RJ helped me lose weight!

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    Aug 26, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    How many people can actually make that claim?
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    Aug 26, 2009 6:02 PM GMT
    it has certainly helped keep me motivated and given me exercise ideas to incorporate into my fitness program. RJ cannot MAKE you lose weight... you gotta want it!

    Josh
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    Aug 26, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    i'm trying to bulk up

    Realjock helped me gain 26lbs this last year to date and i still fit into my 30' jeans

    Thank you RJ!
  • outdoorjunkie

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    Aug 26, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    I've lost 35 pounds following the diet and exercise advice on this site.

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    Aug 26, 2009 8:53 PM GMT

    Since you dropped out of the program, you can't really dispute it's effectiveness. Why don't you try again and finish this time.

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    Aug 26, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    I know guys here who've lost 150 pounds. Not all of them are like you know who.
  • underbearboy

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    Aug 26, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    RJ HAS helped me lose weight, yes...

    I think there are some people who I've become quite friendly with here on RJ who have helped me to stay motivated enough to lose 56 lbs since February and that is 56 lbs that I didn't think I would have lost on January 31st of this year. I've found eveyone here (including the 'young muscle twinks' - you know who you are!) to be supportive of me since I joined in April. Some of the advice given is sugar-coated... and then there are some folks who've taken a hard-line with me... and I appreciate both kinds of advice, because both are good, and both kinds keep me doing what's been working for me.

    Every month our little group check in with each other to say "Hi" and how goes it.

    That said RJ is not the ONLY place to gather a supportive community... I have also talked to men and women, straight and gay, at:
    http://caloriecount.about.com
    who have provided helpful advice and support. And then I also have a few close friends (straight and gay) who have provided encouragement when I see and talk to them.

    Feel free to message me privately if you have other questions that I can be helpful with.

    Peace, Brian
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    Aug 26, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    Ken (Matt45710)

    From 185 lbs to 154/157 lbs.
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    Aug 26, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    204lbs to 178lbs in 12 weeks, and the WLC was the impetus for me to get my nutrition under control and KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF!
  • jrs1

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    Aug 26, 2009 11:51 PM GMT

    I refuse to ever come close to or exceed 200lbs. ... so I went from 195 to 185.

    you should try the oatmeal-cranberry/oatmeal-raisin cookie and cranberry juice diet, too.
  • vindog

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    Aug 26, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    20 pounds of fat lost, 6lbs muscle gained


    went from 20% to 11% currently...shooting for 7-9%
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    Aug 27, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    Dude, I'm one of the most patient people on earth, but this crap is getting old.
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    Aug 27, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    Since you dropped out of the program, you can't really dispute it's effectiveness. Why don't you try again and finish this time.

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    It was too hard, writing down everything you eat and drink. I would do it and then eat something I'm "not supposed to" and then say "the hell with this".
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    Aug 27, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    OnTheWayToMe said

    It was too hard, writing down everything you eat and drink. I would do it and then eat something I'm "not supposed to" and then say "the hell with this".


    Yeah we remember the thread...

    Dear RJ, I ordered a regular latte instead of a skinny latte, what should i do?


    Oh to hell with it, plate of muffins over here icon_neutral.gif

    I'm not being sarcastic, I actually remember that thread icon_razz.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Aug 27, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    Of course taking the steps to lose weight and get in shape is harder than not doing so. If it wasn't, many, many fewer people would need to lose weight or gain muscle than do need to.

    At the moment, the most hotlisted member of RJ is Steeler:

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    As such, I'm betting a lot of guys here would like to look more like him. And one of the major reasons they don't is that it's hard.

