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Title: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 09, 2006, 05:28:50 PM
I'm talking tons - but maybe 15 or so? I need a fitness e-buddy... or a bunch of them.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: be10dwn on January 09, 2006, 05:31:58 PM
I want to lose weight but I just ate a 1 lb porterhouse steak...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 09, 2006, 05:33:48 PM
I'm a little heavier than I used to be.... not heavy by any means. Just need to stop being lazy
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: be10dwn on January 09, 2006, 05:35:32 PM
Im at fatass :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 09, 2006, 05:38:52 PM
I'm heading there shortly... thanks Lily
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: vitaminwater on January 09, 2006, 06:18:52 PM
have you ever tried bikram yoga?

it really works to shed pounds quickly..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on January 09, 2006, 09:02:45 PM
I'm going to try and lose some weight before heading off to law school. I'm probably going to do 100-150 crunches every morning, then hit the school's gym and use the exercise bike probably for an hour/hour and a half 3 days a week. I'm around 190 right now, I'd like to get myself down to 175.

Once I hit my target weight, then I'm going on a Terrell Owens-type training regimen...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on January 09, 2006, 09:12:58 PM
Exactly. Then once next year comes and I'm built like him, I start calling out the fat kid that's a gunner in the 1L class with lines such as:

"I wasn't the one who got tired in Civil Procedure"

"If Brett Favre was the leader of our study group, we'd all have A's"
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: r. on January 09, 2006, 09:16:10 PM
Complain loudly to the prof that you're not being called on enough with the Socratic method.

Demand a transfer to a better school.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 10, 2006, 09:51:18 AM
I'm in pretty swell shape at the moment but I want to gradually improve over the next 18 months so that I'm HOT....and maintain it JUST long enough to nab myself a law school husband.

 ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skaiserbrown on January 10, 2006, 10:25:04 AM
i'm just waiting until i'm rich so i can get lipo and then hire a personal trainer.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SolarysBlue on January 10, 2006, 10:27:08 AM
I've already started with getting on the treadmill (sometimes twice a day). I'd like to lose a few before law school.

I'm taking green tea pills b/c it doesn't limit how much caffiene I can drink.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skaiserbrown on January 10, 2006, 10:36:01 AM
in all honesty, i'm getting a gym membership as soon as i can afford it.

really could use losing 30 lbs or so.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bruin on January 10, 2006, 10:37:09 AM
I need to start using the gym at school when I get back
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Post by: skaiserbrown on January 10, 2006, 10:57:34 AM
yeah. man, if i lost 20 pounds, i'd be freakin' studly as all get out.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 10, 2006, 11:43:24 AM
I LOVE MY GYM!!!

I love all the hot trainers

I love that there's no time limit on the cardio machines

I love the the 9 big screen TVs at the front of the cardio room, and how the lighting makes it feel like you're in a theater with treadmills instead of seats

I love that it's across the street from me

I love that it was cheap to join

I hate that it closes at 6 on the weekends.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skaiserbrown on January 10, 2006, 11:44:42 AM
i need to stop snacking late at night.

that should get better when i start going to sleep before midnight.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 10, 2006, 12:06:14 PM
I love my gym for how nice it is considering how much I paid.

But....

Really cheap = lotsa young people = lotsa hotties.

My latest gripe though: the MP3 player cell phone. The girl has the phone with her while she's on the elliptical b/c she's listening to music on it. Next think you know she's talking on it to her best friend.

Grrr....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 10, 2006, 12:25:03 PM
I love my gym for how nice it is considering how much I paid.

But....

Really cheap = lotsa young people = lotsa hotties.

My latest gripe though: the MP3 player cell phone. The girl has the phone with her while she's on the elliptical b/c she's listening to music on it. Next think you know she's talking on it to her best friend.

Grrr....

What's considered cheap? Is 40 a month too much?

I think $40 a month is kinda pricey.

I paid $20 a month, but I think I got that price b/c I paid for 3 years.

Otherwise it would have been $25 a month.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skaiserbrown on January 10, 2006, 12:42:37 PM
20-25 is pretty damned cheap.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 10, 2006, 12:48:38 PM
I think everything's really cheap where I live.

Still.

I'd get rid of cable if I had to. Gotta have the gym membership.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on January 10, 2006, 01:10:59 PM
I miss going to a gym, but since I'm on a regular 9-5 schedule, the only times I could go to a gym would be the times that it would be ultra-packed, and I hate packed gyms enough that it doesn't seem worth the money.

I try to do weight lifting/pushups/crunches/DDR at least every other day, but lately I've been slacking off hardcore.  I really need to get back to it.  I kind of want to loose maybe 5 pounds, but while simultaneously gaining muscle.

But no appearance is worth dieting to me right now.  :D  I'm so over dieting.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 10, 2006, 01:19:40 PM
I miss going to a gym, but since I'm on a regular 9-5 schedule, the only times I could go to a gym would be the times that it would be ultra-packed, and I hate packed gyms enough that it doesn't seem worth the money.

I work a 9-5 and I go to the gym at about 8 p.m. You miss the after-work rush but you're not the ONLY person there working out.

I likey.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 10, 2006, 07:03:05 PM
I haven't touched a gym in three months.  I feel crappy about it, but not enough that I feel compelled to again put my back under the same ridiculous amounts of strain that my rugby schedule previously required.

I'll probably go back to get in shape fairly soon.  Start of real low impact, maybe an hour and a half three times a week.  I don't need to get back to game-day bulk, but being in shape makes me feel good about myself. 



Then again, I'm so f-ing laaaaaaaazy...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SolarysBlue on January 10, 2006, 08:15:31 PM
I hate going to the gym by my apt. - last time I went I was the only female not wearing makeup.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 10, 2006, 08:31:26 PM
mugatu-- SO TRUE, I hate the angry old lady who lives below me!!!

skee-- i love your philosophy on ls husbands ;)

I lost a lot of weight recently (after I gained a bunch due to knee surgery), I tried a ton of different things, so if anyone needs any dieting or workout advice, ask away (plus my mom is certified in personal training and pretty much every group class possible).

I lose my military benefits on my birthday, so tomorrow is my last day at the super amazing and free military gym. :(  I have a workout center at my apartment complex, but it is pretty ghetto and my school gym is under major reconstruction, so I may have to get a membership if I want to start weightlifting seriously again. :( 

We should all have some kind of workout club.  I want to lose some more weight to look super buff! ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 10, 2006, 08:52:55 PM
I'll post advice if people need it, as well.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SolarysBlue on January 10, 2006, 09:00:54 PM
Is it better to lift weights or do cardio for weight loss?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SplitFinger on January 10, 2006, 09:03:52 PM
And best of all, you'll be able to draft your own prenup!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 10, 2006, 09:11:29 PM
Is it better to lift weights or do cardio for weight loss?

Both.

Building muscle eliminates fat and raises your metabolism, which keeps the fat off in the long term; the more muscle you have (not necessarily in bulk, but in body weight percentage), the more your body burns fat.  Cardiovascular exercise also burns fat.

If you don't want to bulk up, and simply want to lose fat, then the workout routine is simple.  You want to do about 50% weights and 50% cardio, and eat healthy (you'll only gain bulk if you eat tons of protein and do the right sorts of exercises).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 10, 2006, 09:14:51 PM
solarys: both, the key is inches, not pounds... of course finding your own schedule is important, but don't do weights everyday unless you are working different muscle groups, otherwise do weights every other day or three times a week (crunches are fine every day). 

right now, i'm doing strictly cardio, but weights are great if you want to tone and it does help promote quicker weight loss... hth

Stan: My mom is retired USAF, she joined when I was young and I get benefits as long as I'm in school or my 23rd bday, whichever comes first.  Since I'm going to be in school forever, it's my bay. lol

haha looks like J beat me to it.  ;)

So true split!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on January 10, 2006, 10:26:01 PM
Ok, I got some specific questions:

I will be starting workout routine 2 or 3 times a week for an hour to an hour and a half.  I just want toning and don't really care to bulk up at all.  I have a great gym at my disposal. 

Problem areas (typical girl): abs, triceps, quads, and gluts

All I do now is run and lift weights sporadically.  For cardio, what are y'alls recommendations?  Keep running?  Elliptical?  Are long distances better or shorter faster sprints? 

For toning, a friend said to go 'low weight, high reps.'  Is this true?  How do I find my ideal lift weight?  I am completely ignorant on this, obviously. 

Now for the hardest part!  How do I wake up and get my lazy butt in gear (unlike people WITH excuses, this semester I will only have classes on Tues and Thurs...perfect for a work out schedule!).  I am READY to get fit!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 11, 2006, 05:44:56 AM
Ok, I got some specific questions:

I will be starting workout routine 2 or 3 times a week for an hour to an hour and a half. I just want toning and don't really care to bulk up at all. I have a great gym at my disposal.

Problem areas (typical girl): abs, triceps, quads, and gluts

All I do now is run and lift weights sporadically. For cardio, what are y'alls recommendations? Keep running? Elliptical? Are long distances better or shorter faster sprints?

For toning, a friend said to go 'low weight, high reps.' Is this true? How do I find my ideal lift weight? I am completely ignorant on this, obviously.

Now for the hardest part! How do I wake up and get my lazy butt in gear (unlike people WITH excuses, this semester I will only have classes on Tues and Thurs...perfect for a work out schedule!). I am READY to get fit!

Stair machine - or simply running stairs -  would be good for you, too.

I had my first track conditioning practice of this season last night, and Lord, am I sore. I don't think I can raise my arms, but I can lift about 1.5 times more than I could last season, even with such little exericse in between, which was a nice suprise. The hour jog nearly killed me, as did the squats, but hopefully its a first step.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 11, 2006, 06:56:58 AM
Thanks.... I just wish I wasn't so wobbley today
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 11, 2006, 07:28:10 AM
Yeah... my coach is a bit of a Nazi when it comes to lifting, but I need to work my butt off if I want to be a captain this year, so I kill myself at practices
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 11, 2006, 09:55:43 AM
I'll root for you all the way.

Thank you, sweetie. It's appreciated
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 11, 2006, 11:26:52 AM
Yesterday I posted an ode to my gym. Today I feel like posting an ode to my dance studio (but I won't b/c I'm lazy and LSD is running like molasses).

Picked up a tap class, and I needed a couple private lessons to catch up with the rest of the class, so I'll put in 4 hours this week (last week I did 5).

I heart Dance Class.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 11:03:05 PM
Need some advice:

I visited a gym with the non-bf the other day (he lost military benefits to, thus no more free gym)... I was just tagging along, but I got there and it was AMAZING.  The most AMAZING beautiful gym I have ever seen!  Plus it is pretty cheap $40/mo. and you can get unlimited tanning for $20.

$40/mo. includes:
AMAZING facility (all the cardio you could ever need, all the weights in the world, a rock climbing wall, a cardio theater where you watch a movie while you work out, fancy machines that track how many reps you need to do, when you need to change weight, women's only section, etc etc)

Personal training sesssions (3 for free, plus a week of group personal training)

Unlimited group classes (70 offered a week)

Diagnostics of your progress

The list goes on...

The only trouble?
It is 30 minutes away and I have to sign up for a year.

I can really see myself being inspired to workout by this gym (and my mom will pay the fee cause she's a fitness nut) and, thus, working out more effectively and losing weight/toning faster.  However, 30 minutes is a long way to go to work out and (even though you can cancel if you move) a year is a long commitment, esp. considering the drive!'

So, super amazing more effective gym that is kinda far or normal sad gym that is nearby but not as inspiring (though way more accessible)?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 13, 2006, 04:11:02 AM
That's a really tough call.  For me the less bells and whistles a gym has and the more free weights, the happier I get...just as long as people aren't dropping the weights and as long as they rerack them so I can find them (which doesn't happen at Super Ghetto gym).

I guess without knowing the amenities at normal gym it's hard to know how much of a sacrifice you'll be making by choosing it over amazing gym.  You sound very excited about amazing gym so I think it's worth the shot. 1) You're not paying and although you don't want your mom to waste her money, you won't feel a financial sting. 2) The fact that she's paying may guilt trip you to go on the days you don't feel like it. Sure it's a distance, but you can always use that time to listen to some good music and psych yourself up (I'm assuming you meant 30 min drive...b/c if it was a 30 min walk then I'd say to turn it into a 15-20 min jog and maximize your work out).

The classes, personal training, rock climbing, etc. all sound really nice.

If you're going to do those things, then the fancy gym is the right option.  I used to walk 45 minutes to and from gym (even in this Arctic winter).  It sucks, but it can be done.

If, however, you look at your potential program and the ghetto gym has everything you're looking for, then just go there.  I just find that, for myself, location is key.  If the gym is readily available and not always packed, I go.  If it is not, then I don't go.  I don't have rugby to motivate me anymore, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 13, 2006, 06:42:15 AM


If, however, you look at your potential program and the ghetto gym has everything you're looking for, then just go there.  I just find that, for myself, location is key.  If the gym is readily available and not always packed, I go.  If it is not, then I don't go.  I don't have rugby to motivate me anymore, unfortunately.


TITCR.

I'm in the best shape of my life right now. Because my gym is across the street from me.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: sck on January 13, 2006, 07:22:08 AM
I need to start using my gym membership again. I've been a terrible slacker and gained 15-20 pounds. Grrr. I need to lose 50-60....

I love my gym, when I go. 24-Hour Fitness and it IS open 24-hours. I pay 36/month (I love corporate rates) and get city-wide membership. I can go to any gym at my level or below (my level is the mid level) in the city. This is good because there's a super-nice one down the street from my office and another pretty nice one down the street from my apartment. Free classes, too. I love me some spin classes.

I should play DDR more, too, but I need to invest in a good mat. My cheap one is killing my ankles.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 08:08:44 AM
Thanks mugatu.  I inherited the potential for a skin problem from my mom, so I have to tan to prevent it (don't worry I am SUPER safe).

I hate this tough decision!

There is a gym in my complex (some very basic weight machines which I never use and a just a couple cardio macines) open 24 hours.  I rarely use it cause the machines are like 20 years old, despite being in my complex and free.  The gym down the street is essentially your basic gym.  Well stocked, but closes earlier than the other gym, none of that cool stuff (including email reminders to you and your friends when you've been slacking at the gym).  It does have a pool though, which is good for my bad knee.

I guess more thinking and maybe another visit to the sad down the street gym.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 13, 2006, 08:22:48 AM
I HATE when gyms close early....

Mine closes at 6 on the weekends. Ugh.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 08:27:31 AM
I HATE when gyms close early....

Mine closes at 6 on the weekends. Ugh.

Yea, late at night is usually the only time I have to workout!

Here we go!

gym 30 minutes away (driving): http://www.goldsgym.com/gymsites/us/va/newport_news/
 (http://www.goldsgym.com/gymsites/us/va/newport_news/)

down the street (adobe): http://www.jccegov.com/pdf/parksrecpdfs/winter2005/Parks&heck/community-centers.pdf (http://www.jccegov.com/pdf/parksrecpdfs/winter2005/Parks&heck/community-centers.pdf)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on January 13, 2006, 03:42:55 PM
yay!  I found a workout partner for the semester!  My roommate and I will be waking up uber-early (7:30!  I know I know, its really not that early ;)) to go work out before classes.  YAY!   ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on January 13, 2006, 09:04:00 PM
Update on my attempt to lose weight:

I've been doing 150 crunches every morning this week, I'm probably going to bump it up to 200 next week. I'm actually eating healthier now too and cutting the soda out of my diet.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 09:05:08 PM
I did 500 a day and lost 15 lbs in a month!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on January 13, 2006, 09:08:37 PM
If I dropped 15 lbs in a month from crunches I'd be likely to quit doing them, then put the lost weight right back on.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 09:09:17 PM
I managed to keep it off my continuing crunches, just not that many ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on January 13, 2006, 09:14:56 PM
I'll probably do that as well, I'm more worried about how I'm going to do a lifting routine once I start in a couple of weeks now. I can always just use the exercise bikes at school 3 days a week if I forget to do crunches.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 14, 2006, 02:15:10 AM
I used to be ab crazy, but after I hurt my back it became too annoying.  I used to do anywhere between 200-300 a day.  But 500?  That's just crazy!

Besides, my stomach would look ridiculous if I did 500 crunches a day.  It already looked retarded when I did 300.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skaiserbrown on January 14, 2006, 02:20:47 AM
if by retarded you mean studly. *lick*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 14, 2006, 02:22:19 AM
Nah.  I have a short torso, so my stomach swells out.  Makes my abs bulge out rather than just look cut (like those lanky guys with the long torsos do).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skaiserbrown on January 14, 2006, 02:30:07 AM
*drool*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 14, 2006, 07:42:31 AM
I'm down 9 pounds from this week....simple b/c my track coach pushes me ridicuouly hard, and because I'm cut out red meat, full-fat dairy, Cokes, and candy
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 14, 2006, 09:03:41 AM
WOW!  congrats vanna! great willpower!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 14, 2006, 09:14:09 AM
Thanks, sweetie
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: *shell* on January 14, 2006, 09:31:59 AM
that's awesome!  i cut out soda, candy, and pizza...went to the gym 5 times this week and drinking tons of water...still afraid of the scale tho.  this inspires me! 

I'm down 9 pounds from this week....simple b/c my track coach pushes me ridicuouly hard, and because I'm cut out red meat, full-fat dairy, Cokes, and candy
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 14, 2006, 09:40:32 AM
It's amazing how much just dropping soda can help!  I bet you're looking awesome shell!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skaiserbrown on January 16, 2006, 12:46:40 AM
i'm still gaining weight because i'm a lazy lardass :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on January 16, 2006, 09:22:44 AM
Ok I'll see y'all later, I'm off to the gym to get ripped and studly for the beach this summer!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on January 16, 2006, 10:55:23 AM
This is my polite request for pictures from the "ripped and studly" posters.

Thanks,

Gaily
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on January 16, 2006, 06:44:55 PM
I'm going to the gym here soon
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 31, 2006, 09:49:24 PM
STAN you are awesome!   :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*


Unfortunately, I just typed a longass reponse in the OPC.  Here it is:

YAY! Ok, well it is clear I will not be using the fancy gym. *tear* So, I am doing this the old fashioned way.

here's my plan:
5 miles a day (a combination of walking quickly and jogging, it took 1 hr. 15 min. today)
50 elevated situps daily

Is that enough to get me into bikini form by July 1? I am currently about 5 lbs over the weight for my height and "bikini form" is generally at the lower end of the range, so I'd say I am looking to lose about 20-25 lbs.

I have a pretty good weight regime set up, so if toning muscle is that big of a deal I can add that 2 or 3 times a week as well and will probably substitute some kind of aerobics class (pilates, yoga, step, kickboxing, etc) every now and again (I want to work on increasing flexibility too, academics has knocked the cheerleader out of me).

It is very frustrating for me cause I was in good shape till I had knee surgery and since then I have gotten almost all the weight off, but I really want to get back to normal! Since I can finally do more intense cardio (with a brace), I really want to take advantage of that!


help please! ;)

EDIT: cause i am dumb. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on January 31, 2006, 10:04:57 PM
I've been thinking about this thread as well.  Three weeks into my routine and I can already notice a difference in my legs and abs.  Great! 

One question - I'm hardly sore after I workout.  I do cardio first (treadmill or elliptical) then I do weights, concentrating on upper or lower body, and abs all the time.  I go for the lighter weights but higher reps.  I'm just barely sore the next day...why is this?  I like the ache of accomplishment!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on January 31, 2006, 10:05:35 PM
My plan for a diet went right by the wayside after 2 weeks. I swear I can't keep a routine going...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 31, 2006, 10:11:47 PM
matt- I hate dieting.  The only one that worked for me was South Beach and that is because it was VERY strict (and very effective).

suzy- I heard high reps was the way to go, but maybe it is time for you to up the weight a bit and challenge yourself somemore!  That is apparently one of the hardest parts of weight training (according to a personal trainer I talked to), knowing when to increase weight/reps.  Congrats on your success so far!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 31, 2006, 10:12:30 PM
I'll quote and answer here in order to avoid riff raff in the OPC.   :D

Quote
YAY!  Ok, well it is clear I will not be using the fancy gym. *tear*  So, I am doing this the old fashioned way.

here's my plan:
5 miles a day (a combination of walking quickly and jogging, it took  1 hr. 15 min. today)
50 elevated situps daily

Is that enough to get me into bikini form by July 1?  I am currently about 5 lbs over the weight for my height and "bikini form" is generally at the lower end of the range, so I'd say I am looking to lose about 20-25 lbs.

I have a pretty good weight regime set up, so if toning muscle is that big of a deal I can add that 2 or 3 times a week as well and will probably substitute some kind of aerobics class (pilates, yoga, step, kickboxing, etc) every now and again (I want to work on increasing flexibility too, academics has knocked the cheerleader out of me).

It is very frustrating for me cause I was in good shape till I had knee surgery and since then I have gotten almost all the weight off, but I really want to get back to normal!  Since I can finally do more intense cardio (with a brace), I really want to take advantage of that!

Wow, I like your dedication.  A few points here that are specific to your situation:

1.  It doesn't matter how many situps you do, it matters how you do them.  Make sure you vary them.  Very important are the obliques and the lower abs.  Also crucial is the pace you do them at.  Slow up, slow down, muscle always contracted.

2.  Definitely do weights twice a week.  It's not just a matter of toning.  Doing weights increases your muscle mass (or, at least, replaces fat with muscle), which is like compounding interest: the more you do weights, the faster you burn fat, which enhances your cardio.

3.  Also vary the cardio.  Yoga/pilates is a good idea.  Really, don't do the 5 miles thing more than twice a week right now.  You'll lose interest and lose your will to do this much exercise quickly if you don't keep changing it up.

4.  Flexibility is definitely key here, not only to making you feel better, but, surprisingly, also to losing weight.  Your exercises are more effective and burn more calories if your range of motion isn't restricted.  It's one of the principles of high-performance sprinting, actually.  The more flexible sprinters are just generally able to expend more energy per repetition.  And, basically, that's what you want to do.

5.  Your eating habits are very important.  While I do mean eating healthy (as in, keep fat down as much as possible, without necessarily cutting it out altogether), I also mean something else.  You shouldn't eat the last two hours before you go to bed.  In fact, an hour or two before sleeping, do some light exercises.  Situps, pushups, whatever.  Basically, you want to spike your metabolism and then go to sleep.  5-10 minutes of exercise should do it, along with some stretching.  This lets you burn fat all through the night.

If you stick to this routine, you'll definitely be able to lose 20 pounds before the summer.  Just make sure you don't pig out on fast food too often. 

Good luck!  I start this week as well.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 31, 2006, 10:17:50 PM
I've been thinking about this thread as well.  Three weeks into my routine and I can already notice a difference in my legs and abs.  Great! 

One question - I'm hardly sore after I workout.  I do cardio first (treadmill or elliptical) then I do weights, concentrating on upper or lower body, and abs all the time.  I go for the lighter weights but higher reps.  I'm just barely sore the next day...why is this?  I like the ache of accomplishment!

This is because your weights are too light.  Very simple.

You should barely be able finish your last set of reps, whether you're doing light weight/high rep or vice versa.  There's also a limit to the amount of reps you should be doing.  In general, if your last set is more than 20 reps (maximum) and you're still going strong, then your weights are way too light.

Generally, for light weight/high rep, I recommend either 3 sets at 20/15/12 reps, or 4 sets at 15/12/12/10 reps.  You can do more reps, but I find then you're just doing endurance work.  Either way,  for your last set, your last 3 or 4 reps should be almost impossible to do.

It takes a bit of practice, but you'll love the results once you get it.
 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 31, 2006, 10:22:12 PM
Thanks so much J!  I feel almost compelled t print out your advice.

I am glad I seem to be on the right track (having a fitness obsessed mother must pay off ;))

fwiw, my ab routinue is reps of 10 alternating between standard elevated sit-up and oblique focused.  I also try really hard not t eat after 6 (at the advice of my gay hairstylist who lost like 40 lbs)

Since you're starting this week too we must keep this thread alive, I expect you of all people to bust my ass if I don't keep up! ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 31, 2006, 10:33:57 PM
Well, I wouldn't be as crazy as to not eat at all after 6.  That's really early, and could be very unhealthy.  You're basically starving yourself for more than 12 hours, then.  It's better to have 6 smaller meals during the day than 3 big ones, which suggests you should still be eating around 8 or 9, even 10 PM.

Seriously, as long as you eat in moderation, keep fat intake down, and continue to exercise, you will lose weight.  Not eating before you go to bed just speeds up the process - for some people a little, for others a lot.
 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on January 31, 2006, 10:38:09 PM
Thanks J!

Damn you mugatu and your white boy metabloism. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 31, 2006, 10:43:19 PM
Not just doable, but, given AH's commitment, quite easy.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on January 31, 2006, 11:02:51 PM
didn't read this whole thread but im DEFINITLY up for losing a few pounds..i always lose weight when im home but gain it all back at school

right now im starting a new diet called eating less and attempting to be healthier, which means gym more, and sleeping less

we have this GORGEOUS new fitness center at my UG that was just built and opened last spring (too bad my tuition for the past 4 years has gone to build it but i can only enjoy it for one year) but its always so crowded!!! no matter when i go and what time i go you can NEVER get on a cross trainer/elliptical without stalking a few out and waiting 20 minutes.  and its so frustrating watching all these girls in their abercrombie shorts, pink cased ipods reading people magazine while "working out"

grrr i am quite frustrated about this..esp since this week ive actuallyb een going..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 01, 2006, 03:17:13 AM
I have been doing the "nothing after 6 pm" thing for almost a year (started in april)

when I first started my diet back in the summer, I did an hour exercise and ate nuttin after six. i did the 6 am wake-up, breakfast, 10:30 snack, 12:00 lunch, 2:30 snack, 6pm dinner thing. i usually went to bed around 10 pm. I did 30~40 min cardio six days a week and weight training three times a week for 20~30 mins each.

oh, and no social life if you do this.

on a few occasasions (events, bdays, wutever) i did eat late.

by doing that, I lost like 16 pounds in two months. I went from something like 125 to 110. and people were telling me I was getting too skinny. (I'm 5'4") Because I was doing a lot of exercise my body looked pretty fabulous.. I think I went from size 6~8 to size 0. (it felt great when the size 2s at armani were too loose and i had to ask for size 0 jeans)

well, now it's winter, and I don't exercise anymore. I graduated from college and have a desk job. I still don't eat after 6, but my eating patterns are less consistent and less healthy. I gained about 6 pounds back... and the size 0 jeans feel too tight..  :'(

I think I used to fast for a day, every other week, back in summer for cleansing purposes.

the key to losing weight is not that complicated. but you gotta do it the healthy way. if i didnt lose my weight by exercising, i probably would've gained a lot more back.

combine cardio and muscle exercises. muscle training increases metabolism, so you burn more fat when you do cardio. cardio burns fat.

damn i really should start workin out again.. i miss the "high" i get after doing high intensity cardio for 30 mins+.

oh, n fyi - for cardio, i mostly ran [email protected] the park. they say 2 pounds a week is healthy amt. of losing weight, which i did. i cut out sweets when i was on my diet. i ate a lot more protein for dinner, more carbs for breakfast and lunch.

I can send the before and after pic if anyone wants a motivation  :D

Well, I wouldn't be as crazy as to not eat at all after 6.  That's really early, and could be very unhealthy.  You're basically starving yourself for more than 12 hours, then.  It's better to have 6 smaller meals during the day than 3 big ones, which suggests you should still be eating around 8 or 9, even 10 PM.

Seriously, as long as you eat in moderation, keep fat intake down, and continue to exercise, you will lose weight.  Not eating before you go to bed just speeds up the process - for some people a little, for others a lot.
 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 01, 2006, 03:24:25 AM
I've been thinking about this thread as well.  Three weeks into my routine and I can already notice a difference in my legs and abs.  Great! 

One question - I'm hardly sore after I workout.  I do cardio first (treadmill or elliptical) then I do weights, concentrating on upper or lower body, and abs all the time.  I go for the lighter weights but higher reps.  I'm just barely sore the next day...why is this?  I like the ache of accomplishment!

why don't you do weights first and then do cardio? I do it that way. weights will increase your metabolism rate and when you do cardio afterwards, you end up burning more fat.

and like someone else suggested, do heavier weights (try to push that limit) with fewer reps.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on February 01, 2006, 06:24:58 AM
I wish I would just get this damn cold I've felt coming for the past 2 weeks and get over it so that I can get back on the exercise wagon.

Not getting any sleep b/c I'm thinking about this new guy I'm dating isn't helping either....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 08:03:33 AM
Not just doable, but, given AH's commitment, quite easy.


Well..

This is not in reference to AH, necessarily, but talk is cheap. When someone comes back in a month and tells us they've stuck to it, etc, etc, then we can talk about commitment.

thanks for the disclaimer tra.  i find that when i set my mind t smething like this i don't have too much trouble staying committed, mostly because i start to see results and because i have given myself a lot of time to reach my goals.  hopefully i will say that it is working out in a month!

no matter when i go and what time i go you can NEVER get on a cross trainer/elliptical without stalking a few out and waiting 20 minutes. and its so frustrating watching all these girls in their abercrombie shorts, pink cased ipods reading people magazine while "working out"

grrr i am quite frustrated about this..esp since this week ive actuallyb een going..

AMEN!  What is the worst is the girls who actually wear makeup to the gym. UGH.  It's sad cause tha what keeps me away from my fitness center (which is under construction, which doesn't help), when I really need to be doing weights.

piggy- any inspiration is VERY welcome!!!

thanks SO much all, i am determined to keep this thread alive. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on February 01, 2006, 08:47:49 AM
Ah the SO curse....that's always so tough...

I'm just finally getting my motivation back. I've kicked some butt in the last two weeks of working out, but I'm still about 30 lbs from my fighting weight.

If we end up dating for real (which I strongly suspect we might), I don't think it'll really end up being a curse. He lost like, 20 pounds over the last year and he's really into physical activity in general. Which is part of why I think we're such a good match in the first place.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 01, 2006, 08:52:05 AM
I can't find the fat pictures from last winter - gonna continue on diggin it up. but here's a picture from a peak point of my diet. I think it was the first time in my life that I didn't have a tummy!  :D Now with my lack of exercising and the glamorous desk job, I have my tummy back.
(http://www.geocities.com/misslolaa/skinny.jpg)

piggy- any inspiration is VERY welcome!!!

thanks SO much all, i am determined to keep this thread alive. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: K on February 01, 2006, 09:16:11 AM
I start May 1.  It may seem like procrastinating, but it's what will work for me.  If I try to start now I'll fail miserably and be mad at myself.  Once I've quit my job and don't spend my day thinking about how much I hate it, things will be great!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Lilacs04 on February 01, 2006, 09:19:25 AM
Piggy -- you are stunning!! Desk jobs do = bigger tummies. It's a sedentary existence.

I sort of feel like Regina George in "Mean Girls" here: I'd like to lose about 3-4 lbs and tone up some. Carmen Electra's "Fit to Strip" DVD is helpful and very intense.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 01, 2006, 09:25:18 AM
I could loose like 15 and be perfectly content - but it doesn't keep me up at night worrying. I've been heavier, I've been skinnier. I'd just like to be more in shape.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 11:23:23 AM
piggy you are inspirational!  though toning my abs does little for my face ;) Lol 

lilacs- fit to strip is great! i also really like windsor pilates.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on February 01, 2006, 11:35:40 AM
Just like the "miracles" thread, I hope to be able to post a success story pic in here one day...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Lilacs04 on February 01, 2006, 11:42:47 AM
piggy you are inspirational!  though toning my abs does little for my face ;) Lol 

lilacs- fit to strip is great! i also really like windsor pilates.

AH, you are adorable so don't even start with that talk!! ;)

I had no idea how much Fit to Strip would kick my butt! I was sore for days afterward! I have Windsor Pilates as well but I always felt like I wasn't doing it properly. I'm also a little ashamed to admit this but...I own an Ab-Slide. Does anyone remember those? Do they even still sell them? They actually do work. I used to use mine alllll the time in high school and I was in great shape then (or at the very least, I had a flat stomach).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: eclair on February 01, 2006, 11:51:18 AM
piggy you are inspirational!  though toning my abs does little for my face ;) Lol 

lilacs- fit to strip is great! i also really like windsor pilates.

AH, you are adorable so don't even start with that talk!! ;)

I had no idea how much Fit to Strip would kick my butt! I was sore for days afterward! I have Windsor Pilates as well but I always felt like I wasn't doing it properly. I'm also a little ashamed to admit this but...I own an Ab-Slide. Does anyone remember those? Do they even still sell them? They actually do work. I used to use mine alllll the time in high school and I was in great shape then (or at the very least, I had a flat stomach).

haha yes, ab-slide was amazing...i used to use one in high school too.  For some reason having a little gizmo or machine makes crunches and ab workouts seem so much easier.  Now I just do boring old crunches  :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 01, 2006, 11:53:11 AM
eclair... have we met?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Lilacs04 on February 01, 2006, 11:58:14 AM
haha yes, ab-slide was amazing...i used to use one in high school too.  For some reason having a little gizmo or machine makes crunches and ab workouts seem so much easier.  Now I just do boring old crunches  :(

Using Ab-Slide was great because you weren't lifting your entire torso up from the floor. It's more like you're stretching your ab muscles. I do crunches but I loathe them. LOATHE. My BF has to be there to cheer me on or else I want to give up after 5.  :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 12:10:24 PM
I don't have the ab slide, it's one of those devices that basically cradles your neck and helps you do a situp properly.  They do work WONDERS if you do them daily.

piggy (or anyone else who is skinny and still has a chest) is there any specific way to lose weight but not your chest or is it just luck of the draw based ony our body type?  i am REALLY happy wil my chest size and am afraid that if i buff up too much i will lose it!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: eclair on February 01, 2006, 01:40:32 PM
eclair... have we met?

hmmm, lol i dont think so, but i cant be sure
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on February 01, 2006, 01:45:16 PM
Is the ab-slide you guys are talking about like this:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000E9QSE4/sr=1-7/qid=1138830118/ref=sr_1_7/102-0938520-1104950?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance

I always see these things advertised and they look really appealing, but I tend to assume that anything advertised on TV must be crap, so I've never bought one.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: eclair on February 01, 2006, 01:51:54 PM
Is the ab-slide you guys are talking about like this:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000E9QSE4/sr=1-7/qid=1138830118/ref=sr_1_7/102-0938520-1104950?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance

I always see these things advertised and they look really appealing, but I tend to assume that anything advertised on TV must be crap, so I've never bought one.

haha im the complete opposite..such an easy mark for tv advertisments.  Infomercials are like a drug.... 

i find that in terms of ab workouts i get better results from just doing crunches.  I do baby ones (so im not lifting my entire torso off the floor, i have back problems).  About 400 every night to every other night, upper abs, lower abs and both sides and it works wonders if you can stick with it.  In highschool Id get a yoga mat and watch britney spears videos while doing them for 15 minutes...lol, its amazing what you can do with a little visual motivation..."one more crunch and ill have abs like britney"  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on February 01, 2006, 01:58:40 PM
i find that in terms of ab workouts i get better results from just doing crunches.  I do baby ones (so im not lifting my entire torso off the floor, i have back problems).  About 400 every night to every other night, upper abs, lower abs and both sides and it works wonders if you can stick with it.  In highschool Id get a yoga mat and watch britney spears videos while doing them for 15 minutes...lol, its amazing what you can do with a little visual motivation..."one more crunch and ill have abs like britney"  ;)

Yeah, I did that for a while.  But I got to the point where I couldn't even feel it when I did 500+ crunches, and that takes way longer than I'm willing to devote.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: eclair on February 01, 2006, 02:03:27 PM
i find that in terms of ab workouts i get better results from just doing crunches.  I do baby ones (so im not lifting my entire torso off the floor, i have back problems).  About 400 every night to every other night, upper abs, lower abs and both sides and it works wonders if you can stick with it.  In highschool Id get a yoga mat and watch britney spears videos while doing them for 15 minutes...lol, its amazing what you can do with a little visual motivation..."one more crunch and ill have abs like britney"  ;)

Yeah, I did that for a while.  But I got to the point where I couldn't even feel it when I did 500+ crunches, and that takes way longer than I'm willing to devote.

my fear is developing a six pack...i DO NOT want one
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 01, 2006, 04:18:59 PM
In general, you should never be lifting your entire torso for crunches.  Either do crunches by just lifting you shoulder blades, or do full situps.  Half-situps are very difficult and specific exercises, and should be done very slowly.  Besides, they're meant to target the core stabilizers, rather than your "show" abs, so don't bother with them.

Crunches = shoulder blades off the floor, lower back flat on the ground.
Situps = close enough to your legs to be able to touch them with your bent elbows.
Inbetween = not useful except for very specific circumstances.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 04:22:52 PM
ok I am an idiot cause the abslide is what I have (only I was REALLy dumb and bought it from a National Enquirer ad, it took forever to arrive, but once it did, it worked miracles!).  I second what everyone has said- it is amazing!  I would do about 500 crunches a night and it REALLY toned my abs.

eclair- our excerise styles are very similar. ;)  Legally Blonde is what kept me going to almost an hour and a half last night, for me it is Kelly Clarkson, though.  She has developed some great abs recently, which are exactly what I want- toned but NO SIX PACK!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 04:37:52 PM
I forgot, I had a question for J.

How bad is napping after you eat?  I passed out after lunch today (I have been REALLY tired during the day recently) and am now concerned.

Also, today I heard the best thing to do when running on a treadmill was to make sure the incline was above whatever the base was.  Apparently running at a slight incline increases the effectiveness of a workout.

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 01, 2006, 04:44:42 PM
yeap, the chest thing, you gotta be on the look out for. DO NOT TRY TO LOSE TOO MUCH WEIGHT TOO FAST.

your chest is where you lose your fat mass first (this seems to be true for many girls, including me)

like I said, you should aim for 1 or 2 pound a week, with cardio and muscle activities.

the key is to do regular weight training for the chest area as well. you start to develop muscles around that area, so your boobs stay in place and don't sag (hmm this sounds a bit weird). even if your chest gets a bit smaller, it still looks pretty good.


piggy (or anyone else who is skinny and still has a chest) is there any specific way to lose weight but not your chest or is it just luck of the draw based ony our body type?  i am REALLY happy wil my chest size and am afraid that if i buff up too much i will lose it!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 01, 2006, 04:49:32 PM
yeap, gotta love those desk jobs.  ;)
I am on the same paste as well. I want to lose maybe 3~4 pounds and tone up a bit again. will check out the DVD. thanks.  :)
Piggy -- you are stunning!! Desk jobs do = bigger tummies. It's a sedentary existence.

I sort of feel like Regina George in "Mean Girls" here: I'd like to lose about 3-4 lbs and tone up some. Carmen Electra's "Fit to Strip" DVD is helpful and very intense.

hehe, yeah it was at the getty. are you from LA?



 :o

wow...

Plus the pictures were taken at the getty!
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Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 05:24:37 PM
Good, that's just what I wanted to hear! Working out the chest (chest presses, I think) is part of my regular muscle training regime.

I expect to lose some, but I would be fine being a small C, esp. if I'm 20 lbs thinner elsewhere. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 01, 2006, 05:28:17 PM
I forgot, I had a question for J.

How bad is napping after you eat?  I passed out after lunch today (I have been REALLY tired during the day recently) and am now concerned.

Also, today I heard the best thing to do when running on a treadmill was to make sure the incline was above whatever the base was.  Apparently running at a slight incline increases the effectiveness of a workout.



Nah, don't worry.  You should be fine.  As long as your naps aren't ridiculously long (I'm talking two hours or more), then nap itself shouldn't matter too much. 

And yes, running at inclines is always preferable to running flat on a treadmill.  In fact, running flat on a treadmill takes less work than just plain jogging on the ground.  Adjust it to an incline, and vary the incline from day to day to give your body different stress-loads to handle.  Just make sure you don't go so steep as to hurt your knees (especially important for you, AH).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 01, 2006, 06:33:48 PM
ah and lilacs - try belly dancing. it's awesome for abs. it's kinda funny though, you get a sort of H shaped toned belly not a six pack figure if you do belly dancing.


I live in LA now.

going to law school this year? It's super cold here now (in the 20's) and LA is lookin nice..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 06:42:22 PM
are there any good bellydancing videos to recommend?

there's a class on campus, but my opinions on the UGs are pretty clear. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on February 05, 2006, 10:05:11 AM
Can I still go work out if I am sick? I am all congested in the chest and sinuses with a cold...will that make me feel better, worse, what?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 05, 2006, 11:48:54 AM
Can I still go work out if I am sick? I am all congested in the chest and sinuses with a cold...will that make me feel better, worse, what?

You'll feel worse.  Don't do it.  Wait a few days, drink a lot of water, then go back.

Some people feel better, but in the end, you're just over-taxing your body and dehydrating yourself like crazy.  Don't do it.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on February 05, 2006, 12:54:29 PM
Too late. Just got back...I feel good now. Guess this is where I wait around and see what happens in this little trial and error exercise experiment with my body!  ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 05, 2006, 08:40:25 PM
Today was my first work out free day since I started up again after the toe incident.  Ifeel like a bum, but I usually feel better the next day cause my body has had a bit of a break to absorb all the work I've been doing and get back on track.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 05, 2006, 09:12:26 PM
are there any good bellydancing videos to recommend?

there's a class on campus, but my opinions on the UGs are pretty clear. ;)

I havent tried any videos. I actually took classes (quite fun! even though I am rhythmically-challenged!)

try taking classes - I like them more than videos - yoga, belly dancing, aerobics, etc..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 05, 2006, 09:42:36 PM
i really like the classes i've been to (yoga, aerobics, kickboxing, etc.), but belly dancing is more of a club on my campus, so it's hard to just walk in and idk how much is actually a workout and how much is social.

i LOVE my windsor pilates tape, though, and don't know if i would trust anyone else to teach a complete pilates class.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 05, 2006, 09:51:02 PM
Which one do you need to do (the 50 or 20 min)?

I still haven't done the advanced workout (50 minutes).  I usually do the standard 20 minute one, which you're supposed to do daily.  I have never done it daily, so I didn't lose a size, but I def. noticed a difference (I usually use it as part of another program, intermixed with running, elliptical, etc. because I heard it's the best way to lose weight- by mixing things up a bit).

It is an awesome workout because it doesn't strain things (if you have bad joints, etc.), you go into it thinking, oh this is going to be a cake walk!  But it ends up being a great workout you can really feel.  Let me know how you like it, esp. if you do the 50 min. one.  I can always do classes, but for some reason I can't stay motivated with a tape for an hour!

Kinda makes me want to stick to that for the next 10 days instead of running!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 05, 2006, 09:55:12 PM
Thanks tra.  I'll do that tomorrow for a ten days (save me from getting tired of running too early anyway) and let you know how it goes.

But really you should love it!  The time passes quickly, but is a great workout!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 05, 2006, 10:04:15 PM
boooo  i got it ages ago, so no toning ring for me :(

i was thinking of gettoing one at books a million yesterday though, they were on sale.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 06, 2006, 10:35:51 AM
My skinny jeans fit!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 06, 2006, 10:38:56 AM
CONGRATS VANNA!

Off to start day 1 of the 10 day 1 size pilates challenge.

Here's hoping I'll be in my ambitious jeans by April 1 ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: *shell* on February 06, 2006, 10:39:55 AM
went to the gym today, and despite having a couple of days off and eating some junk i still lost another 2lbs!! yay!  keeping the new years rez into february...o yea baby! ;D  o and pilates got me into my sexy jeans again so yay for that too!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 06, 2006, 10:53:03 AM
Thanks, guys!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 03:58:58 PM
I WILL NOT LET THIS THREAD DIE!

On day 11 of the bikini plan and halfway through the pilates one size dealie.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 10, 2006, 04:05:23 PM
Hey, AH.  Have you been following my advice for night time, as well?  Let me know how that's working out.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 04:12:48 PM
Alright J I looked it up (I actually saved your advice) cause I wasn't sure what you were referring to.  I have been doing pilates RIGHT before bed the last couple nights because I get really busy and forget and suddenly it's one am.  However, before that I was doing situps.  I've also not restricted eating so much, but I make sure I go to bed at least 2-3 hours after eating.  Is that what you are talking about?

I'll know if this works out in 5 or 6 days when I can try on the pants a size down that I own and see if the 10 day one size thing really works.  Tomorrow I get to go to the nice gym though (friend is coming in from school and has a pass to get me in), so in addition to pilates I'll do the full weights and running thing.  I'm trying to get another friend to sneak me into gold's so I can take a class.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 05:22:54 PM
thats awesome!  congrats :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 11, 2006, 09:38:45 AM
Don't feel bad palae!

I worked out for SIX MONTHS, cut out sugar and did cardio daily for at least 30 minutes, plus 3x a week weights.  I did not lose an INCH, it was the most frustrating thing ever.  Apparently a med I was on was preventing weight loss.  Once I found that out I felt better, but it was SO hard to get into it (and frustrating) after months of no results.

