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#70: 08-09-2018 @ 08:52:02 pm
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Want to correct something I said last night.

It looks like Strava DOES NOT get your weight update from MyFitnessPal, that must have been some sorta weird coincidence that the old weight I had in lined up with my new weight when I checked.

If you go to your profile page and hit the "Edit" button you can input your new weight.


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#71: 08-09-2018 @ 09:07:01 pm
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Yeah, I figured that might be the case.  I updated it a little while back, and am basically updating it in solidly lost 5 pound increments (since stuff fluctuates a pound here and there), but wasn't sure because my Strava has some weird display thing now where I can't see how many calories I've burned on a workout so figured maybe I was on a different version or something.


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#72: 08-10-2018 @ 07:36:40 am
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On the phone app it shows the Calories on the first page of every ride.

On the website you have to click the "Show More" button which I do not think is ideal at all.


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#73: 09-26-2018 @ 02:05:59 pm
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I am 209lbs today!

I've lost 42lbs since April!

I have less than 20lbs to go until the doctor's recommended goal of 190lbs!

I am SO EXCITE


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#74: 09-26-2018 @ 03:19:21 pm
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Mucho congrats!  That's great!  Personally I've hit a bit of wall at my current weight......hoping that in the next 2 weeks I can comfortably drop below it and then I'll be the lightest I've been since like, 2nd year of residency.

Keep up the good work!

This post was edited by St00f on September 26, 2018, 6:06 pm


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#75: 09-26-2018 @ 03:36:24 pm
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If it's any encouragement I was stuck bouncing between 212 through 215 for like two weeks (felt like three weeks) before today.  Keep at it you'll get there!


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#76: 12-06-2018 @ 11:04:27 pm
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Ok, I've been talking about doing this for a while now, but here is a link to a document with workout ideas in it.

These are primarily variants for the types of high intensity interval training type workouts we do in our boot camp classes.  Each workout usually takes about 20 - 30 minutes to get through, so you can repeat or double up in order to get closer to an hour's worth of work. 

The exercises contained within here have a lot of repeats (I'm apparently not terribly creative), but this is more to give folks the frameworks -- figure out what exercises you want to do to work out whatever parts and pop them in.

I have included some links to gifs of various exercises that others may not be familiar with.  If you have any questions about particular exercises, please ask and I'll try to clarify.  If there are exercises you've never done before (say, deadlifts), please read up on proper form so you don't injure yourself.  You can ask me on here as well, and I can post gifs/pics to better illustrate proper form if you don't live anywhere that I can easily show you in person.

Good luck with your workouts!


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#77: 01-10-2019 @ 04:02:50 pm
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So, I set myself some fitness goals recently that I may have told y'all about but didn't want to risk not following through on by writing it all down.

First it was the 10x pushes per day of the month ,ramping up to 100/day. Did that for a few months. Definitely got better at doing push-ups and doing SOMETHING consistent for my health. But I finally took the plunge and targetted my weight. Start date: beginning of december (right after PAX). I ran a calculator and it recommended 1600cal/day for 3months to achieve ~20-25lb weight loss. That's not quite all the way to my desired end-game, but would easily be more weight loss than I've accomplished in years during my steady climb to 185 - a BMI of 29.9. But it's a huge dent and enough that it'd be worth a 3-month trial to accomplish.

Apart from the calorie restriction, i've done nothing. Some intermittent quasi-workoutish bits here and there, technically. But nothing intended as a consistent effort. I've also had at least 2-3 'bad days' diet-wise. ANd unfortunately, a single bad day when you're creating only ~200calorie deficit / day can instnatly undo 3-4 good days.

 

So imagine my surprise and joy when checking and seeing 173lb on the weighing scale. Here we are, ~40 days in out of 90 and 12lb weight loss out of 25. I'm on TRACK!!!

 

I recognize that to sustain this rate I will eventually have to either alter the workout/energy use level or decrease the calorie threshold further. But hot damn am I excited to see this actually sort of kind of working. Obviously I have not noticed any difference physically . . . but I now believe that even that is just a matter of time...

-AHMAD


#78: 01-11-2019 @ 03:29:00 pm
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Congrats man!  Keeping up the calorie restriction will definitely yield results over time, especially if you keep adjusting it as you lose weight.  Upping your level of exercise activity also helps give you more wiggle room, and it doesn't even need to be anything hardcore -- you burn approximately 100 calories per mile, so walking/running a couple of times a week can help with your goals (it doesn't even matter walking vs. running, one just burns calories faster).

I've hit a bit of plateau at 30 lbs lost since May 2018, but recently have gotten a whole ton of compliments about how I look.  I think what's probably happened is that I've been switching fat for muscle, so while my weight seems to have stagnated, I've continued to tone and lose inches, making the weight loss more noticeable.  Now I really wish I have been keeping track of measurements in addition to weight.  Oh well.  I can comfortably fit into my suits again, so I know I've dropped a couple of sizes.


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#79: 01-14-2019 @ 07:57:40 am
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I've hit a bit of plateau at 30 lbs lost since May 2018, but recently have gotten a whole ton of compliments about how I look.  I think what's probably happened is that I've been switching fat for muscle, so while my weight seems to have stagnated, I've continued to tone and lose inches, making the weight loss more noticeable.  Now I really wish I have been keeping track of measurements in addition to weight.  Oh well.  I can comfortably fit into my suits again, so I know I've dropped a couple of sizes.

If it serves as any encouragement, I've been stuck between 205 - 210 since fall (I forget if it was late Oct or early November but it's been months).  Despite that I've also been getting regular compliments from coworkers about looking better or "wasting away," and everytime I doubted them I would then realize that pants or belts I'd bought in the last month were suddenly too big, despite the scale saying I'm not making progress.

So yeah, keep it up, keep believing, it'll progress isn't always visible, and weight isn't a perfect measure of progress.  This is all stuff I know you both know, but sometimes hearing it from someone else helps.

As for me, two weekends ago I got hammed by a bad stomach virus that resulted in me under-eating for four days straight.  While that sucked really bad, I came out of it at 200lbs, but I expected to gain it all back once I was eating again.  A week of eating later and I'm still at 200lbs.  So... not how I wanted to lose those 10lbs, but hey now I'm only 10lbs away from the original 60lbs goal the doctor gave me last April!


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