    If you don't write down everything you eat and drink, you're not going to have an accurate view of your current diet. Or whether the changes you make are enough to meet your goals. Or whether you're actually eating healthier now than you were 3 weeks ago. Over the long term, weight loss is primarily a point of arithmetic. Consume less than you burn and your weight will go down. But the first step, before making changes to your diet, is to figure out what you're already consuming. As has been offered repeatedly in the past, do that for two weeks and I guarantee there are people here who will give you concrete, specific recommendations for changes you can make; you may not like me, but I'm one of them, and I'm sure there are others. But YOU have to take that first step, and YOU are the one responsible for the follow through.
  • outdoorjunkie

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    Aug 27, 2009 6:03 PM GMT
    Dude, to hell with your bitching. Seriously. You make forum posts about this stuff all the time, yet you flatly claim you won't do what it takes to lose weight, eat better, etc.

    Losing weight takes effort. REAL FUCKING EFFORT. You have to do certain things to lose weight. Meaning, you have to watch what you eat. You have to work hard. I don't understand why you'd even be a member on a site like this. People have been so nice and encouraging to you, myself included, and all you do is sit there an complain.

    For my part, I'm done. I don't know what to say to you. Life isn't going to change because you sit at your computer and kvetch about how you won't do anything to lose weight but just want to so badly. Get off your ass and do something for yourself!!
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    Aug 27, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
    Writing down everything you eat and drink is too hard? Are you so out of shape that you can't lift a pencil or is it just that with all the eating you're doing there's not time to write it down?
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    Aug 27, 2009 6:08 PM GMT
    I don't know his RJ name, but there is a member who I believe was contender for man of the day who I think has lost something like 200+ lbs. I don't know if it was through RJ, but he's done it entirely without surgery or drugs. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, please mention his screen name for OTWTM.
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    Aug 27, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidOf course taking the steps to lose weight and get in shape is harder than not doing so. If it wasn't, many, many fewer people would need to lose weight or gain muscle than do need to.

    At the moment, the most hotlisted member of RJ is Steeler:

    80243_208272.jpg

    As such, I'm betting a lot of guys here would like to look more like him. And one of the major reasons they don't is that it's hard.

    If you don't write down everything you eat and drink, you're not going to have an accurate view of your current diet. Or whether the changes you make are enough to meet your goals. Or whether you're actually eating healthier now than you were 3 weeks ago. Over the long term, weight loss is primarily a point of arithmetic. Consume less than you burn and your weight will go down. But the first step, before making changes to your diet, is to figure out what you're already consuming. As has been offered repeatedly in the past, do that for two weeks and I guarantee there are people here who will give you concrete, specific recommendations for changes you can make; you may not like me, but I'm one of them, and I'm sure there are others. But YOU have to take that first step, and YOU are the one responsible for the follow through.


    And once I figure it outicon_question.gif.........
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 27, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    outdoorjunkie saidDude, to hell with your bitching. Seriously. You make forum posts about this stuff all the time, yet you flatly claim you won't do what it takes to lose weight, eat better, etc.

    Losing weight takes effort. REAL FUCKING EFFORT. You have to do certain things to lose weight. Meaning, you have to watch what you eat. You have to work hard. I don't understand why you'd even be a member on a site like this. People have been so nice and encouraging to you, myself included, and all you do is sit there an complain.

    For my part, I'm done. I don't know what to say to you. Life isn't going to change because you sit at your computer and kvetch about how you won't do anything to lose weight but just want to so badly. Get off your ass and do something for yourself!!
    'A' to the 'men' on that! Spends so much time posting and bitching but not a thought given to something along the lines of 'Gee, if I spent that half-hour walking or jogging that'd be more productive than posting and bitching'.

    I've kept track of my eating habits over the past 10 weeks and I've lost around 20 pounds. I'm currently at around 175 with 15% bodyfat. Just bought a pair of 32x34 jeans, a size I haven't worn since college and they are still roomy.

    One needn't exercise like a maniac either. Simply watch your calorie budget.

    This post is not meant for the OP. He won't follow any advice, will make a new account and start posting and bitching again. Tigers rarely change their stripes.