Then when I tried the SBD and lost a ton of weight right a way (I know it's not recommended to do that, but thye way the program is set up it balances out), so now that I am back to working out and cutting back on bad foods (but not cutting them out completely), it is tough to work your butt off for almost 2 weeks and not see any results.

You can always increase your weight if you feel like that is not challenging (and you're not sore the next day), otherwise, keep doing what you're doing and don't get discouraged!  One day you'll wake up and be like damn!  when did tha happen!  Once that day comes, it will be a lot easier to stay movitated.

Music always helps me too, lately it's been Kelly Clarkson and cheesy techno :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 11, 2006, 02:48:28 PM
Yeah dude.  The addiction to looking more powerful is strong.  Force yourself to cut back.  Tell yourself you want to look like a little female dog so that nobody really knows your true self.  Turn it into a secret identity type thing.  Makes it easier to stomach.

This is one of my big problems when I come back to the gym.  It's partly what it looks like, and partly what it feels like to me, since I hate having to drop 30 or 40 pounds and feel like a female private part again.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 12, 2006, 02:57:45 PM
I've learned this the hard way.  I kept injuring myself.  In fact, my current layoff derives from the same problem.  I'm a sucker for punishment, apparently.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 12, 2006, 03:17:02 PM
HUH?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 12, 2006, 03:21:35 PM
Ah, you see, I read it as, "Ah, where are you!!!"  Just an exclamation sound, basically.

So, since you didn't make it clear WHO you were talking to (at least to some readers), you shouldn't be surprised I thought you were talking to me.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: shabnam on February 12, 2006, 03:28:57 PM
The stress of waiting for decisions is really bad for my waistline....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 11:40:20 AM
hahaha HERE I AM CHICA!  SORRY!  Reading and willing to help, pm me if you like.  I am not quite as good with the meats, but I did just steal non-bfs mom's book so I can use it as a guide.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 11:58:47 AM
i wish i could do that!

*munches on fancy cheese*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 12:12:42 PM
It's funny because I tend to fluctuate.  Sometimes I'll be stressed and eat like a crazy person, other times, like you said, I won't even think about it.

According to nonbfs personal trainer, though, carbs are good when you work out a lot, so hopefully that is true. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 13, 2006, 02:09:41 PM
According to nonbfs personal trainer, though, carbs are good when you work out a lot, so hopefully that is true. :D

It's very true.  Just make sure the carbs are good ones (rice, potatoes, pasta) instead of bad ones (sour patch kids, gummi bears, and mars bars). But you knew that already.  :D

The most important thing you can do is to have some carbs after a heavy cardio workout. They are necessary to replace your lost glycogen levels, which essentially replenishes your energy for your next workout.  If you don't do that, your body will be drained and you'll feel like crap, multiplying your risk of injury.

I take a shake after everyworkout which is high in protein, medium in carbs, and low in fat. If liquid nutrition is not your thing, just eat sensibly amongst similar guidelines (more protein if you were lifting, more carbs if you were doing cardio).

Try to avoid eating carbs later at night, though, because your body's likely to store a percentage of that as fat while you sleep. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: shabnam on February 13, 2006, 02:13:07 PM
It's funny because I tend to fluctuate.  Sometimes I'll be stressed and eat like a crazy person, other times, like you said, I won't even think about it.

According to nonbfs personal trainer, though, carbs are good when you work out a lot, so hopefully that is true. :D

That's how I am too.  Lately the weekdays have been good, but the weekends ARE REALLY BAD!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hellman on February 13, 2006, 05:40:11 PM
If you oinkers put down the bucket of KFC, you wouldn't have a weight problem.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 05:52:01 PM
Yea, seriously, I'm a vegetarian, so maybe youhave another recommendation for me? ;) ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 06:14:37 PM
We're both big fat lardos chica.  I'm sure sax and stan will vouche. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 07:53:32 PM
chica- I forgot, black olives and 2 tbl of cream cheese- SOOOOOO good!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 07:55:48 PM
well i use sour cream and chive nonfat, if that changes anything.  but the olives can always stand alone! ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 07:58:31 PM
so true.  like cannolis.  in that case, the grocery store will just not cut it.  eat your olives and be happy. :D


Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:00:50 PM
hahaha in that case no Van Wilder for me.

if it didn't cost $50 for overnight shipping I wuld def. order some from Mike's in Boston.

The workout thread has gone to crap!

Ok, I think I have 3 days left of pilates.  Praise jesus, cause I am ready to run again.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on February 13, 2006, 08:02:20 PM
hmmm...yeah im trying to go from 195 to 170.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:05:41 PM
bad legs?

my knee hurts like hell sometimes, but i am stubborn.  which will be a good thing until it goes out on me.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:09:40 PM
oh yes, i remember!  you saved me from nyquil!

i am really lucky that it's been under control.  i had an excersice induced asthma attack once that sucked horribly.  fortunately, my inhaler is pretty onhand these days.

i used to hate running, but since i got the ipod it really is invigorating.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:17:46 PM
:(

I got very lucky with it since usually I am the sickly type. :D  Most of the time now it only gets really bad during allergy season, hopefully not this year since the insursnce is gone.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on February 13, 2006, 08:20:01 PM
AH:  Did you go to high school in boston, if so where?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:21:44 PM
magnu- No.  I did go to summer school one year in Cambridge, though.

Insurance is evil chica!  I'm trying to ifnd out how much Anthemn is, their coverage seems excellent.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:25:17 PM
Anthemn Blue Cross Blue Shield?  I think it's what some of my extended family uses and it is HUGE out here with faculty and the grad students who have coverage (usually through their partners).  From what I have heard the coverage is amazing, but that usually means $$$
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:31:28 PM
:D :D :D

so confusing!

I am pissed.  The cheap plan I can get as a recent alum from my UG sucks of course.  BLAH
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:37:15 PM
:D yea the student health center is always pretty sketchy.

I went to W&M.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 08:44:06 PM
haha it is.

i am lazy like that ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 14, 2006, 02:16:57 PM
My sinuses are clearing up.  I think I'll be starting gym again this weekend.

Palae, do you have any light weights kicking around?  I have two twelve-pounders.  I've been shadow boxing with them.  Concentrate on moving your feet and keeping your hands by your chin (as any boxer knows you should always do).  It kills after a few rounds.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 03:14:57 PM
Pilates done for the day!

I think tomorrow is my last day, then back to the heavy cardio!

I clearly have no life.

PS- Doesn't sex count as a workout? ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 14, 2006, 03:22:26 PM
GOOD sex counts as a workout.   ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 03:28:05 PM
HOORAH!

it's always good J ;)

I almost bought him a stripper pole today as a joke.  Unfortuantely, I don't have $80 lying around to joke with :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 14, 2006, 03:31:52 PM
Yeah, I've been sexually spoiled for three years, myself. 

I can't imagine dating (or non-dating  ;)) someone like my ex anymore.  Boring.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 03:33:42 PM
:D seriously!  who knows what I'll have to do when I go off to ls and have to find an ACTUAL boyfriend.  UGH.  I've had those before, they are selfish and not fun in bed. ;)  I don't want to have to train another one!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 14, 2006, 03:40:59 PM
Selfish lovers make noooooo sense to me.  JSIA
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 04:16:14 PM
me either.

sad thing is they tend to be hot.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 14, 2006, 04:23:42 PM
Also common.

Hot people are often selfish.  At least, that's what I've found in my own life.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 05:23:10 PM
It's true

That's why I am lucky with the nonbf, I'm not used to attractive people being not-selfish
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on February 15, 2006, 01:04:21 PM
Soo...shin splints?  What are they; how do I avoid them; and if I get 'em how do I deal? 

For now, it just feels like the muscle next to my shin is really tight.  I took extra care to stretch it (and the other leg) very well this morning.  I don't think I'm going too hard since I am just still going 3 days a week, but I have upped my run time and distance.  Who knows...I got really out of shape last semester so maybe my legs are just suprised I've stuck with it!

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on February 15, 2006, 01:49:14 PM
So its the actual bone?  I thought it had to do with the muscle attachments, if not the muscle itself?

I could be (and probably am) very wrong.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 15, 2006, 03:51:17 PM
Soo...shin splints?  What are they; how do I avoid them; and if I get 'em how do I deal? 

For now, it just feels like the muscle next to my shin is really tight.  I took extra care to stretch it (and the other leg) very well this morning.  I don't think I'm going too hard since I am just still going 3 days a week, but I have upped my run time and distance.  Who knows...I got really out of shape last semester so maybe my legs are just suprised I've stuck with it!



mugatu is mostly right in explaining this.

There can be numerous genetic factors that come into play here, as well.  People with flat or overdeveloped arches in their feet often suffer from shinsplints.  You can't really "solve" this.  All you can do is go see a specialist, have an arch support made, and STRETCH YOUR LOWER LEGS PROPERLY. 

If you need some stretches, I can write up a few for you.  I've got a beautiful book on training mechanics here at home, and it has some awesome stretches.  The key is to stretch before and after the workout.  And to do the stretches right.  You should stretch just until you feel it in the muscle, then hold for 45-60 seconds.  No more. 

I've suffered from shinsplints since I was 14 or so.  The only things you can really do about it is wear the right footwear, stretch properly, to start easy and slowly increase intensity, and don't panic until your legs get used to the stress of your new routine (like mugatu said).  At least it isn't painful for you, so that means you're not killing your body too much.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Emolee on February 15, 2006, 04:57:51 PM
I'm another in the game to lose a few pounds b4 ls... I just lost 30 (since July), but sadly, I'm not done.

I gained so much weight studying for that damned LSAT!!

But I have plently of time to be super-hot by ls ;)

Congrats to everyone else acheiving their goals and/or trying hard!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 05:00:22 PM
10lbs here! though i am training for a marathon so i don't knw how much weight i will lose
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 05:31:24 PM
yea i haven't lost anything, or noticed much of a difference despite all my work thus far.  i've got to be building muscle or something.

apparently i'm doin a 5k in tampa next month :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 05:32:20 PM
you are doing the  bolt run?!?!?! jealous!!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 05:38:54 PM
is it for cancer?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 05:40:23 PM
it is for the leukemia and lymphoma society...i want to do it because it gets you into the lightning game for free too  :D but i'll be in hawai'i
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 05:41:34 PM
oh it might be race for the cure...either way - cool!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 05:41:52 PM
booo!!!

are yougoing to make any of spring training?

that is the one though... what is the lightening game?  my mom just signs me up for things randomly :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 05:45:52 PM
heh no i doubt it...sooo busy with this fundraising/training....

the lightning is march 4th...an NHL game  ;)

your mom is cool, hehe
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 05:50:11 PM
THAT!  ok.  My mom was like they give you free tickets!  Tamp is playing Canada, maybe it's hockey?  So it must be!  Hopefully it does not conflict with any sox games! ;)

YAY HOCKEY!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 05:51:21 PM
you are hilarious! yes you get a ticket to the bolts vs montreal  :D should be fun!!!

im pretty sure there are no conflicts
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 05:52:52 PM
OMG!  I've never ben to a real pro hockey game before!  YAY!

And actually 5k is like a cakewalk for me now. ;)

I wonder if it'l be ok to wear my Canycks jersey! :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 06:01:29 PM
hockey live is MUY exciting...i freakin love it...the new rules are ok to gt more offense

heh i just watched one tree hill

now what!

is that 3 miles? easy for you  :D

heh this dude said hawaii is easy to get into..their medians are 3.4/160...guess that is easy  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 06:07:51 PM
:D :D :D I wtched it too!  I cannot wait for the new episode in two weeks!!!!!!!!!!!  What is up with no new shows on the Wb next week?!?!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 06:10:56 PM
i know! wonder what next week is.....hmmm nothing!

columbine comes to tree hill  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 06:17:32 PM
sooo intense! :D

*this* close to including one tree hill in my thesis

i <3 the wb
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 06:20:14 PM
you should! my sister despises it b/c it is unrealistic...i love it hehehehe so bad

me too!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 06:44:18 PM
bad tv is like the best thing ever

especially when you're running and need a distraction :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 07:08:14 PM
it sure is!  :D

well..now i watching good tv, to me, KoQ  ;)

i got a lil red tanning today  :-\ damn irish skin
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 07:31:34 PM
The ticket confirmation deleted itself before I can print it!  I hope they mail me a copy!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 07:34:21 PM
for the race or an airline?

wow...i just hit a brick wall...me tired

boo it is too early
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 07:44:25 PM
boo indeed

for the sox game!

the tickets are at will call, but i am still nervous
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 07:51:16 PM
will call is good...just ID i think :) or you can email and ask for another confirmation...i think
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 08:22:59 AM
OMG!  I've never ben to a real pro hockey game before!  YAY!

And actually 5k is like a cakewalk for me now. ;)

I wonder if it'l be ok to wear my Canycks jersey! :D

Your CANUCKS jersey?  To a game between Montreal and Tampa Bay?  What the hell?

hahahahaa, I love how your mom said Tampa is playing Canada.  As if Montreal is representative of the entire nation. 

THIS IS WHY CANADA SUCKS!  NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THE @#!* IT IS!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 08:44:47 AM
i have a canucks jersey  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 11:23:15 AM
Nothing wrong with the Canucks jersey.  They're just not playing.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 11:33:45 AM
I'm going to have to come here often when I start up again.  I SO don't want to work out anymore.  My body is tired.  hahahaha
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 11:35:25 AM
i didn't say there was

just commented that AH and I both have a Canucks jersey...which is a little odd
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 11:38:53 AM
Ah, I see.  Very odd, given that neither of you lives in Vancouver, and neither of you is likely to ever have attended a Canucks game.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 11:43:25 AM
i have!

just not a home game

was a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEE Bure fan

was PISSED when he tore his ACL...man

pissed

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 11:44:41 AM
Pavel Schmavel. 

hahhahahahaah

I always wanted to see him fight Fleury.  I thought that would make a great matchup.

Never happened, sadly.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 11:46:34 AM
hey now  :P

that would have been hilarious...two little guys....well pavel was "5'8" in the media guide but i bet that was generous
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 11:50:46 AM
5'8" when he stood on a step with his skates on. 


Reminds me of Coolio.  On his videos, he always looks about my height.  Then I saw him at a club once, and it turns out he's only like, 5'3".  Like, he was my girlfriend's height.  HILARIOUS.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 11:56:21 AM
re: Canucks jersey

I was joking about wearing it. ;)  I have it cause they're my fav. team, or were when I followed hockey really closely.

And I know the proviences!  When my mom said that, I was like... the Canadian Olympic team?  wtf?  I went online and figured it out though (with maka's help)

In my gym clothes, but I think I am going to take a nap first.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 11:59:41 AM
But Montreal is not a province...



 :P :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 12:08:23 PM
haha no it is not, I was just making a point that I do differientiate Canada by geography. :P  but thanks for teasing me when I am sleepy ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:14:07 PM
get this girl some caffeine!   :D :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 12:17:19 PM
no nap time is coming up! :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:18:03 PM
looooooooove naps

huge fan
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 12:18:07 PM
Speaking of which, I better get the hell out of my house while I'm still awake and get some *&^% done.

Like go to the dentist for once.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 12:46:29 PM
Only if you're Coolio.  The "bitches" he "macks" in his videos are all taller than him, but you'd never know it from the angles they were shot at!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 05:09:43 PM
Legally Blonde is on FOX, so that means it is running time once the dinner settles. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 05:13:55 PM
YAY!  I am so glad you're liking it!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 05:23:14 PM
yay! it is so awesome you're doing it together.  guys are so difficult about food-- i know nonbf complained when i wouldn't eat junk with him, but i'm sure he'd complain if i was a fat kid too ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 05:34:09 PM
Wouldn't that make YOU difficult about food?

 :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 05:51:35 PM
no!  he's just a bad influence, ordering piza and inviting me over, then getting mad if i don't eat as much as him!  but i don't have a white boy metabolism!

i think i might take tonight off, i've worked out every day for 10 days straight, what do you think j?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 05:56:40 PM
I think you should've taken at least two breaks already.  You'll wear yourself out.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 05:58:10 PM
:D that's exactly what nonbf said.

But cardio (or anaerobic, like pilates) is just as productive daily right?  like, it isn't like weight lifting where youhave to take off every other day or it doesn't work
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 06:02:14 PM
You shouldn't do more than five days' straight cardio without giving your body a break.  It might not be like weight-lifting, but you're doing more harm than good by taxing yourself like that. 

It's not the Army.  Your life doesn't depend on it.  Take a day's rest.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 06:03:51 PM
thanks J

calming down  :-[
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 06:09:36 PM
hahahhhhahhahahahhahahah

OHMYGODYOURLINKWORKS!!!


 :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 06:10:31 PM
stan is awesome

the army is not
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Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 06:13:43 PM
i have a reason hehe
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 06:14:20 PM
the army is not awesome because they are mean to enlisted guys. ;)

you didn't ask what i had to explain :D

batgirl's quote is awesome.
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Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 06:16:49 PM
thanks J

calming down  :-[

Don't feel bad!  It's a common mistake.  This is the thought process: exercise = good, thus more exercise = more good.  But sometimes, rest is just as good.

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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 06:19:17 PM
thanks J

calming down  :-[

Don't feel bad!  It's a common mistake.  This is the thought process: exercise = good, thus more exercise = more good.  But sometimes, rest is just as good.



maybe i'll magically lose some weight tonight while i am resting, since i haven't really noticed a change thus far.  i've been going for 17 days and this is my second day off :-[ i've done a lot of pilates too, so it's not just cardio


the army is not awesome because they are mean to enlisted guys. ;)

you didn't ask what i had to explain :D

batgirl's quote is awesome.

DAMN LOOPHOLES!!!   :D

see stan!  lsat be damned i'm gonna be an AWESOME lawyer. ;)
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 06:23:28 PM
Yes, don't you underestimate us TTT grads once you have your NHSoL diploma!

look at me all fancy with the lingo ;)
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 06:57:10 PM
well who do i have to give a lapdance to to get you in?

i might as well use my carmen electra skills for someone else's good since i ahve no hope! :D
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Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 07:08:10 PM
thanks J

calming down  :-[

Don't feel bad!  It's a common mistake.  This is the thought process: exercise = good, thus more exercise = more good.  But sometimes, rest is just as good.



maybe i'll magically lose some weight tonight while i am resting, since i haven't really noticed a change thus far.  i've been going for 17 days and this is my second day off :-[ i've done a lot of pilates too, so it's not just cardio


At this point, you shouldn't be looking at your weight.  You should be looking at your shape.  If it looks like your fat's disappearing and you're getting more toned, it's working. 

The weight will disappear slowly.  You'll barely notice it (unless you're fairly chunky to begin with).  Then, one day, you'll look, and bam, you've dropped five pounds. 

Also, the rest helps your body recuperate and actually DOES help you lose weight in the end. 
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 07:13:12 PM
fwiw, i don't have a scale, i'm going by how cloths fit.  i know it's only bee just over two weeks, so i don't expect any dramatic results right now.  it's just a pain when youwant instant gratification! ;)
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Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:14:36 PM
2 weeks until that bikini goes on  :-\
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 07:22:33 PM
i am lucky, i have at least 3 1/2 months!

i just have to look good in my sox attaire in 2 weeks ;)  so i can stalk tek! :D
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Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:23:24 PM
eh i havent been payiing attention, but i wonder if gabe will be back

YUMMM


wow 3.5 months...maybe i dont want to leave fl  :-\
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 07:27:33 PM
hahahaha you'll have fun!

bring me some big island chocolates. ;)
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Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:28:33 PM
oh oh gotta write that down

anything you want? like some maui babe  :D
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 07:29:52 PM
hahaha i'll think maka

stanley that is a lie! how many schools do you have left to hear from?
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Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 08:12:43 PM
how many ahve yougotten into?

it is difficult for me to keep track without lsn!
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Post by: FossilJ on February 16, 2006, 10:15:20 PM
Two, AH.  Two.
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Post by: AH on February 17, 2006, 09:52:33 AM
:D  I certainly hope that wasn't in reference to the lapdance comment J.
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Post by: Emolee on February 17, 2006, 01:15:23 PM
got into USC and jeans from college on the same day!  Yay!
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Post by: AH on February 20, 2006, 10:17:50 AM
YAY!  Awesome emo!

I took the weekend off and def. think I am starting to notice a difference.  Granted, it is small, but I do think my body needed a break and it'll be great to get back on the treadmill today!

Anyone have any suggestions for supplements (like trimspa or other gnc-dealies?)
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Post by: SuzyQ06 on February 20, 2006, 10:41:48 AM
wow!  Its hard to keep up with this thread! 

I also can now fit into an old pair of pants!  Yay!  I'm down 7 lbs from Christmas and people are noticing!  Woohoo!  The almost-shin splints have disappeared, and I am getting some new running shoes (New Balance) any day now.

Someone (mugato?) said they had some stretches they could recommend?  I'd love to use them.  So far, I'm just falling back on what I remember from high school. 

Also, if anyone has any recommendations for routines for legs and arms, that would be great.  I'm mainly concentrating on inner/outer thigh, butt, tri/bicep, and doing the rowing machine (cause that works quite a few muscles that I don't know the names of!).

My ab routine so far is: 50 crunches, 30 leg dip things, 30 side-to-side with a medicine ball, and then repeat.  Any suggestions?
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Post by: AH on February 20, 2006, 12:13:49 PM
If you have access to the gym, I say do the hip abductor/adductor for thighs.  I felt really akward doing them at first, but love the machine now.  I do 20 reps of 3 sets because I am going for tone, not bulk.
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Post by: Vannabunny on February 20, 2006, 12:32:19 PM
I do a Pilates class three times a week, do a mile a day, 40 mins. on stair machine, various types of crunches, and lift weights on the days I don't do Pilates....down 9 lbs!!!
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Post by: AH on February 20, 2006, 12:40:57 PM
CONGRATS vanna!  Thats great. :)

I <3 pilates as well.
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Post by: almuhajaba on February 20, 2006, 12:43:30 PM
wow!  Its hard to keep up with this thread! 

I also can now fit into an old pair of pants!  Yay!  I'm down 7 lbs from Christmas and people are noticing!  Woohoo!  The almost-shin splints have disappeared, and I am getting some new running shoes (New Balance) any day now.

Someone (mugato?) said they had some stretches they could recommend?  I'd love to use them.  So far, I'm just falling back on what I remember from high school. 

Also, if anyone has any recommendations for routines for legs and arms, that would be great.  I'm mainly concentrating on inner/outer thigh, butt, tri/bicep, and doing the rowing machine (cause that works quite a few muscles that I don't know the names of!).

My ab routine so far is: 50 crunches, 30 leg dip things, 30 side-to-side with a medicine ball, and then repeat.  Any suggestions?

hey ya'll! I recommend the New York City Ballet Company workout video. Those people are INSANELY buff and they'll have you limping the next day (in a good, lactic acid buildup kind of way!)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 20, 2006, 01:12:49 PM
Just found this thread; I didn't realize so many people were trying to get in shape for LS!  Same over here; I've lost 9 lbs since Jan.1.  It's really starting to fall off, though, because I work full-time and take a class two nights/week (plus homework, ugh).

Anyway, I've been trying to stick to 5 workouts/weeks, usually broken down like so:

-two hours of tennis
-1 yoga class/wk (wish I could do more, but class conflicts with yoga schedule)
-1 hip hop dance class, followed by abs class
-2 gym sessions w/ 45 min on elliptical, 30 min weightlifting circuit, 15 min stretching

For eating, I do this modified version of the old Weight Watchers diet.  Daily intake breaks down like this:

-8 "breads," 80 cal each
-5 proteins, 65 cal each
-unlimited veggies
-2-3 fruit servings
-2 dairy, 90 cal each
-3 fats, 45 cal each
100 optional calories
min. 8 glasses of water

Not so hard to stick do during a regular work day, but the admitted students' receptions are totally killing my diet! 
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Post by: Vannabunny on February 20, 2006, 02:46:19 PM
I do modified Atkins, (doctor-advised due to kidney disease/lactose intollerance issues)

Unlimited: chicken, turkey, eggs (which I don't eat), peanut butter and other nuts, pepporni, salami, apples, lean beef

1-2 servings of veggies
2 servings of carbohydrates
1-2 servings of fruit

Extremely limited dairy..... > 1 serving a day

At least 12 glasses of water a day
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Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 20, 2006, 02:50:10 PM
Vanna, your lack of carb-eating would kill me!

FYI, I think real WW suggests that 12 glasses of water thing, too, but there's no way I can drink that much (I keep a bottle on my desk at all times, but still). 
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Post by: Vannabunny on February 20, 2006, 02:51:28 PM
Vanna, your lack of carb-eating would kill me!

FYI, I think real WW suggests that 12 glasses of water thing, too, but there's no way I can drink that much (I keep a bottle on my desk at all times, but still).

It was SO hard at first!!! But it's so much better for me....and once you get used to it, it's really easy to do.
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Post by: Vannabunny on February 20, 2006, 06:56:42 PM
I can't (well, not supposed to) drink caffiene, so yes, diet caffiene free pop (as well as Crystal Lite, Kool-Aid made w/ Splenda, and flavored water) all count
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Post by: AH on February 21, 2006, 04:31:09 AM
Diet Coke is ok for WW, but in moderation (something like 2-3 a day max).  If you are trying to lose weight, cut out soda all together- it causes you to retain massive amounts of water, diet soda or not.

Personally, I liked SB WAY better than WW and found it more effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle (like vanna and atkins).

Does anyone have any recommendations for making an ellptical workout its most effective (besides alternating between forward and backward)?  I've been running a lot (different weights first, at a small incline, alternating between running/jogging/speed walking in the same session), but don't want to get bored with it, plus it is rough on my knee.  Are there any similar recommendations to the little tricks I've picked up for the treadmill that would work with the elliptical?  I just want to get the most out of my workout!

I started a supplement last night to (hopefully) keep my energy up for work outs, I'll let you know how it works out.
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Post by: Vannabunny on February 21, 2006, 07:13:41 AM
Does the incline has resistance option? I do what my HS track coach called "3 mintue drills" - first three minutes with no resistance, next three with the highest resistance you can stand, next three with resistance in the middle of those two, then repeat
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Post by: AH on February 21, 2006, 07:27:28 AM
oh yea! i forgot resistance!  i had a free personal traning session ages ago and she suggested a moderate resistance throughout.  what do the resistance drills do for you?  is it like alternatng speeds on the treadmill? 
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Post by: ibroadrunr on February 21, 2006, 04:52:44 PM
1.  How do you all convince yourselves you have time for working out?  It seems I can only persuade myself to do abs/pilates to television--there has to be an immediate mini-reward.  (Of course, that may also be fear of being seen at the gym...)  Most often, I don't even make time for crunches & tv.



2.  Does anybody else ever lock the door, crank up the music, and have a solo underwear-dance session?  It's probably my favorite quasi-workout.  (and rather more effective than the "booze it up before dancing, mostly clothed, in a club" method)



3.  I ran cc/track in high school, stopped in college.  I've been painfully sedentary these past several years, but this fall's the first time I've a) never ever worked out at all, b) had belly fat.  I think stress/depression caused the weight issues, but now the weight issues are causing the stress.  (and see the first question.) Any specific tips on breaking out of the cycle?
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Post by: Emolee on February 21, 2006, 05:42:20 PM


I found that just accepting the fact that I can't play the pretty game and thus I'm never going to be in a relationship helps. It sounds like it wouldn't, but I'm a lot less stressed/work-out obsessed than I used to be. :-\

wow. just b/c you are not "pretty" (and I'm not saying you're not, obviously I've never seen you) does NOT mean you will never be in a relationship.  There are so many different qualities both physical and otherwise that different people find attractive.  I conceed if you don't fit the societal norm of attractive you may have fewer people "hitting on you", but this has nothing to do with real relationships...
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Post by: Fidelio on February 21, 2006, 06:00:41 PM
1.  How do you all convince yourselves you have time for working out?  It seems I can only persuade myself to do abs/pilates to television--there has to be an immediate mini-reward.  (Of course, that may also be fear of being seen at the gym...)  Most often, I don't even make time for crunches & tv.

I had the same problem.  I went ahead and joined a gym (somewhat pricey).  It struck me to go work out as much as I can to get my money's worth.  I feel that unless you are truly motivated, working out at home can do more bad than good.  Some people throw their money away by purchasing tons of home exercise equipment only to use it once in a blue moon given the array of distractions one can find at their house.



2.Does anybody else ever lock the door, crank up the music, and have a solo underwear-dance session?  It's probably my favorite quasi-workout.  (and rather more effective than the "booze it up before dancing, mostly clothed, in a club" method)

Nope never tried nor will I ever will.   


3.  I ran cc/track in high school, stopped in college.  I've been painfully sedentary these past several years, but this fall's the first time I've a) never ever worked out at all, b) had belly fat.  I think stress/depression caused the weight issues, but now the weight issues are causing the stress.  (and see the first question.) Any specific tips on breaking out of the cycle?

Change your eating habits and seriously motivate yourself to work out.  When you work out (I mean regularly like 3 - 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes to an hour) you'll feel an enormous amount of guilt eating that extra cheese pizza.  You'll see yourself being much more prudent when selecting what to eat. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Fidelio on February 21, 2006, 06:05:08 PM
I do a Pilates class three times a week, do a mile a day, 40 mins. on stair machine, various types of crunches, and lift weights on the days I don't do Pilates....down 9 lbs!!!

9 lbs? Hey that is awesome Vanna.  The stair machine rocks. 


I was wondering if anyone here takes fat loss supplements to help them achieve their desired results?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 21, 2006, 07:15:16 PM
1.  How do you all convince yourselves you have time for working out?  It seems I can only persuade myself to do abs/pilates to television--there has to be an immediate mini-reward.  (Of course, that may also be fear of being seen at the gym...)  Most often, I don't even make time for crunches & tv.



2.  Does anybody else ever lock the door, crank up the music, and have a solo underwear-dance session?  It's probably my favorite quasi-workout.  (and rather more effective than the "booze it up before dancing, mostly clothed, in a club" method)



3.  I ran cc/track in high school, stopped in college.  I've been painfully sedentary these past several years, but this fall's the first time I've a) never ever worked out at all, b) had belly fat.  I think stress/depression caused the weight issues, but now the weight issues are causing the stress.  (and see the first question.) Any specific tips on breaking out of the cycle?

Ok, I orignially tried to respond to this an hour and a half ago (before I went to the gym), but my internet was down.  So here goes again:

These are all personal:

1. I just do.  I think it is a matter of dedication.  I've promised myself I would make time in the past, but was never actually committed to getting in shape.  Once I found the committment, I was able to make the time.  For me, that came when I saw a pic of myself post-knee surgery and was like, wth?!  Is that really me?  Whipped me into gear right away.  Even if it is a pilates workout at 1am or the gym for the last hour before they close (mine is all night, so I am lucky) - I force myself to go.  This happened a few times (forcing myself to choose gym over sleep) and now I make sure I cut some time for it during the day.  I totally agree with fid.  Since nonbf joined a gym (gold's) he is way inspired to go because he wants his money's worth.  Plus they have all that glittery fancy stuff that you actually look forward to doing (some of their gyms even have programs where machines keep track of when you workout and email you and up to 5 "contacts" when you haven't been to the gym a certain numer of days- 5 or a week or something- I think tha is GREAT!). 

I set small goals (and long term ones) for myself to stay focused too.  To keep up with mnyself, I keep track of all the excersicing I do (like how people on diets keep trac of what they eat to avoid overeating).  I know that doesn't really provide a quick fix, but that is really what did it for me.

2. Nope, not me, sorry.  I have NO natural rythym.  I do sing horribly in private though.  Music is a huge inspiration to me when I run and it really keeps me motivated (I could never work out without it), so sometimes I get caught up and even find myself mouthing the words as I workout.

3. I was in that cycle!  It was VERY hard for me because I used t play a ton of sports, but after my knee got progressively work I  turned my focus to academics and got completely out of the sports loop.  See above.  You just have to remind yourself what you used to do and that you want to get back to it.  It is SO hard to go to the scool gym and see all the skinny little freshmen jogging a mile with makeup on while you are busting your ass and trying to squeeze an extra half hour of the machine (we can only sign up for 30 min. sessions), I find it encouraging, but it is easy to get turned off.  Once you get started (and, yes, it is SO tough at first) you'll soon remember how great working out feels and that should keep your motivation up at least until you start to notice results.

Sorry to go on for so long!  I just know how tough this is and staying insired is key!  I hth.  Keep us updated with your progress and if you need any more encouragement!  GOOD LUCK!
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Post by: Vannabunny on February 21, 2006, 07:21:39 PM
I do a Pilates class three times a week, do a mile a day, 40 mins. on stair machine, various types of crunches, and lift weights on the days I don't do Pilates....down 9 lbs!!!

9 lbs? Hey that is awesome Vanna. The stair machine rocks.


I was wondering if anyone here takes fat loss supplements to help them achieve their desired results?

Thanks!!!

And, BTW, I dance in my underwear all the time!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 21, 2006, 07:35:16 PM
my calves hurt. :-/  i hope this is gone tomorrow!

ps- i hate hate hate dumb girls in the gym
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Post by: Vannabunny on February 21, 2006, 07:38:39 PM
I hate the ones who go in hoochie-ass little hot pants and tank tops.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 21, 2006, 07:46:52 PM
makeup- makeup is the worst!

i met my friend at the apartment complex's gym- i stayed longer than her cause i did weights.  well, this girl came in just as she was leaving- the remote was on her machine, so she just took it even though i had been there longer!  she then proceeded to turn it up to this insanely high volume and succesfully give me a headache.  and i didn't get to watch the olympics cause i ahd to spent 40 minutes on gd american idol.  forutunately she left before i finished and i got the remote back.
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Post by: Fidelio on February 21, 2006, 08:04:12 PM
I hate the ones who go in hoochie-ass little hot pants and tank tops.

makeup- makeup is the worst!



I understand what your trying to relay here...I frequently get premonitions that some women (and men) soley go to show off.

I went to the gym the other day, this particular lady, she was in her thirty somethings, waltzed in the gym with a ton of makeup and ultra tight clothes, got on the treadmill only for about 2 minutes then went to another machine 2 minutes, got off that and then started to hobble around the gym only doing nothing.

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 21, 2006, 08:11:43 PM
nonbf came back from the gym the other day complaining that girls stared at him while he lifted.  i was like, duh! men lifting is hot, esp. when they have muscles.  he doesn't dress up or anything (most guys don't need to and can still get attention working out, i find), but he always make fun of me cause i look like crap when i go to the gym.  after noticing the looks he gets, i think he understand why i wear my giant oversized tshirt- i am there to get in shape, not be leered at while i run!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 21, 2006, 08:44:48 PM
1.  How do you all convince yourselves you have time for working out?  It seems I can only persuade myself to do abs/pilates to television--there has to be an immediate mini-reward.  (Of course, that may also be fear of being seen at the gym...)  Most often, I don't even make time for crunches & tv.



2.  Does anybody else ever lock the door, crank up the music, and have a solo underwear-dance session?  It's probably my favorite quasi-workout.  (and rather more effective than the "booze it up before dancing, mostly clothed, in a club" method)



3.  I ran cc/track in high school, stopped in college.  I've been painfully sedentary these past several years, but this fall's the first time I've a) never ever worked out at all, b) had belly fat.  I think stress/depression caused the weight issues, but now the weight issues are causing the stress.  (and see the first question.) Any specific tips on breaking out of the cycle?

I found that just accepting the fact that I can't play the pretty game and thus I'm never going to be in a relationship helps. It sounds like it wouldn't, but I'm a lot less stressed/work-out obsessed than I used to be. :-\

Lily, don't make me come back to off-topic again to slap some sense into you!

*smack*

'kay?

 ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 21, 2006, 08:47:27 PM
I'm not one for dressing up in the gym, either.  My shirts are so wrinkled, usually, it looks like I'd had them vacuum-sealed.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on February 21, 2006, 10:15:02 PM
i HATE when i run into people iknow at the gym b/c i always look my worst! of course that is where I usually see the best looking guys from my campus though..go figure..

some girls ive noticed look SO HOT when they are working out...the girl next to me on the treadmill had earrings and make up on!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 07:16:19 AM
DJY is my favorite. ;)

cool tar + appreciative of girls who look sketcy at the gym! ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on February 22, 2006, 07:22:27 AM
Thanks for the replies, all.  I'll let you know.


Also, yes, what makes girls think makeup & gym is a good combination?  Plus that's probably killing their skin if they do work up a sweat, causing the use of more makeup, etc., etc., etc.

And I think overpowering perfume should be outlawed at the gym (and in most confined public places, like airplanes).


I do enjoy American Idol, though.  Sorry, AH.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 07:26:21 AM
yay!  thank goodness i made someone's for that. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 07:48:46 AM
:D :D :D

sweet DJY :P

OMG!  I just realized this (I am dumb).  You should go to Cornell.  You and me and steve can hang out and play NES, SNES, and Sega!!!!!!  BEST TIME EVER!  I won't be at Cornell, so I won't need to study. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 08:08:58 AM
 :'(

yea, i played WAY too many vgs as a kid.  fortunately, back then the had the nintendo powerpad where you could run in the olympics. :D  nonbf is vg obsessed (moded his xbox to play sega, snes, nes, etc), but justifies it by going t the gym and staying buff (being a nerd is ok, as long as you are a buff nerd- think peter parker. ;))
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 11:54:19 AM
Let me know if you get eyetoy.  I have a used PS2, so I would totally be down for something physical.  I have ddr too, but I have no natural ryhthm, so I just can't get into it as much as I would like.  I WISH I had a powerpad (I didn't even have one when they were out, I always went to my friends house :D), that was awesome.  I am SO glad to hear that about "Yourself Fitness" it is the one with the hot digital chick on the box, right?  Nonbf was considering getting it, I'll pass on the good review.

Prime sounds SO familiar, but, it is true, I am way more into Spiderman.  That is funny cause it is my aspiration to be MJ (just ask SW! :D).  It's also funny cause nonbf actually resembles PP when he is in his glasses, so I always make bad Spiderman jokes to embarass him.

Thank god I forced myself to like the machines, or I would never get anything done.  I can only do the home workouts so much.  I really enjoy classes, but it is impossible to coordinate my schedule with them most of the time.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 22, 2006, 12:01:45 PM
I took an extra pilates class this morning between my 8 and 10 oclock classes, and I am feeling the burn badly!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 12:26:24 PM
:D :D :D

I laughed out loud at the Asian Clark Kent reference.  I actually knew a kid like that.  He was from TX, so he has this incredible Southern drawl, but would have pushup matches (he would do 20, his friend would do 19, he would do 18, friend 17, etc etc) in our dorm room.  BEST time cause he was super hot and buff.  We were in a play together where he had to wear these dorky blackrimmed glasses, and that is exactly hat your comment made me think of!

It will be very tempting not to dress like a skank when I am in bikini form. ;)  But I think I'll stick to my standard red sox garb.  I got nonbf's little bro that urban outfitters shirt that says "Got your tickets to the gun show"  He LOVES it and always wears it to go drinking.  He's like a junior in college (at a military school), so he gets a kick out of showing the muscles he's built up since he started school.  I can only get his bro to show his off right before he is going to shower or getting ready for bed and he loses his baggy shirt for the wifebeater of white t underneath.  Maybe if I didn't make so many Peter Parker jokes...

Thanks for the xbox rec, I will pass it on and may end up stealing the game whenever I am over!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 12:50:44 PM
YAY!  That is great!  I will def. look for Yourself Fitness on ebay.  THANKS!

He is stingy with the muscles.  It is because I make a huge deal out of them and he gets really embarassed.  What can I say, muscles make me all school-girly. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 01:34:18 PM
Yea he is good w/ weightlifting and has ben doing it for a while.  that is the best way to burn fat, but it totally does not help mHis bro is a pro though.  We were all at the gym a couple weeks ago and I was doing fewer sets of more reps and he got on to me (cause he is used to doing more weigh, so fewer reps, with more sets), but then his brother came and backed me up b/c I am just trying to get lean muscle, not be super buff.

That is actually my major problem-- my GIANT legs.  I am doing a lot of cardio, cause I know y huge muscley legs.  All my guy friends tease me cause my calves are way bigger than theirs, but it is all solid muscle.  My thighs are the same way (it's from playing a ton of sports as a kid).  I don't mind, cause I am not huge on shorts or short skirts, but I feel like such a dude.  I wish there was a way to get rid of muscle. :D 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 22, 2006, 01:36:37 PM
Agreed.  Although power training does not necessarily have to equate to training for powerlifting.

For instance, I power-trained for rugby, but since the core stabilizers are such a massive deal, and since there's so much cardio involved as well, I didn't develop the belly. 

Stabilizer balls are the *&^% for dual core/power training, by the way. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 01:51:53 PM
Thanks DJY. I do fell better (I mean, Britney Spears has GIANT legs and it hasn't seemed to hurt her, thouh she isn't exactly my role model in any other way, lol), but thanks for the tip!  I'm not sure how long-distance is, but I do at least 3-4 miles when I run keeping my heart rate up (rather than 1-2 miles full force), so hopefully that will help get them a little leaner.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 02:40:35 PM
If you're in school, go to your school gym, otherwise sign up for one near you and set yourself up with a personal training session.  Some gyms (like gold's) give you sessions for free when you sign up.  Usually you can get one session for a reasonable price (around $10-20) and they will tell you the best excersices and schedule to meet your specific needs.  I did cardio at the gym for a long time, but it wasn't until I got worked with a trainer that I really felt like I was on track and working everything I wanted.  You don't even have to go to a pro, just find a friend who knows what they are doing.  It really does depend on what exactly you want to tone/improve as far as giving any more specifc advice.

I always do my situps at night before I go to bed to keep my metabloism up while I sleep.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on February 22, 2006, 03:07:57 PM
I went to a yoga class for the first time today and that ish was pretty cool...I never knew I was so inflexible...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Terabithia on February 22, 2006, 04:00:11 PM
Ok, I am officially starting this thread. I want to lose lbs for law school. What is the best way of doing this?
 I have a gym at school.
 Can someone tell me what to do at the gym and how often?? Thanks
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 05:52:09 PM
please refer to my post above (the one right above chi).

*bare* minimum- cardio for 30 minutes 3x a week, if you're really serious about it, you'll want to incorporate at least two days of weight training (never working the same muscles on consecutive days) and throw in some extra cardio, alternating between running, fitness classes, etc.

yay chi!  yoga is great for everyone, it is nice to see a guy taking advantage of it!

6.34 miles today on the elliptical!

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 22, 2006, 08:14:46 PM
J advised me ;)  I also read it in Fitness magazine or something along those lines, so I was inclined to go along with what he said.  No, you shouldn't do a complete workout right before bed, but only because it energizes you and makes you not sleepy (as far as I know it isn't bad for you).  Personally, it is usually the only time I had to work out and I am a night owl anyway, so that is when I generally end up doing it.

The situps give your metabolism a little boost before bed so it is up longer during your sleeping hours.  As far as I know, 25-50 situps before bed don't pump you up so much you can't sleep.

My mom is a certified personal trainer, aerobics/spin/yoga/etc instructor, and has a BA in excersice phisiology or something weird like that, so I will double check this with her and get back to you.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on February 22, 2006, 08:20:54 PM
i tried the eliptical the other day because i hadn't used it since i hurt my back....i couldnt even make 5 minutes!  :'( so i had to go back to the boring treadmill.  boo treadmills.

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 22, 2006, 08:36:22 PM
i tried the eliptical the other day because i hadn't used it since i hurt my back....i couldnt even make 5 minutes!  :'( so i had to go back to the boring treadmill.  boo treadmills.



You'll get used to it; I was this way when I started too.  Also try different inclines to find one that's comfortable for you (if your gym has those kind of ellipticals).

Questions for you personal training types:

-My toes go numb when I elliptical- why?  What can I do to prevent this? Normal or weird?
-I love shoulder definition, but don't like how the lateral raises machine also bulks you up in between shoulders and neck... is there a different exercise I should try?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on February 22, 2006, 11:55:02 PM
why does the elliptical say i burn so many calories? i was on it ona  low level enjoying my ipod not really breaking any sort of sweat and I burned 300 calories in 25 minutes.  is it lying? is that why it is to so damn popular and I have to wait 15 minutes just to use one? (stupid school gym has 80bazillion girls wanting to use the same damn machines)

just curious..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 23, 2006, 01:27:05 AM
seconded on the treadmills maka those things get old after a while! ;)  then again, so does everything i guess. :D

I'll take a shot at answering these since I am up and bored, but hopefully someone can do better later.

legapp- sorry, no clue on the toe- maybe you're standining funny/putting pressure on it without noticing?  I def. don't think numb parts are a good sign though.  Personally, this hasn't happened, but I don't want to say it is abnormal based on just me.

