ya..What's he think about yo pencil arms?
    He groped them almost as much as I'd grope your nanofiber arms. :twisted;
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    Jun 14, 2015 2:13 AM GMT
    wcroc said
    paulflexes said
    wcroc saidI used to weigh 265, and at 5'4 that is a lot. See, at my size, I caused my skin to be so stretch beyond repair, and I got a lot of stretch marks. If you have seen that movie click, where Sandler gets that flap, that is what I had. I've dropped over 120lbs, so I was bound to have lose skin on my body. I got it surgically removed last summer, so my flap is gone and my skin is fairly tight now around my abdominal area. If this sounds like you, I would go see a doctor to see if that is the case, and if you may need to undergo the same surgery.

    Keep going at it! I run a lot as well as do weights. It's about a balance as it helps develop your body. Everyone is different though and you do what works for you.
    +1

    A few years ago I knew a guy who'd lost over 250 lbs through diet and exercise, and had that same surgery. Now he's a professional fashion model.


    That's awesome! I'm no model lol but glad that worked out! I want to say recovering from the surgery was one of the most miserable experiences I have ever had.
    I can slightly identify with that.

    When I started my weight loss, my boss got surgery to lose 40 lbs.

    By the time he healed, I'd already lost over 30 lbs. He was SO fucking jealous, and is still jealous cause he gained most of his weight back while I've kept mine off (that was 6 years ago).
  • mybud

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    Jun 14, 2015 2:16 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    mybud said
    paulflexes said
    wcroc saidI used to weigh 265, and at 5'4 that is a lot. See, at my size, I caused my skin to be so stretch beyond repair, and I got a lot of stretch marks. If you have seen that movie click, where Sandler gets that flap, that is what I had. I've dropped over 120lbs, so I was bound to have lose skin on my body. I got it surgically removed last summer, so my flap is gone and my skin is fairly tight now around my abdominal area. If this sounds like you, I would go see a doctor to see if that is the case, and if you may need to undergo the same surgery.

    Keep going at it! I run a lot as well as do weights. It's about a balance as it helps develop your body. Everyone is different though and you do what works for you.
    +1

    A few years ago I knew a guy who'd lost over 250 lbs through diet and exercise, and had that same surgery. Now he's a professional fashion model.
    Oh ya..What's he think about yo pencil arms?
    He groped them almost as much as I'd grope your nanofiber arms. :twisted;
    Knew you wanted to grope dis...