No T.V. = Weight Loss

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    Sep 01, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
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    I've never been a big T.V. watcher but for the past six months my T.V. has been in storage while I'm renovating my house. I just decided I wanted to try living without it for a while.

    When I put my T.V. in storage, I was 6'1, 206. Not exactly fat by any means but I had a bit of extra padding around my waist; mostly love handles. Six months later without the T.V......6'1, 192. The only other thing I've done differently is I'm eating much poorer quality food now because the kitchen in this apartment is so small I end up eating out almost every meal. That should have made my weight go up instead of down!

    What I've found is that even though I rarely looked at my T.V., it provided a soothing white noise which was like having company over, so it lulled me into sitting at home more often. Now, the quiet drives me crazy so I get up and go ride my bike somewhere or meet friends out more often.

    I'm now happy walking around the house with my shirt off. Just thought I'd share this.
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    Sep 01, 2015 1:57 AM GMT
    I've never watched much TV since grade school...always found the commercial breaks annoying cause they interrupt my shows.

    So...explain how I got to be 70 lbs heavier than I am now. It sure wasn't from watching TV. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 01, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI've never watched much TV since grade school...always found the commercial breaks annoying cause they interrupt my shows.

    So...explain how I got to be 70 lbs heavier than I am now. It sure wasn't from watching TV. icon_wink.gif



    If you're posting to RealJock (hahaha) from your laptop that can be almost as bad as watching T.V.
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    Sep 01, 2015 2:10 AM GMT
    #KILLtheTV

    Congrats....
    Outside is fun and going near naked is just a reminder of how much fun it can be....inside or outside.
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    Sep 01, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    Radd said
    paulflexes saidI've never watched much TV since grade school...always found the commercial breaks annoying cause they interrupt my shows.

    So...explain how I got to be 70 lbs heavier than I am now. It sure wasn't from watching TV. icon_wink.gif



    If you're posting to RealJock (hahaha) from your laptop that can be almost as bad as watching T.V.
    Watching TV involves very little body movement. Typing on RJ involves much more. Plus I get up every few minutes to do something different. For instance, I've got dinner cooking now, then I'll probably go for a bike ride after while, then start working on a new video project, and continue Photoshopping some pictures that I'm behind on, and...and...and...

    Oh yeah and I also gotta throw some stretches in there somewhere cause I pushed it VERY hard at the gym today. icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 01, 2015 3:41 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidInteresting observations.

    I for one have been getting a bit carried away with the TV as of late. Especially now that I've joined Netflix. There were times when I found myself not getting enough sleep because I was watching a few too many programs in one night.

    I don't enjoy many forms of entertainment like most folks. I don't go to clubs or bars. I don't care for movies at the cinema and I don't like eating out at restaurants all too often because I really don't know the macronutrient profiles of the food I'm ordering. I cook nearly everything I eat from scratch.

    I tend to be a homebody. If I'm not working out with weights I ride my bike or go walking. Since I spend time at home I have used a recumbent bicycle to do low impact cardio while watching a blu-ray movie. It's been years since I've done this but I am thinking of getting another one to help with fat loss. I found that low impact cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach was a very effective way for me to keep my body fat levels low.



    Yes. Cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach will melt the fat off like crazy. I get so bored with indoor bikes though and not sure why but they don't seem to burn as much fat as a true outdoor bike. (Although this could be my imagination.) I think stopping and getting on and off the bike adds more cardio than we might give credit.
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    Sep 01, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
    I'm sure alot of the hours put in front of Realjock (for some that is), or any message board, prob could have the same results. As they say these days, the internet is the new TV...
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    Sep 01, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    HorrorHound saidI'm sure alot of the hours put in front of Realjock (for some that is), or any message board, prob could have the same results. As they say these days, the internet is the new TV...