Did you try more reps and fewer sets?  Nonbf and I both us the machine.  He does something like 5 sets of 10 at a high weight (apprx-it is a guess), I do 3 sets of 20 at a lower weight (so that by the end of the workout I amd really pushing myself to finish, whereas he is pushing to finish each set).  I've been doing this off and on over the past year or two and amm very happy with my neck/shoulders- and no bulk!

suzie- I am hoping someone can answer this b/c I was wondering that yesterday too!  I always do about twice the workout on elliptical (b/c it takes half as long for me to do a mile than on a treadmill), but burn 3x the calories.  The machines at my apartment gym are old, so I always thought mine was lying too. :D  It could very well be why it is so popular.  Another reason (I think) is that it is low impact.  I was instructed to do only eliptical (as opposed to eliptical/treadmill) after knee surgery for a very, very long time- same benefits, but way less pressure on the joints.  I like that I can alternate between going forward and backward as well, I feel like I am working more muscles that way, whether or not I actually am. :D 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 23, 2006, 02:05:19 AM
:D  When I cam over here (nonbfs house last night) I told him I just did 6 miles and he was a bum for not going to the gym.  That got him out of the house pretty quickly. ;)  I can start calling you a bum too if you find it motivational. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 23, 2006, 02:11:07 AM
i was like that too, until i started working out like a madwoman.  we're both very competitive, so i think it is who will get in top swimsuit form first. ;)  with his damn white boy metabolism, i shouldn't be encouraging him to work out.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 23, 2006, 02:17:51 AM
i was like that too, until i started working out like a madwoman.  we're both very competitive, so i think it is who will get in top swimsuit form first. ;)  with his damn white boy metabolism, i shouldn't be encouraging him to work out.

:D  yeah, the girl and i agree that good vacation photos are worth the trouble of getting into shape. 

also, i find it amusing that you call him a white boy. 

product of growing up where loathing white people was in vogue.  my first two years of college (1 in ri, 1 in va) I would say the most inappropriate things without even thinking.  i've improved, though. :D

btw, i love our running convo on two seperate threads.

i am also mad that i am nearing the end of month one and no noticable difference to speak of.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 23, 2006, 08:41:12 AM
Ok, so, I lost another pound!! Down ten so far....and my skinny jeans are too big!!!!

Anyway, I've started to add more dancing into my day - did an hour of tap on top of my regular workout. I <3 dance!!!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on February 23, 2006, 04:11:19 PM
I can't (well, not supposed to) drink caffiene, so yes, diet caffiene free pop (as well as Crystal Lite, Kool-Aid made w/ Splenda, and flavored water) all count

soda.



Coke.   :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 23, 2006, 06:07:28 PM
thanks for reseaching that djy- good to know!!!! i knew it sounded too good to be true ;)

"duck" i am 3/4 white 1/4 American Indian  But I do not have a "white person's mentailiuty" (whatever that is) at all.  please refer to my very recent outburst post on HI. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: sporky on February 23, 2006, 09:52:48 PM
the first two cindy crawford workouts tapes are amazing. you feel like a total dumbass, but it's some serious strength training. I've been doing pilates for a year and cindy still makes me sore! ooooooo! cindy! naughty girl!

that and eating tons of lentils do it for me. anything really high fiber, like lentil or black bean soup fill you up for a long time so I'm not so tempted by the office cupcakes. and fudgesicles are only 90 calories yet they make me squeal in delite.
 
howver, I'm in great shape and I still have cellulite on my f-ing KNEES. wtf. anyone know how to tone your KNEES?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 23, 2006, 11:29:46 PM
Ok, so, I lost another pound!! Down ten so far....and my skinny jeans are too big!!!!

Anyway, I've started to add more dancing into my day - did an hour of tap on top of my regular workout. I <3 dance!!!!!

yay! that's just great.  :D

i want to fit into my skinny jeans..  :'(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 24, 2006, 01:45:33 AM
the first two cindy crawford workouts tapes are amazing. you feel like a total dumbass, but it's some serious strength training. I've been doing pilates for a year and cindy still makes me sore! ooooooo! cindy! naughty girl!

that and eating tons of lentils do it for me. anything really high fiber, like lentil or black bean soup fill you up for a long time so I'm not so tempted by the office cupcakes. and fudgesicles are only 90 calories yet they make me squeal in delite.
 
howver, I'm in great shape and I still have cellulite on my f-ing KNEES. wtf. anyone know how to tone your KNEES?

Do exercises targeted to that area of your body.  The best ones would be quadricep extensions (you know, when you sit down and kick your legs up).  Lunges should help, as well.

But sometimes, you just can't do anything with cellulite.  Hope this doesn't apply to you!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 24, 2006, 07:12:06 AM
I want to lose weight too but I can't stop eating these cookies, seriously!!  :D

I was on a diet while studying but had to get off it because all I could think about were cookies.  Now that I've taken the feb test, I think I should go back on it. 

 :D :D :D :D :D

On Tuesday we had caramel corn drizzled with chocolate in the office... holy crap it was so good! 

As to cellulite, I read somewhere that 90% of women experience cellulite; it has nothing to do with your weight; it's just genetics whether the fat gets lumpy or not.  Sorry, but at least you're not alone...

PS, knees are a place where you can totally tell the age of someone... but if you look at the legs in Hollywood, they all have 20-somethings' legs... gotta be plastic surgeried.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 24, 2006, 07:14:05 AM
I want to lose weight too but I can't stop eating these cookies, seriously!!  :D

I was on a diet while studying but had to get off it because all I could think about were cookies.  Now that I've taken the feb test, I think I should go back on it. 

 :D :D :D :D :D :D

I gained massive weight when I studied for LSAT. I think I had cookie a day.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: yujoolee on February 24, 2006, 07:24:09 AM
Mind over matter, utter discipline, also, when you actually think about what is in junk food and how it harms your body, it becomes less appealing.

I used to be a health and exercise freak, weight training three times a week, 300 situps a day, 4 hours of kendo 5 days a week, and eating nothing but veggies and lean meat.

But then again - junk food tastes good doesn't it? so does beer and ciggarettes at least to me, and I am unhealthy again after LSATs and law school process, not out of shape and fat, but definately nowhere near what I used to be, I used to run up mountains while smoking, LOL, now, I am lazy, SO! Listen to my old self, at least I have to, Law school admissions process is evil to health.  boohoo, my post made no sense.  
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 24, 2006, 07:41:54 AM
Relationships are the worst in terms of weight gain.  As my old (rather portly) tennis coach said:

Love makes you fat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 24, 2006, 07:42:16 AM
hehe.. 7lbs.. massive weight.. massive enough to ban me out of my skinny jeans.  :P

post lsat pics:
(http://www.geocities.com/misslolaa/merob.jpg)
(http://www.geocities.com/misslolaa/mexico1.jpg)
(http://www.geocities.com/misslolaa/sf1.jpg)


I can't see you gaining massive weight....then again...your and my definition of massive weight probably differ greatly.

I tend to fluctuate 5-10lbs in any given day so 10lbs is a much smaller increment for me than most people.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 24, 2006, 07:44:58 AM
Relationships are the worst in terms of weight gain.  As my old (rather portly) tennis coach said:

Love makes you fat.

yeah, I agree! but I am getting fatter without ne relationships on hand.  :-[
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 24, 2006, 07:46:37 AM
You're still a hottie!

So yeah, 7lbs clearly doesn't make a difference on you either. ;)

awe,  :-*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 24, 2006, 07:49:35 AM
was my virginity to e-flirting just broken??  :D :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 24, 2006, 04:37:30 PM
Dorian J. Yates, King of Flirt GAK.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 25, 2006, 08:43:44 AM
try aquarobics?

Ugh, so with this knee injury, it looks like my attempts to lose the 30 pounds I gained in the past year are going to get that much harder. :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 25, 2006, 08:46:59 AM
hmmm.. nething in the water would minimize the pressure on the knee thing.. ever tried fasting? I used to do one day or two days fasting every other week..

try aquarobics?

Ugh, so with this knee injury, it looks like my attempts to lose the 30 pounds I gained in the past year are going to get that much harder. :(

I have an intense fear of bathing suits.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Superlax on February 25, 2006, 09:09:52 AM
Fasting = a terrible idea.

When you don't eat, you slow your metabolism down to a crawl.
Muscle gets digested instead of fat, and since high muscle mass contributes to faster metabolism, it is a much better idea for you to eat a set amount of calories a day -- depending on your weight already. There are caloric evaluators online that tell you the amount of calories you ingest a day. For most people, it should be at the bare minimum, 1000 calories.

I work at a gym, so if anyone can give me their specifics, I can likely reccommend a few things to you. I'm no steroid frek or anything, but I used to weigh about 240 in high school, and now I'm at about 215 (I am 6-2) -- so I know a lot about dropping the poundage.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 25, 2006, 09:19:30 AM
hardcore fasting for several days at hand - yes - very bad for you.

once every other week - a day or two at a time will hardly do any harm. it's meant for cleansing body's system.

and yes, you work out, eat right, and fast once in a while, in short durations once in a while. just fasting will do you no good. if you work out and your metabolism rate is on a contant state, a day worth of fasting isn't really gonna slow it down.

Fasting = a terrible idea.

When you don't eat, you slow your metabolism down to a crawl.
Muscle gets digested instead of fat, and since high muscle mass contributes to faster metabolism, it is a much better idea for you to eat a set amount of calories a day -- depending on your weight already. There are caloric evaluators online that tell you the amount of calories you ingest a day. For most people, it should be at the bare minimum, 1000 calories.

I work at a gym, so if anyone can give me their specifics, I can likely reccommend a few things to you. I'm no steroid frek or anything, but I used to weigh about 240 in high school, and now I'm at about 215 (I am 6-2) -- so I know a lot about dropping the poundage.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Superlax on February 25, 2006, 09:30:21 AM
I thought that was only if no fat was available.

Not true in the case of stored fat, which is generally what people want to lose the most. I do not know the pure science of it -- but I have been lectured continually by the trainers at my gym that fasting brings your metabolism down to a crawl. The absolute worst thing you can possibly do to yourself is to not eat. You will lose weight faster eating smaller, clean meals. It would be way better to just eat something small at intervals throughout the day. There is no respectable trainer or fitness instructor who would disagree with this.


3 Things to do to lose fat.
1.) Run for 45 minutes AT LEAST 5 days a week. If you weightlift, run in the morning on an empty stomach, and lift at night. I swear by this method -- and so does everyone else who has had the discipline\time to do it.

2.) Drink TONS of water. Your body needs water to flush toxins out of your system, so that your liver can focus more on metabolizing your food as opposed to dealing with toxins (waste) in your system.

3.) Eat clean. This is the biggie. It doesn't matter how hard you're working, if you're continually eating entire pizzas, you'll never get the results you want. You can cheat once in a while, but you should eat as clean as you can.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Superlax on February 25, 2006, 09:32:14 AM
I would bet $1,000 that a person practicing fasting for a couple days a week would not lose anywhere near the kind of fat that a person who follows the three steps I listed above would.

Too bad there's no way for us to get an LSD version of "The Biggest Loser", eh?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 25, 2006, 09:36:51 AM
yeap - he's right on those three things. i did 40 mins of cardio 6 days a week. 30 mins of weight lifting 3 times a week. and ate clean & in small increments. also did the fasting for a day every other week.

lost 16 pounds in two months, increased muscle mass with less fat.

my body looked pretty nice.

now, I am eating junk food with less work outs. arg. :-[
I thought that was only if no fat was available.

Not true in the case of stored fat, which is generally what people want to lose the most. I do not know the pure science of it -- but I have been lectured continually by the trainers at my gym that fasting brings your metabolism down to a crawl. The absolute worst thing you can possibly do to yourself is to not eat. You will lose weight faster eating smaller, clean meals. It would be way better to just eat something small at intervals throughout the day. There is no respectable trainer or fitness instructor who would disagree with this.


3 Things to do to lose fat.
1.) Run for 45 minutes AT LEAST 5 days a week. If you weightlift, run in the morning on an empty stomach, and lift at night. I swear by this method -- and so does everyone else who has had the discipline\time to do it.

2.) Drink TONS of water. Your body needs water to flush toxins out of your system, so that your liver can focus more on metabolizing your food as opposed to dealing with toxins (waste) in your system.

3.) Eat clean. This is the biggie. It doesn't matter how hard you're working, if you're continually eating entire pizzas, you'll never get the results you want. You can cheat once in a while, but you should eat as clean as you can.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Superlax on February 25, 2006, 09:44:33 AM
Lily, if your knee hurts, try an elliptical or a bike for a good non-impact cardio workout. If that is still too much for you, try circuit weight training with reps that do not have anything to do with your knee. Anything that gets that heart rate up.

Injuries are the sucks, but there are ways to train around them.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 25, 2006, 09:46:50 AM
i personally cannot follow this. but ive heard that you shouldnt drink water while eating, cause it increases your insulin level and whatever you consume gets stored as fat faster.

on the other hand, water in the empty stomach is good, i heard.

but geez, following all these nuts and boalts of "how to live" healthily - it's hard to maintain a well balanced social life, let alone well balanced psychological state.

i think i was healthier and lookin better when i was a workout/health freak - but my friends hated me for being so uptight..

i hold hatred for those who eat like pigs and never gain a single pound.  :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 25, 2006, 09:48:03 AM
Lily, if your knee hurts, try an elliptical or a bike for a good non-impact cardio workout. If that is still too much for you, try circuit weight training with reps that do not have anything to do with your knee. Anything that gets that heart rate up.

Injuries are the sucks, but there are ways to train around them.

circuit weight trainings are awesome.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 27, 2006, 11:16:25 AM
superlax is awesome!  welcome to the board.  i feel like i am doing the right things now. ;)  what gym do you work for?

i *love* my mom's new gym and am super excited to go back this weekend and use the awesome machines again.  when I hit a month I'll show yall what I've done and let you know if I noticed any changes.

lily- I of all people understand knee inujuries.  Is this something long-term?  anyway- I know swimsuits suck (I was seriously a fat kid after my knee surgery, it was scary), but swimming is the absolute only thing you can do with a bad knee to get a realy great cardio workout, esp. if even the elliptical is too much for you (coming straight from my orthopedic surgeon).  Have you tried a knee brace when you workout?  I used mine for at least six months after my surgery (well as soon as I could work out after surgery). 

Pilates and yoga are AWESOME nonaeorbic ways to get in shape an are very low impact.

My mom also recommends taking green tea supplements as a way to keep your metabloism up throughout the day.  She swears by one a day- apparently my grandma did this and lost something like 5 lbs in 2 weeks with no other changes to her routine.

Hopefully some combination will work for you!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 27, 2006, 11:32:22 AM
I am falling in love with the stair machine....for some reason, it seems to work me out better than any of the other machines.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 27, 2006, 11:34:03 AM
yay stairmachine!  i wish i could do it.  damn bad knee. :(

did i mention i love vanna for starting this thread? ;)

yay yoga!  i am glad i was useful and wish i had the schedule for my campus fitness center.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 27, 2006, 11:41:31 AM
My gym doesn't offer yoga... but does offer Pilates. They altenate which of the two they offer, and it's pilates time til April
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 27, 2006, 11:54:36 AM
OMG, I went ice skating on Sat. and it was the hardest thing ever!!! Good workout, though
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 27, 2006, 11:58:53 AM
My back did hurt, but only because I fell down. Alot.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 27, 2006, 12:14:16 PM
It is funny that pilates is so huge now.  I bought Windsor when it first came out and my fitness guru friends hadn't even heard of it (and they def. didn't offer it on campus), now it is like the thing to do!  I want to try yogalaties, I've heard good things.  I'm really lucky- I go t the 17th most fit school in the country, so we have a ton of classes!  I just wish the gym construction would end. :(

I LOVE ice skating!  I miss it.  When I was in hs, I went to school down the street from the only ice rink in the state now I don't even know where one is.

Lily- thanks for the site- I LOVE it, way better than my sad little pen and paper.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 27, 2006, 12:32:41 PM
I really enjoy crunch on the big exersice ball...makes them seem harder
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 27, 2006, 12:50:39 PM
Well the site ended up being a bit too complex for me, so I am just using  the note tabs .  the site is fitday.com

I've been doing "elevated" situps (approved form ;)).  You know, those board thingys they have at the gym that you can raise to different levels and then do situps on an angle? (Does that make any sense?).  Can you recommend anything for lower abs (I've done so many variations, I can't remember what is what)?  I have great ab muscles they are just hiding! :P   
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 27, 2006, 04:42:39 PM
Thanks!  Leg raises are what you do in pilates, only reversed, right? (Instead of starting with your legs in the air and bringing them down, you start with your legs just above the ground and bring them up).

Are those just as good as reverse crunches?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 27, 2006, 08:21:59 PM
That is sad!  (your allergy)

I am glad your knee is feeling better.  What happened?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 27, 2006, 09:02:41 PM
Coming back from an injury is seriously the worst.  It seems like every time I'm in good shape and happy with the way I look/feel, something happens!  The whole ACL situation was 8 months of not having it fixed (no insurance), and a year and post-surgery rehab.  I was doing great, lost most of the not-walking weight (like 15 lbs) and then bam!  Stupidest thing--I got appendicitis. 

After having it out I couldn't do much for a month, and my whole routine fell apart... surgery weight all came back, dammit!  However, 2006 has been so far so good--lost ten pounds since Jan. 1, and am starting to see some muscles.  :)

So what I'm saying to all you injured people is: I feel your pain.  Well, felt it, that is.  But it gets better!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 27, 2006, 09:08:55 PM
you know what.  i say screw it tonight.  i was all set to do pilates, but i think i will just do situps and get to bed.  i'll do a double workout tomorrow.

travelling is tiring. :-\  esp. when you do a full workout that day!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 28, 2006, 07:08:42 AM
Ok, so I've lost 11 lbs since Janurary 1st, but while my stomach and thighs and arms are getting smaller, I think my butt's getting bigger. Damn.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 28, 2006, 07:18:37 AM
11 lbs? that's awesome! congrats.  ;D

Ok, so I've lost 11 lbs since Janurary 1st, but while my stomach and thighs and arms are getting smaller, I think my butt's getting bigger. Damn.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Fidelio on February 28, 2006, 07:39:49 AM
The more I get older...the more it is difficult to lose the weight....  . . ..  .  .....    .. .
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KT on February 28, 2006, 07:51:36 AM
I've got a trick--get dumped, and then you won't feel like eating at all for several days!

Woo.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 28, 2006, 08:18:20 AM
I've got a trick--get dumped, and then you won't feel like eating at all for several days!

Woo.

 :-\

I tend to over-indulge when I am upset..

maybe get sick so you won't have ne appetite??  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KT on February 28, 2006, 08:20:52 AM
I've got a trick--get dumped, and then you won't feel like eating at all for several days!

Woo.

 :-\

I tend to over-indulge when I am upset..

maybe get sick so you won't have ne appetite??  :D

ugh, I normally love food when I'm upset.
But the constant nausea makes it less fun.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on February 28, 2006, 08:21:30 AM
Ok, so I've lost 11 lbs since Janurary 1st, but while my stomach and thighs and arms are getting smaller, I think my butt's getting bigger. Damn.

Trust me that's a good thing... ;D ;D ;D ;D :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KT on February 28, 2006, 08:27:44 AM
*shakes head*

I like to look at a breakup as a fresh start.  You find you have so much more time than ever before and you have no excuses about not going to the gym. Sure breakups aren't fun, but they are a great time to get into shape!

I hate the gym.
That's still a valid excuse.

I only want to do things that make me happy at present, which the gym is not included in.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KT on February 28, 2006, 08:31:31 AM
:-\

Yeah, luckily for me I actually love working out...

Well let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Perhaps we'll go get some Tikka Masala sometime? My treat?

You're sweet.

Alas, I'm on the other side of the continent, and soon the world...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KT on February 28, 2006, 02:00:00 PM
It seems I'm too little too late. You are coming back to Beantown before school though right? If so we'll do a special fest in your honor. If not...then...  :-\

Yeah, I'll be back in May sometime to move my crap out of the apartment... ugh.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Little D on February 28, 2006, 02:04:56 PM
did I miss it katie...did you quit your job?  Im so out of the loop!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KT on February 28, 2006, 02:06:42 PM
did I miss it katie...did you quit your job?  Im so out of the loop!

Yeah... after I found out my mom had to have this other surgery, and I was going to have to miss all of April in addition to March, it didn't seem to make too much sense, since I'll probably be moving to wherever I'm going to go to LS for June 1.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Little D on February 28, 2006, 02:08:31 PM
did I miss it katie...did you quit your job?  Im so out of the loop!

Yeah... after I found out my mom had to have this other surgery, and I was going to have to miss all of April in addition to March, it didn't seem to make too much sense, since I'll probably be moving to wherever I'm going to go to LS for June 1.

wow yeh...you still in Cali then?  I've always wanted to venture out west...Im so provincial other than that whole living four years out of the country bit I did...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 28, 2006, 05:29:42 PM
Congrats vanna!  Weight loss hates me.  I bust my ass and NOTHING.

Can anyone help?  My calves are KILLING ME.  I had to skip over a lot in kickboxing they hurt so badly.  Anyone have any tips/ideas?  I always stretch, so it isn't that...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on February 28, 2006, 07:12:15 PM
He's right.  Basically, you want to put enough pressure until you can really feel the stretch but it's not awkward.  Then you hold it for 45-60 seconds.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on February 28, 2006, 08:03:31 PM
thanks guys!

i am getting really frustrated not seeing results and i really don't want any setbacks from injury.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on February 28, 2006, 11:36:52 PM
Well then May it is! (Provided I'm still here of course)  :)

where in cali are ya at?  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on March 01, 2006, 12:33:22 AM
I need to start eating less

I realized its march

need to lose at least 10 pounds before may...

wow, that means may is in 2 months..thats scary (graduation..ugh)

 but yeah..still need to lose 10 pounds
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 01, 2006, 02:00:43 AM
Well then May it is! (Provided I'm still here of course)  :)

where in cali are ya at?  :)

er, dorian's in boston.

 :D I feel idiotic.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 01, 2006, 05:51:06 AM
thanks boys - i feel better now.  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 01, 2006, 06:40:18 AM
I'm tired.....but not sore. It is sensible that I worked out for 2 hours - lifted weights and all, and then walked for another 1 and 45 mins last night, and I'm not at all sore?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on March 01, 2006, 06:49:47 AM
Damn, back pain's returned.  How do I work around that?  (It's primarily lower back pain.)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 01, 2006, 07:16:11 AM
I'm tired.....but not sore. It is sensible that I worked out for 2 hours - lifted weights and all, and then walked for another 1 and 45 mins last night, and I'm not at all sore?

Too many unknowns to be sure. I hope you weren't saying you lifted for 2 hours (see my previous post about going catabolic). If you're not even moderately sore and you usually are then these are the likely culprits.

1) Your form was off so you didn't get the effect you normally would.
2) You've gotten stronger and it's time to increase the amount of weight you're doing.

Damn, back pain's returned.  How do I work around that?  (It's primarily lower back pain.)

Strengthen the lower back by doing Good Mornings and similar exercises. Make sure to stretch extensively and always check your posture when you're walking around.....oh, and never bend over to pick things up. Always squat and use your legs. Other than that, just get some rest.

No, I only lifted for like 35 mins. Maybe I should go ahead and increase the weights
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 08:31:04 AM
I got a new personal best in the squat today 245 8x.  Haven't tried my max yet.  A little scared.  I used to have Fear of the Squat.  But now I own it (not totally).  I thing I might be able to do 300 2x.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on March 01, 2006, 09:17:11 AM
How long have you been doing squats?

And how much do you weigh?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 09:51:08 AM
How long have you been doing squats?

And how much do you weigh?


I started squatting 4 weeks ago (I've done it 6x over that period).  I did it like 3x since I was 15.  Im 195lbs. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 09:54:29 AM
Commander

*spoiler*



Admiral Adama is my hero! I just saw the episode in your sig recently and I squealed like a little girl when Adama said that.

*spoiler*

Forgot about that little promotion...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 01, 2006, 10:07:18 AM
I hate squats!! Kill my knees, and I so can only just squat the bar
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on March 01, 2006, 11:34:26 AM
Squats are a terrible strain on most of the major lower-body joints.  Unless you do them absolutely perfectly, you shouldn't be doing them at all.

I used to squat a lot for rugby.  I maxed out at 335x6.  Then I hurt my back.  Ever since then, I've pretty much avoided them.  If I have to do them, I use the Smith machine now, and I'd rather do holds at a decent weight (225 lbs held for 20-30 seconds, legs almost at 90 degrees).


For anyone who watches WWE (wasting your time), Chris Benoit used to work out at my gym (he's from Edmonton).  It was pretty f-ing nuts.  The guy would do sets of 405 pounds, but he would keep his legs together and squat all the way down to the floor (with knee straps).  And he'd do sets of 10 like it was nothing.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 01, 2006, 11:43:45 AM

For anyone who watches WWE (wasting your time), Chris Benoit used to work out at my gym (he's from Edmonton).  It was pretty f-ing nuts.  The guy would do sets of 405 pounds, but he would keep his legs together and squat all the way down to the floor (with knee straps).  And he'd do sets of 10 like it was nothing.


Damn.  With the knee I can't even do these things we do in kickboxing where you squat, go into a pushup, go right back to a squat, and jump up.

The knee is DEATH today.  IDK what is up.  I am going to do a ton of strectching before the gym.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 11:56:47 AM
Actually since I started squatting my knees have been hurting less.  I dont think im going to proceed that much more in squatting since I dont have a spotting partner.  I would like my max to be around 400.  I dont want my legs to get too thick though.  I think when I start taking supplements in April the weight I use will skyrocket.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 12:12:00 PM
Amen to that. I started taking NO-Xplode and my bench went through the roof.

what are your pre and post No-Xplode benches. 

I change the way I bench from Medium spread to a wide grip spread and my bench is really weak as I get used to the new position.  But I think the benefits will be great as I will develop a much better chest.  Im hoping to be able to drop down to 170 from 195 by mid July
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 01, 2006, 01:07:31 PM
So I am trying to lose my last 7 lbs...and boy is it hard. Last night I did yoga before I went to bed for 30 min and I woke up this morning and went to the gym. I hit the treadmill for 30 min...that's it...  :P

What else should I be doin you guys....I don't fit into my skinny jeans anymore  :-*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 01, 2006, 01:18:54 PM
I used to do 30 min on the treadmill, now I do at LEAST 45, t ensure that my heart rate is well within the aerobic zone for at least 30 min. a day.  Stretching is really helpful, as is weightlifting.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 03:46:01 PM
I also use a wide grip and I've found it works wonders for me. I initially switched to bypass an AC joint problem, but I've found it gives my pec a much better shape overall as well.

I would say prior to the NO-XPlode I was doing 250 for 3-4 reps. Just a few days ago I did 315 for 2 reps, so it's made a huge difference.

Nice stats...yeah I can already see the difference with my wide grip bench also...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on March 01, 2006, 04:50:45 PM
How wide, though, palae?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 01, 2006, 06:38:36 PM
Do bench presses hurt any one else's boobs? Or is it just me?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 01, 2006, 06:41:23 PM
They don't hurt my boobs, just the area to the side (by my armpits).  Judging by your tar I'm guessing we're pretty close in that department, so it seems normal. ;)

In other news, I have lost no weight.  And it isn't muscle either.  I actualy gained a size.  WTF
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 07:23:32 PM
You know how some bars have a little ring that indicates where you should grip? I used to line up my pinky to it, and now I line up my middle finger with it, so it's a wide grip, but not extremely so. It provides a fuller flush of the whole pectoral.
same here
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 01, 2006, 07:24:17 PM
Ugh.  Bad night... skipped the gym to eat a bag of popcorn and watch "Lost" ... damn you, TV!

(Yes, there's TV at the gym, but Lost really needs the ominous sound effects)  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on March 01, 2006, 07:46:21 PM
You know how some bars have a little ring that indicates where you should grip? I used to line up my pinky to it, and now I line up my middle finger with it, so it's a wide grip, but not extremely so. It provides a fuller flush of the whole pectoral.
same here

So what you guys are saying is that, at 90 degrees, your hands are a little bit wider than your elbows, right?

That's how I do it, as well.

I have really bad shoulders (naturally, I'm a pretty skinny guy - genetically, my joints aren't made for heavy weights, at least not in my upper body).  My all-time max for bench was 235 (3 reps).  I used to do the same for incline, as well.  Now, it's probably around 200 for each, although I haven't really worked out properly for a while. 

Bench is NOT my strong point.  Never was, and probably never will be.  hahahaha

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 07:54:28 PM
Ugh.  Bad night... skipped the gym to eat a bag of popcorn and watch "Lost" ... damn you, TV!

(Yes, there's TV at the gym, but Lost really needs the ominous sound effects)  ;)
lost was decent
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 02, 2006, 04:51:14 AM
Ugh.  Bad night... skipped the gym to eat a bag of popcorn and watch "Lost" ... damn you, TV!

(Yes, there's TV at the gym, but Lost really needs the ominous sound effects)  ;)
lost was decent

<---------------------------- Total addict.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on March 02, 2006, 06:33:02 AM
Yesterday, a few of my students told me that I have "lost mad weight" lately, so I am beginning to think the workouts are paying off...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:12:28 AM
Ok, so I have to brag on myself. Sorry if this is a little concieted. I am got up early (5:30!!) to go work out/walk for 2 hours before I had to get ready for class this morning!!

And I'm wearing a t-shirt that the whatever-he-is wore Middle School that so hasn't fit me before EVER
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 02, 2006, 07:26:03 AM
Posted by: chidochido 
Insert Quote
Yesterday, a few of my students told me that I have "lost mad weight" lately, so I am beginning to think the workouts are paying off...



FYI, there was a study somewhere that people who weigh themselves weekly are more sucessful in maintaining weight loss... so don't just listen to your friends; hop on a scale, too!  :)

(Since the scale sometimes disappoints, I also measure my waist each week... that usually goes down a little each week as long as I've been good about the gym)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 02, 2006, 08:15:11 AM
I feel I didn't do the NO-Xplode justice in my previous post. Let me try again.

Prior to NO-Xplode Bench Press:

Set 1: 225 - 8 reps
Set 2: 245 - 6 reps
Set 3: 255 - 4 reps
Set 4: 225 - 4 reps

Current NO-Xplode Bench Press (as of this week):

Set 1: 225 - 12 reps
Set 2: 265 - 7 reps
Set 3: 300 - 2 reps
Set 4: 315 - 2 reps
Set 5: 225 - 8 reps

And that's just flat bench.

I use a machine or dumbells for incline because the barbell bothers my shoulder, but I used to do sets of 200 lbs on the machine and now I do sets of 245.  Bicep curls are up from 35lb dumbells to 45lb dumbells (although admittedly it is fewer reps). Most importantly, I used to only be able to handle 3 exercises per muscle group and now I can handle 5 - 6 without overtraining so it really has made a huge difference. It's the best supplement I've ever used.

i wish I had stat like those...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SillyMia on March 02, 2006, 08:24:14 AM
When I got back from a two week vacation EIGHT pounds heavier (I'm only 5'2"), I started using www.fitday.com.  Well, actually, I waited two months to see if I would equalize, but I didn't. 

It helps me to log in my food so I could see what I'm eating and it makes it easier to not "cheat" and think twice about what I'm eating. 

Also, you could put in your daily exercise and weight and track yourself over time.  I notice my weight goes up slightly when I don't use it, but I did lose those 8 pounds gradually in three months and am in much better shape.  If anybody's interested, I could send off my profile (which you could share with people as an encouragement).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 02, 2006, 01:10:14 PM
When I got back from a two week vacation EIGHT pounds heavier (I'm only 5'2"), I started using www.fitday.com.  Well, actually, I waited two months to see if I would equalize, but I didn't. 

It helps me to log in my food so I could see what I'm eating and it makes it easier to not "cheat" and think twice about what I'm eating. 

Also, you could put in your daily exercise and wait and track yourself over time.  I notice my weight goes up slightly when I don't use it, but I did lose those 8 pounds gradually in three months and am in much better shape.  If anybody's interested, I could send off my profile (which you could share with people as an encouragement).

Someone else suggested this too, so I finally signed up today... and let me tell you, it IS awesome!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SillyMia on March 02, 2006, 02:45:05 PM
When I got back from a two week vacation EIGHT pounds heavier (I'm only 5'2"), I started using www.fitday.com.  Well, actually, I waited two months to see if I would equalize, but I didn't. 

It helps me to log in my food so I could see what I'm eating and it makes it easier to not "cheat" and think twice about what I'm eating. 

Also, you could put in your daily exercise and wait and track yourself over time.  I notice my weight goes up slightly when I don't use it, but I did lose those 8 pounds gradually in three months and am in much better shape.  If anybody's interested, I could send off my profile (which you could share with people as an encouragement).

Someone else suggested this too, so I finally signed up today... and let me tell you, it IS awesome!

Yeah, I forgot to even mention that it's free in my rush to get it posted (and in my hurry also managed to misuse the word "weight" vs. "wait").  Yes folks, I am going to law school.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 02, 2006, 03:15:16 PM
I had a great workout today.  But Im having a little problem.  I started training when I crossed that forbidden threshold of 200lbs.  I quickly came down to 195.  And Im stuck.  Im not really mad because Im getting more defined and my pants are getting looser.  I figured that Im gaining muscle as I follow my workout routine     ( http://www.extremefitness.com/forum/t38434.html ) but I would still love to see weight actually dropping eventhough Im getting fitter by workout and Im starting to see definition.  Ive been working out for 4 weeks now.  I dont really want to crash diet.  Has anyone gone through this before.  If I continue with this workout do you think my weight will start dropping again.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 02, 2006, 03:58:23 PM
I had a great workout today.  But Im having a little problem.  I started training when I crossed that forbidden threshold of 200lbs.  I quickly came down to 195.  And Im stuck.  Im not really mad because Im getting more defined and my pants are getting looser.  I figured that Im gaining muscle as I follow my workout routine     ( http://www.extremefitness.com/forum/t38434.html ) but I would still love to see weight actually dropping eventhough Im getting fitter by workout and Im starting to see definition.  Ive been working out for 4 weeks now.  I dont really want to crash diet.  Has anyone gone through this before.  If I continue with this workout do you think my weight will start dropping again.

That seems like a great regimen.  You know that muscle weighs more than fat so what you could always do is go to the doctor's for a body fat consultation and then in 3 months go in for another one and use body fat % instead of weight as an accurate measure.  But fwiw, I'm having the same problem as you.  The scale messes with your mind so you want to drop the weight.

Yes they do.... >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SillyMia on March 02, 2006, 04:42:04 PM
I went at lunch and am going running after work.  It feels good to work out!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 06:40:33 PM
I need to be working out right now instead of sitting on my fat butt!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 02, 2006, 06:50:14 PM
I need to be working out right now instead of sitting on my fat butt!

from what i see, its all good
 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 06:51:55 PM
That's the only part of me I'm totally happy with, though, babe
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:02:14 PM
Go to my myspace. Eh, not so much overall. Parts of me are just rather nice.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:08:30 PM
www.myspace.com/vana86
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:17:49 PM
Thanks, babe :) I'm just a litte heavier than I'd like right now knowing I'll be getting into a bikini here soon
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:22:10 PM
Probably not. I hate cold weather.... it's been amazingly warm here lately, like 66, and I am not complaing about getting to wear shorts!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:27:42 PM
Ick. I hate winter clothes mostly...and I always get fat in winter - eating more and knowing I can wear hoodies every day
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:36:27 PM
Exactly!!! And I eat more b/c I'm inside more during the winter
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 07:39:32 PM
I was seriously overweight until my junior year of HS (like a size 22 standing only 5'4"!!!), and I gain weight so easily. I'm not twig-thin, never will be, but I'm decent....and in pretty good shape, which I try to tell myself is most important
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 02, 2006, 08:00:40 PM
Goodnight, then, deary
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 02, 2006, 08:31:01 PM
That's the only part of me I'm totally happy with, though, babe

Thats all you need...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 02, 2006, 10:03:23 PM
Right, the human metabolism naturally slows down during winter too to conserve food. It's an evolutionary trait. It's great if food is hard to come by, but in this day and age it just makes us fat...

how come russian chicks are all tall and slender..  ???
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 03, 2006, 03:47:45 AM
you'll find many in new york too.

to be fair, the average russian girl is probably taller than the average korean girl.

Something most people dont know is that height of the citizens of a country is directly related in most cases to wealth.  The average height 100 years ago of a Norwegian was 5 feet.  Now they average height of 6' 6 for males and 6' 2 for females.  If you ever have the chance go to Japan and look at the height difference of the new generation versus the old generation.  Height is not so much determined by genetics in the overall population as it is by a nutrious diet.  If you suffer from a deficient diet when young, genetics will not help you.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_height
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 03, 2006, 05:12:23 AM
Something most people dont know is that high of the citizens of a country is directly related in most cases to wealth. 

i assume that is because richer countries can afford better drugs.

SC will verify on the japanese.

That and better food.
--On a sidenote, their is also a directly correlation between population & wealth of a nation and the number of Olympic medals it wins. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 03, 2006, 05:24:53 AM
Erm...go to Russia, you'll see that they're not.

clearly, they only export the best.  :D

 :D now that i think about it, only russian females I've seen in Korea were either dancers, or ummm "entertainers."

very biased sample i suppose..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 03, 2006, 05:32:17 AM
hahahaha. there's this street/area called "itaewon," here. it's the area for foreigners - shops/restaurants/bars/and even "gentlemen only" clubs. housing is dirt cheap cause it's kinda ghetto. shopping is actually pretty good, and some good restaurants with ethnic food like thai and indian. you go there around day time and you will see buncha "tall slender" russian chicks. you go there in night time and you will see them again, only then they will be wearing lot less clothing..  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 03, 2006, 05:50:15 AM
Something most people dont know is that high of the citizens of a country is directly related in most cases to wealth. 

i assume that is because richer countries can afford better drugs.

SC will verify on the japanese.

That and better food.

--On a sidenote, their is also a directly correlation between population & wealth of a nation and the number of Olympic medals it wins. 

someone was saying that the winter olympics should be renamed the "The European and North American Expensive Sports Festival."

I agree.  Winter sports are expensive to practice and not every country has the environment for it.  Which means only rich countries and predominantly Western countries will participate.  Unlike running or jumping. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 03, 2006, 05:51:23 AM
hahahaha. there's this street/area called "itaewon," here. it's the area for foreigners - shops/restaurants/bars/and even "gentlemen only" clubs. housing is dirt cheap cause it's kinda ghetto. shopping is actually pretty good, and some good restaurants with ethnic food like thai and indian. you go there around day time and you will see buncha "tall slender" russian chicks. you go there in night time and you will see them again, only then they will be wearing lot less clothing..  ;)

I guess I should go to Korea then....hmmm for the Kim Chi... ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 09:08:22 PM
I was seriously overweight until my junior year of HS (like a size 22 standing only 5'4"!!!), and I gain weight so easily. I'm not twig-thin, never will be, but I'm decent....and in pretty good shape, which I try to tell myself is most important


vanna that is UNBELIEVABLE!  You current shape (from what I've seen) is even more impressive given that!  I shot up to a 14 right after my knee surgery and I thought that was bad.  I can't believe it looking back.  I still have another 10-15 lbs to go to be in the range I want though.  Damn knee problems.



someone was saying that the winter olympics should be renamed the "The European and North American Expensive Sports Festival."

cosigned.  I get SO jealous watching all the rich kids whose parents had the time/money to take them skiing, snowboarding, to play hockey, etc. and buy them equipment.  I have ALWAYS wanted to go snowboarding!


I am pretty proud of myself because although I didn't ahve time to do full weights and stuff this week, I did manage to get to the gym for cardio yesterday and today despite the nonsense and tiredness associated with travel.  AND I bipassed the Ben and Jerry's and went to another terminal to get fat free sugar free frozen yogurt instead.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 09:15:44 PM
Yay!  Can we mugatu!  I would LOVE to ski.  Plus you're hot ;)

(request comment on mugatu's hottness)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 09:30:05 PM
yay!  aren't you Canadian?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 09:34:45 PM
:D  I am tired.  I knew it started with a C at least. ;)  I remember now though.

Yay Nebraska.  I sent some time there as a very small child.

I love FL.  It is just like CA only cheaper and closer to my school and there is spring training.  I had jamba juice today. :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 09:39:40 PM
That explains why my sister and I were the skinnisest people in there. ;)

The "englightened" smoothies aren't bad for you, but not quite as yummy either, plus I can rationalize that I am getting my day's fruit. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 09:44:20 PM
:D

I would have gained 50 lbs if I went to school near a crepe store and jamba juice.  Fortunately, I only feel the need to hit the neighborhood Dunkin Donuts once every few months.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 09:52:37 PM
That is awesome!

See another reason knee problems are a pain in the ass.  Before my knee got as bad as I did I walked EVERYWHERE.  It has been killing me lately, but I say screw it and walk as much as possible.  I figure that way it is ok to have that donut every now and again. ;)

VA is like the anti-motivational state.  When you're already skinner than everyone there isn't much motivation to lose weight.  That is how my sorority saved me. ;)  As did the few trips I made home.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 10:07:10 PM
Yes! KC MO (where my grandparents live) was one of the fattest cities in the US for a while.  It was always funny to me cause they are HUGE health nuts.  My school was #17 in the country for most fit.  I think we'll go up when the new gym is finished, but I am guessing the other top schools were mostly CA/FL/the like

Disney is full of fat people.  I think it is because it is one of the most accurate crossections of the us population. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 10:13:28 PM
Yea, I've never been to NoCal (except the SF airport).  Makes me sad.  I'd like to go there and Wash/OR.  From what I've heard, it's a completely different state- like NoVA and SoVA, only prettier. ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 10:31:53 PM
Well the areas of the country can't really be compared because they are so different, but the ratio of attractive people out there is far higher. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 10:42:44 PM
hahaha me too at home.

very few hot guys here. :( and it gets me so lazy cause when there isn't that much competition you don't have to spend as much time in the gym!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 10:51:02 PM
Yea, the pressure is def. on for girls in LA.  I can see how it wouldn't be the same in SF for chicks.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 03, 2006, 11:00:00 PM
:D it is way ok.  it's almost 2, which is like 3 hours past my bedtime!  NIGHT!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 04, 2006, 07:58:02 AM
yay!  i love my new tar too.  it is historic.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 04, 2006, 06:58:47 PM
Everyone should be a huge MJ fan.

It's hard when she is represented by the troll in the spider-man movies (kristen dunst...)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on March 06, 2006, 08:49:59 PM
Crap...I just lost everything I posted...oh well.  Cliff notes version:  "Its hard for me to keep up with this thread.  Slow down.   ;)  " 

Also, I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday in a soccer game, or shortly thereafter.  I'm pretty sure its cause I am not stretching properly.  Can someone post a link, or something, to a good stretching routine?  I know I don't stretch like I should and I completely ignore certain areas.  Any advice would be appreciated. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 06, 2006, 09:41:14 PM
spend at least 5 mins stretching before n after workouts.

i usually do hmm this is hard to explain without any visual aids..

i will try to find a link for the stretches I do - I rarely get muscle cramps, and my weight work outs are pretty hefty.

after the stretches, do a slow cardio for like 5 mins(brisk walking) to get your heart rate up..

Crap...I just lost everything I posted...oh well.  Cliff notes version:  "Its hard for me to keep up with this thread.  Slow down.   ;)  " 

Also, I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday in a soccer game, or shortly thereafter.  I'm pretty sure its cause I am not stretching properly.  Can someone post a link, or something, to a good stretching routine?  I know I don't stretch like I should and I completely ignore certain areas.  Any advice would be appreciated. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 06, 2006, 09:44:57 PM
Forgot to go workout today.  I need to do more running--but I hate running. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 06, 2006, 09:49:29 PM
http://www.bodyforlife.com/exercise/trainingTips.asp?cmsId=1171

okay, this seems pretty good.

check it out for stretches and other workout infos.

 :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Happy_Weasel on March 06, 2006, 09:51:46 PM
uhhh... I just worked out today after having bad sinuses this weekend.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 07, 2006, 05:58:33 AM

And Piggy, you're in great shape! Congrats!

thanks babe  ;)

so we need to stretch for 30 mins total (15 before & 15 after) every time we work out?

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 07, 2006, 06:57:05 AM
Had a great workout today...phew...that was tiring...I need to lose 20 lbs by mid july...we should all post are goals
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 07, 2006, 07:00:13 AM
Had a great workout today...phew...that was tiring...I need to lose 20 lbs by mid july...we should all post are goals

me too. i think im gonna gain 10~20 pounds once I start law school. if I lose 20 now, it will be okay to gain 10 back!  :D

neway, I want 10 pounds off - my winter fat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 07, 2006, 07:14:22 AM
Please tell me that the you in your 'tar is after you lose the 10-20 pounds. If that's where you are now then I recommend you stay just as you are (ie: perfect).  :o (that's not GAK either  :-[)

tar' + 5 pounds winter fat now. hence the tar' is my motivation pic!

my pants feel a bit tight with the 5lbs added.  :'(

5 pounds off would be cool. 10 off would be awesome.

20.. hmm 20 would be interesting.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 07, 2006, 07:35:47 AM
20 lbs and I'd fear for your sanity. I think 10lbs might even be too much, but that's just my opinion. Only you can guage it based on how you feel. 

