I lost 8 pounds this week

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    Apr 04, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    It wasn't easy, I wasn't perfect, but I did it.

    Fuck healthy weightloss! I'll worry about being healthy later!
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    Apr 04, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    funny pictures
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    Apr 04, 2009 9:21 PM GMT
    Good for you! Congratulations.
  • Hunter9

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    Apr 04, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    amazing what drugs can do, eh?
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    Apr 04, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    Hunter9 saidamazing what drugs can do, eh?


    Quiet, tweeker boy.
  • auryn

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    Apr 04, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    Great job NoNameGuy!

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    Apr 04, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
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    Apr 05, 2009 7:06 AM GMT
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    Hunter9 saidamazing what drugs can do, eh?


    I don't do drugs.
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    Apr 06, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    Ok well that is a start, and it actually might not be unhealthy. in your first week or so of weightloss there is often a dramatic loss which is actually water weight.

    but don't fuck being healthy. don't cut your calories too much or you will actually prevent yourself from losing weight because your body will go into starvation mode. are you using a calorie counting site?
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    Apr 06, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    Hmmmm.... 8 pounds in a week

    Reality check

    You WILL stop to see any results after another week or two as your metabolism crashes and then gain it all back and more
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    Apr 06, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    wow...debbie downer, dont kill his mood!
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    Apr 06, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    Probably water weight. Get in the habit of weighing yourself every day, you'll see your weight can vary by as much as 10 lbs over the course of even a few hours.
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    Apr 06, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    You've got to be the first person I've ever seen suggest to weigh yourself daily. Most trainers say to weigh yourself at MOST once per week for the very reason you said - your weight can vary daily.
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    Apr 06, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    jrunner25 saidwow...debbie downer, dont kill his mood!


    It's not about killing someone's mood. It's setting realistic expectations and attainable goals. If someone expects to continue to lose 8-10 lbs per week, they're in for a surprise. Weight loss is not easy or instantaneous. It requires serious commitment and hard work.

    Not that I'm saying you can't do it, NoName, but ... if your losses start to decrease, be patient and keep at it. It's all about persistence and healthy diet/exercise habits!
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    Apr 06, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    Any exercise/health professional will tell you the same thing.


    Bouncing up and down with unhealthy weight loss and crash dieting will just end up leaving you heavier, fatter and completely drained of motivation and a sense of complete futility

    Aim for a 2-3lbs per week, 1800-2000kCals per day in frequent small meals, high protein low fat & sugar, moderate increase in daily exercise 20-30mins and it'll be gone for good and you won't feel like crap.

    Good luck

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    Apr 06, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    My general experience in weight loss/gain is you move in terms of a general trend at a modest rate of 1-4 lbs a week. You'll see a trend in one direction or the other with a fair amount of variance along the way, and it's not uncommon to have a hefty bounce here and there in either direction. You can't go by numbers when you weigh--you go by overall trend.

    The reason for daily weighing is to desensitize yourself to the bouncing (so you don't beat yourself over the head when you see yourself swinging a couple pounds in the wrong direction). You're better-able to get an idea of what your weight's doing if you monitor it reasonably often and adjust as you see fit.

    Anyone who's seen the last season of Weeds will probably remember the fat guy who was all excited that he weighed himself for the first time in a blue moon and saw his weight down 10 lbs ("I'm back down to my high school weight!!") Poor victim of bouncing water weight and lack of real expectations LOL!
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    Actually, the fact that weight can vary so much is an argument to weigh yourself more often, not less often. Weigh yourself every day and it'll be pretty obvious whether a given reading is an outlier. Weigh yourself only once a week and it'll be very hard to know whether you've got more or less water in you than normal.

    Essentially, the noisier the data, the more measurements you take if you want an accurate reading.
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
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    Dont listen to them, NoName. The rest of us know what a set of multiple challenges you face in battling your weight. This is a great achievement on your part. Keep up the good work!

