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    Jan 02, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    I seriously need to take stock of my life. I ballooned to over 230 lbs at 5'10". How did I get here? Did anyone ever wonder that? I need my ass kickedicon_exclaim.gif Plus I need all of you dudes to support me. This is the year I plan to turn my life around! Help! All of you are an inspiration to me. Cheer me on!
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    Jan 02, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    oh i so hear you.....from 180 at 6-1 4 years ago to 235 now ....divorce,bankruptcy and foreclosure on my family home that i was born in......and some problems with my son....most is behind me now and looking at 2010 as my year....turn the weight around and ready to fall in love this is gonna be a great year
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    Jan 02, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    I had been putting weight on through the summer and then my boyfriend's mother got really sick. My joke has been that I haven't stopped chewing since. It's so easy to put it on but so hard to take off.
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    Jan 02, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
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    Book Description
    For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting--and why so many of us struggle with our weight and the size of our waists. Now researchers are unraveling biological secrets about such things as why you crave chocolate or gorge at buffets or store so much fat.
    Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, America's most trusted doctor team and authors of the bestselling YOU series, are now translating this cutting-edge information to help you shave inches off your waist. They're going to do it by giving you the best weapon against fat: knowledge. By understanding how your body's fat-storing and fat-burning systems work, you're going to learn how to crack the code on true and lifelong waist management.

    Roizen and Oz will invigorate you with equal parts information, motivation, and change-your-life action to show you how your brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress levels all interact biologically to determine if your body is the size of a baseball bat or of a baseball stadium. In YOU: On a Diet, Roizen and Oz will redefine what a healthy figure is, then take you through an under-the-skin tour of the organs that influence your body's size and its health. You'll even be convinced that the key number to fixate on is not your weight, but your waist size, which best indicates the medical risks of storing too much fat.

    Because the world has almost as many diet plans as it has e-mail spammers, you'd think that just about all of us would know everything there is to know about dieting, about fat, and about the reasons why our bellies have grown so large. YOU: On a Diet is much more than a diet plan or a series of instructions and guidelines or a faddish berries-only eating plan. It's a complete manual for waist management. It will show you how to achieve and maintain an ideal and healthy body size by providing a lexicon according to which any weight-loss system can be explained. YOU: On a Diet will serve as the operating system that facilitates future evolution in our dieting software. After you learn about the biology of your body and the biology and psychology of fat, you'll be given the YOU Diet and YOU Workout. Both are easy to learn, follow, and maintain. Following a two-week rebooting program will help you lose up to two inches from your waist right from the start.

    With Roizen and Oz's signature accessibility, wit, and humor, YOU: On a Diet--The Owner's Manual for Waist Management will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the food you consume, so that you'll diet smart, not hard. Welcome to your body on a diet.


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    Jan 02, 2010 8:33 AM GMT
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    Book Description
    For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting--and why so many of us struggle with our weight and the size of our waists. Now researchers are unraveling biological secrets about such things as why you crave chocolate or gorge at buffets or store so much fat...




    This sounds like an interesting book. I am studying evolutionary psychology at my university, and we discuss a lot of issues concerning how early hominids evolved the propensity of storing excess starch, fats, and nutrients for long-term survival.

    I have not read the book myself, but after reading your summary, it sounds like the authors are taking a similar approach to our species adaptation to rich, fatty foods and the current obesity epidemic we are now facing.


    To the OP, I was, and am, in a similar situation. For more info, see my profile. The only thing helping me is diligently working out at least five days a week, doing cardio daily, and more importantly, cutting out all of the excess calories that I don't need. Of course, logging into RealJock daily and seeing all of these beautiful, hot, muscled men also helps out. Nothing like a little inspiration!

    You just have to be stubborn enough and not let anything get in your way, plus you have to want it like a drowning person wants his or her next breath.

    Good luck and happy New Years!
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    Jan 02, 2010 8:35 AM GMT
    justadude saidI seriously need to take stock of my life. I ballooned to over 230 lbs at 5'10". How did I get here? Did anyone ever wonder that? I need my ass kickedicon_exclaim.gif Plus I need all of you dudes to support me. This is the year I plan to turn my life around! Help! All of you are an inspiration to me. Cheer me on!


    It will kick your ass when your 6 foot under...so next time think about it before you reach for that 3 rd bag of chips....I AM NOT KIDDING!!

    It's easy to get fat.

    I have to almost watch everything I eat.!!!

    It's worth it?

    YES!!!

    Life is good and I feel great. There's a lot more to me than just my abs and what your eyes see...


    I've been on some very bumpy roads.......

    If I can do it anyone can!!

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    Jan 02, 2010 8:42 AM GMT
    . . . yes, I wondered that in 2006 when I (yes even I, an ectomorph) put on some weight . . .

    . . just know that when you put your house in order and take the stress out of your life, everything will fall into place and you will become your old self again . . .

    . . . you will prevail if and when you want to . . .
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    Jan 02, 2010 9:05 AM GMT
    I don't have a book to recommend and I am not in the same boat your are in, but I am, maybe, a couple of waves ahead of you in the same lake. Take a look at my profile. What I am doing might give you some ideas. Best of luck to you. You can and will do it. icon_surprised.gif
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    Jan 02, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    Today (Jan 2nd), I have declared my independence from my self-destructive habits. It's going to be tough, but I believe with the suggestion of the book some of you reccomended, getting moving again, and attempting the 80/20 rule, losing 69 lbs is doable. Thanks to all of you that cared enough to respond to me.
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    Jan 02, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    justadude saidToday (Jan 2nd), I have declared my independence from my self-destructive habits. It's going to be tough, but I believe with the suggestion of the book some of you reccomended, getting moving again, and attempting the 80/20 rule, losing 69 lbs is doable. Thanks to all of you that cared enough to respond to me.