I need to lose another 30 lbs. Blech. It's really hard to do when you're trying to keep muscle mass, strength, and lose the fat.  I've actually already dropped 10 lbs, but the next 30 are going to be the real hard ones.

yeah - I've seen guys literally shrinking, when they were losing their weight. their muscle mass were going into drains as well. must be tough to get ya' act all together.  8)

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 07, 2006, 07:51:09 AM
:'(

What's even worse is I have this ridiculous strength right now and it's so addictive. I can't stand the thought of losing any of it even for a more toned attractive physique. But from experience I know I look and feel the best at 165, so my current 195 just doesn't cut it.

How are you going to work all that weight off.  Im attemping to go from 195 to 165 also.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 07, 2006, 07:52:29 AM
:'(

What's even worse is I have this ridiculous strength right now and it's so addictive. I can't stand the thought of losing any of it even for a more toned attractive physique. But from experience I know I look and feel the best at 165, so my current 195 just doesn't cut it.

just outta curiosity - what's the strength good for?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 07, 2006, 08:15:27 AM
are you trying to become like the guy in your tar' yates? he's pretty bulky.

and  :D :D :D about the reasons for the strength.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 07, 2006, 08:25:26 AM
really really!?

are you trying to become like the guy in your tar' yates? he's pretty bulky.

and  :D :D :D about the reasons for the strength.

I have met him - he IS the guy in his tar.  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 07, 2006, 10:58:04 AM
hey you guys ....when do results begin to show! I'm soo impatient....I want these 5 lbs gone and it seems like it's taking forever! So, I began running 3 mi every morning....how long will it take for some definition. Oh...Also...what's the best workout for abs? Like, how many crunches...I want a six pack... :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 07, 2006, 11:16:31 AM


hey you guys ....when do results begin to show! I'm soo impatient....I want these 5 lbs gone and it seems like it's taking forever! So, I began running 3 mi every morning....how long will it take for some definition. Oh...Also...what's the best workout for abs? Like, how many crunches...I want a six pack... :P

Slow down there. You are explaining at a mile a minute. 3 mi every morning is very impressive, but the real question is how long have you been doing it?

There is no "best" workout for abs. Each body type responds differently to different exercises. It's not about how many crunches you do, but how you perform them.  You could do 500 crunches a day and get worse results than someone doing 50 if they are doing their 50 with the proper form.

I see too many people at the gym who do crunches so fast that they are not even working their ab muscles.  Slow and deliberate motions are the key to success. When you reach the top of your motion, contract your ab muscles and hold for 2-3 seconds.  Slowly return to your starting position keeping your muscles contracted the whole way.

Of course crunches are just one exercise and only focus on your upper abdominals.  Check a few pages back for some recommendations on working lower abs.
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Dorian, you look fit. Now, shut it.  :D

Meh, I've been in much better shape and I will be in better shape by the fall.

hey you guys ....when do results begin to show! I'm soo impatient....I want these 5 lbs gone and it seems like it's taking forever! So, I began running 3 mi every morning....how long will it take for some definition. Oh...Also...what's the best workout for abs? Like, how many crunches...I want a six pack... :P

Slow down there. You are explaining at a mile a minute. 3 mi every morning is very impressive, but the real question is how long have you been doing it?

There is no "best" workout for abs. Each body type responds differently to different exercises. It's not about how many crunches you do, but how you perform them.  You could do 500 crunches a day and get worse results than someone doing 50 if they are doing their 50 with the proper form.

I see too many people at the gym who do crunches so fast that they are not even working their ab muscles.  Slow and deliberate motions are the key to success. When you reach the top of your motion, contract your ab muscles and hold for 2-3 seconds.  Slowly return to your starting position keeping your muscles contracted the whole way.

Of course crunches are just one exercise and only focus on your upper abdominals.  Check a few pages back for some recommendations on working lower abs.
Well, just since Sunday  :P It's just that this whole cardio thing is new to me. In the past, all I did was yoga. I just started running for more energy ( to study for the LSAT) but I look at these runners at the gym and they are like...CUT!!! I am very lean but I am not cut ...and that's why I wanted to know how long it takes.

As for the abs...I tried using those ab rollers at the gym but it seems that normal crunches are easier for me.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 07, 2006, 11:23:02 AM
hey you guys ....when do results begin to show! I'm soo impatient....I want these 5 lbs gone and it seems like it's taking forever! So, I began running 3 mi every morning....how long will it take for some definition. Oh...Also...what's the best workout for abs? Like, how many crunches...I want a six pack... :P

3 Miles is good but more importantly is what and how you eat.  6 small meals a day will help you lose weight (by speeding up metabolism) while 3 big meals won't. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Happy_Weasel on March 07, 2006, 11:45:29 AM
Yo! How much do you max bench?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 07, 2006, 11:48:22 AM
Like running as well as arm, ab, leg machines? How many times a week should I do the weight training?

How about kick boxing classes....or yoga?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Happy_Weasel on March 07, 2006, 11:52:27 AM
I do weights 3 times and run 3 times.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on March 07, 2006, 11:59:49 AM
Duck is full of bs. I'm an obese videogame playing choirboy nerd.

Wait.  Are you secretly my boyfriend?   ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 07, 2006, 12:07:01 PM

I would recommend 3 days a week for weights. Any classes you do will be helpful, but there are only so many hours in the day, so devote your energies to the most productive exercises. You'll see results if you work hard. Just be patient.
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Thanks a bunch...maybe I can lean up a little by Saint Patty's Day! Who am I kidding, I just want to look hot and tackle the lsat in June  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on March 07, 2006, 12:25:53 PM
Duck is full of bs. I'm an obese videogame playing choirboy nerd.

Wait.  Are you secretly my boyfriend?   ;)

I don't know...are you cute?  ;) (oof...my gf will kill me for that one)

Nah, she won't kill you.  It can easily be read as: "I'm trying to determine (reciprocally) whether you're secretly my girlfriend.  She's cute, though, so if you aren't....you couldn't be she."  Remember: as a future law student, language is your playground.

And the answer is yes, sometimes.    :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Happy_Weasel on March 07, 2006, 05:10:59 PM
315? Yeah, me too.. Once I did a set of three of it. I usually do 250*10, 285*5 and 300*1-3.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 08, 2006, 10:52:58 AM
Hello again thread!  I missed yall!

I have been doig very well (yay me) in keeping up with my excersices.  I just need to modify my eating schedule to snack throughout the day as opposed to eating one meal as I've been doing lately, I think it will be a lot easier once I get back to school and will be spending most of the day int he library with low fat cheese sticks and the like.

I've been doing 7 days on and two off (or thereabouts, sometimes 5 days on and one off- it worked out to be 7 on and 2 off this week because of the red sox spring training schedule and all the travel time that took up ;)).  I want to lose about 30 lbs as well, hopefully by the end of june (I've been working since the end of jan).

taking it way back:  cosigned on the current MJ troll (and on everyone's need to appreciate MJ).  :P to stan.  with the release of the first spider-man 3 poster, we need to get on that campaign. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: WarrenG on March 08, 2006, 11:52:02 AM
Dorian Yates was overrated, 'Sugar' Shawn Ray should have beat him half of the years he won. 

My all-time rankings
1) Ronnie Coleman
2) Lee Haney
3) Arnold
4) Shawn Ray
5) Dorian Yates
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on March 08, 2006, 07:07:29 PM
My pants ripped today. That is all.

My jeans ripped when I was at columbia.  I don't think it was because of weight gain tho.  They're just incredibly shoddy jeans.   >:(  They were my favorites, too.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 08, 2006, 10:50:31 PM
:( *hugs*

I'm officially back on the wagon!  (Yesterday my leg hurt, so I didn't run.)

You know, I now go to the gym and tell myself "in three years, you'll be able to afford a personal trainer.  You can start worrying about weights then." :D

 :D I never thought about the personal trainer part. we WILL be able to afford one in three years huh..  ::)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 08, 2006, 10:54:14 PM
 :( hugs too

My pants ripped today. That is all.

 :D :D :D

I actually LOLed at that one.

Did I mention they were my dress pants and I was at work? Yeah.  :-[
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 09, 2006, 05:59:40 AM
free personal training, that's a good deal.  I used to have a personal trainer (ex Navy Seals).  He got me into the best shape of my life.  'Ohh flat stomach, how do I miss thee'
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 09, 2006, 08:58:39 AM
QUESTION FOR DORIAN:

Is it normal to gain weight first? It seems that I gained weight instead of lost some...after all this exercising!

Will I eventually lose the weight?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 09, 2006, 09:22:26 AM
Tell me about it...I hate my gut.  It's the one part of my body I'm not satisfied with...

Me too.  Worst part is that I look build.  I have huge shoulders and makes me carry my weight well.  This girl once asked me to see my 6 pack.  She killed me with that sentence, I knew there would be no pleasing here.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 09, 2006, 09:23:45 AM
QUESTION FOR DORIAN:

Is it normal to gain weight first? It seems that I gained weight instead of lost some...after all this exercising!

Will I eventually lose the weight?

If you start weight training you might gain weight first as your body builds more muscle after than it loses fat.  But you should still be losing inches even as you gain weight. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 09, 2006, 12:17:00 PM
I'm wearing my skinny jeans!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 09, 2006, 04:29:51 PM
I'm wearing my skinny jeans!!!
I'm so jealous...Cheers to yah!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on March 09, 2006, 06:03:00 PM
QUESTION FOR DORIAN:

Is it normal to gain weight first? It seems that I gained weight instead of lost some...after all this exercising!

Will I eventually lose the weight?

yes it's normal. because if you are doing some weight lifting, you gain muscle mass. and muscle mass weighs more than fat. in time, you will eventually lose weight. keep your attenion on sizes of the clothes. i measure myself every morning(just the waist). the weight def. fluctuates, moreso for us girls.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 09, 2006, 06:13:30 PM
cosigned on the advicd to Starlit- also be patient!  Especially if you are only looking to lose a few lbs (5-10) your weight loss will be slower.  I haven't lost any weight and I have been at this for well over a month!


Congrats vanna!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 09, 2006, 06:14:26 PM
How fast is everyone doing a mile, those who run/jog/walk?? I feel like a slow hippopotomus
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 09, 2006, 06:18:46 PM
I do mine pretty slow- about 12 minutes or so.  I do a combo of running/speed walking, but keep my heart rate above 150 at all times.  I've heard from several reliable sources that alternating speeds is very effective.  When I first started I would do 2 min speed walking, 3 jogging/running, but now I don't force myself to do a certain time and end up spending way more time running.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 10, 2006, 08:51:49 AM

How fast is everyone doing a mile, those who run/jog/walk?? I feel like a slow hippopotomus

I'm also really slow...around 9+ min miles, but I do nearly 4 miles every time I go for a run so what I lack in speed I make up for in distance.

I should have said this too. :)  I always do at least 45 minutes of running, so generally 3-5 miles.

I ran outside yesterday and it was beautiful, but my feet were killing me by mile 2.5!  And I couldn't carry water, so I'm not sure I'll try that again.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 10, 2006, 09:36:04 AM
QUESTION FOR DORIAN:

Is it normal to gain weight first? It seems that I gained weight instead of lost some...after all this exercising!

Will I eventually lose the weight?

yes it's normal. because if you are doing some weight lifting, you gain muscle mass. and muscle mass weighs more than fat. in time, you will eventually lose weight. keep your attenion on sizes of the clothes. i measure myself every morning(just the waist). the weight def. fluctuates, moreso for us girls.
Yesterday, I read your post on how you are 5'4" and went from 125-110. I am totally your size,  and that is my goal. It was really inspiring...since I miss my size zero jeans from armani ...lol. Anyway, what did you eat? I know you said you ate carbs in the morning and protein at night (not after 6) ..but can you give me an example of your diet... Thanks so much!

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 10, 2006, 09:42:34 AM
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How fast is everyone doing a mile, those who run/jog/walk?? I feel like a slow hippopotomus
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It takes me 35 minutes to run 3 miles...pretty slow!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 10, 2006, 09:44:08 AM
I hate you 5'4" "125 and I need to loose weight" girls.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 10, 2006, 09:48:46 AM
I hate you 5'4" "125 and I need to loose weight" girls.

lol...now now ladies...

--Vanna I preferred your old avatar. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 10, 2006, 09:49:55 AM
I hate you 5'4" "125 and I need to loose weight" girls.

Listen girly, you are the one in your skinny jeans!!! Now I wear Gap Jeans with CURVES !!!!!!!  :'(

Like I have breeders hips or something!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 10, 2006, 09:51:40 AM
I hate you 5'4" "125 and I need to loose weight" girls.

lol...now now ladies...

--Vanna I preferred your old avatar. 

you just wanna see boobs! typical ...lol
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 10, 2006, 09:52:31 AM
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I hate you 5'4" "125 and I need to loose weight" girls.

Listen girly, you are the one in your skinny jeans!!! Now I wear Gap Jeans with CURVES !!!!!!!  :'(

Like I have breeders hips or something!
My "skinny" jeans are 11s. I don't think I've weighed 125 since junior high.
Jsia
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 10, 2006, 10:01:55 AM
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I hate you 5'4" "125 and I need to loose weight" girls.

Listen girly, you are the one in your skinny jeans!!! Now I wear Gap Jeans with CURVES !!!!!!!  :'(

Like I have breeders hips or something!
My "skinny" jeans are 11s. I don't think I've weighed 125 since junior high.
Jsia

Well, if you lived here in LA you would understand why us "125 lb" girls want to lose more weight. It's not like we are anorexic, its just people here are so fit, and it's sunny California! If you want to go to the beach and wear a bikini/suit, you need to look good! But yes, a lot of girls can take it too far..to the point where they are skinny but soo unhealthy. I need to eat because my work requires thinking, plus law school...you know.  From your posts, you are probably a lot healthier than I am, though ,with the amount of exercising you do. And you seem to be losing weight pretty fast...  ;)

By the way, so sorry about your cat. I have a poodle that's 12... I got her when I was 13, and I don't know what I am going to do when that day comes.

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Post by: SillyMia on March 10, 2006, 12:26:03 PM
I can't imagine what it's going to be like when my pupper goes.   :'(

Some places offer grief counseling.  They say it's harder than losing a family member sometimes b/c you're so close to your pet.  Let's not talk about this anymore  >:(  boo on mortality.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Starlit on March 10, 2006, 12:35:22 PM
I can't imagine what it's going to be like when my pupper goes.   :'(

Some places offer grief counseling.  They say it's harder than losing a family member sometimes b/c you're so close to your pet.  Let's not talk about this anymore  >:(  boo on mortality.
:'( No more...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:34:08 AM
HOW COULD WE LET THIS THREAD DIE!

As someone who just did 4 1/2 miles on the elliptical on 1 hour's sleep, I am very disappointed. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: trogdor on March 22, 2006, 07:36:55 AM
law school stress will solve all weight problems.  no eating or sleeping will certainly make us all look great!   ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:39:33 AM
:D

I want to look great BEFORE ls-- how else do you land that trophy husband on day 1 ;)
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Post by: Vannabunny on March 22, 2006, 07:40:47 AM
Good goal, AH
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Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:42:04 AM
Thanks vanna :)  Isn't it nice to see someone who really has their priorities in order. ;)

I love the current bunny 'tar btw, I'm tempted to put up a white snow fox now.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Sweet Tea on March 22, 2006, 07:42:27 AM
"As someone who just did 4 1/2 miles on the elliptical on 1 hour's sleep, "

Wow.  Exercise.  Scary.  I just gave up beer for Lent, and I'm shedding the pounds. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: trogdor on March 22, 2006, 07:42:58 AM
seduce him with chocolate chip cookies and your class notes. 
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Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:43:40 AM
"As someone who just did 4 1/2 miles on the elliptical on 1 hour's sleep, "

Wow.  Exercise.  Scary.  I just gave up beer for Lent, and I'm shedding the pounds. 


I haven't had alcohol in well over three months.  I hate my metabolism. :(

seduce him with chocolate chip cookies and your class notes. 

skinny girls with cookies work better than fat ones ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 22, 2006, 07:43:52 AM
Guys, I fell off the wagon... it was St. Patrick's Day's fault!  Too many beers and corned beef sandwiches... and a crazy hangover cured only by an enormous chili-cheese omlette...

Sigh.  At least I've been good about the gym this week.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 22, 2006, 07:44:05 AM
Wow. Too bad I dont drink in the 1st place
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:45:40 AM
It's ok legapp, we all have setbacks- the best weight loss plans prepare you for them.  Just cut back for the next few weeks and you shouldn't fall too far behind. :) 

I am dying because it seems like nothing I do seems to shed the lbs!  UGH

can dorian be my official personal cheerleader? yo're awesome at it!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 22, 2006, 07:47:11 AM
I'm doing slimfast for the week.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:48:22 AM
I'm seriously considering South Beach again, but don't think it is a good idea with all the cardio I do.
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Post by: SuzyQ06 on March 22, 2006, 07:48:50 AM
I fell off the wagon over spring break...but I'm back on now...

I love the feeling after a great workout...my body hates me for doing nothign for a week and a half though.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: trogdor on March 22, 2006, 07:49:12 AM
law school stress will solve all weight problems.  no eating or sleeping will certainly make us all look great!   ;)

Starvation and stress diets make me  >:(

Also people who lose weight that way are far less attractive than
people who lose weight through cardiovascular exercise, lifting weights,
and eating right.

So  >:(

Keep working hard AH! You rule!

woah, just a joke.  *goes back to working to avoid the glare*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:55:22 AM
Its ok trog, I got it!

I'm sure Dorian did too, but just used the opportunity to make a statement about starvation diets that were discussed earlier in the thread.

I like making up reasons for why people say things! ;)

dorian you need to come and personal train me.  my last free session was like two years ago and i have had knee surgery since, my mom is a personal trainer so my technique is good, but it is nice having that extra bit of help and guidance so you're sure you have a handle on things.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 07:56:30 AM
i fell off pre and post hawai'i and so now almost three weeks with no exercise  :-[
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 08:02:40 AM
You can do it maka!

I got a little homesick yesterday, this girl n my class had a plumeria bookmark.  I want to buy a plant now to keep in my house.  I wnder if I could prevent it from growing full size.  Love the tribute in your 'tar ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on March 22, 2006, 08:07:40 AM
I think I'd have better motivation to work out if my skin weren't so crappy anyway.   >:(

But I really should get more exercise, if only for the mood benefits.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 08:09:24 AM
You can do it maka!

I got a little homesick yesterday, this girl n my class had a plumeria bookmark.  I want to buy a plant now to keep in my house.  I wnder if I could prevent it from growing full size.  Love the tribute in your 'tar ;)

aww...do it!

he was amazing...i saw his memorial at the pipeline...sad so sad.

i bought plumeria earrings and a necklace - oh and a ring too!   :D :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on March 22, 2006, 08:13:53 AM
You know where I live, so you can always come to the gym with me.  ;D

I'm always wicked embarassed to go to the gym with people who are actually in good shape.

I hate being a little wussy girl.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on March 22, 2006, 08:24:20 AM
And don't call yourself wussy!  >:(

I kind of am tho.  I can only do 10 pushups at a time, and I'm fairly sure they suck.

I use 15 pound dumbells at the most.

 :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 22, 2006, 09:05:47 AM
And don't call yourself wussy!  >:(

I kind of am tho.  I can only do 10 pushups at a time, and I'm fairly sure they suck.

I use 15 pound dumbells at the most.

 :-\

You know what made my arms look awesome?  Yoga... particularly Ashtanga, because you had to do like 100 Vinyasas per class... my triceps have never been so strong!  Unfortunately, those classes conflict with my econ class... but I'm going to pick that back up in the summer.

Just buy some handweights for your apt.  Use them.  If you're scrawny, you'll see results in a month or less, and feel them even sooner!  :)

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 22, 2006, 09:10:44 AM
I forgot about this thread....

--New personal best at the squad yesterday 4x X 275
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on March 22, 2006, 09:39:53 AM
Yeah, but most people can only do a few pushups and light weights when they are not regularly training. If you start training regularly you'll get in shape quickly. Besides you're a hottie so you clearly don't need it looks-wise. Still, its always good to feel healthy so I advocate everyone working out.

I have an unfortunate desire to be butch, which is fairly seriously not in my future.

Then again I can't really pull off femme either.

I should probably just resign myself to cute-nerd-girl.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 10:57:50 AM
Dorian is awesome.
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Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on March 22, 2006, 12:18:02 PM
I'm too big a fan of yours to be comfortable with your self-depracating.

I referred to myself as cute.  C'mon, that's as un self-deprecating as I get.

Besides, it's pretty much objectively true that I'm neither butch nor femme.  I'm not especially strong or muscular and I don't play sports or, y'know, join the army.  On the other hand, I don't think I could properly apply makeup to save my life, and the last time I tried walking in heels involved a high school play.   :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 22, 2006, 12:59:04 PM
I bought new tennies!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:03:32 PM
yay!  what kind!

and when did they start selling pumas in neiman marcus
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 22, 2006, 01:07:58 PM
Pumas is Neiman?? I knew Bloomie's had them but that's just odd.

Nike Shoxx, hot pink and white
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:09:26 PM
exciting!  i love my skechers.  they've seen me through some rough times. ;)  idk what i'll do when it is time for a new pair 9which should acutally be pretty soon considering all the wear they've had).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 01:09:41 PM
i bought a pair of asics a few months ago...first sneakers to not give me blisters EVER and i have been running off and on ( more off lately) since i was 12. 

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 22, 2006, 01:12:27 PM
I've been primarily wearing my other pink and black shox since my senior year of HS, and though I many other pairs, none matched my clothes as good.

Until I found these!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 01:13:19 PM
new shoes are so much fun  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:13:56 PM
ah!  You MUST change running shoes like every 6-8 months, depending on how often you run.  I did the same thing with my old pair of sketchers and my mom abou had a heart attack!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 01:15:47 PM
i;ve been dying for these but i just cant  :-\

(http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/products/mp/BGX8425_mp.jpg)

haha i used to buy one pair of soccer cleats and one pair of running shoes a year.
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Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:16:22 PM
BEAUTIFUL

and i'm not even big on shoes.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on March 22, 2006, 01:22:19 PM
I got a pair of New Balance shoes a few weeks ago since I'm running regularly.  So far so good...I'm trying to wear them everyday.  They are my running only shoes.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 22, 2006, 01:23:15 PM
ah! You MUST change running shoes like every 6-8 months, depending on how often you run. I did the same thing with my old pair of sketchers and my mom abou had a heart attack!

You have to think my senior year of HS was in 04, and I bought them that April
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Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 01:25:47 PM
they are...i love shoes in that style...i want one nice pair of shoes...im not huge on shoes..i live in slippers  :D but i do appreciate those expensive shoes that i cant afford...like monolo, louboutin, lacriox, choo etc...yummy

yea sorry for the hijack!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:41:51 PM
ah! You MUST change running shoes like every 6-8 months, depending on how often you run. I did the same thing with my old pair of sketchers and my mom abou had a heart attack!

You have to think my senior year of HS was in 04, and I bought them that April

how do i always forget that! ;)

I got a pair of New Balance shoes a few weeks ago since I'm running regularly.  So far so good...I'm trying to wear them everyday.  They are my running only shoes.

that is key.  apparently you aren't supposed to use them for anything else.  who knew shoes could be so complicated. ;)

no worries maka, this isn't exactly serious buisness. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 01:47:13 PM
so true  :D

i love my shoes...asics...im sad i might notbe training anymore...ah well i can still go to the gym! ever since hawai'i i've been SO lazy! it is hawai'i withdrawal.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:49:34 PM
why no more training?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 01:50:38 PM
$$$...you have to meet certain goals to continue.  it is a lot of $$!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:51:16 PM
oh no!

are you a lot short?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 01:53:10 PM
about $900...and then after that you have to commit to raising the rest ($3,500) or you have to pay yourself! and since none of my corporate sponsor ideas are coming through - i think it is time to give up...raising $1,000 is still pretty good, i think  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 01:58:06 PM
oh no! If you keep it up let me know, I don't have much, but I can always throw in $5 or so!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 02:13:40 PM
you're too sweet  ;)...not necessary...just click on my ads  :D

i still have a few weeks - well 2 - to devise a plan!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 05:24:21 PM
I am so glad I ran this morning.  I am about to die.  I didn't eat extremely healthy today, but I really didn't eat too muct at all, so I think it balances.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 05:26:09 PM
eat!!!! :-\
oh and where the heck are my new episodes of oth and gg??
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 05:31:02 PM
why thank you...these are the best pair i have owned...better than my old high school favorites.   :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 05:33:57 PM
thanks for the shoe rec guys, i'll check the out next time i buy- though i usually end up buying whatever is on sale. :-\  running shoes aren't cheap!

in my defense dorian, i was bad today (had ice cream) precisly because i knew it was one of those days when i wouldn't get much food in (plus i figure if not eating ice cream doesnt help me lose weight the least i can do is enjoy myself a little at 1 in the afternoon).  not intentional, i just got all messed up sleeping in the afternoon yesterday and working hard at night, so today has been a mix of cmplete unproductivity cause i can't get my brain in gear and a few more attempts at sleep.  i'll eat more small meals tomorrow ;)

maka oth and gg are never coming back.  i am very sad.  actually, i am guessing they should be back next week or the week after (look for previews tonight around 9 and sometime during gg, probably at 10), as that is when the midseason replacements are starting back up and other shows are getting in the swing after a hiatus.  i am not pleased.

i am also not pleased by the current score. 

i am pleased by a repeat of the sopranos tonight.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 05:37:04 PM
what time is repeat on??? i loved that episode!


zappos.com is where i got mine!

sox....losing...i wish it was on tv hehe
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 05:39:52 PM
Yea, I'm a firm believer that a cup of ice cream in the middle of the day every now and again doesn't really hurt anyone.  It is esp. better than pigging out after trying to avoid all sweets or eatingthem right before bed.  I wish my TCBY flavor was still in the machine.  So yummy and really minimal where calories are concerned.

thanks maka.  it is on hbo in 20.  i am excited cause i missed it sunday.  and i am TOTALLY on edge after what happened the first week.
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Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 05:42:43 PM
a lot of people are disappointed in the direction this season is going...i love it...but well...i wont say anymore...i cant wait to watch the repeat so i can catch all the little things i missed the first time.  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 05:45:05 PM
:D

Like I said, I tried the whole completely depriving yourself of carbs, candies, etc. thing and it did nothing for me where weight loss is concerned (with the exception of the strictly regimented SBD, which wouked well for me for about a month- month and a half), so why not enjoy myself a little?  Most of the health nuts I talked to agree that a little indulgence isn't a bad thing, esp. when you're following a good workout regime.  I think my metabolism really just hates me, though.  Seriously, I don't think I am down even half an inch in 2 months. I'll keep plugging away though in hopes one day I will wake up a size smaller. :D

i have faith in the powers at be over at the sopranos, with the exception of splitting this season up in a bid for double emmy nods.  tha is the great thing about the sopranos, it takes at least 3 views to catch most of what goes down!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 05:50:25 PM
y'all are making me feel incredibly guilty for the box of peeps and bag of cadbury mini eggs ive been devouring this week!

oh and i think edie falco was amazing in this episode...woo 10  minutes. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 05:58:06 PM
I am hoping that is what it is.  Right before my knee surgery, I busted my ass trying to get in shape (to avoid weight gain post op), so I worked out at least an hour a day 5-6 days (5-6 days cardio, 3-4 weights) a week for nine months and saw no results at all.  It was the most frustrating thing ever.  i went in for thyroid tests, the whole nine, it turns out this medicine I was taking totally stopped my metabloism and blacked me from losing any weight.  It took about 6 months-year to get completely out of my system, so I am guessng I ma just be a little out of whack where weight loss is concerned and it is taking me a bit to get back in the groove.

Like I said, I may try the SBD again (though it is pricey to support, with all the organic foods and veggie patties), but I also had a lot of success with doing insane amounts of situps on the ab roller, so I'm considering that is well (plus it's only 5-10 minutes a day to do). Or I could just go back to living off of Wendys and having lots of sex, which is what worked to knock off the freshman 15 spring of freshman year. ;)

I love that all my friends are super buff, good encouragement. :D

oth is so intense.  WHY ARE YOU TAKING SO LONG TO RETURN!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 05:59:32 PM
wendys and sex...sounds good to me!
 :D

i know right...someone needs to burn Dan alive!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 06:03:30 PM
OMG KEITH IS DEAD

how did i become so obsessed with oth.  i wish i knew the trouble dawson's creekw ould ultimately cause me back in 1998.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 06:46:10 PM
thanks!

Dorian=best cheerleader ever


THIS SOPRANOS EPISODE IS AMAZING!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 07:08:19 PM
agreed!!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:09:36 PM
I WANT TONY TO LIVE!

I am SAD.  HBO is tricky!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 07:11:22 PM
me too...so very much.  isn't it funny how they have us so invested in tony, we like him and are rooting for him to live?

they sure are....i love going to the boards to get everyone's thoughts on the whole "dream" though chase says it is nto a dream...so people are saying it is his purgatory

ah i dunno but i love it!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:13:21 PM
I have to get on that thread now that I am caught up.  AHHH I love this show!

I am watchin People's Court now and this ep is INTENSE.  No Sopranos, but still.  Good tv night ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 07:18:23 PM
yes or google chase lounge sopranos...big sopranos board!

good night tv for me too...KOQ and SATC..then Roseanne...gotta get it all in  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:21:13 PM
:D

This People's Court is crazy.  There is a guy who is bein sued who is a lawyer.  He was totally unprepared and giving Judge Milan such lip (h wanted t be called doctor, and not because he had an MD or PhD but because he had a JD).  He was such rich he had 36 checking accounts and only works pro bono.

I really want to find out where this a-hole went to ls, he just got kicked out of court.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 22, 2006, 07:22:10 PM
 :D :D oh lordy..i hope he gets nailed :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jorge on March 22, 2006, 07:23:44 PM
I understand that the contestants are paid a fee to be on the show and the judgment typically comes out of said fee. Maybe he just didn't give a crap.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 22, 2006, 07:24:25 PM
oh he did.

he is one of those people who will clearly never learn though.

he lost something like $3500, i don't think their fees are that high (and counter sued for $1600, which was denied).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 04:39:17 AM
yay for happy gfs!

my chest is finally sore again- i missed the feeling!  i haven't been able to do weights in a really long time due to various time constraints when at the gym (relying for other people on that one sucks).  i'll be a lot happier when my chest and arms are toned.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 05:06:57 AM
I've heard chest excersices are great for women.  Clearly I don't want to become ultra buff anywhere (except my thighs cause I am fairly sure that is all that can be done with them),  but general toning would be *very* helpful, esp. in speeding weight loss.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 05:12:28 AM
hahaha yes i've appreciated you for a very long tme due to your support of the giant thighs. ;)

saggy boobs are the worst- yay weightlifting!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 05:20:14 AM
dorian!  i think i'm getting skinnier!

i wish i did a waist measurement before i started...


maybe i am just having a skinny day but it seems like a tiny bit is starting to come off.  ice cream is the official cure all :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 05:23:36 AM
Am I imagining this or did taking some time off (5 days) and getting back on help?  Or maybe it is just that I was sick and not eating very much.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 05:29:08 AM
so real weight loss would be changing fluctuation ranges?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 10:08:56 AM
 >:(

trying to lose weight makes me grumpy.

i have to hit the gym AND the library (again) today.  i lead such an exciting life. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 23, 2006, 10:15:21 AM
i nap 

a lot

after work that is
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 10:19:47 AM
i nap 

a lot

after work that is

:D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 23, 2006, 10:28:34 AM
 ;) but next week it is back to work...at the gym
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: elererah on March 23, 2006, 10:44:56 AM
I have been going to the gym 5 days a week for months! No change yet (other than the huge time commitment!) but I'm going with a friend who started 2 months before me, and she's starting to see changes. maybe 5 months is the majic time?  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: elererah on March 23, 2006, 10:53:18 AM
I have PCOS :(

It takes forever to change anything. Plus, sometimes bodies don't want to change.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 11:13:38 AM
I feel you ele.  I have the same problem as far as taking forever to lose weight is concerned.  It really bothers me that my crappy gym doesn't keep hr on the machins, so I always wonder if I am pusing hard enough.  I'm guessing that I am since I stay as strong as I can and tend to start sweating about 10 minutes in.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 23, 2006, 11:16:04 AM
Hey, AH, this is a hijack, but you're working on Master's degree, right?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 11:53:03 AM
yessum

don't worry we always manage to safely return to topic. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 23, 2006, 11:54:45 AM
May I ask what it is in, and why you decided to do it before ls? Also, how hard is the gre compared to the lsat?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 11:57:33 AM
ask away, I am happy to help

-in American Studies
-bombed the lsat and wanted to do somthing constructive with my time while I waited a year to retest (and that did a ton of good ;))
-gre compared to the lsat is like trying to compare the sats to the mcats, if you end up taking it let me know and I can give you some helpful study info.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 23, 2006, 12:22:04 PM
I think I'm going to take in June
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 23, 2006, 12:23:18 PM
i was going to take it this summer to but *(&($&_(@&@ math
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 12:26:47 PM
I actually did better on math :D

This is ALL you have to do and you wll get a great score (well, besides the writing part, which I am guessing you just practice a few, I didn't study that one since I was an English major and got a good score).

MATH:  Go to the gre website and dl their math worksheet brochures.  Do them all.

VERBAL: Review and memorize prefixes and suffixes.  Work on vocab.

Are you deffering vanna?  what is up with this (if you don't mind my asking)?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 12:31:10 PM
I love math.

:D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 23, 2006, 12:34:44 PM
 :P

thanks for the tips  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 12:40:44 PM
math scares me :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 12:42:26 PM
it is.

i contend it is because i had really, really crappy high school math classes.  i was really good at it in middle school.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 23, 2006, 12:57:52 PM
I actually did better on math :D

This is ALL you have to do and you wll get a great score (well, besides the writing part, which I am guessing you just practice a few, I didn't study that one since I was an English major and got a good score).

MATH: Go to the gre website and dl their math worksheet brochures. Do them all.

VERBAL: Review and memorize prefixes and suffixes. Work on vocab.

Are you deffering vanna? what is up with this (if you don't mind my asking)?

I'm thinking about doing an MA in Philanthropic Studies  before LS
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 12:59:06 PM
How cool!

Will your school let you defer or would you reapply and maybe retake the lsat or somethin (I don't remember your score).  In any event, that degree sounds not only fun but also like it would be a lot of help in future endavors.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 23, 2006, 01:00:30 PM
I haven't applied to LS yet - remember, I'm not until next cycle. And if I really like this, I may wait a while before LS
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 01:01:30 PM
ahhh yes i remember now ;)


i really need to start sleeping...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 23, 2006, 08:16:29 PM
I'm in Philly for Penn's ASW and I just had the best dessert EVER:dessert nachos.  Fried, sugar-coated dough smothered in chocolate sauce, caramel, marshmellows, strawberries and chunks of chocolate... yum!

Yeah, I'm waking up early to work out  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 08:17:33 PM
omg

i now wish i had the lsat to get into penn.

my ass is glad i didn't.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 23, 2006, 08:29:55 PM
omg

i now wish i had the lsat to get into penn.

my ass is glad i didn't.

Actually I had them at Jones Diner in Philly's center city... available to all :)

Penn food is TBD... I'll report back.  Dunno if they can compete with Georgetown's fountain of chocolate... but we shall see  ;)

Wish I applied to more places so I could go to more of these things!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 23, 2006, 08:31:24 PM
W&M has a fountain of chocolate, jsia. ;)

Oh god, why'd you have to tell me that!

Fortunately, I was rejected by the entire state of PA. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 24, 2006, 08:44:05 AM
Now that will be fun!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on March 24, 2006, 10:02:18 AM
For all you medical/trainer types:

Last night I played soccer in about 35 degree weather.  It was cold!  By the end of the game, I could hardly tie my shoes, my hands were so numb.  I woke up this morning and the back of my hands ached...no HURT! whenever I drop them below waist level.  I can grasp things now, but if I try holding and pulling up on something, it hurts.  Anatomy is beyond me, so what gives??  This is all too strange.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on March 24, 2006, 11:08:14 AM
Thats crazy!!  But logical. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 05:45:35 PM
WEIGHTLIFTING QUESTION:

What muscles do a reverse chest press work?  And what is that actually called?  Are those recommended for women?  It seems like I'm just working my back, but I don't want to inadverently do somthing that cause my chest to shrink into nothingness.

I am thinking of the nautalis machine where, instead of pushing outward from your chest, you pull inward, almost like a rowing machine, but not quite.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: zerv28 on March 25, 2006, 06:20:22 PM
WEIGHTLIFTING QUESTION:

What muscles do a reverse chest press work?  And what is that actually called?  Are those recommended for women?  It seems like I'm just working my back, but I don't want to inadverently do somthing that cause my chest to shrink into nothingness.

I am thinking of the nautalis machine where, instead of pushing outward from your chest, you pull inward, almost like a rowing machine, but not quite.

That sounds like a Nautilus row. It works your back (a lot) and probably your biceps (not so much). It should say what exactely it does on the machine. Its a good exercise, especially if your concentrate on squeezing your shoulder blades together as you pull in. In terms of your chest, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 06:23:22 PM
It is a crappy gym, so it doesn't say :( (why I asked).  It is actually one of those two-in-one machines.  You turn one way, it is the chest press, you turn the other way it does the other one.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 07:30:24 PM
It is a crappy gym, so it doesn't say :( (why I asked).  It is actually one of those two-in-one machines.  You turn one way, it is the chest press, you turn the other way it does the other one.

I can't figure out what exercise your talking about.  Here are two sites that list and show how to properly do exercises.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exercises.htm
http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 07:39:26 PM
Well, I know I am doing it right (I remember the motion from a personal training session), I was just trying to figure out what it was called/what it worked.

Thanks for the sites!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:02:59 PM
Well, I know I am doing it right (I remember the motion from a personal training session), I was just trying to figure out what it was called/what it worked.

Thanks for the sites!

My pleasure.--Who knew Hippo's could look so good.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:07:18 PM
:D  thanks magnus, I've been suprised cause this isn't a very flattering pic.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:08:42 PM
:D  thanks magnus, I've been suprised cause this isn't a very flattering pic.

the hotness still comes thru...  :) ---One more reason that I should apply to Newark :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:11:34 PM
:D  thanks magnus, I've been suprised cause this isn't a very flattering pic.

another one of those "she looks diff in every pic" pics.

I do?


magnus- I FULLY support the state of NJ. :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:14:57 PM
I don't have any recent flattering pics. Mostly cause I never got out :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:17:46 PM
This pic is cute enough.

Not many people support NJ.  Have you made your decision on where you'll be next year yet.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:22:55 PM
This pic is cute enough.

Not many people support NJ.  Have you made your decision on where you'll be next year yet.

No sir.


I did just fine a REALLY old candid.  I'll post in a sec, but it's no staying up long.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:26:20 PM
This pic is cute enough.

Not many people support NJ.  Have you made your decision on where you'll be next year yet.


No sir.


I did just fine a REALLY old candid.  I'll post in a sec, but it's no staying up long.

I missed it.  Post it again.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:28:58 PM
nice try stan, didn't post yet...


Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:31:44 PM
The scan didn't come out that great anyway.  The lighting was all messed up.

Eh I'll change 'tars for a minute.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:33:37 PM
How old were you in that pic?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:33:53 PM
:D guess.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:35:19 PM
14-15   ???
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:36:15 PM
maybe younger.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:36:52 PM
good guess!

14, pushing 15

you can tell cause my skin wasn't all ragged from age :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:37:54 PM
lol...how old are you now....you could pass for 18 in your avatar..

*shakes head*

I was right, hah.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:39:29 PM
23 :-\

People ask if I am in high school sometimes. :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:40:29 PM
That's a good thing.  That means you'll look 20 in your 30's.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:42:30 PM
You guys are lucky, Im 25 and get the opposite.   >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:43:31 PM
That's a good thing.  That means you'll look 20 in your 30's.

I hope so! 

Lesson young children: take care of your skin in the sun. :)


23 :-\

People ask if I am in high school sometimes. :(

Your current pic has some kind of Native American-ness to it.  At least, to me.

I take that as a compliment (not sure why, lol).  As stan was reminding us the other day- I got those features, not my sister at all.

It is funny cause my friend in te pic (cropped out) is also NA.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:45:15 PM
That's a good thing.  That means you'll look 20 in your 30's.

I hope so! 

Lesson young children: take care of your skin in the sun. :)


23 :-\

People ask if I am in high school sometimes. :(

Your current pic has some kind of Native American-ness to it.  At least, to me.

I take that as a compliment (not sure why, lol).  As stan was reminding us the other day- I got those features, not my sister at all.

It is funny cause my friend in te pic (cropped out) is also NA.

Wear sunscreen.  That was my high school graduation song.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:50:02 PM
I love that song magnus!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:52:34 PM
no one sees my sister. :P

rest assured she is far more attactive than i
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:52:41 PM
Bas Lurhmann.  Classic song.  That song has such knowledge.  Wish I paid attention to it when I was 18. ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:54:14 PM
no one sees my sister. :P

rest assured she is far more attactive than i

Dont believe you.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:55:15 PM
Baz is generally a wise and wonderful man (though I am well aware he didn't write the lyrics).

no one sees my sister. :P

rest assured she is far more attactive than i

Your too modest. 

No really.  She is.  Plus she is a rock star.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:57:23 PM
She would have to sign some sort of Release first, allowing internet people to view her pic.

or what, she would sue AH?

nah she just has enough stalkers.

when i was in high school, she would sit in a lawn chair on our front lawn and all the neighborhood boys would form a circle in the grass around her.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:57:23 PM
Like literally.  OHHH MY GOD, your gewn stefani's sister.  ;D
Baz is generally a wise and wonderful man (though I am well aware he didn't write the lyrics).

no one sees my sister. :P

rest assured she is far more attactive than i

Your too modest. 

No really.  She is.  Plus she is a rock star.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 08:57:47 PM
That is her new band in my sig.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 08:58:01 PM
Who is older...

She would have to sign some sort of Release first, allowing internet people to view her pic.

or what, she would sue AH?

nah she just has enough stalkers.

when i was in high school, she would sit in a lawn chair on our front lawn and all the neighborhood boys would form a circle in the grass around her.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:00:13 PM
Is that her in the photo album.  Is that her signing.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:01:51 PM
her pic isn't on the page

she's singing, playing, and wrote the lyrics/music
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on March 25, 2006, 09:07:11 PM
AH, get your sister to sign this:

Release from Liability, Indemnification of All Claims and
Covenant Not to Sue

I, AH’s Sister, for my agents, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively “Releasor”) do hereby voluntarily and unconditionally forever release, covenant not to sue, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless AH and LSD, an Internet Discussion Board Website located at http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org, their agents, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively “Releasee”), from all causes of action, claims, demands, judgments, damages, losses, and liabilities of every name and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, contingent or fixed, at law or in equity, including but not limited to any damage Releasor may have suffered, might now suffer or that might subsequently occur to Releasor by reason of, or in any way directly or indirectly connected with or arising out of the posting of my picture on the Internet, including but not limited to any injury or illness, bodily injury, head, facial, oral or eye injury or trauma, concussion, mental injury, joint trauma, broken bones, other muscular-skeletal injury, or illness, of any nature whether severe or not, temporary or permanent, complications or worsening of injuries or illness, including resultant death, disability or disfigurement (collectively “Liabilities”).

Releasor acknowledges that the above list in no way limits the extent or reach of this agreement, and further agrees to defend, discharge, indemnify, and hold Releasee harmless from and against any and all Liabilities.

The terms herein shall continue from this date forever. This document embodies the entire agreement and supersedes any previous or contemporaneous negotiations or agreements with respect to these matters. The undersigned Releasor and Releasee agree that no promise or inducement has been offered except as herein set forth, and that this document has not been executed based upon statements by any person other than those set forth herein.

As the undersigned Releasor, I recognize that in signing this agreement I am giving up, among other things, all rights to sue Releasee for injuries, damages, losses or Liabilities I may incur. I also understand that this agreement binds my agents, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns, as well as myself.

The undersigned Releasor and Releasee expressly agree that this agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and that if any portion hereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

My signature below indicates that I have read and freely signed this agreement, which shall take effect as a sealed instrument. I further certify that I am 18 years or older and that I am otherwise legally competent to sign this agreement. I further understand that the terms of this agreement are legally binding and I certify that I am signing this agreement after having carefully read and understood the same, of my own free will.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set forth my hand and seal this the    day of March, 2006.

_____________________________
Releasor - AH's Sister
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:08:57 PM
:D

She's not of an age of consent.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:11:39 PM
your too much Duck...is it any wonder why Stan wants to kill Duck.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:13:38 PM
i love duck.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on March 25, 2006, 09:14:33 PM
:D

She's not of an age of consent.

Even better:

PERMISSION SLIP
PARENTAL CONSENT, RELEASE FROM LIABILITY
AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

By signing this form, I certify that I request and give my permission for my daughter_____________________ ______ (a minor) to post her picture on the website known as Law Site Discussion located at http://www.lawSitediscussion.org (the “Site”). I release the owner and all users of the Site from all liability and waive any claims against them.