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    Apr 06, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
    NoName, if you know what's good for you, I hope you will continue updating us on your progress, both good and bad. You will continue to have frustrations and you need constant feedback if you're going to get through this.

    MSU, the reason why you do NOT want to weigh yourself everyday is because all negative feelings you get from gaining weight far outweighs the positive feelings you get when you do see progress. I'd get pissed and frustrated when I weighed myself and saw myself gain 2 lbs. much more intensely that associated with satisfaction when I lost 2 lbs. This is one instance where scientific evidence works against applied practice—you don't care about accuracy here. The weight loss contest I was in advocated only once a week weighing, but I got away with twice a week because I was able to see progress at that level.
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    Apr 06, 2009 1:39 PM GMT
    I guess I'm just more of a Vulcan than most people are. Knowing that the measurement is going to be inaccurate means that I would never put much stock in a single weighing if I had many to work with. If the weighings were rare, however, there'd be little choice but to put stock in the few numbers I had available. Sure, the more often you weigh yourself the more often you'll see a number that's higher than the time before. But, at the same time, you'll see that the general trend over time is downward. If you only weigh yourself once a week, there are going to be times when fluctuation in water retention make it look like you've gained weight even if you've actually lost fat over the course of the week. I would think that thinking you had made no progress over an entire week would be much more disheartening.

    Then again, I'm the sort who plugs daily numbers into a spreadsheet and runs a regression on the points, looking at both the slope (which gives you the trend) and the R-squared value (which tells you how well the points correspond to that line). That might not be typical.
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    Apr 06, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    Having grown up in a house hold where there was ALWAYS some sort of diet/post diet euphoria/weight gain etc etc up and down up and down:

    You have to be realistic. You have had a motivating start, and I´m glad for that positive energy. The pattern will drop down to losing 1-2lb a week (approx). THAT IS FINE. Do not fall into the starvation trap, if you do you WILL GAIN WEIGHT.

    I also go for daily weighing... same time same amount of food in the stomach every day, simply to desensitivize you to the numbers and so you can see real trends. BUt anyone who has dieted or lived around dieters knows that the ONLY way to keep losing is to do it by lifestyle change, change in your eating habits, and tastes. Only then will you lose weight in a way that doesn´t damage you and that you can keep off.
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    It may be fine for you, but I don't have time for 1-2 pounds per week. Not if I want to be at goal in 6 months.

    Lostboy saidHaving grown up in a house hold where there was ALWAYS some sort of diet/post diet euphoria/weight gain etc etc up and down up and down:

    You have to be realistic. You have had a motivating start, and I´m glad for that positive energy. The pattern will drop down to losing 1-2lb a week (approx). THAT IS FINE. Do not fall into the starvation trap, if you do you WILL GAIN WEIGHT.

    I also go for daily weighing... same time same amount of food in the stomach every day, simply to desensitivize you to the numbers and so you can see real trends. BUt anyone who has dieted or lived around dieters knows that the ONLY way to keep losing is to do it by lifestyle change, change in your eating habits, and tastes. Only then will you lose weight in a way that doesn´t damage you and that you can keep off.
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    How many pounds do you intend to remove in half a year?
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
    ruggie saidHow many pounds do you intend to remove in half a year?


    150
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:32 PM GMT
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    ruggie saidHow many pounds do you intend to remove in half a year?


    150


    1 pound of fat = 3,500 calories

    150 in six months = 25lbs a month or 6.25 lbs a week

    So you will need 3,125 daily calorie deficit

    If the average male maintenance calories if 2,500 you will have to increase your exercise by 1,625 calories a day which for me would mean running a 10 min mile for about 12 miles (2 hours)

    I'm if your what 320-350lbs, and if you have absolutely no energy from extreme calorie restriction it's going to take you twice as long.

    SO...taking all of this into account you must run on a treadmill for 4 hours a day and eat nothing but zero calories foods ie living off of lettuce and diet coke

    I'm all in favor of shooting for the stars and it still being an achievement if you make it halfway there but seriously if you think that you can do this your deluded