    The book I recommended has a new 2009 edition and the cover is different.

    What I liked about the book in particular is that it tells you how your body digests, metabolizes and handles food. From knowing these principles, I can judge for myself what the foods I might eat will do. So I now dont have to follow anyone else's diet, I can intelligently manage my own.
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    Jan 08, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    Cool I picked it up today
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    Jan 08, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    230 sounds like a lot, well, it is, but tons of people manage losing 50 pounds in less than a year. Beyond all the technicalities of it, it's all about patience and determination.

    yay for ectomorphs, all you meso's looking down on the skinny ones going through HELL to manage a couple pounds of lean muscle... but then you look at a bag of doritos and put on 10 pounds... *sniggersI*.
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    Feb 05, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    Update

    I went from 237 lbs Jan 4th to 223.5 this morning. I added more and more to my cardio, and weights too. I can actually bend over and tie my shoes without sounding like an obscene phone call. I feel much better, I hope to keep it going, my goal: 170.
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    Feb 05, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    justadude saidI seriously need to take stock of my life. I ballooned to over 230 lbs at 5'10". How did I get here? Did anyone ever wonder that? I need my ass kickedicon_exclaim.gif Plus I need all of you dudes to support me. This is the year I plan to turn my life around! Help! All of you are an inspiration to me. Cheer me on!


    Understand, we all have the same 24 hours in each and every day. It's up to you, as an adult, to allocate your time in a way that achieves your goals and responsibilities. Once you learn to do that, you'll be successful.

    You didn't wake up one morning a fat ass, and you won't wake up any day soon not a fat ass. You'll need to learn patience, focus, planning, persistence, and discipline. After a while, with good planning, good execution, and good results, you should be well towards an upgraded lifestyle. Lifestyle change is the bigger picture, over weeks, months, and years.
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    Feb 05, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    justadude saidUpdate

    I went from 237 lbs Jan 4th to 223.5 this morning. I added more and more to my cardio, and weights too. I can actually bend over and tie my shoes without sounding like an obscene phone call. I feel much better, I hope to keep it going, my goal: 170.


    Yes! THIS!!

    *round of applause* Keep at it, tiger!

    -us
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    Feb 05, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    justadude saidUpdate

    I went from 237 lbs Jan 4th to 223.5 this morning. I added more and more to my cardio, and weights too. I can actually bend over and tie my shoes without sounding like an obscene phone call. I feel much better, I hope to keep it going, my goal: 170.


    Note that the first few weeks, you'll de-load glycogen. Carbs bond with water in a 1-4 ratio, so, initial weight loss is easy. After that, if you aren't eating enough, your metabolism will slow and your losses will stall. It's essential to keep your calories UP, train with intensity, do weight training to preserve lean muscle mass, and have reasonable expectations of around 1 to 1.5 pounds weekly, with variations. Understand, your state of hydration can easily account for 10 pounds, and whether, or not, you need to defecate can account for several pounds, too. You need to look at the long term picture.

    Don't forget that lean muscle mass is the only thing that will INCREASE your base metabolism AS YOU GROW OLDER, as well as strengthen your bones. You MUST do resistance training with weights. Every pound of muscle burns from 15 to 50 calories, per day, every day, JUST SITTING THERE. It's much easier to stay lean if you have an abundance of muscle.

    You absolutely must eat, because you MUST have fuel to exercise with the intensity required. If you fail to do so, you'll train your metabolism to become a slow, fat-storing, machine (why dieters fail).
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    Feb 05, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    Have to agree
    I don't really have much expert wordy knowledge on any of this only I go by the saying "you are what you eat" . And since you don't get fat overnight , you don't get slim overnight either. Stick-to-itivness is what really counts.
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    Feb 05, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
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    justadude said


    whether, or not, you need to defecate can account for several pounds, too.



    SEVERAL POUNDS? Holy shit, literally, what did you eat last night???


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    Feb 06, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
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    justadude saidUpdate

    I went from 237 lbs Jan 4th to 223.5 this morning. I added more and more to my cardio, and weights too. I can actually bend over and tie my shoes without sounding like an obscene phone call. I feel much better, I hope to keep it going, my goal: 170.


    Note that the first few weeks, you'll de-load glycogen. Carbs bond with water in a 1-4 ratio, so, initial weight loss is easy. After that, if you aren't eating enough, your metabolism will slow and your losses will stall. It's essential to keep your calories UP, train with intensity, do weight training to preserve lean muscle mass, and have reasonable expectations of around 1 to 1.5 pounds weekly, with variations. Understand, your state of hydration can easily account for 10 pounds, and whether, or not, you need to defecate can account for several pounds, too. You need to look at the long term picture.

    Don't forget that lean muscle mass is the only thing that will INCREASE your base metabolism AS YOU GROW OLDER, as well as strengthen your bones. You MUST do resistance training with weights. Every pound of muscle burns from 15 to 50 calories, per day, every day, JUST SITTING THERE. It's much easier to stay lean if you have an abundance of muscle.

    You absolutely must eat, because you MUST have fuel to exercise with the intensity required. If you fail to do so, you'll train your metabolism to become a slow, fat-storing, machine (why dieters fail).


    This is why I eat several smaller meals now instead of 2-3 big ones. I try NOT to be hungry, because that's where I got in trouble. I do the weights, AND the cardio, I believe you need both. And this is NOT a diet, this is for sure a new lifestyle, and so far, I'm liking it. I feel better than I've felt in a long time, and worth every drop of sweat I poured so far. I will posess my soul in patience with this. I have to like myself today! I do have a goal, but I'll have to work hard and let time take care of the rest. Thanks Chucky. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 06, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    It happened to me YEARS ago! And since then I kick my ass DAILY!!! It can be done, I am proof!