We the undersigned father and mother or guardian(s) of the above-named minor, a minor, do hereby consent to her participation in the above-referenced activity and do forever RELEASE, acquit, discharge and covenant to hold harmless the Site, and its successors, departments, officers, employees, volunteer chaperones and agents of and from any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, loss of services, expenses and compensation on account of, or in any way growing out of, directly or indirectly, all known and unknown personal injuries or property damage which we/I may now or hereafter have as the parent(s) or guardian(s) of said minor, and also all claims or rights of action for damages which said minor has or hereafter may acquire, either before or after he/she has reached his/her majority resulting or to result from his/her participation in the above referenced event.  FURTHERMORE, we/I hereby agree to protect the Site, and its successors, departments, officers, employees, volunteer chaperones and agents against any claim for damages, compensation or otherwise on the part of said minor growing out of or resulting from injury to said minor in connection with his/her participation in the above referenced event, and to INDEMNIFY, reimburse or make good to the Site and its successors, departments, officers, employees, volunteer chaperones and agents any loss or damage or cost, including attorney's fees, the Site or its representatives may have to pay if any litigation arises from said minor's intentional, grossly negligent, or reckless act or omissions while participating in said activity as referenced above.

Signature of Parent(s) or Guardian(s):


_________________________       Date:_________

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Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:18:38 PM
:D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:18:51 PM
You have way too much time on your hands Duck.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:20:29 PM
write my w&m letter. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:22:38 PM
Watching Dr 90210 makes me want plastic surgery.  i wonder if they do pro bono work. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:24:04 PM
Watching Dr 90210 makes me want plastic surgery.  i wonder if they do pro bono work. :D

huh...what could you POSSIBLY want to change.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:25:46 PM
write my w&m letter. :D

Is that your top choice?

Yea, that is why I can't be trusted with it.


Watching Dr 90210 makes me want plastic surgery.  i wonder if they do pro bono work. :D

huh...what could you POSSIBLY want to change.

This is the lose a few lbs thread... I'd get lipo so I don't have to spend 1/2 my life in the gym. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:27:31 PM
Yea, you probably have a WAY better shot at it than I do.  Esp. considering Richmond just wled me.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:27:56 PM
ohh ok, lipo is fine...I used to be able to drop 10-15 lbs no prob when I was younger (like 1-2 yrs ago :)) in like a month.  Now forgetaboutit.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:30:37 PM
ohh ok, lipo is fine...I used to be able to drop 10-15 lbs no prob when I was younger (like 1-2 yrs ago :)) in like a month.  Now forgetaboutit.

Seriously.  And I don't have the time.  Ever since my surgery losing weight has been ridiculously hard.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:33:57 PM
ohh ok, lipo is fine...I used to be able to drop 10-15 lbs no prob when I was younger (like 1-2 yrs ago :)) in like a month.  Now forgetaboutit.

Seriously.  And I don't have the time.  Ever since my surgery losing weight has been ridiculously hard.

Now it's insanely hard to lose a pound.  What did you get an operation for (ignore the question if it's private).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:37:32 PM
No problem.  I basically have had horrible health insurance my whole life.  When I had an accident when I was young they didn't fix me properly, which caused permanent damage- I had knee surgery in 2004 to try and reduce pain and make working out more bearable, but permanent correction is impossible.

stats thou?  if you're cool with that of course...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:45:16 PM
I think my knees are going to hell from running in formation while I was in the military.  And now my ego is f*ing them worst my making me try to get a 400 lbs squat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 09:52:13 PM
Yea, I have to try really hard not to overdue myself.  I have a brace and lately I've been doing elliptical (cause when I run I tend to run too fast).  It sucks, though, not being able to do squats and stuff.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:54:54 PM
Yeah it must.  My legs are standing to look really defined.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:55:33 PM
Im a sexy man.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 25, 2006, 09:59:53 PM
Im going to bed, laters....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 25, 2006, 10:00:54 PM
:D

My knee is hot. :D  woohoo for scars

I am just happy it doesn't make a crunching sound when I got up and down stairs anymore.

night!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 05:57:52 PM
So I just finished my reqiuiste hour and a half in the gym for the day (roomie says I am obssesed) and I have to AGAIN say how irritating those skinny girls who wear POLO shirts, FULL MAKEUP, and PERFUME to the gym are.  Especially when they come and go in 1/3 of the time I spend in there.  They clearly do not run daily (or even regularly) either- it took them each 5 minutes to figure out how to turn on the treadmill.

I recently heard fish oil is good to take before running and both helps improve weight loss and prevents excersice induced asthma attacks- anyone else heard this?  I started taking green tea today, we'll see how that goes.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 06:05:52 PM
I saw a few studies after my mom told me she ead an article in a fitness magazine about it.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: tobias on March 26, 2006, 06:44:59 PM
I've been losing weight by walking 175 NYC blocks a week...it's working, too!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 06:58:44 PM
I recently heard fish oil is good to take before running and both helps improve weight loss and prevents excersice induced asthma attacks- anyone else heard this? 

Not in the sense your mother's talking about.  IIRC, omega-3 fatty acids are closely tied to neurochemical production, specifically serotonin.  If your weight issues are tied to depression, omega-3 fatty acids may help, but studies are really preliminary at this point. It seems like omega-3s are more important with brain formation in utero and during childhood, but are more important for cardiovascular health when taken in adulthood.  But that may just be because so few people have gone out of their way to develop rigorous studies to study it.

That said, my best friend swears by it.

That makes a lot of sense in light of the recent studies on cortisone.  I tend to be streassed out pretty much all the time, which can lower seritonin and slow metabloism.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 26, 2006, 07:13:52 PM
hello AH
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 07:15:20 PM
hello magnus
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 07:18:57 PM
hellllllooooooo tonyyyyyyyyy
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 07:40:12 PM
yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 07:41:18 PM
lol that was my 8,000th post

ew
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 07:48:59 PM
:D

i wonder what my 5k will be
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 07:59:13 PM
 ;) thanks duck

only 29 months!  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:04:19 PM
You should get insomnia your posts would shoot up.

I think I should give up and get liposuction.  Lets start a fund.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 08:10:37 PM
ew noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooo
no neeed for that!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:11:13 PM
:D

I am lazy.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 08:25:32 PM
yes she is!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:26:55 PM
I think I should give up and get liposuction.  Lets start a fund.

you realize that you're making people cry when you say this.

who what why?


i am overweight for my height!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:29:43 PM
oit doesnt show the rest of me!  how do youthink my boobs got so big!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:32:19 PM
:D  and that is on purpose!
you'll never know with those lies in your profile
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:37:32 PM
GO STAN!  I totaly support your acceptances. :)  (Just since you made it offical).

I am glad this is all in good fun. :-P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:45:19 PM
Your sig.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Runner-up on March 26, 2006, 08:47:03 PM
If you could tell me how to gain another 20 pounds of muscle before May 1, that'd be great.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 08:48:59 PM
Check out gnc.  They have a tn of weight gain supplements
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 08:56:39 PM
i took those in jr high  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 09:00:18 PM
for lacrosse?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 09:01:18 PM
i played soccer...so kinda for that and i was just sooo skinny i was upset about it so i used to take shakes from GNC to try to gain weight...all i needed to do was hit 23  :D :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 09:04:39 PM
i played soccer...so kinda for that and i was just sooo skinny i was upset about it so i used to take shakes from GNC to try to gain weight...all i needed to do was hit 23  :D :D

:D

Thats like me, only it was like 16!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 09:05:39 PM
i wished it were 16!! i was a freakin beanpole until early 20s...ah well...what can we do!  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 09:09:09 PM
awesome!!  :D

yea too skinny is so bad...before my sister's surgery she was at an all time low of 108lbs at 5'8"...scary she could not fit into abercrombie size 0!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 09:10:12 PM
WOW!

I am hoping to be a six by the ball I have in Nov.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 09:11:37 PM
ack! that is horrible!

i dont knwo what size i am....every pair of pants i have is different  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 09:12:17 PM
ack! that is horrible!

i dont knwo what size i am....every pair of pants i have is different  :-\

Me too!  I vary 3 SIZES!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 26, 2006, 09:17:34 PM
i hate/love shopping

i should just shoe shop because i almost always am the same size!

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 26, 2006, 09:18:30 PM
cosigned. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 26, 2006, 10:11:42 PM
Another Admitted Students' Weekend, another fattening up...  :-\

What are they feeding us so much for, anyway?!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 26, 2006, 10:25:47 PM
You women and your crazy sizes! We men just get our 32" jeans and pay at the counter.

As far as fattening up is concerned, I suspect it may have something sinister to do with sacrifices to the legal industry upon graduation...

Or maybe they're just afraid that you'll be working so much, you may forget/not have time to eat, so you've got a natural reserve built up for the busy times ahead.  ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 26, 2006, 10:41:18 PM
Hehe. Hey SW. I actually gained a few pounds this quarter, and am definitely looking bulkier than usual. I'm probably more like a 33/34 right now, but I'm going to try to hit the gym and stop getting Mexican at 2 A.M.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 12:21:49 AM
Really? I actually have a pretty small frame, though I'm not very short. Mostly I just look ridiculous because I have a gut, but my ribs are practically bare.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 02:49:59 AM
Very likely. Darryl is on the small side and dressed like a girl.

Oh hell, I'll post it again.

Edit: http://home.pacbell.net/jacobg7/jacobdarryl.jpg
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 02:57:20 AM
Try now. :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 03:28:13 AM
The Twix bar in my hand did not bode well...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 03:33:34 AM
Haha, I devoured it! I left it no mercy!

Thank you! I didn't know there were nominations for mods.

What do you think of my new pic, btw? It's also on facebook, but..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 03:36:08 AM
It's hard to tell from the pic (I had to crop it out so my face was even close to being recognizable), but I'm at Disneyland trying to pull the sword from the stone...

I should give it a caption.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 03:39:34 AM
Edited now. Yeah, I kind of thought that, and the weird thing is that Andrew and I have the same UG.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 04:02:41 AM
We're one of the smaller ones, which means 15,000 undergrads instead of 20,000 or 25,000. We started off as a liberal arts college, and became a teacher's school before we became a part of the UC. So, besides UCSC, we're probably one of the tighter-knit UCs, and I always tend to have a few friends in common with people I meet randomly.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 04:08:05 AM
The coolest part is that we are concentrated into about half a square mile on the ocean. Things can be dramatic, sometimes-not unlike The OC or Laguna Beach. Except that we're cooler.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 04:16:01 AM
It's unfair to compare real life to TV. :(

That being said, if any University can compete looks-wise, it's us. In no way is my contribution to this small.  ;D

Dorian: Actually, since obesity runs in my family, I'm not so much upset about my current size as the possible implications thereof.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 04:24:11 AM
Yeah, I'm going to start hitting the gym this quarter, I hope. One advantage to being a college student is the Rec Cen we have. I'm also glad that I'll likely be working a job at a University while I apply to law schools, since staff can use the gym.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 06:52:45 AM
I am so sad!  Finally when this thread starts to pick up again (I had about given up hope), it is three of my favorite lsd guys discussing levels of hottness and I totally miss out! booooo

YAY GH! :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: florentino ariza on March 27, 2006, 06:55:09 AM
size 40?!

wow.

biggest i ever got was size 36.

and that's huuuuuuge.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 07:08:28 AM
AH...Hmmm, everyone already says GH...tempting, tempting...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 07:20:00 AM
AH...Hmmm, everyone already says GH...tempting, tempting...

:D  You should be my "online BF", it is meant to be. ;)

I am glad finals are over and you are having an enjoyable spring. :)

It seems like you're pretty set Christian!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 07:31:15 AM
Nonbf's really been packing on the muscle, he just takes creotine and does the protein shakes.  Most of you guys don't have to work THAT hard.  I hate you all. :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 07:32:53 AM
Is that stuff really that useful for being skinny? My roommate used it and worked out a lot and bulked up a bunch, but it was kinda weird. I don't think I really want to change the size of my frame, but can you just use it to lose weight?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: florentino ariza on March 27, 2006, 07:37:59 AM
no.

good lord don't use that for losing weight.

it's lots of proteiny goodness to build muscle after working out.

the only good way to lose weight is to not eat a ton (but still a healthy amount) and burn more than you take in.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 07:40:20 AM
I've been using green tea extract, which I know a lot of people swear by, to keep up my metabloism and boost my workouts.  I'll let you know how it goes.

Yea that is actually to lose weight. if you are working out, and are overweight, it's ok you can still take protein and creatine. You will not lose weight, but will burn fat and replace it with muscle. Let's face it, being 200 lbs is not bad if it is mostly muscle  ;D

very true.  espeically if you're around 6'
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: florentino ariza on March 27, 2006, 07:41:11 AM
because AH so needs to lose weight :)

and yes, you can replace fat with muscle that way... but 200 lbs of muscle is a lot denser than 200 lbs of fat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 07:45:26 AM
I'm just a bit under 6', but I hope I wouldn't get to 200 lbs unless become a bodybuilder.

Right now I weigh probably 175, which sounds a lot better than it should, in this law school context...

I definitely have at least ten vanity pounds on my stomach, though.

I think I will pick up a bit at the store and see what happens.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on March 27, 2006, 07:47:58 AM
For me, there's such a thing as too much muscle, or too beefy a form...just like folks can be too scrawny.  Beauty's in the eye of the beholder, and all that.

I also find it really interesting that I never date people of my "ideal" body type...so, good, it must not matter too much in the end. 

(or else I've just been settling.  ;))
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 07:50:50 AM
I do! I don't understand why you people don't be.lieve me! :P  My knee was out of commission far too long and it is a long road to hoe getting into bikini form.


just the right amount of muscle...
(http://www.mostbeautifulman.com/movies/spiderman/sm2.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 07:51:05 AM
Christian: Good, good. I hate ab workouts, and I don't necessarily want a six-pack; I just want to be lean.

road: I completely agree. I'm not sure my roommate really should've bulked up the way he did. He's going to have a larger frame on him for the rest of his life, and when he's in his 40s, I can simply be small whereas he'll have a lot of baggage, I suspect, unless he stays in good shape.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 27, 2006, 09:01:33 AM
Anyone else NEVER loose boob weight, regardless or how much they exercise?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on March 27, 2006, 09:39:30 AM
I don't want to loose boob weight!  I need all I've got! 


I got on the scale today and GAINED 2lbs!!  AGH! 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 27, 2006, 12:11:52 PM
Anyone else NEVER loose boob weight, regardless or how much they exercise?

Sounds like a girl's (and guy's...) dream come true...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 12:23:09 PM
Anyone else NEVER loose boob weight, regardless or how much they exercise?

I CERTAINLY hope not.  I am so jealous of those bgirls who drop 50 lbs but none of it cmes off their boobs!  So far I haven't noticed anything to bad (big boobs run in my family) but I have a long way to go.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on March 27, 2006, 12:31:54 PM
Anyone else NEVER loose boob weight, regardless or how much they exercise?

I CERTAINLY hope not.  I am so jealous of those bgirls who drop 50 lbs but none of it cmes off their boobs!  So far I haven't noticed anything to bad (big boobs run in my family) but I have a long way to go.

I'm jealous of you both.  I'm still hoping we'll discover the magic bust-enhancing workout they looked for in the 60s or so.  .oO("I must, I must, I must increase my bust.")  And pecs don't count!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 01:03:10 PM
:D :D :D

My mom used to repeat that mantra when we worked out (I was in hs).

I heard weightlifting, while it doesn't INCREASE your size, do make your chest look better by toning down the fat around your chest and keeping the breast wall firm to support your boobs (does this make any sense?).  Chest presses every other day may help you out.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 27, 2006, 01:18:36 PM
i need that or dr 90210  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on March 27, 2006, 04:44:20 PM
Hey Suzie,

How's the hand coming along?

They're good.  No pain now...It took about another day, but it disappeared gradually.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 05:20:47 PM
i need that or dr 90210  :D

I saw it for the first time the other day.  one of the doctors is REALLY sketchy.  I'd never lt him near my chest. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 27, 2006, 06:01:11 PM
Hi AH
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 06:02:20 PM
:D  Hi Magnus
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 27, 2006, 06:05:57 PM
how you been.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 06:07:59 PM
tired

the work keeps piling!

i have to hit the gym tonight.

you?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 27, 2006, 06:16:28 PM
Im going to read this book I should have finished reading 2 weeks ago.  Im going to the gym tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow is a really busy day for me.  Rutgers-Newark is the headquarters of the Cambodia Genocide Archival in the US.  Tomorrow I'm going to an exhibition of their documents.  If everything works out, I might be able to go to Cambodia for free and help set up the document files for the Tribunal on the Genocide this summer.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 06:26:12 PM
Wow!  That sounds awesome!  That would be amazing!

I may give up on the gym until the morning as well.  I am pretty spent.  This job I am applying to wants basically a paper from me and that's pushed back another paper I have due for scool tomorrow. ugh.  It is in the nonprofit sector, which would be awesome, not quite as impressive as anything you're doing though. ;)

btw, modeling does't make that much more than legal work.  though it does pay a hell of a lot better than some of the other jobs i've held down. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on March 27, 2006, 06:42:56 PM
I just worked out *yawn
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 27, 2006, 06:53:41 PM
Wow!  That sounds awesome!  That would be amazing!

I may give up on the gym until the morning as well.  I am pretty spent.  This job I am applying to wants basically a paper from me and that's pushed back another paper I have due for scool tomorrow. ugh.  It is in the nonprofit sector, which would be awesome, not quite as impressive as anything you're doing though. ;)

btw, modeling does't make that much more than legal work.  though it does pay a hell of a lot better than some of the other jobs i've held down. ;)

what's your paper from school about.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 27, 2006, 07:32:47 PM
It's just a response paper on Go Down, Moses- nothing big.

yay vanna!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 28, 2006, 05:14:20 AM
Im about to go to the gym right now.  But dont really want to. :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 28, 2006, 05:23:50 AM
I wish I had your enthusiasm right now.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 28, 2006, 06:40:01 AM
Im back from the gym, I decent workout.  Worked chest and quads.  Compound exercises baby.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 29, 2006, 08:07:53 AM
Feeling much more confident after my 7 mile workout yesterday.  The fact that I did it despite wanting to collapse lets me know that no matter how tired I am I must get to the gym! :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 29, 2006, 08:10:37 AM
whoa! ugh i need to get exercising
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 29, 2006, 10:58:55 AM
You feel so good afte you finish, the only trouble is you have to do it all over againt he next day! boo!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 29, 2006, 11:00:19 AM
boooo is right! there arent enough hours in the day i swearrrrrr  >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 29, 2006, 11:22:47 AM
it's true!  usually i have to pick between going to the lirbary and the gym- that's not very fair!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 29, 2006, 11:25:36 AM
nope  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 29, 2006, 12:49:54 PM
when does that phase come?!?!

;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 29, 2006, 12:51:17 PM
 :D i felt soo guilty that i couldnt work out in hawai'i because i was used to going to the gym 4-5 times a week but that faded FAST!

you are right...i need to just get off my a$$ and do it.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 29, 2006, 01:03:58 PM
i'm beginning to think ha day will never come

damn my inability to lose weight!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 29, 2006, 03:26:28 PM
I hope my time is coming soon!  5 people came and went in my time at the gym today and only one was no skinner than me! :D

Finished my 4 miles though, it's nice being done for the day!  I think I am going to go in the morning before class so I won't have to spend all day dreading it
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 29, 2006, 05:05:53 PM
my roomie is a bad influence :(  i had ice cream!  i figure i deserve a bit of a treat though, i've been really, really good lately.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 29, 2006, 11:01:53 PM
I'm feeling good about not eating too much at El Pollo Loco tonight, but I slept all day and haven't moved around much, so...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KT on March 29, 2006, 11:11:38 PM
I'm feeling good about not eating too much at El Pollo Loco tonight, but I slept all day and haven't moved around much, so...

You're a hottie, no worries.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 30, 2006, 12:10:38 AM
I'm feeling good about not eating too much at El Pollo Loco tonight, but I slept all day and haven't moved around much, so...

You're a hottie, no worries.

 :-*
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: florentino ariza on March 30, 2006, 04:46:19 AM
because you're technically a studmuffin.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 30, 2006, 06:52:59 AM
I'm feeling good about not eating too much at El Pollo Loco tonight, but I slept all day and haven't moved around much, so...

You're a hottie, no worries.

cosigned. ;)

Didn't make it to the gym this morning (damn insomnia!), so I'll head over after class. :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 30, 2006, 06:53:22 AM
AH! I wrote a Rob Thomas admissions thingy on the OPC.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 11:23:43 AM
That was the most exciting thing ever GH.

And this thread is not allowed to sink to page 4!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 31, 2006, 11:32:51 AM
Ahh it was! Now I can't wait to apply to law schools just so I can put it in my sig and not feel like an idiot...

So, I'm definitely going to be hitting the gym, the pool, and the beach more often now that it's Spring. Who's with me?!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 31, 2006, 11:42:36 AM
Someone told me yesterday that my face looks thinner.  :)

I ate some cookies to celebrate.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 11:47:51 AM
I AM GH!  You should take me to a rob Thomas concert this summer. ;)  The best concert I've seen of his (I've been to 5 or 6 over the course of 9 years) was in Boston, but no suprise there.

CONGRATS DORIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  THAT IS AWESOME!

I also have good news to report (not as good as yours)!  I can FIT into a size smaller!  Not comfortably, yet, but they do button/zip all the way and my current size is officially too big!  so yea for that (and yay for dorian being right about my need to break through).  I really think that these supplements have something to do with it.  If this keeps up, I will be a total convert.

CONGRATS LEGAPP!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 11:54:44 AM
It is!  After I finish this application (FOREVER) I ahve to hit the gym.  It's upper body day. :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 12:03:58 PM
I should start the ankle weights thing.  Does it just make the workout more effective or build muscle on the calves?  Lord know I don't need anymoe of the latter...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 12:09:27 PM
Ahhh I should get some weights then.  I am so sick of all the muscle in my legs I don't do too many lower bod weights anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 31, 2006, 02:13:46 PM
Hey everyone, where should I pick up some creotin? I don't want to bulk up but I guess it helps you lose weight(for guys) by converting it to muscle.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 02:28:30 PM
GNC always has it.  If you get a membership you get 20% off the first week of every month too (I think a membership is $15 for a year)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 31, 2006, 02:45:48 PM
I dunno if we have any of those...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 04:08:38 PM
You have to have GNC in California!  Maybe a health food store?  Or store that specializes in workout supplies?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on March 31, 2006, 04:38:09 PM
I dunno, Santa Barbara isn't that big. I'm sure there's something around; I'd just have to look for it. And there's the fact that we're not actually located in Santa Barbara...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 04:52:52 PM
My running I think is out for the day. :(  I am not feeling well at all, hopefully some Trader Joe's will make me feel better.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 06:28:29 PM
Come back lily!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 06:44:59 PM
Well tomorrow you must!

I feel REALLY guilty right now because I am eating so late, but it is what thins and skinny cow cheese (YAY TRADER JOE'S, I can actually afford Skinny Cow!), so I think that is slightly better.  I think not having eaten is partialy why I felt so ill.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 31, 2006, 09:04:40 PM
was wondering that myself but too tired to type  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 31, 2006, 09:06:32 PM
hmmm im thinking it probably is b/c there werent any in my home state unless they are a new thing...interesting
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on March 31, 2006, 09:11:10 PM
Trader Joe's is a store that has their own brand of a lot of organic/natural type products that are more affordable than traditionally organic/natural products.  They also have a big beer and wine selection (at least in Michigan they do).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 09:12:27 PM
It's actually a west coast thing, the south s just now catching on.

What happened to Moby???????  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 31, 2006, 09:13:03 PM
ahh thank you

we need one of those here..organic stuff at publix is muy expensive
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 09:14:29 PM
you do!  i was just telling my mom how fla needs one!

the woman at TJs today said go online and request, the more you make the more likely it is they will put one in your area- fl seems like the place that would have one, i was really suprised
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jorge on March 31, 2006, 09:15:24 PM
Trader Joes = a Pasadena thing.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 31, 2006, 09:18:47 PM
uhh Pasadena..ok

good idea AH  :D

there is one here in St Pete called Rollin Oats...pretty good
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 09:19:15 PM
I love Garden of Eatin.  May be too far from Maka though
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 31, 2006, 09:19:55 PM
was that in tpa?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on March 31, 2006, 09:21:58 PM
It's actually a west coast thing, the south s just now catching on.

What happened to Moby???????  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

A massive pancreatitis spread to sepsis infection - really sudden and completely uncontrollable

ahh thank you

we need one of those here..organic stuff at publix is muy expensive

We have some great organic markets down here, but they are pretty expensive.

Oh, and Publix sucks.   >:(

I used to live in Florida - it definitely needs a Trader Joes - it's like Whole Foods only cheaper.  Publix does have it's virtues, though, like those subs.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 31, 2006, 09:23:53 PM
awww i'm sorry about Moby  :-\ :'( :'(


i do love the grinders at publix...the one near me is brand new...i love...could be because i havent been in another grocery store down here  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on March 31, 2006, 09:28:19 PM
Publix uses this sharp Provolone Boar's Head cheese on their subs that you can't find anywhere else.  I stopped eating cheese about 1 year and a half ago and it is one of the top five things that I miss.  You just can't get that cheese at another sub shop.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on March 31, 2006, 09:29:21 PM
i have that cheese in my fridge right now  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 09:29:31 PM
Are you a vegan veghead?

Boar's Head is the ONLY thing they use around here!  I didn't know it spread beyond VA!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on March 31, 2006, 09:38:42 PM
I am a vegan now, but before that I was a Boar's head devotee.  I have seen it in Michigan as well as in Florida, so I think that it has a fairly wide reach.  Come to think of it, before I was even a vegetarian I used to love the Boar's Head Ovengold turkey (lunchmeat).  One of those fondnesses you still can't shake.  
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 09:49:39 PM
What made you go vegan VHM?

I ask cause I've been vegetarian for a decade but never considered making the jump too seriously.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on March 31, 2006, 09:53:55 PM
Honestly, it was something that I had wanted to do for a really long time, but was afraid to do (because of the obvious difficulties involved).  I had received some stuff from Farm Sanctuary in the mail that got me thinking at one point and it was probably about a year later that I realized how much dairy I was consuming in place of meat.  Because I am someone that needs an absolute approach to change (cold turkey) and because I wanted to stop eating such an excessive amount of cheesecake and cheese pizza, I stopped altogether.  I had wanted to do it for a long time anyway, I just had to wait until I knew that it was the right time (adding a second reason to the mix helped a lot too).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 10:03:42 PM
Makes sense.  I guess I've never gone "all the way" cause I am not huge on dairy (the only exception hat comes to mind is ice cream and that really is pretty controlled by my dietary restrictions).  I didn't eat gelatin for a very long time though (probably 8 years).  It is very hard I am sure, it seems nearly impossible in the south.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on March 31, 2006, 10:06:41 PM
It is very hard at first - much harder than giving up meat.  But, like anything, once you get accustomed to it it becomes much easier.  This is what I tell people who say "I just couldn't give up cheese..."  After a while, cheese isn't appetizing anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 10:12:24 PM
Is it a cruelty issue?

If you are involved in animal rights, that is another point for w&m. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on March 31, 2006, 10:16:26 PM
I am always reluctant to talk about why because it is a huge cruelty issue - I don't want to be pushy or make anyone uncomfortable.  Giving up cheese is 10x harder than giving up meat, but in time that desire just goes away (at least for me it did, I don't know about anyone else.)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on March 31, 2006, 10:24:25 PM
No worried VHM, I am applying to PETA after all. ;)

It's like that episode of the simpsons though.  I'm not gong to go around telling people they're bad for eating meat, cause you could always tell me I was bad for eating cheese (but you wouldn't cause you are nice anyway) and so on and so forth.

plus chica is cool and knows we're not getting preachy on her. :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: alaskan on April 01, 2006, 12:13:42 AM
If you want to work out like a maniac....go to this site:

www.frsplus.com

You can get a free bottle of this drink (makes 16 servings)...all you pay is ~$5 for shipping.  It retails for ~$20/bottle.

This stuff is unbelieveable....drink 1 serving in the morning and another ~30 minutes before you work out.  Work out as hard as you possibly can (run, lift, etc.) and you will be astounded at how energetic you are during your workout, and at how not sore you will be the next day.

Additionally, at work I felt like I could burn holes through paper with my eyes!  I drank it for a few months, at least 1 serving/day....after a while it seemed like the effectiveness diminished.  I eventually stopped using it because a) I wasn't working out that much so as to warrant taking a high-zoot performance supplement, and b) I felt like it was frying my brain a little.

It's basically a cocktail of antioxidants, green tea extract, and a small amount of caffeine and taurine.  It's crazy sh&t.  Trust me.  Although it contains taurine, it is nothing like Red Bull.....you get smooth energy all day, and feel really calm and focused.

When you get your free sample, BY ALL MEANS TO NOT GET THE LOW CALORIE VERSIOM!!!! It tastes awful, and you will burn off the 100 calories/serving easily when you're running like an incensed hamster on crack.

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 12:28:03 AM
Awesome.

Yhanks for the link!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 08:36:03 AM
W&M is an hour away (the closest ls that is not Regent) from PETA.  Some W&M ug groups work a lot with PETA and there are a ton of volunteer oppportunities in the area specifically geared toward people interested with animal rights.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on April 01, 2006, 08:42:07 AM
I'm totally having an awesome breakfast right now, and don't care about how many calories it has!

Mmm...meat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 08:42:50 AM
Now I don't want to be a crazy person, but I am sure there is a section about it on peta's website.  Not in the mood to go searching though as I may collapse again at any moment.

From my US Weekly, I have decided no carbs after 3pm.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on April 01, 2006, 08:56:03 AM
Why does everything so bad for us taste so good?

Anyway, I've decided not to listen to PETA on anything, except for maybe more humane slaughtering and cows in the pasture rather than factories.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 09:02:26 AM
not ANYTHING?!  granted they are crazy sometimes, but they do make some good points (for example, spay and neuter pets, changing cruelty laws, and fur- esp. dog fur)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on April 01, 2006, 09:03:53 AM
Sure, but I'd be willing to bet they're all vegetarians, too. Hey-I'm just saying. And I think the PETA campaign where they compared lynched slaves to cattle was not an effective one.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 09:13:36 AM
Like I said, they can be REALLY crazy.

I guess I'll find out if they'r eall vegetarians soon. :D (I am SURE a ton of vegans)  They have a lot of spokespeople who aren't vegetarian (Simon Cowell is the first one that comes to mind), so I'm sure they don't turn down help from meat eaters. ;)

I promise I'm not a crazy person, I just love animals and it makes me sad that a few bad apples have spoiled a whole organization dedicated to helping them!  It sucks that they have to ruin it for a lot of people.  That's exactly why I applied to work there, though, Id really like to make them less crazy in my own small way. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on April 01, 2006, 09:16:38 AM
Well, if PETA focused on stuff that could actually help rather than just terrorizing people, I'm all for that. I just don't see throwing blood on people as an effective means of persuasion. Rather, it makes us think they're all a bunch of loonies! I know there are sane people, I know...I just love my meat. :\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 09:18:21 AM
I know, it doesn't make you a bad person GH. ;)

And it does suck some people there are crazy and I totally agree.  I hate fur, but destroying it violently/illegally isn't going to prove/help anything!

I want to run today but I am sooooooooo tired.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on April 01, 2006, 09:29:57 AM
It's hard for me to say that fur is by definition immoral, since we needed it for so long to stay warm, etc. Furs are what made the West, after all.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 09:33:46 AM
It is true!  People needed fur back then, but you don't NEED it now.

I guess I really got into the morality of any of it (I don't like to judge people as moral/immoral generally, it isn't my place).  I just think the way it is done is wrong, the fact that you'd do it to be "fashionable" without regard for other lives (it isn't like eating, where you do it to live and meat is part of a well-balanced diet), and plus I (personally) think it is ugly and pointless (why wear fur when they are so many more cute things out there).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 09:55:56 AM
yay lily!

they always give out the best stickers too! :D (not quite on par, i know)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 10:36:23 AM
To get back on topic, I know this is goinjg to sound very odd (hopefully this is the only time in my life I ever say this), but:

US Weekly has a very good article this week about toning up in the 8 weeks before bikini season.  I've used some of the tips myself in the past and they work well (and the others seem logical), so this actually looks like one of the very rare cases where celebrity rcommendations may actualy be helpful!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on April 01, 2006, 11:40:15 AM
Mind sharing them, even though I'm not exactly hoping to get into "bikini" shape?

I was actually going to start getting back into swimming(I used to be a fairly serious swimmer, but that was back in the day) this quarter.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 01:00:18 PM
I think most of them are only really helpful for girls. :-\  I'll post them all anyway (well diet and workout, yall don't need beauty ;)).

Diet
-To drop 1 lb a week reduce daily calorie intake by 500 calories.
-8 weeks before: give up soda, drink green tea with lemon to curb appetite (and boost metabolism)
-6 weeks: Snack throughout the day to reduce intake during meals (recommended: KeriBars)
-4 weeks: No carbs after 3pm.
-2 weeks: Replace one meal a day with a low-cal smoothie (sample receipe: 1 cup frozen berries, 1-2 scoops whey protein powder, 1 cup cold water, 1 cup ice).

Workout
-8 weeks: Excercise oiutside (supposed to be motivational)
-6 weeks: Add strngth to cardio for faster toning (ex: walking lunges with bicep curls, 2 sets of 15 with 8 lb weights)
-4 weeks: Work your abs from all angles (ex: two sets of 25 twisting crunches, alternating left and right sides)
-2 weeks: Run as intensely as possible for 15 min. a day for 2 weeks (boos metabolism)
-1 week: Jump rope (ten minutes=thirty minute run)

Like I said, it's US Weekly, so not everything can be taken very seriously.  Most people on the board know many of these techniques already, so it is repeating a long of what's been said, but you asked GH and I think it'll come in handy for the chicks on the board looking to tone up to bikini form.  hth!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on April 01, 2006, 01:04:22 PM
Ooh, that's really interesting.  Is it supposed to maintain itself through bikini season, though?   ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: AH on April 01, 2006, 01:19:40 PM
:D no, just prep, the rest is up to you ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on April 16, 2006, 08:17:59 PM
Ok, this has been dormant for far too long!  I hope yall haven't fallen off the wagon (cause I did, but it was cause I had a massive chest cold).  Anyways...how are everyones workouts going? 

Chocolate and cokes* are the devil...so tempting, yet so bad for me.  My mom gave me a crap load of Cadbury Creme Eggs for Easter...this is SO not helping!

Ever since Spring Break, I have been really undisciplined food wise...cokes all the time, sweets waaaaay to often.  I'm completely counter acting my workout!  AGH!




*By cokes I mean Dr. Pepper...and by Dr. Pepper I mean Dublin Dr. Pepper. :D  YUM! 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on April 16, 2006, 08:24:48 PM
I have fallen off the wagon, too.  Way too many garlic-cumin-chickpea potatoes tonight <sigh>.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on April 16, 2006, 08:43:30 PM
I'm keeping Passover, so my eating gets really bizarre... I can't tell if I end up eating more or less than normal.  But my bf was so cute this weekend--he invented Matzah nachos!

I have to skip the cookies at work, so that's definitely a good thing.

I need to train super hard for the next two weeks, because I have a tennis tourney at the end of April  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on April 16, 2006, 08:46:39 PM
the problem with losing a few pounds is they always find their way home...

 :-\

far better and easier to just make your friends fat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pirate Pete on April 16, 2006, 08:52:26 PM
the problem with losing a few pounds is they always find their way home...

 :-\

far better and easier to just make your friends fat.

Sounds like my undergrad years...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on April 16, 2006, 08:55:53 PM
Too much junk food-o. :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on April 16, 2006, 09:00:32 PM
I think my friends are trying to make me fat!!!  My roommate keeps making delicious choc. chip cookes.  SHE KNOWS I"M A CHOCOHOLIC!

I need to get more disciplined starting today...I have to fit into a formal dress in two weeks...crash dieting tips, anyone? 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Angelina1 on April 16, 2006, 09:07:48 PM
I want to, but it's kinda hard where I work.

I figure it'll all just slide off at LS when I go back to eating nothing but Cheerios and potato chips.

I can still be your gym fitness buddy, though.  I need to start going again. (At least as soon as the bruises on my knees heal.)

The Poverty Diet, you mean? That's always been the most effective for me.
Just throw in a vitamin pill every once in awhile, and you're good.  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Angelina1 on April 16, 2006, 09:20:02 PM
True :D

BTW, I just noticed your new sig.  I <3 Elvis Costello! ;D

Since I haven't gotten any acceptances with which to update it, instead I try to find better ways of framing the info...sigh.  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Paragon of Prestige on April 16, 2006, 10:15:28 PM
I could shed a few inches off my manhood, it attracts too much attention at the beach.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on April 16, 2006, 11:19:42 PM
MAJOR diet has begun last week...

3 pounds have been lost

who knows how lonb before i have some cake..grrr
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on April 17, 2006, 05:17:20 AM
jump rope.  burns crazy calories.

and firms up the butt
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Angelina1 on April 17, 2006, 06:41:50 AM
True :D

BTW, I just noticed your new sig.  I <3 Elvis Costello! ;D

Since I haven't gotten any acceptances with which to update it, instead I try to find better ways of framing the info...sigh.  :-\

*hugs*

Thanks for the support!
I'm just planning on not knowing for awhile longer. I wish it were otherwise, but there are alot of things I wish were otherwise!  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on April 19, 2006, 11:35:34 PM
one more pound lost

sucks that i come home to gourmet german cheesecake my roomie left out for us with a sign saying "please eat i can't finish it"

i had a itty bitty piece...  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on April 20, 2006, 07:11:54 AM
I lost a pound because of Passover--yay for being Jewish!  Prolly all due to not eating the free pizza, sandwiches and cookies that always seem to be around the office... guess I should skip those anyways.  My goal is to cut it down to one cookie run/week.

My goal is to lose 15 pounds before law school... that won't put me at my thinnest, but it's a decent weight for me.  Also I want to tone my arms and tummy!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on April 20, 2006, 07:16:40 AM
i attempted not eating all that bread stuff for passover

i KINDA kept it..i cheated a little though but i cheat every year  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on April 20, 2006, 07:27:29 AM
i attempted not eating all that bread stuff for passover

i KINDA kept it..i cheated a little though but i cheat every year  :-\

is corn cheating?  i decided that POPPED corn is banned, because it rises, but plain corn is OK... really i make up different rules every year
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 25, 2006, 09:42:08 PM
OK went running for the first time in a while two days ago.  Lungs hated me.  I am renewing my vow to quit even the most causal smoking of cigarettes now (ie: 2-3 every other weekend).

I need to get my lung capacity up and get back on the fitness track.

Im ridicously out of shape too.  I need to start running.  maybe this summer.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 26, 2006, 04:54:34 AM
pizza hut the day before that.  man i'm a pig.  :(

Are you telling me that KFC and Pizza Hut matches off to war with you guys.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 26, 2006, 06:12:50 AM
Because he's not serious about it.  ;)

That's pretty much it.  And knew they had all that stuff in Iraq.  I being ex-military.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 26, 2006, 06:42:49 AM
Not likely...and before she dissapeared (I'm not counting that brief one day comeback), she was even considering coming to visit us in Beantown for an AH fest.  :'(

Just left her a message on her facebook wall. Why did she leave?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 26, 2006, 07:13:18 AM
you have her facebook?

I'm totally jealous...

I'll just find her through you.  :P

Stalkbook indeed.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rjaonhinn on April 26, 2006, 07:16:26 AM
I'm actually trying to put on a few
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on April 26, 2006, 07:19:05 AM
she is verrrrrrrrry busy but will be back!  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 26, 2006, 07:21:22 AM
she is verrrrrrrrry busy but will be back!  :)

thank you.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on April 26, 2006, 07:32:08 AM
hi!!!  :D

you're welcome!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on April 26, 2006, 07:37:56 AM
 :D

horrible
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SuzyQ06 on April 26, 2006, 07:39:21 AM
So, I have this topic AND "favorite flavor of ice cream" in my unread replies...Irony?  


What are some easy, cheap, healthy ideas for breakfast?  I've been rotating Total Cereal, waffles with syrup and peanut butter (try it!  delicious!), and a homemade sausage, egg, and cheese toquito since the beginning of the semester.  Mostly I've been eating the toquito since its my fav!  None except the cereal are low-cal, but I'm not really worried about that b/c its a substantial meal that will get me through the day with a light lunch and moderate dinner...but I want some more variation!  

Suggestions within a future law students budget?

Dorian - I GAINED 2-3 lbs since Spring Break!  AGH!  But its still lower than at the begining of the semester and I'm chipping away at that new found weight.  Slow and steady.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on April 26, 2006, 07:53:30 AM
Its ok to fluctuate a little. I gained nearly 5 lbs in the one week I went travelling  :o

But its coming back off now, and I had that week to relax so that's cool.

As for breakfast - experiment with eggs as they are delicious, nutritious and cheap.

Also for cereal try Kashi Go Lean. Its an excellent way to kick start your metabolism and get lots of protein and fibre in your diet!



You know what other cereal has lots of protein and fiber?
(http://www.theblogdog.com/wp-images/hempcereal.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on April 26, 2006, 09:44:58 PM
Ugh, only ONE week until I have to go try on bridesmaids dresses at Vera Wang... and their size chart is ridiculous!  There's no way a size 10 should measure 36/27.5/38 ....

I hate size charts in general because they always make me realize how my waist is way too big in proportion to my bust and hips  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 27, 2006, 04:22:58 AM
AH says she's coming back soon.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on April 27, 2006, 01:09:02 PM
Where has she been?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on April 27, 2006, 01:10:41 PM
Ugh, only ONE week until I have to go try on bridesmaids dresses at Vera Wang... and their size chart is ridiculous!  There's no way a size 10 should measure 36/27.5/38 ....

I hate size charts in general because they always make me realize how my waist is way too big in proportion to my bust and hips  :-\

umm, what are you?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on April 27, 2006, 01:14:45 PM
Ugh, only ONE week until I have to go try on bridesmaids dresses at Vera Wang... and their size chart is ridiculous!  There's no way a size 10 should measure 36/27.5/38 ....

I hate size charts in general because they always make me realize how my waist is way too big in proportion to my bust and hips  :-\

umm, what are you?

A 10 in regular clothes... I'd rather not say what I am according to that chart  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 27, 2006, 01:21:16 PM
Where has she been?

Busy with school.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on April 27, 2006, 01:34:14 PM
Ugh, only ONE week until I have to go try on bridesmaids dresses at Vera Wang... and their size chart is ridiculous!  There's no way a size 10 should measure 36/27.5/38 ....

I hate size charts in general because they always make me realize how my waist is way too big in proportion to my bust and hips  :-\

umm, what are you?

I think the proper question is umm, what are you doing later tonight?  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: chidochido on April 27, 2006, 01:35:46 PM
Where has she been?

Busy with school.

Whack...it's tension time for everyone in school right now...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on April 27, 2006, 01:38:54 PM
Where has she been?

Busy with school.

Whack...it's tension time for everyone in school right now...

yup, im about to go write papers now.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on May 08, 2006, 09:07:24 PM
After the past failure with working out on my own, I've decided to join the local YMCA in NJ and try working out there a few times a week. The good thing this time is that one of the branches of the Y is right nex to my job, so I can go work out right after work.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Thou on May 08, 2006, 09:09:26 PM
After the past failure with working out on my own, I've decided to join the local YMCA in NJ and try working out there a few times a week. The good thing this time is that one of the branches of the Y is right nex to my job, so I can go work out right after work.
-cheers-  ;D motivation!

In related news, Sunday I was down to 14% body fat

Ok, I need to start buying soy dogs.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 09, 2006, 05:23:20 AM
Ugh, only ONE week until I have to go try on bridesmaids dresses at Vera Wang... and their size chart is ridiculous!  There's no way a size 10 should measure 36/27.5/38 ....

I hate size charts in general because they always make me realize how my waist is way too big in proportion to my bust and hips  :-\

umm, what are you?

A 10 in regular clothes... I'd rather not say what I am according to that chart  :-\

a 10 is fine....  :)



After the past failure with working out on my own, I've decided to join the local YMCA in NJ and try working out there a few times a week. The good thing this time is that one of the branches of the Y is right nex to my job, so I can go work out right after work.
-cheers-  ;D motivation!

In related news, Sunday I was down to 14% body fat

Ok, I need to start buying soy dogs.

14% is pretty low for a girl.  prob dont want to lose much more....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on May 09, 2006, 07:47:57 AM
After the past failure with working out on my own, I've decided to join the local YMCA in NJ and try working out there a few times a week. The good thing this time is that one of the branches of the Y is right nex to my job, so I can go work out right after work.
-cheers- ;D motivation!

In related news, Sunday I was down to 14% body fat

Ok, I need to start buying soy dogs.
I promise you it's not the soy dogs

This is from my blog:

"Step 1     How many calories?