    Let's watch marathon horror movies and test out this theory. (Warning: Cuddles may be involved.) icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 01, 2015 4:09 PM GMT
    It all depends what you munch on while being a couch potato or an 'all day-all night' Internet Junkie. However, I once read an article in Men's Health, that stated, Body Builders should avoid watching Horror movies before going to bed. Why? Horror movies cause restless sleep patterns and REM. In order to allow the muscle to grow after a workout the body needs adequate rest. With scenes of gore and people screaming or being mutilated, fleeting through the brain. This is not going to happen.
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    Sep 01, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidIt all depends what you munch on while being a couch potato or an 'all day-all night' Internet Junkie. However, I once read an article in Men's Health, that stated, Body Builders should avoid watching Horror movies before going to bed. Why? Horror movies cause restless sleep patterns and REM. In order to allow the muscle to grow after a workout the body needs adequate rest. With scenes of gore and people screaming or being mutilated, fleeting through the brain. This is not going to happen.


    Errrr, i call B.S. on this. Perhaps those of Men's Health are wussies. I watch many of horror films, new & mainly old-school (for the nostalgic level) & I pass out like s baby. However change the channel to a program of a documentary about a serial killer in Louisiana or New York or....you get the idea, I'm
    pacing my house checking the closets & double checking all the locks on every door. Not every person's sleep schedule is disrupted by a horror film when they know deep down...it's just a movie.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 01, 2015 4:21 PM GMT
    You can always exercise while watching Netflix. It could be like a drinking game. Whenever you see male nudity you vigorously jack off. Cardio is cardio, after all.icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 01, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    HorrorHound said
    Domino_dancer saidIt all depends what you munch on while being a couch potato or an 'all day-all night' Internet Junkie. However, I once read an article in Men's Health, that stated, Body Builders should avoid watching Horror movies before going to bed. Why? Horror movies cause restless sleep patterns and REM. In order to allow the muscle to grow after a workout the body needs adequate rest. With scenes of gore and people screaming or being mutilated, fleeting through the brain. This is not going to happen.


    Errrr, i call B.S. on this. Perhaps those of Men's Health are wussies. I watch many of horror films, new & mainly old-school (for the nostalgic level) & I pass out like s baby. However change the channel to a program of a documentary about a serial killer in Louisiana or New York or....you get the idea, I'm
    pacing my house checking the closets & double checking all the locks on every door. Not every person's sleep schedule is disrupted by a horror film when they know deep down...it's just a movie.

    Yeah, Rosemary's baby.icon_eek.gif
  • HorrorHound

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    Sep 01, 2015 4:25 PM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidIt all depends what you munch on while being a couch potato or an 'all day-all night' Internet Junkie. However, I once read an article in Men's Health, that stated, Body Builders should avoid watching Horror movies before going to bed. Why? Horror movies cause restless sleep patterns and REM. In order to allow the muscle to grow after a workout the body needs adequate rest. With scenes of gore and people screaming or being mutilated, fleeting through the brain. This is not going to happen.


    Oh & btw, when my Insomnia began some few years ago, it was due to PTSD, from a violent assault that happened to me. The thing that keeps me from falling asleep is my racing brain, disorganized thoughts, racing heart, inner thoughts, crippling paranoia.....so when i do switch the tele on - THANK GOD for those re-runs of Frasier, Three's Company, Golden Girls, Wings, Modern Family!!! Nothing like a good laugh to settle ya into sleep. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 01, 2015 4:35 PM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidIt all depends what you munch on while being a couch potato or an 'all day-all night' Internet Junkie. However, I once read an article in Men's Health, that stated, Body Builders should avoid watching Horror movies before going to bed. Why? Horror movies cause restless sleep patterns and REM. In order to allow the muscle to grow after a workout the body needs adequate rest. With scenes of gore and people screaming or being mutilated, fleeting through the brain. This is not going to happen.



    Hell I was at my MOST muscular & best physique few years back when watching all this type of stuff, so sorry to say but that Men's Health article is flawed.
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    Sep 01, 2015 4:51 PM GMT
    Radd said
    HorrorHound saidI'm sure alot of the hours put in front of Realjock (for some that is), or any message board, prob could have the same results. As they say these days, the internet is the new TV...