    Hopefully though, someone who cares about his health and believes in himself will read some of theese success stories, and will draw a line in the proverbial sand, take a stand, set some goals and make a plan to achieve them.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Aug 27, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    Once you have your complete intake for two weeks, either start a thread or send me (or anyone else who has volunteered if you'd rather have someone else's input) a message listing everything on there; what it is, how it was prepared, and how much of it you ate.

    After that, we give you advice on what to change. You respond, within reason, whether certain things can be modified. Note the "within reason". It is totally acceptable to say something like "I hate broccoli, could I instead eat green beans?" or "I really want to be able to have a cup of hot chocolate; what do I have to not eat or what additional exercise do I have to do in order for that to be OK?" It is not reasonable to say "I won't eat vegetables other than potatoes and corn", or "I need pizza at least twice a week".

    Then, the real stumbling block: you have to actually make the changes. When people tell you that you can only lose 1-2 pounds a week if you're going to sustain it over the long-haul, they know what they're talking about. When people tell you that a serving of chicken is 3 ounces, and that's roughly the size of a deck of playing cards, that means that a bucket of chicken from KFC is not what they're talking about when they suggest having a serving of chicken. And it means that when you make a mistake -- which EVERYONE does when they're trying to make changes in their routine -- you admit that it's a mistake and do your best to not make it again, not give up that it's hopeless to try and then wolf down a bag of potato chips.

    It's probably not going to be a lot of fun at first, but if you're careful about what you eat and consistent with your exercise, over the course of many months the fat will slowly but steadily melt away.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 27, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    Yeah there definitely is a learning curve.
    One day, I knew I was going to a pool party, so I ran a few extra miles, had a light breakfast and a light snack before the party.
    I slipped into old habits, had a bunch of beers, hotdogs and chips. I was still on my budget but I felt like crap.
    So, I got out, ran a few more miles so I could have a proper dinner and still remain on track.
    And, when I went to NYC, I ordered too much pizza and decided to eat it all instead of throwing it away. The next day, I ran a whole bunch and ate light. I felt a little odd, but was fine the next day.

    One thing for guys to focus on should be (especially while re-learning how to eat properly): how am I doing on my weekly caloric budget?
    It's not unusual to go over on a given day. Not to worry though, simply make it up the next day so one's overall weekly caloric budget is on track.

    People in this North American culture tend to simply eat too much. My daily caloric budget is:
    1,560 calories.
  • texasman123

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    Aug 27, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    OnTheWayToMe said
    GuiltyGear said
    Since you dropped out of the program, you can't really dispute it's effectiveness. Why don't you try again and finish this time.

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    It was too hard, writing down everything you eat and drink. I would do it and then eat something I'm "not supposed to" and then say "the hell with this".


    Excuses, excuses. It's apparent that you obviously don't want to lose weight that bad. Less whining, more lifting.
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    Aug 27, 2009 7:15 PM GMT

    Wear a shirt with a pocket, keep a memo pad and a pen in there, write down everything you eat good or bad...is that really hard?

    However, this thread is again not so much about your flawed thinking, it's flawed, that's why you are here, but what I am willing to accept (or anyone else with the balls to speak up) your receiving from this forum.

    I'm ok at the moment with giving you positivity again and again no matter how silly your excuses, some are coming at you with "tough Love" and that's not all together bad, but MSUBioNerd and I need to fight.

    MSUBioNerd, what exactly is the point of posting a picture of a guy who is in a totally different position than ChaserPrize and comparing the two? Please, that guy can probably cheat like a john gosslin on his diet and it not make much difference and you for that matter could consume enough to be forcibly removed from a CICi's and not suffer from it the way Chaser Prize would. I don't understand the point of patronizing the man and inferring that it's hard for everyone when it's simply not. It's hard for HIM, no matter how many crazy excuses, his apathy, or his inertia. It's still hard, especially since he's got so much to loose not just maintain mostly god given traits so get real.

    If anything, you could have referred to Ruggie@RealJock.com http://www.realjock.com/ruggie, someone who has lost a great deal of weight, looks great, and used to be in the same shoes as ChaserPrize.
    He lost it before RealJock and more since.

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