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  • 2 currently. First, I just became able to jog again and want to increase from 20 minute nonstop jog (4.5-5 mph) to 30 minutes. And second, I want to get under 300 lbs. Stuck in the 304-307 range for a week now lol
  • Lately, been on a metal/nu metal kick. Limp Bizkit, papa Roach, slipknot, rage against the Machine, System of a Down And some punk sprinkled in with Teenage Bottlerocket, Pennywise, Green Day, Masked Intruder, Billy Talent, offspring Gotta keep the energy up lol
  • Just bought new pants and since mid December I’ve gone from a 52 to a 44! And I was able to jog for 25 minutes today- jog 10, walk 5, jogged last 15! The NSV seem to come in bunches. None for a little bit then BAM! A bunch at once lol
  • July 27th 2019: 361 lbs Oct 2nd 2019: 340.2 lbs Dec 3rd 2019: 330.6 lbs Jan 28th 2020: 314.2 lbs Feb 29th 2020: 306.8 lbs
  • My wedding ring doesn’t fit anymore which means I’m lighter than I’ve been in over 5 years now!
  • Fitness training with the club’s certified trainer is included with all the PF memberships. Ask someone at the front desk about setting up a session. They have a couple different types of sessions but what you’ll probably want from your question is the “Design Your Own Program”. During your first session, you meet the…
  • The early kettle bell sets are more for warm up. I have naturally tight hips so a few low weight sets to start helps with my range of motion when I get to the real squat and deadlift. As far as reps, I plan to work up to 15 reps x 3 sets for both squat and dead lift and adjust the weight accordingly (if the weight is too…
  • After reading through this thread I skipped the leg extension and curl machines for legs today and did 3 sets of 10 squats with a 30 lb kettle bell, 3 sets of 10 (5 each leg) lunges with 20 lb kettle bells in each hand. Finished up with 3 sets of 10 dead lift 160 lbs and 3 sets of 10 squats 130 lbs. my hamstrings (and legs…
  • Macaroni salad looks like it should taste good... but never does
  • When I first started I only logged the days I was down weight but after a couple weeks, I started to log every day and still am. I like to see the fluctuations depending on whether I had a big salty meal, if I had an intense work out session etc. it’s also nice to see that despite fluctuations, the overall trend is down.…
  • It all depends on how I feel. Sometimes I’ll do an active rest day where I’ll take a leisurely walk (45 minutes at 2-2.5 mph, 0-2 incline if it’s on a treadmill). Other days I’ll do nothing if I feel run down. I had trained hard (lifting and intense cardio sessions for 6 days straight leading up to the end of last week) so…
  • Managing to still lose a little during the holidays and getting back into the swing after the holidays. I started my journey on 8/19/19. From 8/19/19-11/20/19 I lost 27 lbs. From 11/20/19-1/1/20 I only lost 4 lbs (11/20 was my bday, 11/28 Thanksgiving, 12/4 and 12/13 I had work events with lots of free dinner, 12/20 wife’s…
  • Yesterday was a cardio day so an hour treadmill (3mph 4 incline and increased 1 incline every 10 minutes up to an 8 incline) and 10 minutes on the water rower 16 resistance
  • Wegmans is the grocery store and they have their own brand of items. It’s a regional chain primarily in WNY but they’re starting to expand out. Any kind of cheese sauce will do like alfredo for example. The Wegmans cheese sauce reminds me of digiornos alfredo sauce that I used to have when I was a kid but they discontinued…
  • Dinner (I work overnight so it’s my “night” right now lol)
  • Serving sizes based on package label Chik pea angel hair pasta with rotisserie chicken and Wegmans cheese sauce (1 serving pasta, 2 oz chicken, 1/2 serving cheese sauce) Jasmine White rice with rotisserie chicken and Wegmans cheese sauce (1 serving rice, 2.8 oz chicken, 3/4 serving cheese sauce) Jasmine white rice with…
  • I work overnight during the week so it’s makes it a lot easier for me if I can grab a bowl and a few sides like soup, fruit, yogurt etc and head out the door at night and then to only have to microwave a bowl when I get home is a life saver
  • It stays fine in the fridge. It never sits more than 6 days, each mea gets microwaved 2:30-3:30 minutes before being eaten and I’ve been having them for 5 months and Haven’t gotten sick. I usually go with the smell test and they always smell and taste good within a week
  • This morning I was able to finally do a dead hang again (it’s been years)! This is a double NSV. I sprained my left shoulder really bad in March and have slowly been rehabing it (I could barely lift my arm above my shoulder for the first month and a half after the injury). I couldn’t do a dead hang BEFORE my injury and now…
  • “CURRENT WEIGHT RANGE!” Yes!!! I’ve totally grasped this the past few weeks and it has helped me tremendously! I felt like I was plateauing but was really just bouncing around my current weight range for that week and a week/week a half later my current weight range dropped a couple of pounds. It’s one of the reasons Ive…
  • 100 straight days of logging! My longest streak ever with MFP
  • Increased the incline on my hour treadmill walk. Went from 3 to 4 incline and kept my 3 mph pace. DEFINITELY noticed a difference in difficulty but it felt so good to push myself again. My walks had started to become to “easy”
  • It’s taken me about 2 months to see a real downward trend but even in that 2 months, you can see large peaks and valleys with day to day fluctuations in my graph below. Logging daily has helped me see what types of foods/exercises etc cause more water retention and I’d imagine a couple of months of logging would also help…
  • I don’t have a subscription but was able to see the article. I copied and pasted it below: “One of my favorite movements at the gym is called a farmer’s carry. You hold a heavy weight — for me, around 95 pounds — in each hand and attempt to walk with a solid, upright posture for between 30 and 60 seconds. Once, while my…
  • Most recent: had to use the non handicap bathroom stall (handicap one was broken) and I had more than enough room! Other recent ones include trying on new jeans and being under a size 50! And fitting into shirts that were too tight a month ago! Oh, and on the seated leg curl machine, I moved down another hole on the pad…
  • 5 min treadmill warm up Plyometrics legs- 20 squats, 20 lunges (30 seconds rest), 30 skip hops on platform, 10 prison jumps, (30 seconds rest), 30 side to side shuffles, 30 side hops (30 seconds rest), and 20 leaning poll squats. (3 minute rest) Repeat 2nd round at half the reps (working up to 2 full times at full reps)…
  • I also work overnight 11p-7a (at work right now as I write this lol). I work at a gym so like you, I have the ability to walk a lot during my shift (I shoot for my 10,000 steps before I get off work). Also like you, I can’t lift the weights during my shift. I work out when I get out at 7a (usually 4-5 days a week). I’m…
  • Lots of good tips on here. I personally like to get mine from strawberries, blackberries and fiber one honey and oats cereal among other foods. I would definitely stress the above suggestions of slowly increasing the amount of fiber and making sure to drink plenty of water. Fiber can do wonders for digestion!
  • The chart you posted corresponds with something I've seen frequently that recommends .5-1 oz of water per pound of body weight. I'm 350lb and sweat a lot from exercise so I drink about .75 oz per pound which comes out to 262.5 oz or just over 2 gallons a day. I feel like since I made the increase I've had more energy, i…
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