    Let's watch marathon horror movies and test out this theory. (Warning: Cuddles may be involved.) icon_wink.gif


    Game on!
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    Sep 01, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    HorrorHound said...- THANK GOD for those re-runs of Frasier, Three's Company, Golden Girls, Wings, Modern Family!!! Nothing like a good laugh to settle ya into sleep. icon_lol.gif/>

    Totally the same, don't know how my guy puts up with it; for me it's "Archer".
    I wonder if I watched it during the day or at work I'd slip into a coma.
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    Sep 01, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said
    HorrorHound said...- THANK GOD for those re-runs of Frasier, Three's Company, Golden Girls, Wings, Modern Family!!! Nothing like a good laugh to settle ya into sleep. icon_lol.gif/>

    Totally the same, don't know how my guy puts up with it; for me it's "Archer".
    I wonder if I watched it during the day or at work I'd slip into a coma.

    I love when Archer gets naked.icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 01, 2015 7:37 PM GMT
    Why to watch TV anymore honestly? For me TV is so 1990s. In my home it's tuned on only to watch games you cant see anywhere else. That's also the only reason I dont stop the cable subscription. I read the news online and watch movies and shows online too, so whats TV for?
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    Sep 01, 2015 9:18 PM GMT
    David666k saidWhy to watch TV anymore honestly? For me TV is so 1990s. In my home it's tuned on only to watch games you cant see anywhere else. That's also the only reason I dont stop the cable subscription. I read the news online and watch movies and shows online too, so whats TV for?

    It's just something to hang over the mantel in lieu of art.
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    Sep 01, 2015 10:00 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    David666k saidWhy to watch TV anymore honestly? For me TV is so 1990s. In my home it's tuned on only to watch games you cant see anywhere else. That's also the only reason I dont stop the cable subscription. I read the news online and watch movies and shows online too, so whats TV for?

    It's just something to hang over the mantel in lieu of art.


    The TV is useful as a bigger monitor to replace a crappy computer when watching movies. What I called irrelevant are TV channels.
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    Sep 02, 2015 12:26 AM GMT
    I'm a dvd watching junkie but I do watch syfy channel a lot on basic tv from time to time
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    Sep 02, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    Radd saidWhen I put my T.V. in storage, I was 6'1, 206. Not exactly fat by any means but I had a bit of extra padding around my waist; mostly love handles. Six months later without the T.V......6'1, 192. The only other thing I've done differently is I'm eating much poorer quality food now because the kitchen in this apartment is so small I end up eating out almost every meal.


    Stock up on good trail mix (walnuts, pistachios, sour cherries, raspberries and blueberries, maybe dark chocolate bits) and LOTS of water to take the edge off hunger. You'll lose even more weight and likely feel a heck of lot better when you do your bike runs. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 02, 2015 4:12 PM GMT
    FitBlackCuddler said
    Radd saidWhen I put my T.V. in storage, I was 6'1, 206. Not exactly fat by any means but I had a bit of extra padding around my waist; mostly love handles. Six months later without the T.V......6'1, 192. The only other thing I've done differently is I'm eating much poorer quality food now because the kitchen in this apartment is so small I end up eating out almost every meal.


    Stock up on good trail mix (walnuts, pistachios, sour cherries, raspberries and blueberries, maybe dark chocolate bits) and LOTS of water to take the edge off hunger. You'll lose even more weight and likely feel a heck of lot better when you do your bike runs. icon_smile.gif



    I'm happy where I'm at actually. Don't want to lose anymore.
  • aax_aax_aax

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    Sep 02, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    @Radd
    Bragging about looking better with shirt off and not posting any photos to prove it- that's kinda lame ;)
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    Sep 02, 2015 5:45 PM GMT
    aax_aax_aax said@Radd
    Bragging about looking better with shirt off and not posting any photos to prove it- that's kinda lame ;)



    Haha. Come take some for me. icon_wink.gif