A few methods:

1. Answer = 14.7 x (your weight in pounds/2.2) + 496

    * If you exercise add 110 to 240
    * If you want to lose weight, subtract 500
    * If you want to gain weight, add 500

2. 12 to 14 times the weight you want to be. Example: 14 x 100 want to weigh = 1400 calories

3.  10 calories for every pound you want to weigh

~ everyone should consume at least 1200 calories per day

Step 2

Know how to eat your calories – This is the BEST “DIET”:

1500 calories. On workout days (6 meals, protein-carbs-calories): 23-70-400 30 min before workout, 23-70-400 after workout, 20-30-200 lunch, 20-30-200, 20-30-200 dinner, and 22-15-160. On non-workout days (6 meals, protein-carbs-calories): 28 42 280, 28 42 280, 23 34 228, and 23 34 228

If your calories are more or less than 1500, adjust!"

There's more on consumption... but there is also an exercise portion... which I haven't been doing for the past six weeks. Instead I've been following this https://www.fbijobs.com/PreQuanticoKit/chapter03.htm

I've reach 14% body fat with both but the latter is for a specific purpose (passing the FBI fitness test) whereas my former exercise plan (which I will be returning to very soon) is better for appearance AND performance:

"My "routine" is warm up for 10 minutes on the treadmill, followed by lifting weights, followed by 45 minutes of cardio, finishing with stretching. More specifically:

Weight Lifting

    * Day A - bench press, incline press, butterfly, shoulder press, side laterals
    * Day B - lat pull down, seated row, shoulder shrugs, back, overhead tricep press, tricep pull down
    * Day C - squats, calves, hamstring curl, bicep curl, dumbbell curl

Rotate between the 3 days and lift weights 5 days a week. Example: A, B, C, A, B, and the next week would be C, A, B, C, A, and so on and so forth.

    * If you want to get bigger, lift more weight less often. 2-6 sets (rotate by week) 8-10 reps
    * If you want to tone what you already have and not get bigger, do less weight more often. 2 sets of 12-15 repetitions

Cardio - only counts if in Target Heart Rate"

Again there are more specifics on my blog but that stuff is basically how I've tailored both the diet and exercise

GTQ again

EDIT:  And thanks!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on May 11, 2006, 11:45:57 AM
bump
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on May 11, 2006, 12:45:28 PM
I'm a fat piece now.  :-\

Credited.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Lily Jaye on May 11, 2006, 03:08:09 PM
I'm a fat piece now.  :-\

Ditto. :'(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jeanclaudetransam on May 11, 2006, 05:22:30 PM
anyone here jump-rope?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Thou on May 11, 2006, 06:14:51 PM
sparkpeople.com is a good site (that is also free)

ooooh...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on May 11, 2006, 06:59:16 PM
OK, I bought myself some motivation today: a Malia Mills bikini!  It has polka dots!   FYI, for those of you in NYC, the Chelsea Loehmanns has the cutest selection of bikinis right now, and they're 20% off really cheap prices.  :)

Abs class, here I come!  I'm also going to try to do my belly dancing DVD once or twice/week.... soooo good for the obliques. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 06:09:26 AM
Good luck to everyone on this thread :) Can anyone spare some advice?

I've always been just below normal weight but last year I got it in my head to be even thinner so I could boast a size 00, which meant losing 5 to 7 lbs. Of course I thought it'd be easy: subtract 500 calories daily = 1 lb lost per week = 5 lbs lost in just over a month. No problem. Then I realized I'd have to eat practically 1/2 a cup of cabbage ONLY every day and work even that off with vigorous exercise to get my 5'8 frame to a size 00. After two days of being hungry all the time, I quickly decided that vanity is stupid and my body was fine the way it is :D Either Kate Moss was telling dirty lies when she said she 'eats well' or there's some miracle hollywood food that fills you up with zero calories.

I thought the hard time I had was just because I'm already slim but my sister is trying to lose weight and she ran into the same problem: being hungry all the friggin time. She can't quit though because she is overweight at a young age so she wants to shed the pounds now. What do you guys do to get over that? Does she just have to get used to being hungry or is there something she can do to still eat enough to fill her while losing weight? (she's in a dance troupe so she gets lots of exercise). She's started waking up at night because she's too hungry to sleep! I'm a bit concerned.

why would you want to be the skinny?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 08:03:25 AM
However, as I said, I'm generally not in favor of that strategy. Instead I recommend that she shift to a high protein, moderate carbohydrate, and low fat diet.  Proteins and carbohydrates are very filling and give you the sense that you are full and with the exercise she is doing she should be able to burn the carbohydrates before they turn to fat.  No one should wake up in the middle of the night from hunger, but being overweight is not healthy either. That seems to me the best solution. Also try to get her to take up some weight training as muscle helps burn fat.

HTH

HEy good idea but aren't carbs supposed to be the death of a good diet? She was on the atkins for a while but her kidneys are weak so her doctor advised her to watch the extra protein. Now she's trying to low carb it = hungry. I'll definitely mention it to her though along with the weight training. She's afraid to get bulky from weight lifting and she doesn't want to get heavier (muscle > fat in weight) but maybe she has no choice. I feel lame coming online for tips but I'm not much help to her because my personal nutrition isn't the best.

well, you two should stop!!!

can really screw up your healt.

and dont forget, b00bs are mostly fat, so if you lose to much fat, youll look like a boy.

and no, not a boy with boy-b00bs!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LawSchoolHopeful2009 on May 12, 2006, 08:08:58 AM
the "secret" to losing weight is portion control. I seriously eat whatever I want...I just do so in moderation. Doing this, I lost 15 pounds (of course I exercise at least 4 or 5 times a week) and I'm never hungry or wanting of anything.
Being on a "diet" is the worst thing you can be on because you can't be on a diet forever so you will ultimately gain all the weight back.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on May 12, 2006, 08:20:49 AM
the "secret" to losing weight is portion control.

Here here!

Not all diets are bad, but the fad diets certainly are--I can't tell you how many crazy yo-yo dieters I've lived with, starving themselves one week and then pigging out the next (because they're angry at themselves for not being able to stick to some psycho diet).

Diets should emphasize portion control and a healty balance of nutrients.  For this, you can't beat old-school Weight Watchers.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 12, 2006, 08:21:24 AM
this thread is depressing me..i havent exercised in 2 months and i feel like a slobbbbbbbb
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 08:24:38 AM
a slob isnt to bad.  the blob, now thats bad!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 12, 2006, 08:32:27 AM
a sloth!

well i just walked my dog so yea...i need to get to the gym but i hate gyms.

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on May 12, 2006, 08:40:01 AM
this thread is depressing me..i havent exercised in 2 months and i feel like a slobbbbbbbb

What about your running?  That was less than two months ago right?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 08:42:18 AM
a sloth!

well i just walked my dog so yea...i need to get to the gym but i hate gyms.



arent you a girl that lives in tampa?

if so, id be more than happy to help you get into a health program

;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 12, 2006, 08:47:59 AM
i had to quit the marathon because i didnt raise enough  :'( have not exercised since i went to hawaii in early march....

yes i live near tampa  :D i belong to lifestyles but i just hate gyms!  i played soccer pretty much year round from age 4-22 and since i moved to FL i've become soo very lazy. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 08:51:28 AM
you can jog on bayshore

in a bikini

let me know when and what bikini so i can do a drive by....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 12, 2006, 08:56:19 AM
 :D bayshore is nice...but about 20 minutes from me.  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 09:02:29 AM
well, if you jogged to bayshore once or twice a week, that would get you in shape quick


or kill you.....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 12, 2006, 09:05:27 AM
yeaaa i would say kill...people sometimes drive so freakin fast down there.  i don't b.c i am drooling over the homes and the view
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 09:06:54 AM
ummm, thats not what im drooling over....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 12, 2006, 09:14:01 AM
 :P :P :P :P :P

this?

(http://www.elnuevodiario.com.ni/files/suplementoarticulo/1135125975_Contrport-Jessica%20Alba.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on May 12, 2006, 09:19:44 AM
i had to quit the marathon because i didnt raise enough  :'( have not exercised since i went to hawaii in early march....

yes i live near tampa  :D i belong to lifestyles but i just hate gyms!  i played soccer pretty much year round from age 4-22 and since i moved to FL i've become soo very lazy. 

Hello, fellow soccer player!

Google around for a pickup soccer game near you--I found mine in Yahoo! groups, and we have pickup games every Sunday in Brooklyn.  For the summer, we're inaugurating twice-weekly Manhattan games after work.  :)

That said, try to strenghten your legs up before jumping back into the game... I tore my ACL when I started playing two years ago with being in good enough shape.  Remember, muscles protect tendons and ligaments.  Just do lunges and squats in your house while watching TV.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 09:21:38 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

yummy!!!

but im thinking thats not you...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 12, 2006, 09:33:05 AM
hey legapp we have everything in common but our numbers !  :D

i'll definitely check it out...it would be a nice stress relief. 


hahaha blueb yeaaa not even close  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 12, 2006, 09:41:01 AM
well, if you need some photos tken, i do amature photography

and dont worry about alot of lighting and props.

just me and my cell cam.  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on May 14, 2006, 01:46:04 AM
okay so drinking every night this week and eating tons of free fancy appetizers at receptions is NOT working well with this diet thing
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on May 14, 2006, 06:17:53 AM
Suzie is rock solid! I am in awe of her.

dorian is sexy

but we knew that already  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 02:53:53 PM
I'm back into jeans from my soph. year of HS!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 02:58:57 PM
I'm back into jeans from my soph. year of HS!!

woo hoo

show us a pic

from behind...  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on May 14, 2006, 03:08:49 PM
I'm back into jeans from my soph. year of HS!!

woo hoo

show us a pic

from behind...  ;)

lol
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 03:22:53 PM
I'm back into jeans from my soph. year of HS!!

woo hoo

show us a pic

from behind...  ;)

lol

Don't tell me you didn't see that one coming!

be kinda hard for her if shes turned the other way, wouldnt it?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mcleod13 on May 14, 2006, 03:26:15 PM
I have noo motivation. I don't know how to get some motivation going......... Wouldn't mind seeing the pics either...

Maybe that would motivate me..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 03:27:27 PM
anyone feel like typing the lose wieght joke with ht enaked girl and the naked guy?

it would work!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cyberrev on May 14, 2006, 03:28:44 PM
I'm back into jeans from my soph. year of HS!!


i can understand your enthusiasm!  i'd definitely like to get into your jeans.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on May 14, 2006, 03:31:50 PM
I'm back into jeans from my soph. year of HS!!


i can understand your enthusiasm!  i'd definitely like to get into your jeans.

saw that one coming.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 03:34:04 PM
but did you know he meant it in the non-cool way?

ewwwwwwwwwww
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 03:34:41 PM
Glad to know I started some exitement
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cyberrev on May 14, 2006, 03:36:08 PM
but did you know he meant it in the non-cool way?

ewwwwwwwwwww


duh!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 03:37:41 PM
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Vannabunny/may06001.jpg)

Me in aforementioned jeans
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cyberrev on May 14, 2006, 03:38:55 PM
hey mag, did you notice vanna has a rev quote too?  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 03:41:55 PM
Quite a bit
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 03:42:51 PM
Quite a bit

sigh, now turn around....

i tired it in photoshop, but it didnt worlk like i wanted...  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mcleod13 on May 14, 2006, 03:45:55 PM
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Vannabunny/may06001.jpg)

Me in aforementioned jeans

Vannah, Do you wash your clothes in Windex???

I can see myself in your pants.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 03:46:22 PM
Quite a bit

Congrats, big improvement.

Thanks, sweetie
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 03:47:49 PM
Quite a bit

Congrats, big improvement.

Thanks, sweetie

i hate it when they stay high brow and dont join us in the gutter.

grrrrrrrrrrr  >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mcleod13 on May 14, 2006, 03:56:23 PM
Quite a bit

Congrats, big improvement.

Thanks, sweetie

i hate it when they stay high brow and dont join us in the gutter.

grrrrrrrrrrr  >:(

Tell me about it.. There is a trend, if I post, then noone will reply or post for quite some time.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 03:59:27 PM
I always take the high road, kids... I'm classy like that
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 04:01:21 PM
I always take the high road, kids... I'm classy like that


 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 04:02:34 PM
The boobs are nice and high, aren't they? ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 04:08:32 PM
Not today
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 14, 2006, 04:10:41 PM
can anyone else imagine how cool the world would be if girls were as freaky as guys?

it would prob solve ALL of our problems...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mcleod13 on May 14, 2006, 04:24:59 PM
Tell me about it!!!! I could use a couple freaks in my life.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 14, 2006, 04:25:41 PM
BTW, Bob, the pic is adorable
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 15, 2006, 06:16:31 AM
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Vannabunny/may06001.jpg)

Me in aforementioned jeans

You look very nice and I hope this doesn't sound weird but I also like how you stand - I'm a big fan of good posture lol.

Thanks... I'm a pageant girl
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 15, 2006, 06:24:41 AM
im glad i dont have any jeans from soph year of HS that was 94/95  :D

i was such a beanpole
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 15, 2006, 06:35:37 AM
Mine was 2002, so yeah
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 06:37:04 AM
Mine was 2002, so yeah

your just a baby.


im glad i dont have any jeans from soph year of HS that was 94/95  :D

i was such a beanpole

do some lunges/squats.  pack some meat on that tush...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 15, 2006, 06:49:05 AM
oh dear i have the meat now  :) just back then i was a year round soccer/track athelete so i guess i was realllllly skinny. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 06:52:54 AM
oh dear i have the meat now  :) just back then i was a year round soccer/track athelete so i guess i was realllllly skinny. 

SOME meat is good.  :)

too much/too little can be bad...  :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 15, 2006, 06:59:39 AM
let's just say when i went to the salsa/bachata whatever places with my dominican amigas i was a hit with the latinos  :D  :-[  they said it was the "light eyes" but i was not buying it!  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 15, 2006, 07:02:03 AM
Mine was 2002, so yeah

your just a baby.



Yup, I just turned 20 last thursday
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 07:06:28 AM
let's just say when i went to the salsa/bachata whatever places with my dominican amigas i was a hit with the latinos  :D  :-[  they said it was the "light eyes" but i was not buying it!  ;)

feel free to share a picture of the (  |  )  ;D



Mine was 2002, so yeah

your just a baby.



Yup, I just turned 20 last thursday


good googly moogly!!!!

20?  do you have any idea wht kinda thoughts i had running in my head?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 15, 2006, 07:11:07 AM
down boy!!  :D





sorry no culo pics here!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 15, 2006, 07:11:39 AM
let's just say when i went to the salsa/bachata whatever places with my dominican amigas i was a hit with the latinos :D :-[ they said it was the "light eyes" but i was not buying it! ;)

feel free to share a picture of the ( | ) ;D



Mine was 2002, so yeah

your just a baby.



Yup, I just turned 20 last thursday


good googly moogly!!!!

20? do you have any idea wht kinda thoughts i had running in my head?

I'm a college senior, very much legal, and old for my age, sweetie
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 07:17:03 AM
down boy!!  :D


sorry no culo pics here!


GRRRRRRRRRRRRR



let's just say when i went to the salsa/bachata whatever places with my dominican amigas i was a hit with the latinos :D :-[ they said it was the "light eyes" but i was not buying it! ;)

feel free to share a picture of the ( | ) ;D



Mine was 2002, so yeah

your just a baby.



Yup, I just turned 20 last thursday


good googly moogly!!!!

20? do you have any idea wht kinda thoughts i had running in my head?

I'm a college senior, very much legal, and old for my age, sweetie

hmmmmmmmmmm, good, let the thinking commence!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 15, 2006, 07:20:17 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 07:31:37 AM
;D


women!!!  :p
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 15, 2006, 07:51:36 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 08:39:22 AM
ANYONE ACTUALLY BEEN ABLE TO HANGE THEIR WHOLE LIFESTYLE TO GET HEALTHY?  i cant....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 15, 2006, 08:51:16 AM
no freakin way


i can eat healthier i.e cut back on sugar, drink more water, eat more fruit...but i havent been able (or wanted to) change to like a SB diet lifestyle of any of the other ones. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 08:54:30 AM
me niether

take way more willpower than i have.

maybe a wwife could do it for me(by fixing all my food) but if left on my own, it aint happening
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: *shell* on May 15, 2006, 09:14:49 AM
ok, so i havent posted on this thread for a while...but here's my update:  got a training program from my old college lax coach, im starting it this week.  it's 50+ pages, but that's because it has a journal where i have to write in what i eat, drink, how much i sleep, and what workout i do for that day, along with how i feel energy wise.  if i can stick to this, im gonna be in amazing shape by august...lets hope i can stick to it
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 15, 2006, 09:21:04 AM
are you going to get 8+ hours of sleep per night(on a reg schedule)?
eat right religiously?
not drink alcohol?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: *shell* on May 15, 2006, 09:26:38 AM
that's the idea i guess....it doesnt say i cant drink alcohol or i cant eat what i want, it just says to write it down and put my energy level for the day in, so i can try to see patterns when i drink soda vs water and stuff like that.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on May 15, 2006, 10:33:43 AM
i eat so well during the week, but weekends are the death of me... i always end up getting trashed and drunk eating, not to mention going out to eat with friends...

i can't freakin change my habits because it's so fun...  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: 140am on May 15, 2006, 11:09:33 AM
i eat so well during the week, but weekends are the death of me... i always end up getting trashed and drunk eating, not to mention going out to eat with friends...

i can't freakin change my habits because it's so fun...  :-\

this is my life.  during the week it's yogurt, turkey sandwiches, salads, staying in and cooking like chicken, etc.  the weekend, it all falls apart.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on May 16, 2006, 10:16:59 PM
same here!!! they do say that we consume something like 1.5 times ~ 2 time more calories on the weekends. Drinking is a big no no when one's on a diet because they are nothing but empty calories and st8 get stored as fat cells in the body..

When I was losing weight last summer I had no social life for two months. I did lose 16 pounds over two months but my friends called me boring.  :(

i eat so well during the week, but weekends are the death of me... i always end up getting trashed and drunk eating, not to mention going out to eat with friends...

i can't freakin change my habits because it's so fun...  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on May 16, 2006, 10:25:05 PM
same here!!! they do say that we consume something like 1.5 times ~ 2 time more calories on the weekends. Drinking is a big no no when one's on a diet because they are nothing but empty calories and st8 get stored as fat cells in the body..

When I was losing weight last summer I had no social life for two months. I did lose 16 pounds over two months but my friends called me boring.  :(

i eat so well during the week, but weekends are the death of me... i always end up getting trashed and drunk eating, not to mention going out to eat with friends...

i can't freakin change my habits because it's so fun...  :-\

When you're on a diet you can still drink as long as it's hard liquor and diet soda or any 0 calorie drinks.  Where there is a will, there is a way.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on May 16, 2006, 10:28:12 PM
same here!!! they do say that we consume something like 1.5 times ~ 2 time more calories on the weekends. Drinking is a big no no when one's on a diet because they are nothing but empty calories and st8 get stored as fat cells in the body..

When I was losing weight last summer I had no social life for two months. I did lose 16 pounds over two months but my friends called me boring.  :(

i eat so well during the week, but weekends are the death of me... i always end up getting trashed and drunk eating, not to mention going out to eat with friends...

i can't freakin change my habits because it's so fun...  :-\

When you're on a diet you can still drink as long as it's hard liquor and diet soda or any 0 calorie drinks.  Where there is a will, there is a way.

My understanding is that the alcohol can still give you a bit of a beer belly--but yeah, cutting the calories helps a lot.

Hard alcohal has no calories or carbohydrates.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on May 16, 2006, 10:32:10 PM

http://www.calorie-count.com/calories/item/14037.html

Calories in Gin, Rum, Vodka, Whiskey
80 Proof
     
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
  1 fl oz (27.8 g) 1 jigger 1.5 fl oz (42.0 g) 
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrates 0.0g0%
Protein 0.0g
 
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% • Iron 0%
 
Nutritional Units 1
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
 


Hard alcohal has no calories or carbohydrates.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on May 16, 2006, 10:32:34 PM
same here!!! they do say that we consume something like 1.5 times ~ 2 time more calories on the weekends. Drinking is a big no no when one's on a diet because they are nothing but empty calories and st8 get stored as fat cells in the body..

When I was losing weight last summer I had no social life for two months. I did lose 16 pounds over two months but my friends called me boring.  :(

i eat so well during the week, but weekends are the death of me... i always end up getting trashed and drunk eating, not to mention going out to eat with friends...

i can't freakin change my habits because it's so fun...  :-\

When you're on a diet you can still drink as long as it's hard liquor and diet soda or any 0 calorie drinks.  Where there is a will, there is a way.

My understanding is that the alcohol can still give you a bit of a beer belly--but yeah, cutting the calories helps a lot.

Hard alcohal has no calories or carbohydrates.

I know.  But I'm pretty sure it still can make you gain weight.

???  How can you gain weight (besides water weight) if there are no calories involved.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 17, 2006, 05:25:27 AM
she musta been drinking alot....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Vannabunny on May 17, 2006, 08:22:25 AM
another reason why I don't drink!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on May 17, 2006, 08:25:04 AM
Alcohol does have calories and not a single one of them is useful. Worse, it leaches certain vitamins out of your body leading to deficiences that affect your looks if you're not careful to combat them. The bulk of 'alcohol fat' also tends to be arranged around the torso giving that 'beer belly' look. The bad thing about alcohol might not be how much weight it makes you gain but where the weight goes and how your skin/hair/nails look overall.

Gah!  Alright, alright, you convinced me: no more drinking for the next two months except when socially mandated, or when it's free (can't expect me to give up free drinks!).

Hopefully this will lead to a decline in the beer gut in time to put on a bikini  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on May 17, 2006, 08:44:07 AM
Gah!  Alright, alright, you convinced me: no more drinking for the next two months except when socially mandated, or when it's free (can't expect me to give up free drinks!).

Hopefully this will lead to a decline in the beer gut in time to put on a bikini  :)

...and that socially mandated time will be when all villanova/penn/temple bound lsders arrive here in august and i revive the lsd philadelphia thread and get some people out to a bar to represent!

Actually, the start of school is the reason why I made the time limit two months  ;)

So there are TONS of free drinks and food this afternoon cause of graduation (hope that doesn't give anything away about where I work  ;))... and the cookies are sooo good; they're from this little bakery next door...

What to do, what to do?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on May 25, 2006, 06:54:47 PM
Looking forward to the LSD Philly event Tom.

Anyway to update, going to the gym every day for the past 2 weeks has started to pay off I think. My beer gut is disappearing and my arms, legs, chest, and shoulders are starting to get more muscular thanks to lifting.

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maka nani on May 31, 2006, 01:33:19 PM
im sorry to report (HEHE  ;)) that AH is now working a muy cool job at peta and probably isnt going to be around much.

yay AH!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: coquita on May 31, 2006, 10:15:17 PM
Gah!  Alright, alright, you convinced me: no more drinking for the next two months except when socially mandated, or when it's free (can't expect me to give up free drinks!).

Hopefully this will lead to a decline in the beer gut in time to put on a bikini  :)

...and that socially mandated time will be when all villanova/penn/temple bound lsders arrive here in august and i revive the lsd philadelphia thread and get some people out to a bar to represent!

 :D  true.

When I'm drinking, I like to stick to vodka with soda water.  That way, i don't feel like I'm taking in too many extra calories.  It certainly makes me feel less bloated than beer.

just for your information a shot of vodka has about 7x the calories as light beer.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on June 01, 2006, 01:39:35 AM
ugh dont get me started on how alcohol is a diet ruiner..

ugh
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 01, 2006, 09:09:57 AM
Heh... justread my old post on this page.  Yeaaah, I drank a bottle of wine by myself on Friday, followed up by five beers on Saturday.  Crikey, I'm a lush!

Somehow I still managed to lose a pound last week... I've been playing a lot of tennis.  If I cut out the drinking, hopefully I'll be up to two pounds a week  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: matts720 on June 01, 2006, 05:51:43 PM
Looking forward to the LSD Philly event Tom.

Anyway to update, going to the gym every day for the past 2 weeks has started to pay off I think. My beer gut is disappearing and my arms, legs, chest, and shoulders are starting to get more muscular thanks to lifting.



nice work.  yeah, we have to get the whole event off the ground soon.  but then again, nova itself is fast approaching, at which point we can just go out and drink whenever we feel like it.

You so know that Kelly's is going to be a place that is visited quite a few times next year.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on June 09, 2006, 05:50:17 AM
i lost 4 lbs! :)

you didnt lose them, you transferred them to me


AND IM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT!!!!

 >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 09, 2006, 10:39:45 AM
Fifteen pounds gone since January.  :)

I'm really trying to break into a new weight decade this month--four pounds to go.  139 seems soooo much thinner than 140!

(Note: those numbers are just examples... my actual weight will not be discussed at this time  ;) )
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Lily Jaye on June 11, 2006, 07:26:41 PM
Well done! ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on July 12, 2006, 07:25:21 AM
so, i was reading on a dif thread how bad it can be to be VERY overwieght

and im prob carrying about 20 more than i want, but not too too bad.

for those of you carrying even more, and want to lose wieght, what prevents you from doing so?

for me, im just so drained from work at the end of the day, i just want to go home and crash.

and im the worlds pickeist eater....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on July 12, 2006, 08:35:02 AM
I just tore my OTHER ACL playing tennis, and will have to have surgery before school starts (I did the right one playing soccer two years ago).

For me, I love eating, but I also love working out and playing sports... so as long as I can exercise, I'm good.  But injuries have plagued me for the last few years, and the ACL thing is no joke... last time it put me out of vigorous exercise for nine months, during which time I gained 25 pounds.  I'd lost 15 of those... and then this happened.  :'(

Dunno, if I don't want to gain that weight again, maybe I will have to do a structed diet (prolly Weight Watchers).... my sis' wedding is next May and I don't want to be a fat bridesmaid!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jorge on July 12, 2006, 10:38:55 AM
You can probably ride a stationary bike with a torn ACL.

Not as fun as other activities, but it's something.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on July 12, 2006, 11:08:10 AM
You can probably ride a stationary bike with a torn ACL.

Not as fun as other activities, but it's something.

physical therapists says not yet-- i just had arthroscopy in my knee to fix cartilege damage that happened at the same time i tore the acl.

after the acl surgery, i think it took about two months to even be able to bend my knee enough to get it around the bike... i still remember the moment when i finally squeezed it around, and it hurt like hell... but i was proud... it's the little things  :)

i went swimming a week after the scoping and got rashes around the holes they made, because the chlorine irritated them... my surgeon was like "what the...?"
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on July 12, 2006, 03:05:52 PM
so, i was reading on a dif thread how bad it can be to be VERY overwieght

and im prob carrying about 20 more than i want, but not too too bad.

for those of you carrying even more, and want to lose wieght, what prevents you from doing so?

for me, im just so drained from work at the end of the day, i just want to go home and crash.

and im the worlds pickeist eater....

What prevents me from losing weight appears to be some combination of hormones and other biological factors.  I eat very well (WW on and off since 15, and I don't eat red meat or most dairy), and I am active (work out 4X/week, walk most places, etc.).  I don't think I am fat because I am lazy or gluttonous, but you'd probably jump to that conclusion if you saw me.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on July 12, 2006, 03:14:12 PM
so, i was reading on a dif thread how bad it can be to be VERY overwieght

and im prob carrying about 20 more than i want, but not too too bad.

for those of you carrying even more, and want to lose wieght, what prevents you from doing so?

for me, im just so drained from work at the end of the day, i just want to go home and crash.

and im the worlds pickeist eater....

What prevents me from losing weight appears to be some combination of hormones and other biological factors.  I eat very well (WW on and off since 15, and I don't eat red meat or most dairy), and I am active (work out 4X/week, walk most places, etc.).  I don't think I am fat because I am lazy or gluttonous, but you'd probably jump to that conclusion if you saw me.

*%&$^%$(*& lesbian!!!  >:(

tried hormone therapy?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on July 12, 2006, 03:17:10 PM
so, i was reading on a dif thread how bad it can be to be VERY overwieght

and im prob carrying about 20 more than i want, but not too too bad.

for those of you carrying even more, and want to lose wieght, what prevents you from doing so?

for me, im just so drained from work at the end of the day, i just want to go home and crash.

and im the worlds pickeist eater....

What prevents me from losing weight appears to be some combination of hormones and other biological factors.  I eat very well (WW on and off since 15, and I don't eat red meat or most dairy), and I am active (work out 4X/week, walk most places, etc.).  I don't think I am fat because I am lazy or gluttonous, but you'd probably jump to that conclusion if you saw me.

*%&$^%$(*& lesbian!!!  >:(

tried hormone therapy?

Yes, been taking Synthroid for years.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on July 12, 2006, 03:18:13 PM
so, i was reading on a dif thread how bad it can be to be VERY overwieght

and im prob carrying about 20 more than i want, but not too too bad.

for those of you carrying even more, and want to lose wieght, what prevents you from doing so?

for me, im just so drained from work at the end of the day, i just want to go home and crash.

and im the worlds pickeist eater....

What prevents me from losing weight appears to be some combination of hormones and other biological factors.  I eat very well (WW on and off since 15, and I don't eat red meat or most dairy), and I am active (work out 4X/week, walk most places, etc.).  I don't think I am fat because I am lazy or gluttonous, but you'd probably jump to that conclusion if you saw me.

*%&$^%$(*& lesbian!!!  >:(

tried hormone therapy?

Yes, been taking Synthroid for years.

dang, there went the ez fix...

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Gatank on July 12, 2006, 03:47:15 PM
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Quote from: Miss P on Today at 06:17:10 PM
Quote from: blueb73 on Today at 06:14:12 PM
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Quote from: blueb73 on Today at 10:25:21 AM
so, i was reading on a dif thread how bad it can be to be VERY overwieght

and im prob carrying about 20 more than i want, but not too too bad.

for those of you carrying even more, and want to lose wieght, what prevents you from doing so?

for me, im just so drained from work at the end of the day, i just want to go home and crash.

and im the worlds pickeist eater....


What prevents me from losing weight appears to be some combination of hormones and other biological factors.  I eat very well (WW on and off since 15, and I don't eat red meat or most dairy), and I am active (work out 4X/week, walk most places, etc.).  I don't think I am fat because I am lazy or gluttonous, but you'd probably jump to that conclusion if you saw me.


*%&$^%$(*& lesbian!!! 

tried hormone therapy?


Yes, been taking Synthroid for years.


dang, there went the ez fix...

Man, there goes my hope.  I have been on Syntroid since December and still haven't dropped my extra 15 pounds....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Autumn on July 12, 2006, 06:37:40 PM
I like the junk in my trunk.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on July 12, 2006, 06:42:13 PM
I like the junk in my trunk.

feel free to send me pics of said junk.

ass uming it is junky enough...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cyberrev on July 12, 2006, 06:47:31 PM
I like the junk in my trunk.

feel free to send me pics of said junk.

ass uming it is junky enough...


credited.

just dont send it to this nondescriminating loser, send it to me instead!   :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on July 19, 2006, 09:11:59 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060718/hl_nm/fruit_fiber_dc;_ylt=AlkDIJHClSqtd5xlMe7c4Kys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ-
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on August 31, 2006, 01:22:18 PM
So I hopped on a scale and realized this week that the "10 extra pounds" has become 15 or 20.  Still looks okay, so I can't figure whether it's time to think of it as "5 or 10 extra" and change my baseline, or to work off the whole mess.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 06, 2006, 04:37:41 PM
Work it off before you start to settle.


If you start to settle, you've already lost the war.  You may still win a battle or two, but essentially, it's all downhill from here.  Your metabolism will just keep slowing down and the weight (and cellulite) will slowly cake itself to your thighs and ass (and, eventually, to your triceps and chin).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 07, 2006, 04:17:34 PM
Holy *&^%, man!  That's awesome!


Is it because of the workouts, or because you just don't have time to eat?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 07, 2006, 04:34:49 PM
Either way, good work!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on October 07, 2006, 04:56:03 PM
Excellent job, dude. The "Lack of time" diet works pretty well. Recent diets I have tried is the "All English food" diet and the "Don't know how to cook and don't have dining commons" plan. I recommend both, with supplements of fruits and vegetables.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 07, 2006, 05:01:02 PM
I always forget the supplements.  Then my nails fall off and I get scurvy.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on October 07, 2006, 05:05:00 PM
I always forget the supplements.  Then my nails fall off and I get scurvy.

The worst part is the tooth and gum decay.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 07, 2006, 05:06:50 PM
Oh, I get that quite apart from the whole scurvy thing. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on October 07, 2006, 05:07:48 PM
Well then. In honor of this thread's 1,000th post until someone d-dubs, I ... shall make said post.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 07, 2006, 05:09:59 PM
And I shall ruin the occasion.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on October 07, 2006, 05:32:16 PM
But how?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 07, 2006, 05:35:35 PM
By going beyond the millennium.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: fuwaf on October 08, 2006, 02:33:37 PM
Law school is an excellent weight loss regime.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: h2xblive on October 08, 2006, 02:43:40 PM
Law school is an excellent weight loss regime.

Heck, just visiting a law school will help one work off extra pounds... :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: fuwaf on October 08, 2006, 03:59:46 PM
Law school is an excellent weight loss regime.

Heck, just visiting a law school will help one work off extra pounds... :D

 ???
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: h2xblive on October 08, 2006, 04:52:34 PM
Law school is an excellent weight loss regime.

Heck, just visiting a law school will help one work off extra pounds... :D

 ???

Oh nothing, I just think I lost a few pounds from all the exercise I got this weekend. :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: skeeball on October 09, 2006, 06:23:53 AM
I'm on the "having issues with my knee so I better watch what I eat since exercise might not be an option for a while" diet.

Meh.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on October 10, 2006, 05:38:37 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=409347&in_page_id=1879&in_a_source=&ito=1490

HMMMMM....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on October 10, 2006, 06:30:05 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=409347&in_page_id=1879&in_a_source=&ito=1490

HMMMMM....

You find the Auschwitz look attractive, blueb?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on October 10, 2006, 06:33:31 AM
not at all, but a qucik way for me to lose 10-15 pounds.

it might be worth it.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on October 10, 2006, 09:32:00 PM
Hey, I think a long time ago someone posted a link to a website that lets you log your daily food intake, and it adds the calories for you (and saves your favorite foods)... but I lost the link.  Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jd2bee on October 10, 2006, 09:35:48 PM
Hey, I think a long time ago someone posted a link to a website that lets you log your daily food intake, and it adds the calories for you (and saves your favorite foods)... but I lost the link.  Anyone know what I'm talking about?

www.myfooddiary.com does it
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 10, 2006, 09:48:26 PM
Pay 9 bucks a month for that?  No thanks.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on October 11, 2006, 08:06:21 AM
I went back through 25 pages of this thread and finally found it: www.fitday.com

Here goes for 10 pounds off by Thanksgiving!

(Ultimate goal: 20-25 lbs for sis' wedding in May)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on October 25, 2006, 11:56:12 AM
I think this needs a bump since there are quite a few of those shape threads out there :D

And to stay on topic, I took my first pilates class today, and it kicks ass (literally).  I think I am going to be in pain tomorrow, but I think this is the best thing I have ever done for thighs-ass-stomach.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 25, 2006, 11:58:29 AM
I think this needs a bump since there are quite a few of those shape threads out there :D

And to stay on topic, I took my first pilates class today, and it kicks ass (literally).  I think I am going to be in pain tomorrow, but I think this is the best thing I have ever done for thighs-ass-stomach.

You should post some before and after pics.  (I bet I sound like Blue)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on October 25, 2006, 11:59:41 AM
I think this needs a bump since there are quite a few of those shape threads out there :D

And to stay on topic, I took my first pilates class today, and it kicks ass (literally).  I think I am going to be in pain tomorrow, but I think this is the best thing I have ever done for thighs-ass-stomach.

You should post some before and after pics.  (I bet I sound like Blue)

and it feels good, doesnt it?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on October 25, 2006, 12:01:20 PM
Lol, I don't think you'll be able to see the difference because I probably won't lose any weight (there isn't that much to begin with :-\) but I am looking forward to noticing the difference in how it feels! 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 25, 2006, 12:02:10 PM
I think this needs a bump since there are quite a few of those shape threads out there :D

And to stay on topic, I took my first pilates class today, and it kicks ass (literally).  I think I am going to be in pain tomorrow, but I think this is the best thing I have ever done for thighs-ass-stomach.

You should post some before and after pics.  (I bet I sound like Blue)

and it feels good, doesnt it?

lolz, yeah, I'm releasing the Blue Demon within us all
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on October 25, 2006, 12:04:18 PM
I think this needs a bump since there are quite a few of those shape threads out there :D

And to stay on topic, I took my first pilates class today, and it kicks ass (literally).  I think I am going to be in pain tomorrow, but I think this is the best thing I have ever done for thighs-ass-stomach.

You should post some before and after pics.  (I bet I sound like Blue)

and it feels good, doesnt it?

lolz, yeah, I'm releasing the Blue Demon within us all

I did not see this coming from YOU  :o
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on October 25, 2006, 12:10:38 PM
I think this needs a bump since there are quite a few of those shape threads out there :D

And to stay on topic, I took my first pilates class today, and it kicks ass (literally).  I think I am going to be in pain tomorrow, but I think this is the best thing I have ever done for thighs-ass-stomach.

You should post some before and after pics.  (I bet I sound like Blue)

and it feels good, doesnt it?

lolz, yeah, I'm releasing the Blue Demon within us all

I did not see this coming from YOU  :o

hehehe  >:D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 25, 2006, 12:11:51 PM
I think this needs a bump since there are quite a few of those shape threads out there :D

And to stay on topic, I took my first pilates class today, and it kicks ass (literally).  I think I am going to be in pain tomorrow, but I think this is the best thing I have ever done for thighs-ass-stomach.

You should post some before and after pics.  (I bet I sound like Blue)

and it feels good, doesnt it?

lolz, yeah, I'm releasing the Blue Demon within us all

I did not see this coming from YOU  :o

A lil' change is always good for the soul.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on October 25, 2006, 01:48:02 PM
So how good does it feel, exactly?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 25, 2006, 01:59:15 PM
So how good does it feel, exactly?

A lil liberating.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 25, 2006, 04:08:03 PM
I hate exercising with my bad back.

I'm up to 20 minutes of running and 90% of the weight I used to lift.  I can slowly see my shape coming back, but it's so f-ing annoying.

AND I WANT TO EAT FATTY FOODS DAMMIT!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 25, 2006, 08:01:56 PM
I hate exercising with my bad back.

I'm up to 20 minutes of running and 90% of the weight I used to lift.  I can slowly see my shape coming back, but it's so f-ing annoying.

AND I WANT TO EAT FATTY FOODS DAMMIT!


hmmm, filet o fish.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 25, 2006, 08:04:16 PM
I hate exercising with my bad back.

I'm up to 20 minutes of running and 90% of the weight I used to lift.  I can slowly see my shape coming back, but it's so f-ing annoying.

AND I WANT TO EAT FATTY FOODS DAMMIT!


hmmm, filet o fish.

This reminds me of Triumph.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on October 25, 2006, 08:04:29 PM
excessive exercise is so great. my first instinct for my personal statement was to write about it. that seemed stupid and I got confused, so I went for a run.

HAHAHA.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 25, 2006, 08:12:55 PM
I hate exercising with my bad back.

I'm up to 20 minutes of running and 90% of the weight I used to lift.  I can slowly see my shape coming back, but it's so f-ing annoying.

AND I WANT TO EAT FATTY FOODS DAMMIT!


hmmm, filet o fish.

This reminds me of Triumph.

You mean the Star Wars skit.  Yeah, that is a classic.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 25, 2006, 08:15:07 PM
I hate exercising with my bad back.

I'm up to 20 minutes of running and 90% of the weight I used to lift.  I can slowly see my shape coming back, but it's so f-ing annoying.

AND I WANT TO EAT FATTY FOODS DAMMIT!


hmmm, filet o fish.

This reminds me of Triumph.

You mean the Star Wars skit.  Yeah, that is a classic.


I am the Drrrrragon Master, and don't you forget it!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Boonies on October 25, 2006, 08:17:31 PM
Hey, I think a long time ago someone posted a link to a website that lets you log your daily food intake, and it adds the calories for you (and saves your favorite foods)... but I lost the link.  Anyone know what I'm talking about?

www.myfooddiary.com does it

http://www.fitday.com/  does for free.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jinx on October 25, 2006, 08:35:02 PM
TAG

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 25, 2006, 09:07:18 PM
Hey, I think a long time ago someone posted a link to a website that lets you log your daily food intake, and it adds the calories for you (and saves your favorite foods)... but I lost the link.  Anyone know what I'm talking about?

www.myfooddiary.com does it

http://www.fitday.com/  does for free.


Thanks, Sir Repetition!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Boonies on October 25, 2006, 09:20:38 PM
No prob!  Woop.  And it's Madam.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on October 25, 2006, 10:38:46 PM
I'll call you whatever I damn well please.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on October 25, 2006, 11:14:52 PM

http://www.fitday.com/  does for free.

Yup, that was the one I was looking for!  Gah, I'm going to have to get into a bridesmaids dress in May...  :-\


Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jinx on October 26, 2006, 09:47:20 AM

http://www.fitday.com/  does for free.

Yup, that was the one I was looking for!  Gah, I'm going to have to get into a bridesmaids dress in May...  :-\

<---- Carnival in February
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on November 12, 2006, 07:35:19 PM
I finally started working out!  Only a week ago, but still!  I've gone to the gym consistently and am really enjoying it.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on November 12, 2006, 07:47:27 PM
My campus gym is close for renovation.  :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: euphrasie on November 12, 2006, 10:28:29 PM
I used to need to lose tons, but I've lost close to 100 over the past 2 years. Now I need to lose about 25 pounds. I just do it with diet, since I don't have much time to excercise these days and I have some health probs that make excercise difficult.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Boonies on November 12, 2006, 10:34:38 PM
Wow, congratulations.  I've gotta exercise, mainly cause my sleep suffers when I don't.

I need to make 1/2 of my wardrobe fit again. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on November 13, 2006, 07:29:13 AM
I could lose 3-5 pounds. I don't exercise even though I have the time. That's true of many things, though..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Thistle on November 13, 2006, 07:34:27 AM
gah, in the last week i've started getting up early and doing the eliptical machine and lifting weights.  i have to lose the 15 pounds i've put on since school started.

after that, i get a small bowl of cereal which does nothing to take the edge off my ravenous hunger.  then i get to go to class.

oh, how i envy the dead.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on November 13, 2006, 07:55:50 AM
i'm pretty sure i'd waste away to nothing if i gave up my cool, refreshing dr pepper
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on November 13, 2006, 08:59:19 AM
1/2 my wardrobe does not fit because I buy a size down to purposefully encourage myself to fit into them!  I should be more realistic.

jer, I like Diet Dr. Pepper.

as far as diet drinks go,
diet dr pepper is the best.

though i'm pretty sure all of the diet sodas use nutra sweet or some sort of carcinogenic,
so you're actually better off drinking the real stuff, especially the real dr pepper from dublin made with pure cane sugar.....that'll keep you up for days
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Boonies on November 13, 2006, 09:19:47 AM
I used to eat artificial sugar packets plain as a kid, so it shouldn't make a difference now if I cut out diet soda.  I'm pretty sure all that's gonna happen is I won't decay in my grave, but that's okay because I'm being cremated.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SilentSwirl on November 13, 2006, 11:01:59 AM
I used to eat artificial sugar packets plain as a kid, so it shouldn't make a difference now if I cut out diet soda.  I'm pretty sure all that's gonna happen is I won't decay in my grave, but that's okay because I'm being cremated.

Omg, wow. That's dis-gus-ting!! I absolutely cannot stand that aspertamey taste at all at all at all. I'd rather drink water than Diet Coke (I love water, though) and prefer my tea unsweetened, despite being from the south. Splenda is my friend. But eating it plain?! Wow ...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Boonies on November 13, 2006, 11:06:54 AM
What can I say.  I'm disgusting. 

That reminds me of a Friends quote: 

Joey: I'm Joey...I'm disgusting. I make low-budget adult films.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: SilentSwirl on November 13, 2006, 11:26:52 AM

Joey: I'm Joey...I'm disgusting. I make low-budget adult films.


Haha..

Eating sweeteners plain is still more disgusting. :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Boonies on November 13, 2006, 11:33:23 AM
Joey: I'm Joey...I'm disgusting. I make low-budget adult films.

Haha..

Eating sweeteners plain is still more disgusting. :D

 :( :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on December 04, 2006, 10:25:37 PM
I'm still working out!  Yay!  And I've lost 4-7 pounds.  Need to lose 5 more, would like to lose 10.

Typically, I do 15 minutes on the elliptical and 30 on a stationary bike.  I'm thinking I should change the proportions to do more on the elliptical, though.

Even though I'm not doing any ab work, I do seem to be getting my stomach back.  Thank goodness: that was the one part of my body I loved, and last year's stress added my first layer of belly fat.


I'm also going to start targeting thighs/buns with some lunges and things on the days when I don't go to the gym.  Maybe get an excercise ball....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 06, 2006, 02:32:40 PM
Can't wait to hit the gym again. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Alamo on December 06, 2006, 02:37:49 PM
I was doing well until the Thanksgiving/finals double-whammy . . . now I am a lump.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 06, 2006, 02:38:52 PM
Can I post here if I want to gain some pounds? Oops, too late.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 06, 2006, 02:41:37 PM
As long as you want to get fit, I see no problems.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 06, 2006, 02:42:53 PM
Yeah I definitely do. Though I am having a hard try kicking myself into going to the gym.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 06, 2006, 02:44:18 PM
I'm hoping to tone up before next fall, so I can look super hot for all my new classmates!

dont we all.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 06, 2006, 02:48:45 PM
I want to get down 3 or 4 pounds to about 185 in the next week.  Then over Christmas break I want to gain about ten pounds and hope that most of it is muscle. 

That is my plan!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 06, 2006, 02:52:29 PM
I'm still working out!  Yay!  And I've lost 4-7 pounds.  Need to lose 5 more, would like to lose 10.

Typically, I do 15 minutes on the elliptical and 30 on a stationary bike.  I'm thinking I should change the proportions to do more on the elliptical, though.

Even though I'm not doing any ab work, I do seem to be getting my stomach back.  Thank goodness: that was the one part of my body I loved, and last year's stress added my first layer of belly fat.


I'm also going to start targeting thighs/buns with some lunges and things on the days when I don't go to the gym.  Maybe get an excercise ball....


Awesome!  My SO swears by the exercise ball. 


I was doing really well until I came back from California and got swamped with work/a sinus infection/injured my rib/stuck inside while the weather was around -30. 

Either tonight or tomorrow is my first day back.  I need to burn about an inch of fat and fill out my chest and arms by December 15.  Then I rewrite the program and figure out something long-term for next semester when I'm not in school.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: sara on December 06, 2006, 04:04:25 PM
80% of results are from diet, so just keep that in mind :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 06, 2006, 04:11:03 PM
80% of results are from diet, so just keep that in mind :)

Do you have any resource recommendations for healthy eating to lose weight? (I am sorry that I am too lazy to read thru the whole long thread.)  Anything would be helpful.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 06, 2006, 04:24:55 PM
You're the gayest straight man of all time, Sax.  hahahahaha
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 06, 2006, 04:28:25 PM
Eating small portions often during the day is the key.  Sara's right.

This keeps your metabolism firing all day long.  Also, exercise a bit in the morning, and don't eat for the last hour before you go to bed.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 06, 2006, 04:33:54 PM
80% of results are from diet, so just keep that in mind :)
Do you have any resource recommendations for healthy eating to lose weight? (I am sorry that I am too lazy to read thru the whole long thread.)  Anything would be helpful.
what I do:
*Breakfast: oatmeal with all bran and protein powder, milk, yogurt, fruit
*Lunch&Dinner: salad/vegetables with chicken/fish, sushi, stir fry (shrimp with brown rice and veggies), pizza (lots of tomatoes, whole wheat crust, lots of veggies), or omelet (egg whites with lots of vegetables)
*Snacks: apple, banana, yogurt, smoothie (mostly ice, some fruit and protein powder), low cal soup
*a gallon of water a day
*1 cheat meal up to 3 days a week
*eat every 3 hours

You can also try googling the "zone" diet, "south beach", and "abs" those are all basically the same (ie each meal should be 30% protein, 40% carbs and 30% fat)

Or you can try sparkpeople.com It's free, can track what you eat, your goals, and recommend what to eat including recipes

Quick tricks:
*start the day off right with a good breakfast, with something that has a lot of protein AND fiber
*don’t consume liquid calories. Get rid of the sodas, juice, alcohol…or limit it (or see next point)
*make substitutions. For example, replace whole milk (which is 4%) with 2% then get to 1.5% then 1% then skim. Humans are creatures of habit - if you replace your habits, you won't miss old ones.
*eat all the vegetables you want
*if you find yourself not eating well because of laziness ;) use the salad bar at the grocery store to get already prepped fruit and veggies or buy pre-packaged and stock your freezer with Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine and South Beach (they are healthier than fast food or a box of cheese its) Trader Joe's also has a great selection of already made meals. The butcher sometimes offer some at other well known chains like Publix

Thanks.  I used to be healthy, but law school + drinking in the Big Easy = Big Cheesy
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ImVinny! on December 06, 2006, 04:38:11 PM
Thanks for the advice! I've been trying to lose weight for a while now and it's nice to see that others in law schools are trying to lose weight as well. How far have you guys come?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 06, 2006, 04:40:48 PM
80% of results are from diet, so just keep that in mind :)
Do you have any resource recommendations for healthy eating to lose weight? (I am sorry that I am too lazy to read thru the whole long thread.)  Anything would be helpful.
what I do:
*Breakfast: oatmeal with all bran and protein powder, milk, yogurt, fruit
*Lunch&Dinner: salad/vegetables with chicken/fish, sushi, stir fry (shrimp with brown rice and veggies), pizza (lots of tomatoes, whole wheat crust, lots of veggies), or omelet (egg whites with lots of vegetables)
*Snacks: apple, banana, yogurt, smoothie (mostly ice, some fruit and protein powder), low cal soup
*a gallon of water a day
*1 cheat meal up to 3 days a week
*eat every 3 hours

You can also try googling the "zone" diet, "south beach", and "abs" those are all basically the same (ie each meal should be 30% protein, 40% carbs and 30% fat)

Or you can try sparkpeople.com It's free, can track what you eat, your goals, and recommend what to eat including recipes

Quick tricks:
*start the day off right with a good breakfast, with something that has a lot of protein AND fiber
*don’t consume liquid calories. Get rid of the sodas, juice, alcohol…or limit it (or see next point)
*make substitutions. For example, replace whole milk (which is 4%) with 2% then get to 1.5% then 1% then skim. Humans are creatures of habit - if you replace your habits, you won't miss old ones.
*eat all the vegetables you want
*if you find yourself not eating well because of laziness ;) use the salad bar at the grocery store to get already prepped fruit and veggies or buy pre-packaged and stock your freezer with Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine and South Beach (they are healthier than fast food or a box of cheese its) Trader Joe's also has a great selection of already made meals. The butcher sometimes offer some at other well known chains like Publix

this works well if

you like veggies.  i hate them
you dont work full time - drinking a gallon of water = ALOT of bathroom breaks
they dont bring in bad food to your work EVERY day!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 06, 2006, 04:41:37 PM
Vinny, the easiest way for you to lose weight is to put a bullet through your cranium.


blueb, if you're not willing to exercise any self-control nor hydrate yourself properly, then don't f-ing try to lose weight.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ImVinny! on December 06, 2006, 04:47:30 PM
I'm sorry if I was busy serious, since apparently people think that I am not, sheesh.

I really have been trying to lose weight. I work out about an hour a day six days a week and have been doing pretty well with the diet part, but got off track about a month ago, so been at this stupid plateau. But at least I haven't gained, that's always good. I have lost  a total of nine pounds in the last two months, so averaging about a pound a week. I still got about forty pounds to go though, so I wish they'd come off faster though.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 06, 2006, 05:43:17 PM
I lost weight since I started preparing my law school apps, but since my second LSAT on Dec. 2nd, I think I've gained weight. I didn't feel like doing much for the following few days. Feelin better now though.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bubDread on December 06, 2006, 07:39:07 PM
I really slacked of most of November, but I've picked it up again the last two weeks or so. 



sax what kind of workout do you do?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 06, 2006, 10:39:45 PM
My secret to staying lean: be twenty years old. 

You can write that down if you'd like. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 06, 2006, 10:41:54 PM
My secret to staying lean: be twenty years old. 

You can write that down if you'd like. 

Oh, just you wait.  Two to four more years.  Hahahahaha
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 06, 2006, 10:48:56 PM
Or respond well to stress.

Today I have had a bowl of Kashi, a salad and a piece of pizza.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 06, 2006, 10:50:00 PM
My secret to staying lean: be twenty years old. 

You can write that down if you'd like. 

Oh, just you wait.  Two to four more years.  Hahahahaha

Will I have to reduce my 3500 calorie per day diet?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 06, 2006, 10:57:01 PM
My secret to staying lean: be twenty years old. 

You can write that down if you'd like. 

Oh, just you wait.  Two to four more years.  Hahahahaha

Will I have to reduce my 3500 calorie per day diet?


I didn't.  I just increased the exercise.


It's when I couldn't exercise that I felt the strain.  But my metabolism made sure I never got fat -- I just got kind of soft, with skinnier arms and chest.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 06, 2006, 11:00:03 PM
Yeah, well, some of us don't have such nice metabolisms.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 06, 2006, 11:09:54 PM
Most of it is genetics anyway, as my avatar suggests.

I don't think I could realistically "up" the exercise though.  I do work out a lot; I doubt it will get any easier as I get older and have more responsibilities.  I'll just have to watch what I eat.   :-\
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 06, 2006, 11:11:46 PM
There was a good article in SciAm about the nature/nurture debate.  The scientists pretty much came to the conclusion that one simply feeds the other, around and around.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 06, 2006, 11:55:59 PM
I really slacked of most of November, but I've picked it up again the last two weeks or so. 



sax what kind of workout do you do?

Well, I typically do 30 minutes of cardio (treadmill or elliptical, although sometimes I slack and just swim) and then three machines from each body part grouping, three sets of ten.  I've been fiddling lately with the free weight area, although it's frequently filled with douchebags. 

Really?  I find most people just leave you alone if you leave them alone.  I used to do the machines, but free weights are just soooo much better.  Same with real running vs. elliptical.

There was a good article in SciAm about the nature/nurture debate.  The scientists pretty much came to the conclusion that one simply feeds the other, around and around.

Hah, I'm sure it is a combination of both.  One cannot ignore the importance of nature however.   
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:11:03 AM
They're not bothersome, they just wear odd clothing and think they're super awesome 'cause they're all lumpy and I am only mildly so. 

Zubaz Hammer pants?  Those are my favorite to wear when I'm wailing on my pecs.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:13:12 AM
Tight things, shirts with the arms cut off slit down the sides to the waist, headbands. 

Berets...

Berets?  Where the hell are you lifting weights?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 07, 2006, 12:14:23 AM
That's...awful.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:15:03 AM
I really slacked of most of November, but I've picked it up again the last two weeks or so. 



sax what kind of workout do you do?

Well, I typically do 30 minutes of cardio (treadmill or elliptical, although sometimes I slack and just swim) and then three machines from each body part grouping, three sets of ten.  I've been fiddling lately with the free weight area, although it's frequently filled with douchebags. 

Whats a "body part grouping?"
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 07, 2006, 12:16:21 AM
perhaps, chest, legs, arms, back?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:18:29 AM
perhaps, chest, legs, arms, back?

I am going to go back to lifting and I think I'm gonna do the 5X5 compound routine thing.  Squats, cleans, bench, deadlifts, pull-ups, whatever else. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 07, 2006, 12:20:46 AM
I'm going to start iefting again for the 37th time this spring.

And, i just got 15 sec pwn3d
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:24:18 AM
Its going to be so embarrassing to truffle shuffle my fat ass back to the freeweight area again.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 07, 2006, 12:28:19 AM
That's why I don't go to the free-weight section.  Performance anxiety.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:31:23 AM
Its going to be so embarrassing to truffle shuffle my fat ass back to the freeweight area again.

Told you!

But thats partially b/c I used to be one of the lumpy guys who could pull of the tank-top, beret, and Zubaz b/c I was diesel!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:33:57 AM
What do you "do" right now?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 07, 2006, 12:35:57 AM
diesel jeans are made for a very particular body type.

male model.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:36:52 AM
diesel jeans are made for a very particular body type.

male model.

The guys with no asses whose balls magically slide into place so there is no discomfort during packing.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:40:33 AM
What do I do?

Like, occupation?

Correct.  You must have no ass, thighs or balls to pull off a cut that low with any comfort, which I couldn't do even if I lost 50 lbs.  It sucks because they're cool, and have length measurements, unlike Sevens.  

Yes, occupation. Or whatever it is that you do.  I know very little about some of you people.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 07, 2006, 12:41:16 AM
you have to get seven jeans hemmed?

i've never tried them on, but I figured that $125 per jean would warrant some pre-ownership tailoring.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 07, 2006, 12:44:43 AM
Well, if you're taller than I am, then perhaps you can get them to fit correctly, but they are too long for me, sadly. 

Hmmm, what do I do?  I guess nothing at the moment, short of going to school.  My last gig was with Merrill Lynch, and before that I worked for the Detroit Tigers. 

Thanks. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 07, 2006, 12:50:20 AM
I'll keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 07, 2006, 06:31:40 AM
http://www.exrx.net/Lists/WtFemale.html

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/WtMale.html


click on the body part you want to work out, then click on the equipment you have available.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bubDread on December 07, 2006, 06:49:16 AM
I really slacked of most of November, but I've picked it up again the last two weeks or so. 



sax what kind of workout do you do?

Well, I typically do 30 minutes of cardio (treadmill or elliptical, although sometimes I slack and just swim) and then three machines from each body part grouping, three sets of ten.  I've been fiddling lately with the free weight area, although it's frequently filled with douchebags. 


Yeah, I usually go in our football weightroom, and there a lot of douchebags in there.  They always think they need to yell to get those last couple of reps.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bubDread on December 07, 2006, 06:50:59 AM
Yes, pretty much. 

In his defense, I don't know that he wanted anyone to see the cockring thong, his towel just sort of slipped off.  Or something.

My gym has rows of machines for each body part.  Abs, arms, back, shoulders, legs.   

See, I tried the machine thing my freshman year.  I just did not see the results I see with free weights.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bubDread on December 07, 2006, 06:52:02 AM
What do I do?

Like, occupation?

Correct.  You must have no ass, thighs or balls to pull off a cut that low with any comfort, which I couldn't do even if I lost 50 lbs.  It sucks because they're cool, and have length measurements, unlike Sevens. 

What do diesel jeans look like?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 07, 2006, 07:05:47 AM
diesel jeans are made for a very particular body type.

male model.

This is true. Narrow pant legs, unspacious crotch area. I've only seen one guy friend who wore Diesel jeans frequently - in fact he ONLY wore Diesel.. feminine hygiene product - and he was indeed a model, skinny as heck. They are very fashionable, though.

http://www.baggamenswear.co.uk/acatalog/Diesel_Clothing.html
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 07, 2006, 07:11:09 AM
Diesel make different models, and they're not all skinny-legged.  It's my husband's favorite jeans, and while he is kinda skinny, he's not really a male model :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 07, 2006, 07:15:05 AM
Diesel make different models, and they're not all skinny-legged.  It's my husband's favorite jeans, and while he is kinda skinny, he's not really a male model :D

He's built like a boxer though.   :o
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 07, 2006, 07:20:13 AM
Diesel make different models, and they're not all skinny-legged.  It's my husband's favorite jeans, and while he is kinda skinny, he's not really a male model :D

He's built like a boxer though.   :o

 :D I don't know about that.  I guess you could see that if you really tried.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 07, 2006, 07:27:59 AM
diesel jeans are made for a very particular body type.

male model.

This is true. Narrow pant legs, unspacious crotch area. I've only seen one guy friend who wore Diesel jeans frequently - in fact he ONLY wore Diesel.. feminine hygiene product - and he was indeed a model, skinny as heck. They are very fashionable, though.

http://www.baggamenswear.co.uk/acatalog/Diesel_Clothing.html

I've never heard of them.  Where are they sold?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 07, 2006, 07:29:11 AM
Diesel stores, online, and stores that sell expensive jeans.

EDIT: oh and the reason you never heard of them may be that they're more of a European brand.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Groundhog on December 07, 2006, 07:31:24 AM
Aren't they sold with Fossil stuff, too? I have a cool little Fossil watch.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 01:45:21 PM
What do diesel jeans look like?

Some of them are rather hideous.  Lots of bangles and rips and weird "vintage" applications.  The ones I wanted were just plain straight leg, though, and I mostly wanted them because they were Diesel and cool.  Horrible reason to buy pants, I know. 

I tried on someone else's 33s, and I could get them buttoned and such, but they were way too small in the crotch/thigh/hip region.  So, I figured I could go up to a 34 and they'd fit, but they didn't.  Then I tried a 36, and they still didn't fit.  They were then too big in the waist and too tight everywhere else.  Also, the 30 was too short and the 32 was too bunchy at the bottom.

I tried them on at Nordstrom on Saturday and at Bloomingdale's on Monday.  I ended up getting some nice, normally crotched Ralph Laurens instead. 

As for the weights, yeah, I would probably be a lot harder now if I'd been doing free weights for the past year and a half, but then I'd either have to be/put up with the douches, or go at  2 AM when they're hibernating.  It's even more annoying when they're high school douchebags.   

I've told you before, you being a female private part is no excuse.

You gotta push the weights, douchebags or no douchebags.  Free weights are where it's at.


Which reminds me, I have to push some free weights around all the douchebags today, myself.  Woohoo.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 07, 2006, 01:51:51 PM
I don't know why you guys keep calling people in the free weight section douchebags.  If you want to be left alone, no one will bother you.  Then again, maybe I'm a feminine hygiene product and I just don't know it.

I will look into the jeans.  I just want some basic straight leg jeans; it would be nice though if they were fashionable and boosted my self-esteem. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on December 07, 2006, 01:53:40 PM
I don't know why you guys keep calling people in the free weight section douchebags.  If you want to be left alone, no one will bother you.  Then again, maybe I'm a feminine hygiene product and I just don't know it.

I will look into the jeans.  I just want some basic straight leg jeans; it would be nice though if they were fashionable and boosted my self-esteem. 

If you need a self-esteem boost, hank rearden, I'll give you one anytime. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 02:05:15 PM
I don't know why you guys keep calling people in the free weight section douchebags.  If you want to be left alone, no one will bother you.  Then again, maybe I'm a feminine hygiene product and I just don't know it.

I will look into the jeans.  I just want some basic straight leg jeans; it would be nice though if they were fashionable and boosted my self-esteem. 


I've been free-weighting for eight years, and I still think most people in the free weight section are douchebags.  I can definitely see how someone Sax's age could feel uncomfortable starting with the light weights in front of clowning high school jocks.
 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 07, 2006, 02:07:35 PM
I don't know why you guys keep calling people in the free weight section douchebags.  If you want to be left alone, no one will bother you.  Then again, maybe I'm a feminine hygiene product and I just don't know it.

I will look into the jeans.  I just want some basic straight leg jeans; it would be nice though if they were fashionable and boosted my self-esteem. 


I've been free-weighting for eight years, and I still think most people in the free weight section are douchebags.  I can definitely see how someone Sax's age could feel uncomfortable starting with the light weights in front of clowning high school jocks.
 

Yeah ... that's my problem too. Though I generally don't care. I just ignore them.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 07, 2006, 02:12:02 PM
I don't know why you guys keep calling people in the free weight section douchebags.  If you want to be left alone, no one will bother you.  Then again, maybe I'm a feminine hygiene product and I just don't know it.

I will look into the jeans.  I just want some basic straight leg jeans; it would be nice though if they were fashionable and boosted my self-esteem. 

If you need a self-esteem boost, hank rearden, I'll give you one anytime. ;)

 :-*

And for the rest of ya'll, just don't talk or look at the douch/bags?  I go to a public school, so maybe I'm used to everybody acting like that. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 02:17:36 PM
I don't know why you guys keep calling people in the free weight section douchebags.  If you want to be left alone, no one will bother you.  Then again, maybe I'm a feminine hygiene product and I just don't know it.

I will look into the jeans.  I just want some basic straight leg jeans; it would be nice though if they were fashionable and boosted my self-esteem. 

If you need a self-esteem boost, hank rearden, I'll give you one anytime. ;)

 :-*

And for the rest of ya'll, just don't talk or look at the douch/bags?  I go to a public school, so maybe I'm used to everybody acting like that. 


Well, that's what I told him.  But his discomfort is still understandable.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bubDread on December 07, 2006, 02:55:43 PM
What do diesel jeans look like?

Some of them are rather hideous.  Lots of bangles and rips and weird "vintage" applications.  The ones I wanted were just plain straight leg, though, and I mostly wanted them because they were Diesel and cool.  Horrible reason to buy pants, I know. 

I tried on someone else's 33s, and I could get them buttoned and such, but they were way too small in the crotch/thigh/hip region.  So, I figured I could go up to a 34 and they'd fit, but they didn't.  Then I tried a 36, and they still didn't fit.  They were then too big in the waist and too tight everywhere else.  Also, the 30 was too short and the 32 was too bunchy at the bottom.

I tried them on at Nordstrom on Saturday and at Bloomingdale's on Monday.  I ended up getting some nice, normally crotched Ralph Laurens instead. 

As for the weights, yeah, I would probably be a lot harder now if I'd been doing free weights for the past year and a half, but then I'd either have to be/put up with the douches, or go at  2 AM when they're hibernating.  It's even more annoying when they're high school douchebags.   

I've told you before, you being a female private part is no excuse.

You gotta push the weights, douchebags or no douchebags.  Free weights are where it's at.


Which reminds me, I have to push some free weights around all the douchebags today, myself.  Woohoo.


TITCR

If anything, I get pissed off and lift harder.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 06:59:06 PM
Sax, I'd love to write you a program you could do that wouldn't make you feel like a loser.




But we can't do that at West Edmonton Mall.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 10:28:03 PM
Not a public one, unless they added one in the last year or so.  There wasn't one in 2005.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 10:30:19 PM
I'm sure we could.  But all that effort would ensure we're fit already.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 10:37:29 PM
True dat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 07, 2006, 10:39:46 PM
Sure.  Whatever.



*spits out huge wad of gum*

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: euphrasie on December 09, 2006, 10:22:34 PM
I've been doing well lately. I've lost about 15 pounds since September. I generally eat oatmeal or a protein bar for breakfast, soup or these organic fruit/cheese plates they sell at the cafeteria at work for lunch, and soup or a combo of meat/veggies for dinner. I have cheat meals for dinner on Saturday and Sunday nights.

I have VERY little time at work to eat, so I don't mind eating the same thing every day. Half the time, I go from meeting to meeting carrying around a container of soup and give up halfway through because I have to talk too much to eat during meetings. I wish they'd stop booking me from 11-6 pretty much every day. Noon meetings are lame.

I WAS feeling good about myself because I have gone from a tight size 20 to a size 10. But, I'm going to Cabo on Tuesday and I have to wear a bathing suit. Oof.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 09, 2006, 10:26:46 PM
Nothing works like fear.

Or stress.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 09, 2006, 10:28:32 PM
Nothing works like fear.

Or stress.
Those make me gain weight :(

Yeah.  It's awesome that I have the opposite response, right?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 10, 2006, 02:25:02 AM
You're like a quote squirrel or something.  You store them up for hard times.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 10, 2006, 02:29:16 AM
Nothing works like fear.

Or stress.
Those make me gain weight :(

Yeah.  It's awesome that I have the opposite response, right?
I knew this cast iron skillet would come in handy for something -thwaps Mu-

That's all you've got?
I lift 550 pounds with my calves, have 16% body fat and do backbends

In other words: I can handle the stress

Bring it on

so kidding  ;D

Bolded part--maybe why you had trouble picking up guys at the gym.  Underlined part--should have balanced out the bolded part and swung the pendulum back in your favor.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on December 10, 2006, 02:57:51 AM
Was there a real fight in here?

No, not really.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 10, 2006, 07:59:05 AM
High Protein Diets May Boost Cancer Risk

http://health.msn.com/dietfitness/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100149796&GT1=8816
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 10, 2006, 08:20:07 AM
High Protein Diets May Boost Cancer Risk

http://health.msn.com/dietfitness/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100149796&GT1=8816

Damn you, I was just about to start one.  >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 10, 2006, 08:21:43 AM
do a high protein diet for a couple months,
then bring back natural carbs a bit at a time
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 10, 2006, 08:38:03 AM
do a high protein diet for a couple months,
then bring back natural carbs a bit at a time


That's what I was going to do.  Need to that definition back.  :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 10, 2006, 09:52:39 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 10, 2006, 09:53:27 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 10, 2006, 09:55:03 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 10, 2006, 09:55:49 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?

Yes to both.  Too much sex...I think there are other diseases associated with that as well. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 10, 2006, 09:56:07 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?

jello?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 10, 2006, 09:56:42 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?

jello?

water?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 10, 2006, 09:57:16 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?

jello?

water?

oxygen?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 10, 2006, 10:00:45 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?

jello?

water?

oxygen?

hydrogen?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 10, 2006, 10:05:08 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?

jello?

water?

oxygen?

hydrogen?
cigarettes?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 10, 2006, 10:18:10 AM
actually... you can drink too much water...leading to water intoxication and hyponatremia

i haven't hazed anyone in years
 ::)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on December 10, 2006, 10:29:30 AM
Too much of anything may boost cancer risk.

broccoli?

sex?

Yes to both.  Too much sex...I think there are other diseases associated with that as well. 

There are no diseases associated with too much sex, hank.  Please.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 10, 2006, 11:04:36 AM
actually... you can drink too much water...leading to water intoxication and hyponatremia

yeah, but it wouldnt cause cancer
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 10, 2006, 02:09:50 PM
That's because EVERYTHING can cause cancer.


HELLO, PEOPLE.  STOP PANICKING, START LIVING! 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: cheesesteak on December 10, 2006, 03:55:43 PM
That's because EVERYTHING can cause cancer.


HELLO, PEOPLE.  STOP PANICKING, START LIVING! 


Warning:  Excessive posting on LSD may cause cancer.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 10, 2006, 03:56:58 PM
I have heard that not posting on LSD also causes cancer. Go figure.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bubDread on December 10, 2006, 05:57:54 PM
I have heard that not posting on LSD also causes cancer. Go figure.

Everything in moderation

Well, except talking.  Too much talking causes mouth cancer.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Mr. Pink on December 18, 2006, 04:21:32 PM
bump
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 09:01:01 AM
I feel disgusting. Haha. Shoot. My clothes all still fits but the tight/firmness of my muscles has gradually left me since the summer when I did kickboxing daily for an entire month. And holiday drinking is def. not helping...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 06:07:46 PM
I feel disgusting. Haha. Shoot. My clothes all still fits but the tight/firmness of my muscles has gradually left me since the summer when I did kickboxing daily for an entire month. And holiday drinking is def. not helping...

Word.

I really liked that advice Sara gave until I got to the part about eliminating liquid calories.... I think booze is my main source of calories.... Can I do all the other healthy stuff but keep drinking too much?

Sure, just be sure to drink very heavily and chase it with a full order of Applebee's Jalepeno Poppers, but be sure to sleep in the bathroom: you'll lose 125% of your calories some time between 2 and 6 a.m.

What about just drink so much you throw it all up?  That has to be healthy!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pike#11 on December 19, 2006, 06:49:42 PM
Drinking is so bad for you!  And most of it tastes so incredibly bad!  I just don't get the attraction.  At least the liquid calories from Dr. Pepper are worth it, since it's totally yummo. 

Drinking gets you drunk and makes us all more attractive and intelligent to the opposite sex.  Its like magic!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 08:59:49 PM
I feel disgusting. Haha. Shoot. My clothes all still fits but the tight/firmness of my muscles has gradually left me since the summer when I did kickboxing daily for an entire month. And holiday drinking is def. not helping...

Word.

I really liked that advice Sara gave until I got to the part about eliminating liquid calories.... I think booze is my main source of calories.... Can I do all the other healthy stuff but keep drinking too much?

Sure, just be sure to drink very heavily and chase it with a full order of Applebee's Jalepeno Poppers, but be sure to sleep in the bathroom: you'll lose 125% of your calories some time between 2 and 6 a.m.

What about just drink so much you throw it all up?  That has to be healthy!

I've done that. It's good stuff. :o

Funny thing is, I used to LOSE weight when I drank a lot - especially hard liquor. I would hardly eat anything while drinking a copious amount, totally pass out, and then the next day and following, I'd be totally flat everywhere that had to be flat.
These days though, I notice inreased flab after a night/nights of drinking. I blame this on my developing preference of wine over other alcoholic beverages. I also eat more...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 09:02:10 PM
I feel disgusting. Haha. Shoot. My clothes all still fits but the tight/firmness of my muscles has gradually left me since the summer when I did kickboxing daily for an entire month. And holiday drinking is def. not helping...

Word.

I really liked that advice Sara gave until I got to the part about eliminating liquid calories.... I think booze is my main source of calories.... Can I do all the other healthy stuff but keep drinking too much?

Sure, just be sure to drink very heavily and chase it with a full order of Applebee's Jalepeno Poppers, but be sure to sleep in the bathroom: you'll lose 125% of your calories some time between 2 and 6 a.m.

What about just drink so much you throw it all up?  That has to be healthy!

I've done that. It's good stuff. :o

Funny thing is, I used to LOSE weight when I drank a lot - especially hard liquor. I would hardly eat anything while drinking a copious amount, totally pass out, and then the next day and following, I'd be totally flat everywhere that had to be flat.
These days though, I notice inreased flab after a night/nights of drinking. I blame this on my developing preference of wine over other alcoholic beverages. I also eat more...

And perhaps you're getting older?

Eeek, running away...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 09:13:16 PM
What about just drink so much you throw it all up?  That has to be healthy!

My point precisely. Jalapeno poppers and hard liquor makes your stomach work like those paper-mache volcanoes everybody makes when they're in elementary school.


i instantly thought of that brady bunch episode with the papier-mache volcano.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 09:22:57 PM
I've done that. It's good stuff. :o

Funny thing is, I used to LOSE weight when I drank a lot - especially hard liquor. I would hardly eat anything while drinking a copious amount, totally pass out, and then the next day and following, I'd be totally flat everywhere that had to be flat.
These days though, I notice inreased flab after a night/nights of drinking. I blame this on my developing preference of wine over other alcoholic beverages. I also eat more...

And perhaps you're getting older?

Eeek, running away...

Not only are you ubiquotous in your choosing, you are also quick as lightning to ditch at the first signs of aging! You are definitely living up to your name, Hank Casanova II. :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 09:30:02 PM
i feel bloaty.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 09:31:56 PM
I'm definitely going to hit the gym after break...I feel good now (and look pretty good too, it's all that stressed out speed-walking and surviving on caffeine only) but my mom's decided I need fattening up (as usual). Funny, Strad, when I used to drink (err I was legal, it was in Madrid) I lost weight- it was probably all the drunken wandering through Madrid and club-hopping

Hmmm....
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 09:34:45 PM
we probably shouldn't tell you all this, but since you're us, meh.

the whole "have to stay thin" thing is just an evil plot by the patriarchy (namely us) to keep women (namely us) undernourished, thereby giving them less energy with which to smash us with the hammer (namely us).

so now we know.

Shhhh!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 09:35:17 PM
i still feel bloaty.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 09:44:18 PM
I'm definitely going to hit the gym after break...I feel good now (and look pretty good too, it's all that stressed out speed-walking and surviving on caffeine only) but my mom's decided I need fattening up (as usual). Funny, Strad, when I used to drink (err I was legal, it was in Madrid) I lost weight- it was probably all the drunken wandering through Madrid and club-hopping

You know, you might be onto something. I think in my crazier partying days, I was much more all over the place physically. Now I just sit down with my plate of cheese and bread and chat chat chat away like an old lady. I need to get more action integrated into my partying habits.


I wanted to go "YAR!!", but I don't have that energy right now. I experienced the longest hangover of at least a year today. :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 09:47:20 PM
I'm definitely going to hit the gym after break...I feel good now (and look pretty good too, it's all that stressed out speed-walking and surviving on caffeine only) but my mom's decided I need fattening up (as usual). Funny, Strad, when I used to drink (err I was legal, it was in Madrid) I lost weight- it was probably all the drunken wandering through Madrid and club-hopping

Hmmm....

Hmmm?  I hope that's in agreement... ;)

Interest dear...interest. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 09:49:19 PM
I'm definitely going to hit the gym after break...I feel good now (and look pretty good too, it's all that stressed out speed-walking and surviving on caffeine only) but my mom's decided I need fattening up (as usual). Funny, Strad, when I used to drink (err I was legal, it was in Madrid) I lost weight- it was probably all the drunken wandering through Madrid and club-hopping

Hmmm....

Hmmm?  I hope that's in agreement... ;)

Interest dear...interest. 


Harem alert.

:D :D :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 09:50:06 PM
we agree with us.  we can't help but feel guilty eating beef knowing that it takes approximately 16 pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef.  and yet we still do it.  we really do need to talk some sense into us.

I can't live without red meat, I physically feel like crap when I can't eat it regularly. I'm definitely a carnivore

mmmm....  galbi.

*swallows*

mm.. sounds great even on my most hung-over days.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on December 19, 2006, 09:53:59 PM
Shhhh!

Yes, we know you only like girls with an athletic physique. Don't worry.

Like a misdirected patriarchy hammer smashing my cold little heart.

Also, goalie, I don't believe I have ever seen you use a comma splice, so* you should stop worrying.

*"so" being the coordinating conjunction that saves this sentence from being a comma splice.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on December 19, 2006, 09:54:28 PM
I want to lose some pounds.   What about a rowing machine?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 09:54:54 PM
I'm definitely going to hit the gym after break...I feel good now (and look pretty good too, it's all that stressed out speed-walking and surviving on caffeine only) but my mom's decided I need fattening up (as usual). Funny, Strad, when I used to drink (err I was legal, it was in Madrid) I lost weight- it was probably all the drunken wandering through Madrid and club-hopping

Hmmm....

Hmmm?  I hope that's in agreement... ;)

Interest dear...interest. 


Harem alert.

Why do I have to have a harem?  Everybody else has a "lounge" or a "diner car," but I get a harem?  Not fair!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 09:55:42 PM
I'm definitely going to hit the gym after break...I feel good now (and look pretty good too, it's all that stressed out speed-walking and surviving on caffeine only) but my mom's decided I need fattening up (as usual). Funny, Strad, when I used to drink (err I was legal, it was in Madrid) I lost weight- it was probably all the drunken wandering through Madrid and club-hopping

Hmmm....

Hmmm?  I hope that's in agreement... ;)

Interest dear...interest. 


Harem alert.

Why do I have to have a harem?  Everybody else has a "lounge" or a "diner car," but I get a harem?  Not fair!

you say that like it's a bad thing.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 09:58:08 PM
we agree with us.  we can't help but feel guilty eating beef knowing that it takes approximately 16 pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef.  and yet we still do it.  we really do need to talk some sense into us.

I can't live without red meat, I physically feel like crap when I can't eat it regularly. I'm definitely a carnivore

mmmm....  galbi.

*swallows*

mm.. sounds great even on my most hung-over days.

My grandma actually marinated galbi, froze it, and shipped it to me from Michigan to Boston...it was really good though, but the things grandparents will do for their only grandchild... :D

a friend of my mother's mailed her son kimchi.

that didn't work out so well.

what's with all these koreans on the board?

We travel in packs. Oh wait, that's the Koreans at my school, never mind.

nope.  that's everywhere.

Zing!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 09:58:26 PM
My grandma actually marinated galbi, froze it, and shipped it to me from Michigan to Boston...it was really good though, but the things grandparents will do for their only grandchild... :D

:D I think I know what you mean...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 09:58:42 PM
Travel to...Hank's Harem?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on December 19, 2006, 09:59:24 PM
what's with all these koreans on the board?

We travel in packs. Oh wait, that's the Koreans at my school, never mind.

:D


We travel in packs. Oh wait, that's the Koreans at my school, never mind.

nope.  that's everywhere.

Except the ones they don't like because they don't go to church...social ostracism ooh...

This is so true.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on December 19, 2006, 10:00:33 PM
This place is so f-ing clicky I was nearly ran over.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 19, 2006, 10:01:35 PM
Travel to...Hank's Harem?

Is that actually you?

At Hank's Harem?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on December 19, 2006, 10:02:47 PM
This place is so f-ing clicky I was nearly ran over.

hold still, we're backing up to take another pass.

 :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on December 19, 2006, 10:10:53 PM
This place is so f-ing clicky I was nearly ran over.

Hey, I thought I was friendly! We had some good chat in the death thread....

Yes, you're friendly.  I must have meant someone else.  I just really want to know if a rowing machine is a good idea 'cause I just bought one online tonight.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 10:11:06 PM
i'm not nice. ever.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on December 19, 2006, 10:12:37 PM
This place is so f-ing clicky I was nearly ran over.

hold still, we're backing up to take another pass.

 :D

Who's cliquey? I'm nice! Sometimes, haha

Ok, ok, I’m sorry.  I’m sure I only meant that LizPendens.  Is it true she used to be a prison guard?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 10:13:42 PM
This place is so f-ing clicky I was nearly ran over.

hold still, we're backing up to take another pass.

 :D

Who's cliquey? I'm nice! Sometimes, haha

Ok, ok, I’m sorry.  I’m sure I only meant that LizPendens.  Is it true she used to be a prison guard?

i eat prison guards for breakfast.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 19, 2006, 10:14:32 PM
this could be why i'm feeling bloaty.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 20, 2006, 08:00:42 AM
I just really want to know if a rowing machine is a good idea 'cause I just bought one online tonight.

I don't think it can hurt.  :)

I know someone who swears by it, so it definitely cannot hurt.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: LizPendens™ on December 20, 2006, 08:22:49 AM
i'm not nice. ever.

you try to be nice to us. 

a little too nice.

it weirds us out.

sorry, i'll try to get that under control.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 21, 2006, 02:23:05 AM
Rowing machines are good, but most people don't use them properly.  You have to drive with your legs to get the right workout out of it.  And even with that, it's not really going to do wonders for your hips and ass (unlike real rowing, which is simply grueling).

It does burn fat like crazy, though, and lends nice tone to your back and arms, to boot.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 21, 2006, 07:37:51 AM
I just really want to know if a rowing machine is a good idea 'cause I just bought one online tonight.

I don't think it can hurt.  :)

I know someone who swears by it, so it definitely cannot hurt.

Son of a rowing machine! (?)

That's what I call him, but don't tell anyone!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pike#11 on December 21, 2006, 07:50:56 AM
i'd have to second what baboon said.  Rowing machines are great for your back and arms but they do nothing for my legs. 

swimming is the best way to get in shape, imo

Swimming is great.  I lost 15 pounds in two months by lifting weights 45 minutes and swimming 20-30 minutes about 4-5 times a week.  Too bad I gained it all back  >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 21, 2006, 07:51:13 AM
Rowing machines can help with legs, I think you just have to have really good form . . .

and back
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Pike#11 on December 21, 2006, 07:56:38 AM
Some if it is, maybe five pounds of it. The rest... not so much.  But I gain and lose weight like Oprah so it will be off again within a couple of months, less if I can force myself to cut my caloric intake.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 22, 2006, 01:57:02 PM
Rowing machines can help with legs, I think you just have to have really good form . . .


This is basically what I said.  "Can help" does not equal "is a great exercise for", however.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 22, 2006, 02:49:57 PM
Rowing machines can help with legs, I think you just have to have really good form . . .


This is basically what I said.  "Can help" does not equal "is a great exercise for", however.


Yes sir, sir. I'll try to rephrase what you said better next time. :)


Damn right you will, you passive aggressive hooch.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on December 22, 2006, 02:58:14 PM
I object to all of these commas and periods outside the quotation marks, but that's just me.  :P

EDIT: Gengis, we don't really know each other, so I should add an emoticon and point out that this is a subject of ongoing debate between me and J.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on December 22, 2006, 03:14:08 PM
I object to all of these commas and periods outside the quotation marks, but that's just me.  :P

EDIT: Gengis, we don't really know each other, so I should add an emoticon and point out that this is a subject of ongoing debate between me and J.

Duly noted.  My understand was always that punctuation isn't required to be within the quotation marks as long as it isn't part of the original quote . . .  :-\.  Are you about to (grammatically) knock my world off its axis?

In the American system, commas and periods go inside the quotation marks regardless; other end-of-sentence punctuation (question marks, exclamation points) and dashes (as in when speech breaks off) depend on whether they are part of the quotation or the whole sentence; colons and semi-colons always go outside of the quotation marks.  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on December 22, 2006, 04:06:24 PM
Rowing machines can help with legs, I think you just have to have really good form . . .


This is basically what I said.  "Can help" does not equal "is a great exercise for", however.


So is it a bad idea?  And I don't want to hear any "Not a bad idea" does not equal "is a great exercise."
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: rojo on December 22, 2006, 04:36:19 PM
nah, i just need to shed some pounds.  40-50 would be nice (and there's no way in hell i'm gonna be runnin' in the snow).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on December 26, 2006, 02:55:23 AM
By the looks of you, I'd say 70-80 would be more appropriate.  Run until you puke.  It's the best medicine.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on December 26, 2006, 06:30:11 AM
Yes, I want to lose at least 20 pounds before my wedding (not until June 2008 so I have LOTS of time, but I want to lose it sooner than that!)

I have gained about 25 pounds during college - blech.  Plus holiday pudge from the past week!  ::)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 26, 2006, 06:54:16 AM
http://www.sptimes.com/2006/12/26/Floridian/Work_it_off.shtml
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Demigoddess on December 26, 2006, 07:35:39 AM
I'm on my way to fitness now (finally... after trying various methods of weight loss finally found this) with this plan:

On the treadmill, run at 6 mph at 0.5 incline for at least 15 mins (keep going up a minute each week). Once that's done, reduce speed to 3 mph and then gradually increase the incline to 8.0. Then every 2.5 minutes, increase the incline by 0.5 until you reach 40 minutes of walking time. Cool down for 5 mins. If you're comfy with the 40 mins, increase to 45 mins. Now I'm at 19 mins running and then the remaining is walking uphill until I hit the 45 minute mark. It definitely tones you up! I got the idea off of various online sites and the walking uphill idea, I got from The Biggest Loser website but just modified it to suit me - the website said to alternate by walking backwards on the treadmill...which even though, I can see being effective, would just look too weird to me!

Then do regular crunches on a medium-sized stability ball, then bicycle crunches on a mat, then 24 squats with a body-bar (after doing 24, pulse one for 8 counts and then freeze in squatting position for 15 counts), then 24 plies with body-bar (pulse and old like with the squats), and lastly 24 alternating lunges (if you can do more, go ahead, but I usually lose my form after 24). I'm kind of lazy when it comes to arms and chest but push-ups have worked well for that. I also try to take a muscle-toning class every week that involves the whole body in strength-training.

Try to do this 4x a week to start and then move up to 5x if possible - you should see results a week and a half into the routine.

Just my advice - hope it's useful (somewhat).  ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 26, 2006, 07:42:26 AM
watch out with those inclines, i hear they can be damaging to your knees...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Demigoddess on December 26, 2006, 07:49:22 AM
watch out with those inclines, i hear they can be damaging to your knees...

Haha, just the running part alone is destructive enough to the knees - and I think that's why the Biggest Loser workouts had you alternate (walking forward and backwards) as then you're working different muscles and it's not as much of a strain on the knees.

All I do is wear good sneakers and I'm ok most of the time.

But what is more damaging? Running/walking at incline or carrying 10+ pounds extra weight? That's how I see it when I do yet another calorie-torching possibly knee-destroying workout. You just can't win sometimes... Although I do alternate my workouts with ellipticals and spinning - it's just that the routine mentioned earlier was most effective for me. That's all.  8)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jarhead on December 26, 2006, 07:52:15 AM
watch out with those inclines, i hear they can be damaging to your knees...


its not the incline thats bad for you knees its not using proper form on the incline...ellipticals are much better because they better simulate the natural gait....the best advice i can give you to lose weight and i is to jog/run outside if weather permits or even if it doens't "oorah"...seriously though ellipticals stairmasters etc. will get you there but not as fast a running because you are not actually moving your body weight on a machine the machine is doing it for you...the incline helps simulate moving your body weight but its not the same...push-ups and sits up are great because of the same principle lifting your own weight...fixed weights are better than nothing but free-weights are the best and produce better results....when i was active duty we had guys who were treadmill studs and would be dying on real runs because they weren't used to actually moving all 200 or so pounds of their weight...not saying you gotta go all marine corps but running is really the best way to shed pounds fast but the trainer at the gym won't tell you that because he doesn't want to lose that $40 bucks or so a month
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Demigoddess on December 26, 2006, 07:57:45 AM

its not the incline thats bad for you knees its not using proper form on the incline...ellipticals are much better because they better simulate the natural gait....the best advice i can give you to lose weight and i is to jog/run outside if weather permits or even if it doens't "oorah"...seriously though ellipticals stairmasters etc. will get you there but not as fast a running because you are not actually moving your body weight on a machine the machine is doing it for you...the incline helps simulate moving your body weight but its not the same...push-ups and sits up are great because of the same principle lifting your own weight...fixed weights are better than nothing but free-weights are the best and produce better results....when i was active duty we had guys who were treadmill studs and would be dying on real runs because they weren't used to actually moving all 200 or so pounds of their weight...not saying you gotta go all marine corps but running is really the best way to shed pounds fast but the trainer at the gym won't tell you that because he doesn't want to lose that $40 bucks or so a month

That probably also explains why whenever I go to the gym, there are these women there (I go to a women-only gym) that work out for hours with their trainers... yet no visible results at all... after months and months of work. The trainer just wants to keep making his/her buck.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jarhead on December 26, 2006, 08:48:37 AM

its not the incline thats bad for you knees its not using proper form on the incline...ellipticals are much better because they better simulate the natural gait....the best advice i can give you to lose weight and i is to jog/run outside if weather permits or even if it doens't "oorah"...seriously though ellipticals stairmasters etc. will get you there but not as fast a running because you are not actually moving your body weight on a machine the machine is doing it for you...the incline helps simulate moving your body weight but its not the same...push-ups and sits up are great because of the same principle lifting your own weight...fixed weights are better than nothing but free-weights are the best and produce better results....when i was active duty we had guys who were treadmill studs and would be dying on real runs because they weren't used to actually moving all 200 or so pounds of their weight...not saying you gotta go all marine corps but running is really the best way to shed pounds fast but the trainer at the gym won't tell you that because he doesn't want to lose that $40 bucks or so a month

That probably also explains why whenever I go to the gym, there are these women there (I go to a women-only gym) that work out for hours with their trainers... yet no visible results at all... after months and months of work. The trainer just wants to keep making his/her buck.


that and diet...a lot of those women leave the gym and then go eat McDonalds you have to burn more calories than you take in that's the only way to lose weight
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 10:48:29 AM

its not the incline thats bad for you knees its not using proper form on the incline...ellipticals are much better because they better simulate the natural gait....the best advice i can give you to lose weight and i is to jog/run outside if weather permits or even if it doens't "oorah"...seriously though ellipticals stairmasters etc. will get you there but not as fast a running because you are not actually moving your body weight on a machine the machine is doing it for you...the incline helps simulate moving your body weight but its not the same...push-ups and sits up are great because of the same principle lifting your own weight...fixed weights are better than nothing but free-weights are the best and produce better results....when i was active duty we had guys who were treadmill studs and would be dying on real runs because they weren't used to actually moving all 200 or so pounds of their weight...not saying you gotta go all marine corps but running is really the best way to shed pounds fast but the trainer at the gym won't tell you that because he doesn't want to lose that $40 bucks or so a month

That probably also explains why whenever I go to the gym, there are these women there (I go to a women-only gym) that work out for hours with their trainers... yet no visible results at all... after months and months of work. The trainer just wants to keep making his/her buck.

Maybe it's because they want to hang out with the trainers?   ;)

I agree with jarhead though...if your body can take it, there is nothing like running and free weights. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 26, 2006, 10:53:48 AM
running can destroy your knees...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 26, 2006, 10:54:53 AM
running can destroy your knees...

Blue, life is bad for you--you die from it ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 11:00:44 AM


To get things back on track: I need to exercise, for reals. I think I will take my dog on a long, long walk on the Stanford campus today. Maybe go up to the dish. It's good to be home where there is a dog to walk.

Oo, goalie doing some name-dropping!  And when she knows I can only go for a walk around the UT campus...

But seriously, of course running can destroy your knees.  But so what?  By the time that happens hopefully I will already have trophy wife in hand, whom I earned through getting in good shape by running.  Seems like a good investment. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 26, 2006, 11:02:28 AM
i'm so excited about my new schedule, because i think i've incorporated my lsd addiction into watching tv and working out when i get home from work.

i feel like costanza!

the recumbent bike is in front of a tv, and i can set up the laptop right beside me to post on lsd.
slows down the pace, but it's worth it because it makes time fly by.

i highly recommend it
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 26, 2006, 11:03:24 AM


To get things back on track: I need to exercise, for reals. I think I will take my dog on a long, long walk on the Stanford campus today. Maybe go up to the dish. It's good to be home where there is a dog to walk.

Oo, goalie doing some name-dropping!  And when she knows I can only go for a walk around the UT campus...

But seriously, of course running can destroy your knees.  But so what?  By the time that happens hopefully I will already have trophy wife in hand, whom I earned through getting in good shape by running.  Seems like a good investment. 

Also, no orthopedic surgeon will tell you to stop running at 20 because you may have knee problems when you're 50.  Also, 70% of population develop knee pain some time in their lifetime, regardless of their exercise habits.  Also, most of the people who develop knee problems are overweight.

I work in orthopedic surgery dept :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on December 26, 2006, 11:04:11 AM
thanks orangie you destroyed my last excuse for not going out running during break :-P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 26, 2006, 11:04:17 AM


To get things back on track: I need to exercise, for reals. I think I will take my dog on a long, long walk on the Stanford campus today. Maybe go up to the dish. It's good to be home where there is a dog to walk.

Oo, goalie doing some name-dropping! And when she knows I can only go for a walk around the UT campus...

But seriously, of course running can destroy your knees. But so what? By the time that happens hopefully I will already have trophy wife in hand, whom I earned through getting in good shape by running. Seems like a good investment.

somehow i can't see that happening
 
/unless you move to utah where you can marry your harem and not leave the rest of them feeling rejected  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 26, 2006, 11:05:00 AM
thanks organie, you destroyed my last excuse for not going out running during break :-P

you probably need a nap during break
/just sayin'
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 26, 2006, 11:07:44 AM
I work in orthopedic surgery dept :)

orangie,
as you know,
i'm very old and my bones are fragile.
i could break my hip at any time, ya know.
will the bike make my knees go out quicker?

i've had arthroscopy on one knee, from soccer way back when, and haven't had any problems since then.
thx for the free medical advice :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 26, 2006, 11:08:35 AM
thanks organie, you destroyed my last excuse for not going out running during break :-P

How about the weather?  That's usually my excuse ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 26, 2006, 11:10:00 AM
I work in orthopedic surgery dept :)

orangie,
as you know,
i'm very old and my bones are fragile.
i could break my hip at any time, ya know.
will the bike make my knees go out quicker?

i've had arthroscopy on one knee, from soccer way back when, and haven't had any problems since then.
thx for the free medical advice :)

At your age, I don't think you need to worry about.  The age will probably get to you before the knees will ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on December 26, 2006, 11:11:04 AM
ouch

i guess that Christmas spirit in the air has dissipated
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 11:11:53 AM


To get things back on track: I need to exercise, for reals. I think I will take my dog on a long, long walk on the Stanford campus today. Maybe go up to the dish. It's good to be home where there is a dog to walk.

Oo, goalie doing some name-dropping!  And when she knows I can only go for a walk around the UT campus...

But seriously, of course running can destroy your knees.  But so what?  By the time that happens hopefully I will already have trophy wife in hand, whom I earned through getting in good shape by running.  Seems like a good investment. 

I don't support you having a trophy wife, hank. I think you should be the trophy husband. Plus, aren't trophy wives supposed to go for the old guys with the bucks rather than the fit, strapping young lads? I suppose you'll plan on having both...



Not sure if that is a jab or a compliment, but there must be at least some market for a wealthy, handsome 20-something, right?!

Enjoy your walk goalie, and good luck to jer's "having it all."  And if orangie wants good exercise weather, she should move to SoCal or Texas!  
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on December 26, 2006, 11:12:04 AM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on December 26, 2006, 11:13:23 AM


To get things back on track: I need to exercise, for reals. I think I will take my dog on a long, long walk on the Stanford campus today. Maybe go up to the dish. It's good to be home where there is a dog to walk.

Oo, goalie doing some name-dropping!  And when she knows I can only go for a walk around the UT campus...

But seriously, of course running can destroy your knees.  But so what?  By the time that happens hopefully I will already have trophy wife in hand, whom I earned through getting in good shape by running.  Seems like a good investment. 

I don't support you having a trophy wife, hank. I think you should be the trophy husband. Plus, aren't trophy wives supposed to go for the old guys with the bucks rather than the fit, strapping young lads? I suppose you'll plan on having both...



Not sure if that is a jab or a compliment, but there must be at least some market for a wealthy, handsome 20-something, right?!

Enjoy your walk goalie, and good luck to jer's "having it all."  And if orangie wants good exercise weather, she should move to SoCal or Texas!  

but then you dont have the grey and rainy excuse that I'm now using thanks to orangie!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 11:14:04 AM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

I always found swimming kind of boring because no music and no people watching. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on December 26, 2006, 11:14:27 AM
ouch

i guess that Christmas spirit in the air has dissipated

Oh, come on, I was trying to encourage you not to get off the bike.

I guess I should just leave now before I say anything stupid ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on December 26, 2006, 11:15:44 AM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

I always found swimming kind of boring because no music and no people watching. 

How do you people watch when running?  Or do you like people watching you?  They broadcast music in our rec center at school (including the in the lap pool 'room')  I don't listen to music when I run, though ... (unless it's broadcast in the indoor track) ... and I MUST run on a track - circles, so I don't hurt my knees/feet and so I can keep track of laps/distance.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on December 26, 2006, 11:16:00 AM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

I always found swimming kind of boring because no music and no people watching. 

our pool has an underwater sound system. It takes a little getting used to, but then you get to rock out while you swim. unfortunately, its closed for winter break, so no swimming for me :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on December 26, 2006, 11:16:36 AM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

I always found swimming kind of boring because no music and no people watching. 

How do you people watch when running?  Or do you like people watching you?  They broadcast music in our rec center at school (including the in the lap pool 'room')  I don't listen to music when I run, though ... (unless it's broadcast in the indoor track) ... and I MUST run on a track - circles, so I don't hurt my knees/feet and so I can keep track of laps/distance.

Oh yeah, and I HATE workout machines ... I simply hate them.  I feel like I'm fighting with a machine rather than working out.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 11:33:30 AM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

I always found swimming kind of boring because no music and no people watching. 

How do you people watch when running?  Or do you like people watching you?  They broadcast music in our rec center at school (including the in the lap pool 'room')  I don't listen to music when I run, though ... (unless it's broadcast in the indoor track) ... and I MUST run on a track - circles, so I don't hurt my knees/feet and so I can keep track of laps/distance.

What do you mean?  You can run and watch people at the same time.  And I guess there could be an underwater sound system, but it is someone else's music, not your own. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on December 26, 2006, 11:34:04 AM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

I always found swimming kind of boring because no music and no people watching. 

How do you people watch when running?  Or do you like people watching you?  They broadcast music in our rec center at school (including the in the lap pool 'room')  I don't listen to music when I run, though ... (unless it's broadcast in the indoor track) ... and I MUST run on a track - circles, so I don't hurt my knees/feet and so I can keep track of laps/distance.

What do you mean?  You can run and watch people at the same time.  And I guess there could be an underwater sound system, but it is someone else's music, not your own. 

not any worse than the gym at my school where its the radio anyway
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 11:38:02 AM
Ipod forever!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on December 26, 2006, 11:40:36 AM
mine broke. probably my biggest problem right now is lack of motivation, but followed very quickly thereafter by lack of ipod.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jarhead on December 26, 2006, 12:51:16 PM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

yes swimming is very good as well...and for all the running destroys your knees people...age destroys your knees get you a good pair of running shoes change them regularly and stay off of concrete which has 0% give and you will be ok....sheesh im 33 been an athlete since i was 13 football, basketball, running, and boxing and my knees still hold me up
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: S.A. on December 26, 2006, 01:16:20 PM
Yay running! I started running for fun this summer and lost 20 pounds between May and September (I had a few to lose  :P ). Then I started training for a half marathon about a month ago and have since lost 5 more... running is awesome because it's fun and challenging, and as far as weight loss is concerned, I struggle NOT to lose weight now... I already eat nonstop and I am still losing weight - I have had to switch to Gatorade from Propel and have also started drinking sports shakes just so I don't lose weight so fast.

I think I started running and signed up for a half-marathon because now that college (and my senior thesis, which consumed my life) is over I miss having a goal to work toward... I hope I don't turn back into a slob once law school starts.  :-\

Honestly, anybody can become a runner - I had never done any distance running before in my life until this summer. The first few weeks suck but after that you really miss it when you don't run. Just make sure you have a good pair of shoes!! Don't be afraid to splurge - your knees/hips will thank you.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on December 26, 2006, 01:33:20 PM
Ipod forever!

destroy your ears and your knees...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on December 26, 2006, 03:05:29 PM
Don't forget swimming, everyone!  I think it's much more enjoyable than running, and a better workout! (for your whole body) ... swim laps!!!

I always found swimming kind of boring because no music and no people watching. 

How do you people watch when running?  Or do you like people watching you?  They broadcast music in our rec center at school (including the in the lap pool 'room')  I don't listen to music when I run, though ... (unless it's broadcast in the indoor track) ... and I MUST run on a track - circles, so I don't hurt my knees/feet and so I can keep track of laps/distance.

What do you mean?  You can run and watch people at the same time.  And I guess there could be an underwater sound system, but it is someone else's music, not your own. 

Well, when I'm on the track I can watch other ppl running/working out ... or the ppl playing basketball below (or if I'm on the outdoor track the people playing soccer in the middle).
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 04:44:49 PM
Ipod forever!

destroy your ears and your knees...

 ::)

I can picture blue, locked in a room somewhere posting on LSD and reading articles on all the things outside his room that could hurt him. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on December 26, 2006, 05:08:54 PM
Ipod forever!

destroy your ears and your knees...

 ::)

I can picture blue, locked in a room somewhere posting on LSD and reading articles on all the things outside his room that could hurt him. 

on the internet. otherwise, he could get a paper cut :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on December 26, 2006, 06:27:17 PM
Ipod forever!

destroy your ears and your knees...

 ::)

I can picture blue, locked in a room somewhere posting on LSD and reading articles on all the things outside his room that could hurt him. 

on the internet. otherwise, he could get a paper cut :(

Hehe, obviously. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ibroadrunr on January 13, 2007, 10:00:57 PM
10 lbs since Halloween.  :)  About 5 more to go.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Brito on January 13, 2007, 10:08:34 PM
I wouldn't mind dropping five pounds.  It's comfortable to be just slightly underweight. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: thestradgirl on January 13, 2007, 10:20:57 PM
I've gotten on this. I am not just complaining any more.. got back into my kickboxing regimen three days ago. PSHAA!!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on January 13, 2007, 11:08:57 PM
I've gotten on this. I am not just complaining any more.. got back into my kickboxing regimen three days ago. PSHAA!!

hott
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: h2xblive on January 13, 2007, 11:09:51 PM
I've lost a some weight the last few months, so I'm happy about that.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on January 13, 2007, 11:11:04 PM
mine's been fairly consistent over the last year, so I suppose I can't complain too much :-/
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 12:14:46 AM
I'm still losing weight; I've come to love my gym.

At the gym I don't have to worry about apps or $$ or randomness or anything.

Ellipticals = therapy.

How long do you do it for?

I've gained a few pounds over break.  I kind of hoped to gain more (muscle), but what can you do.  I'm now going back to running mode, trying to do several miles per day.  Hopefully trim off a few more pounds.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 12:34:03 AM
I'm still losing weight; I've come to love my gym.

At the gym I don't have to worry about apps or $$ or randomness or anything.

Ellipticals = therapy.

How long do you do it for?


Depends.

Usually I elliptical (verb?) for 30 min, then row for 15, then elliptical backwards for 20+.  And then sometimes a class.  God bless endorphins. :)

Oo, that's a lot.  I get bored of running quickly, even with music.  Thankfully I'm a guy, so I don't have to do it for that long.   :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Brito on January 14, 2007, 12:34:37 AM
I'm still losing weight; I've come to love my gym.

At the gym I don't have to worry about apps or $$ or randomness or anything.

Ellipticals = therapy.

How long do you do it for?

I've gained a few pounds over break.  I kind of hoped to gain more (muscle), but what can you do.  I'm now going back to running mode, trying to do several miles per day.  Hopefully trim off a few more pounds.

You look fine in the pictures.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 12:35:24 AM
I'm still losing weight; I've come to love my gym.

At the gym I don't have to worry about apps or $$ or randomness or anything.

Ellipticals = therapy.

How long do you do it for?

I've gained a few pounds over break.  I kind of hoped to gain more (muscle), but what can you do.  I'm now going back to running mode, trying to do several miles per day.  Hopefully trim off a few more pounds.

You look fine in the pictures.

Well I always look terrific.   ;)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: dancerina on January 14, 2007, 12:35:49 AM
this thread reminds me that i need to go to the gym more.... :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 12:52:12 AM
this thread reminds me that i need to go to the gym more.... :P

Go work out dancerina!

 >:(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on January 14, 2007, 06:50:24 AM
this thread reminds me that i need to go to the gym more.... :P

TITCR
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Matokah on January 14, 2007, 08:25:32 AM
I'm trying to lose some weight, too.  Mostly, I'd just like to tone my stomach.  I have a weird complex about that.

I figure skate 3-5 days a week which is good exercise, but it doesn't really do much for toning a tummy.

I've started doing ab exercises for about 20 minutes every other day.  Now I need to get my butt onto the elliptical at my work's gym room.  It'll help my stamina in skating and apparently also slim down my waist.

Anyone ever try Tae Bo?  I uncovered about 4 VHS tapes in a box that must be my boyfriend's.  Is that at all fun or worth trying out?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 14, 2007, 08:30:38 AM
I've apparently gained 20 pounds since signing up to the gym 1 year ago.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 10:34:44 AM
I've apparently gained 20 pounds since signing up to the gym 1 year ago.

 :D

Well just signing up for the gym won't make you lose weight!

Never tried Tae Bo.  I would think the best way to get a toned stomach is to reduce body fat, which is best done by running/jogging/elliptical. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 14, 2007, 10:39:35 AM
I've apparently gained 20 pounds since signing up to the gym 1 year ago.

 :D

Well just signing up for the gym won't make you lose weight!

Never tried Tae Bo.  I would think the best way to get a toned stomach is to reduce body fat, which is best done by running/jogging/elliptical. 

I'm gonna claim that I gained 10 pounds in muscle at first. Then last semester I got overwhelmed with school and stopped going, started eating unhealthy and gained 10 pounds in fat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 10:53:15 AM
I've apparently gained 20 pounds since signing up to the gym 1 year ago.

 :D

Well just signing up for the gym won't make you lose weight!

Never tried Tae Bo.  I would think the best way to get a toned stomach is to reduce body fat, which is best done by running/jogging/elliptical

I don't know that I agree with this necessarily.  I mean, of course a reduction in body fat would help, but at some point you actually have to concentrate on developing muscle/improving tone in the area in question.

Bellydancing will generally reduce waistsize, though I wouldn't say it tones . . . the ab work is probably the way to go there. 

Well you should do a combination, but you will never have a really toned stomach unless you reduce the body fat.  You can do thousands of situps and have the strongest abs in the world, but they won't look good unless you trim the fat. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Demigoddess on January 14, 2007, 10:56:18 AM
I'm trying to lose some weight, too.  Mostly, I'd just like to tone my stomach.  I have a weird complex about that.

I figure skate 3-5 days a week which is good exercise, but it doesn't really do much for toning a tummy.

I've started doing ab exercises for about 20 minutes every other day.  Now I need to get my butt onto the elliptical at my work's gym room.  It'll help my stamina in skating and apparently also slim down my waist.

Anyone ever try Tae Bo?  I uncovered about 4 VHS tapes in a box that must be my boyfriend's.  Is that at all fun or worth trying out?

Figure skating is cardio so it looks like you're getting adequate cardio workouts if you try to do it for an hour at least 4 x a week and you're covered in that department. As for ab workouts, I recommend doing crunches on a stability ball. I do 2 sets of 15 reps with pulses up to 10 after each set of 15 and then I repeat the 2 sets totaling 4 sets. You  may want to start with 2-3 sets (that's where I started off and moved up to 4). Then when you're done with that, get on a mat and do bicycle crunches - those tone the obliques. I had a couple sessions with a trainer and she taught me some really intense ab workouts - they're hard to explain. One is like a bicycle crunch but you pause in the crunch for 3 counts. Another one is with a stability ball - you basically lay on your back with arms straight up over your head on the floor and hold a stability ball between your calves/ankles - then you raise your arms and legs and "transfer" the ball to your arms and just go back and forth - it sounds weird but it KILLS so it obviously works, hehe. Hope those help!

As for tae-bo, I tried those videos back in college (I think the guy was called Billy Blanks or something like that.) and even though I did work up a sweat, I just didn't really like the workouts to stay motivated enough to do them... just my opinion though.

That reminds me... I should pick my butt up and go to the gym in the next hour...

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 10:58:02 AM
I've never really understood the point of the stability ball.  I just do crunches on the ground. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Demigoddess on January 14, 2007, 11:07:15 AM
I've never really understood the point of the stability ball.  I just do crunches on the ground. 

It makes the workout harder as you're focusing on balance as well as getting the perfect crunch. I also heard - not sure how true this is - that the ball is also better on your back.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 14, 2007, 11:16:17 AM
I've never really understood the point of the stability ball.  I just do crunches on the ground. 

It makes the workout harder as you're focusing on balance as well as getting the perfect crunch. I also heard - not sure how true this is - that the ball is also better on your back.

I'd say both of thse are true.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 11:17:02 AM
I've never really understood the point of the stability ball.  I just do crunches on the ground. 

It makes the workout harder as you're focusing on balance as well as getting the perfect crunch. I also heard - not sure how true this is - that the ball is also better on your back.

Hah, well the reason I don't like the stability ball is because it's so hard to balance.  I guess that's the point though...o well.  The ground works fine for me.  
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 14, 2007, 11:51:47 AM
It's a more efficient crunch, but it doesn't allow the same sort of shape.  Ground crunches tend to exaggerate the peak of the crunch which is the part that "defines" -- it's also the part that's likely to hurt your back if you don't do it carefully.  You get better definition and shape from ground crunches, but a less "complete" crunch.  But there are ways to get around this.

I never use a stability ball for crunches, but I find many other uses for this baby.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: sillyberry on January 14, 2007, 01:59:11 PM
My stability ball suddenly deflated.  I think my cats attacked.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Matokah on January 14, 2007, 02:06:42 PM
Figure skating is cardio so it looks like you're getting adequate cardio workouts if you try to do it for an hour at least 4 x a week and you're covered in that department. As for ab workouts, I recommend doing crunches on a stability ball. I do 2 sets of 15 reps with pulses up to 10 after each set of 15 and then I repeat the 2 sets totaling 4 sets. You  may want to start with 2-3 sets (that's where I started off and moved up to 4). Then when you're done with that, get on a mat and do bicycle crunches - those tone the obliques. I had a couple sessions with a trainer and she taught me some really intense ab workouts - they're hard to explain. One is like a bicycle crunch but you pause in the crunch for 3 counts. Another one is with a stability ball - you basically lay on your back with arms straight up over your head on the floor and hold a stability ball between your calves/ankles - then you raise your arms and legs and "transfer" the ball to your arms and just go back and forth - it sounds weird but it KILLS so it obviously works, hehe. Hope those help!

As for tae-bo, I tried those videos back in college (I think the guy was called Billy Blanks or something like that.) and even though I did work up a sweat, I just didn't really like the workouts to stay motivated enough to do them... just my opinion though.

That reminds me... I should pick my butt up and go to the gym in the next hour...



Figure skating is cardio if and only if you're moving the entire time on the ice.  I tend to jump and go take a break afterward to get water and blow my nose (also I have a knee problem where it dislocates often, so I try not to pound out too many jumps in a row).  I probably get the best cardio from my moves in the field lessons where I'm moving around more consistently and not jumping a bunch and killing my knee.

Thanks for the tips!  I do have a ball (although I think it might not be inflated enough. . .I sink into it a smidge, and pictures I've seen of people using it show there's no sinkage).  Do any of those exercises work the abs underneath your belly button?  That area is the crappiest to find ways to tone.  It drives me crazy! :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: sillyberry on January 14, 2007, 02:20:17 PM
My stability ball suddenly deflated.  I think my cats attacked.

How much did you have to pay 'em to do that?

Am I that transparent???   ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 14, 2007, 07:05:30 PM


w00t kickboxing

Hot.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on January 14, 2007, 09:43:09 PM
Pilates is the best way to tone the abs for me.  Love it!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on January 14, 2007, 09:51:01 PM
Crunches are boring :P
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: orangie on January 14, 2007, 09:54:26 PM

i heard that Christian Bale did pilates to prepare for the underwear scene in American Psycho

I haven't actually seen that movie, but now I think I should add it to my netflix queue.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jhuen_the_bird on January 15, 2007, 07:30:44 AM
DDR IS AWESOME! btw :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on January 15, 2007, 07:41:53 AM
DDR IS AWESOME! btw :)

I had a friend lose almost 40 lbs with DDR.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 15, 2007, 02:45:03 PM
I wouldn't mind using DDR to work out, but I don't have room to play it in my apartment.  :(
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 15, 2007, 02:51:12 PM
I wouldn't mind using DDR to work out, but I don't have room to play it in my apartment.  :(

Join one of those dancing classes?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 15, 2007, 02:59:01 PM
I'd rather just do something like aerobics or kickboxing.  I have no rhythm.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jarhead on January 15, 2007, 03:07:53 PM
regular boxing is awesome...i've boxed since i was 14 its the best for getting an staying in shape and is a good stress reliever...its good for men and women...most boxing gyms are relatively inexpensive and you can go in and work out w/o anybody chasing after you with smoothies, and fruit bars etc.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 15, 2007, 03:17:00 PM
That sounds like a lot of fun!  Where do I go about finding a boxing gym or classes or something?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jarhead on January 15, 2007, 03:47:20 PM
depends on where you live if your in a city there should be plenty...i would do an internet search..their are some gyms that offer "boxing" but its usually some form of taebo or kickboxing thats fine if its all you can find...but its not the same
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 15, 2007, 03:56:15 PM
Oooh, ok.  Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 05:06:23 PM
I'd been thinking about doing this when I move to San Francisco.  Thanks for reminding me, jarhead -- I forgot all about it.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 05:10:11 PM
Just a bag, or do they have other equipment as well?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 05:51:34 PM
I'LL get you angry. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 06:19:05 PM
I know all the tricks.  I played rugby.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 06:22:31 PM
Female boxers scare the piss out of me.  Not cool.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 06:28:43 PM
Even scarier.  Talk about your stereotypes.  Where's Miss P when we need her?  hahahha
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 06:32:19 PM
Oh.  Lame.  I would've enjoyed it more if one of them threatened to knock your block off and then the other one stepped in and punched her as if to say, "HEY!  Leave the poor little guy alone.  Quit picking on people.  You can pick on me later tonight, if you know what I mean."  And then they'd have a moment, and you'd feel the sexual tension, and then you'd go back to your martini/whatever you were drinking.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 06:34:49 PM
Oh.  hahahahaha


Also, Sax, were you there?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 06:36:40 PM
What are you doing in DC?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Thistle on January 15, 2007, 06:57:33 PM
There were trannies with dreads in front of the White House today.


thats kind of odd
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 06:59:55 PM
What are you doing in DC?


I was going to take the train up with T to hang with Chica and Cady in Philly, but then he got sick.  So, I hung out with him and looked for potential housing. 


WHO got sick?  PM me if necessary.  I don't know what's going on here.  hahahaha


Edit:  Nevermind.  Poor reading skills.  hahahahah

Why/how are you visiting T? 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 07:06:44 PM
Are you made of money, man?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 07:08:44 PM
Hot.  Visit me, then.  Edmonton is boring.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 07:17:37 PM
I haven't forgotten our plan.  I also have plenty of room for people to stay over, and as long as you're willing to pay a small fee, more than enough food that doesn't include onions/tomatoes/etc. 

And I think a plane ticket from where you are and back shouldn't cost more than $300.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 07:25:40 PM
PM me your location.  I think I know, but I'm not 100% sure.  And if it's where I think you are, then it may be a good idea just to cross the river (/lake? -- can't remember which one sits between the cities), because Air Canada flights from there are generally el cheapo, and you can even Greyhound it for really cheap.
 
And then you'd get to see Saskatchewan, as well.  Whoop dee doo.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 08:34:20 PM
Weird.  Even out of Windsor it's around $500 with taxes (Canadian).  Lame. 


It's cheaper for me to fly to San Francisco.  hahahah
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: bruin on January 15, 2007, 08:37:48 PM
I really did look last year, and it was like $600.  I shall check again. 

The promise of an onionless vacation is one I take seriously. 

The way produce prices are right now, C'ville might as well be onionless.
It's 2.5 hours from where you are noy...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 08:39:34 PM
Told you!

Obviously, the solution is for you to come to me. 


You don't have a massive mall.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 08:44:25 PM
Not enough enticement to draw me to Detroit.  hahahaha


Then again, Edmonton is bad, too.  There's nothing besides the mall.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on January 15, 2007, 09:27:11 PM
back to this thread's topic:  i lost three pounds last week!  worked out hardcore every day but one and kept calories under 1600.... hoping to be able to keep that up until spring break, cause i'm going to miami!

(course, i GAINED five pounds over winter break, so i still have a ways to go...)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 09:35:51 PM
If I wanted a cheaper/less violent Detroit, I'd just stay in Edmonton.  They're practically the same city.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maddlibs on January 15, 2007, 10:22:14 PM
The last time Teddy lost a few pounds was when I was throwing up during my last hangover.

8 liquid pounds of the Goose!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maddlibs on January 15, 2007, 10:22:59 PM
I'm sorry hat was really gross
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2007, 11:26:45 PM
WOW.  That's a large amount.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: maddlibs on January 16, 2007, 12:46:11 AM
Ya, and that was just the left cheeck
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Miss P on January 16, 2007, 05:10:40 AM
Even scarier.  Talk about your stereotypes.  Where's Miss P when we need her?  hahahha


Boys, boys! 

She knows when you are sleeping; she knows when you're awake.
She knows when you've been bad or good,
so be good for goodness' sake!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on January 16, 2007, 08:09:28 AM
to avoid getting drawn in....

our school gym is closed again today. not for any particular reason, just because they messed the schedule up. I was almost motivated enough to work out today, but I guess this solves that problem :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 16, 2007, 01:38:35 PM
to avoid getting drawn in....

our school gym is closed again today. not for any particular reason, just because they messed the schedule up. I was almost motivated enough to work out today, but I guess this solves that problem :)

My gym is open till 6 (the rest of the school is closed).  But I can't drive there, and I don't want to walk 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back in the snow/ice.  I might slip!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 16, 2007, 01:44:25 PM
to avoid getting drawn in....

our school gym is closed again today. not for any particular reason, just because they messed the schedule up. I was almost motivated enough to work out today, but I guess this solves that problem :)

My gym is open till 6 (the rest of the school is closed).  But I can't drive there, and I don't want to walk 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back in the snow/ice.  I might slip!


female private part.  I used to walk an hour there and an hour back to my gym.  It was -30 out and snowier than you can imagine for weeks.  Suck it up, princess.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: annab on January 16, 2007, 01:46:09 PM
to avoid getting drawn in....

our school gym is closed again today. not for any particular reason, just because they messed the schedule up. I was almost motivated enough to work out today, but I guess this solves that problem :)

My gym is open till 6 (the rest of the school is closed).  But I can't drive there, and I don't want to walk 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back in the snow/ice.  I might slip!


female private part.  I used to walk an hour there and an hour back to my gym.  It was -30 out and snowier than you can imagine for weeks.  Suck it up, princess.


You forgot to mention it being uphill both ways. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on January 16, 2007, 01:47:34 PM
to avoid getting drawn in....

our school gym is closed again today. not for any particular reason, just because they messed the schedule up. I was almost motivated enough to work out today, but I guess this solves that problem :)

My gym is open till 6 (the rest of the school is closed).  But I can't drive there, and I don't want to walk 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back in the snow/ice.  I might slip!


female private part.  I used to walk an hour there and an hour back to my gym.  It was -30 out and snowier than you can imagine for weeks.  Suck it up, princess.


(http://www.geocities.com/plandecker/MusicPhotos/PL_Violin.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: FossilJ on January 16, 2007, 01:57:50 PM
to avoid getting drawn in....

our school gym is closed again today. not for any particular reason, just because they messed the schedule up. I was almost motivated enough to work out today, but I guess this solves that problem :)

My gym is open till 6 (the rest of the school is closed).  But I can't drive there, and I don't want to walk 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back in the snow/ice.  I might slip!


female private part.  I used to walk an hour there and an hour back to my gym.  It was -30 out and snowier than you can imagine for weeks.  Suck it up, princess.


You forgot to mention it being uphill both ways. 


 :D :D :D


I would, only I'm telling the truth.  It f-ing sucked.

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 23, 2007, 05:47:32 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070522/ap_on_he_me/diet_glaxo_drug;_ylt=AlRM4rxvmoGMrsCsZS5CJkzMWM0F


hmmmmm......
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 24, 2007, 05:45:04 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070523/hl_nm/fish_oil_dc;_ylt=Arl8lhbIRXkDmv_w_hfUrhXMWM0F

Fish oil plus exercise may banish body fat
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on May 24, 2007, 06:07:34 AM
i guess i could always lose a few pounds, but i am at 34" x 32" so i think now it's more of a need to tone up again and stay on a schedule with the gym
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 24, 2007, 06:39:28 AM
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/2007/05/23/0524meshpill.html

It also warns of "gas with oily spotting, loose stools, more frequent stools that may be hard to control," but that side effects can be reduced "if you limit your fat to 15 grams per meal."

ewwwwwwwwwwwww
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: tralafalala on May 24, 2007, 07:48:43 AM
so this is where all the fatties hang out. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on May 24, 2007, 07:53:39 AM
so this is where all the fatties hang out. 

welcome aboard

want some bon bons?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: tralafalala on May 24, 2007, 08:01:35 AM
so this is where all the fatties hang out. 

welcome aboard

want some bon bons?


bon bons!!??  what the crap!!  i have enough crap coming out of my mouth to begin with.  i don't need to feed on it you moron.  enjoy your waisttt line.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 24, 2007, 10:47:48 AM
i guess i could always lose a few pounds, but i am at 34" x 32" so i think now it's more of a need to tone up again and stay on a schedule with the gym

That's what I am, jer!  We can go shopping for pants together!

so this is where all the fatties hang out. 

So are you tra from last cycle?  I don't think we were ever properly introduced. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: tralafalala on May 24, 2007, 11:15:24 AM
i guess i could always lose a few pounds, but i am at 34" x 32" so i think now it's more of a need to tone up again and stay on a schedule with the gym

That's what I am, jer!  We can go shopping for pants together!

so this is where all the fatties hang out. 

So are you tra from last cycle?  I don't think we were ever properly introduced. 


no, i'm not tra from last cycle you idiot!  what's your story?  and try not to bore me.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 24, 2007, 12:07:07 PM
i guess i could always lose a few pounds, but i am at 34" x 32" so i think now it's more of a need to tone up again and stay on a schedule with the gym

That's what I am, jer!  We can go shopping for pants together!

so this is where all the fatties hang out. 

So are you tra from last cycle?  I don't think we were ever properly introduced. 


no, i'm not tra from last cycle you idiot!  what's your story?  and try not to bore me.

 :(

I'm misunderstood. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on May 29, 2007, 11:43:29 AM
aww, poor hank.

I joined the Y today, I'm really proud of myself.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on May 29, 2007, 11:45:05 AM
i guess i could always lose a few pounds, but i am at 34" x 32" so i think now it's more of a need to tone up again and stay on a schedule with the gym

That's what I am, jer! We can go shopping for pants together!

are you flirting with me?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: KingJamesFan on May 29, 2007, 11:45:30 AM
i guess i could always lose a few pounds, but i am at 34" x 32" so i think now it's more of a need to tone up again and stay on a schedule with the gym

That's what I am, jer! We can go shopping for pants together!

are you flirting with me?

hott
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 29, 2007, 03:40:23 PM
To the person that just deleted that post, I thought it was pretty funny.

lol, I didn't want to insult a certain demographic.  In case you haven't noticed, some people around here are kind of sensitive...
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Astro on May 29, 2007, 04:26:28 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 12, 2007, 10:18:26 PM
on topic: ugh, i've been terrible about losing weight so far this summer.

need to get myself on a diet, stat.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Astro on June 12, 2007, 10:28:24 PM
I got Buckle Up For Safety on a program.

He's cursing me as we speak.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on June 12, 2007, 10:53:47 PM
I was trying to gain weight up until a few weeks ago, and I did--about ten pounds.  How much is muscle I'm not sure.  Anyway, now I need to shed some of the fat, but it's tough because I've gotten used to eating more.   :-\

Discipline!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Astro on June 13, 2007, 09:12:34 AM
I got Buckle Up For Safety on a program.

He's cursing me as we speak.


::tries to fully extend biceps::

::realizes the futility::

::takes painkiller::

Dude, I told you to stretch!

Gengis, if you want me to write you a program (and I think you said something like that), you'll probably have to wait.  Writing up C's has taken me forever, and I'm still not done.  It's a lot of work, yo!  hahaha
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: John Blackthorne on June 13, 2007, 10:25:11 AM
I got Buckle Up For Safety on a program.

He's cursing me as we speak.


::tries to fully extend biceps::

::realizes the futility::

::takes painkiller::

Dude, I told you to stretch!


I stretched.  My legs and back are great.  Its just the pecs and bis that are sore.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Astro on June 13, 2007, 10:28:28 AM
I got Buckle Up For Safety on a program.

He's cursing me as we speak.


::tries to fully extend biceps::

::realizes the futility::

::takes painkiller::

Dude, I told you to stretch!


I stretched.  My legs and back are great.  Its just the pecs and bis that are sore.


Did I give you upper body stretches?  There are three really easy ones that you can do while you're killing time at home after workouts that should help quite a bit.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: jer on June 13, 2007, 12:35:15 PM
(And don't worry about stretches too much whenever you get to mine, I do yoga every day regardless.)

that's hot
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on June 15, 2007, 06:57:46 AM
mmmmmmmmmmm, extra bendy   ;D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on June 24, 2007, 01:44:30 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm, extra bendy ;D

blueb, you need a new tar...

(http://www.mts.net/~ysheane/steeves/images/oldman.gif)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: «ě» on June 24, 2007, 02:46:51 PM
 ???
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on June 25, 2007, 06:21:50 PM
haven't posted here in awhile but i must say law school is the BEST DIET EVER. i stressed alot, kept forgetting to eat. i just finished my first year 15 pounds lighter :)

too bad i looked like sh*t 90% of the year b/c i stopped wearing make up/really caring what i looked like (its hard to really care when u see the same 90 people every single day for hours and pretty much no one else) , but hey, now that i have a 9-5 and some time to relax im finally starting to work the weight loss (in addition to the fact now i have to be in a professional setting and meet with clients, it gives me an excuse to buy new clothes)

that is all
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on June 26, 2007, 05:03:26 PM
haven't posted here in awhile but i must say law school is the BEST DIET EVER. i stressed alot, kept forgetting to eat. i just finished my first year 15 pounds lighter :)

too bad i looked like sh*t 90% of the year b/c i stopped wearing make up/really caring what i looked like (its hard to really care when u see the same 90 people every single day for hours and pretty much no one else) , but hey, now that i have a 9-5 and some time to relax im finally starting to work the weight loss (in addition to the fact now i have to be in a professional setting and meet with clients, it gives me an excuse to buy new clothes)

that is all

that's funny most people say they gain weight in law school. I've been eating less too.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: h2xblive on June 26, 2007, 05:51:30 PM
haven't posted here in awhile but i must say law school is the BEST DIET EVER. i stressed alot, kept forgetting to eat. i just finished my first year 15 pounds lighter :)

too bad i looked like sh*t 90% of the year b/c i stopped wearing make up/really caring what i looked like (its hard to really care when u see the same 90 people every single day for hours and pretty much no one else) , but hey, now that i have a 9-5 and some time to relax im finally starting to work the weight loss (in addition to the fact now i have to be in a professional setting and meet with clients, it gives me an excuse to buy new clothes)

that is all

that's funny most people say they gain weight in law school. I've been eating less too.

I've only heard of people losing weight. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: John Blackthorne on June 26, 2007, 05:55:05 PM

I've only heard of people losing weight. 


I know lots of people who gained weight first year.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on June 26, 2007, 08:27:45 PM
i feel like you either gain or lose, depending on how you cope with stress. I happen to eat less when im stressed out, but i know plenty of people that eat more.  plus it depends on how you eat.  in law school you are constantly busy so you end up eating meals to go alot and snacking which can be fattening.  I dont really cook anyway so i didnt really notice a big difference..
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: dbgirl on June 26, 2007, 08:30:10 PM

I've only heard of people losing weight. 


I know lots of people who gained weight first year.

I can think of several people who've gained weight, I think gaining is more common than losing.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: h2xblive on June 26, 2007, 08:42:15 PM

I've only heard of people losing weight. 


I know lots of people who gained weight first year.

I can think of several people who've gained weight, I think gaining is more common than losing.

Bummer
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 26, 2007, 09:02:50 PM
I gained 10 lbs during finals alone.  I ate an entire pint of B&Js (chubby hubby, i think) while studying for admin.  I haven't done that since college!

Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on June 27, 2007, 07:40:54 AM

I've only heard of people losing weight. 


I know lots of people who gained weight first year.

I can think of several people who've gained weight, I think gaining is more common than losing.

Dammit.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jolie Was Here on June 27, 2007, 07:50:55 AM
I totally went soft during 1L.  I chalk it up to:

* Going from running about 40-50 miles/wk to running not at all
* Going from eating very healthily with lots of homecooked meals and fresh produce to, well, eating like a law student.
* There's always that brain tumor - it causes all kinds of weird hormone problems and tend to gain weight when under stress even when my eating and exercise habits don't change

Anyway, I'm vehemently anti-diet but I think that the book Intuitive Eating is wonderful for those who want to get their bodies back in balance. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: laur0212 on June 27, 2007, 07:53:16 AM
Since starting law school I've gained like 13 pounds.  Actually, I may be down to only having gained an aggregate of 8 or 9 but I'd really like to get the rest off again.  On the upside, however, gaining wait made me grow an ass for the first time in my life. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: John Blackthorne on June 27, 2007, 09:33:27 AM
Since starting law school I've gained like 13 pounds.  Actually, I may be down to only having gained an aggregate of 8 or 9 but I'd really like to get the rest off again.  On the upside, however, gaining wait made me grow an ass for the first time in my life. 

i fail to see a downside to this.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: GraphiteDirigible on June 27, 2007, 09:51:22 AM
Since starting law school I've gained like 13 pounds.  Actually, I may be down to only having gained an aggregate of 8 or 9 but I'd really like to get the rest off again.  On the upside, however, gaining wait made me grow an ass for the first time in my life. 

i fail to see a downside to this.

[Apparently] you wouldn't
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: fuwaf on June 27, 2007, 01:11:20 PM
I lost weight during 1L.  I win!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on June 27, 2007, 02:07:38 PM
im just pissed that im actively TRYING to diet these past few weeks and ive GAINED three pounds

i only want to lose 5 pounds (well now 8) is that too much to ask
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ->Soon on June 28, 2007, 06:03:08 AM
http://health.msn.com/dietfitness/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100164969&GT1=10109
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: . . . . . . on June 28, 2007, 06:56:25 AM
I do
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: laur0212 on June 29, 2007, 05:39:32 AM
Since starting law school I've gained like 13 pounds.  Actually, I may be down to only having gained an aggregate of 8 or 9 but I'd really like to get the rest off again.  On the upside, however, gaining wait made me grow an ass for the first time in my life. 

i fail to see a downside to this.

[Apparently] you wouldn't

It's not the ass I dislike, its the love handles.  If I could keep one and lose the other I'd be perfectly happy.  Perhaps I should start exercising.  Hmmm, now there's a thought.  Now I just have to get up the motivation.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Astro on June 29, 2007, 08:41:10 AM
If you exercise now and burn off those love handles, you're likely to keep the ass.  That should be good news.   :D


I just finished Day 2 of my new workout program.  I hurt.  A lot.  But it feels good.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: ladi on June 29, 2007, 08:46:45 AM
Yes, I would like to losing 10-12 lbs.  I've started at the gym and will start going about 3-4 times a week.  Then after about 2-3 weeks, it' be 5-6 times per week. I have also started watching what I eat and how much.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Astro on July 05, 2007, 09:45:56 AM
I found this today, and it's great advice.  Cheese, this is very pertinent to what I wrote up for you regarding diet.

http://healthandfitness.sympatico.msn.ca/Seize+the+Summer+Find+Your+Abs/Fitness/Articles/ContentPosting_MensHealth.aspx?isfa=1&newsitemid=2&feedname=RODALE-MENHEALTH&show=False&number=0&showbyline=True&subtitle=&detect=&abc=abc
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: mugatu on July 05, 2007, 09:50:14 AM
::loses abs::
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Astro on July 05, 2007, 09:50:54 AM
::loses abs::


 :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: pinkisthenewlawschool on July 06, 2007, 11:54:45 AM
 I recently found a great pilates class and I've been going twice a week for three weeks and I've already noticed a great improvement.

I'd been doing a ton of cardio and it wasn't doing a daaamn thing.The elliptical is the most depressing thing in the world. I seriously stare at every second that goes by and every calorie I burn. I guess running gets you in good shape, but it effs up the bones in my legs. I hate dieting too, it's so boring.

This would be easier if other people weren't trying to get hot in law school, then I could look better in comparison. I think I'm going to start sabotaging everyone's diet. EAT. CHEESE. NOW!
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on July 08, 2007, 01:31:47 AM
i officially hate dieting

that is all

im going to be one of those people that will ALWAYS their whole lives have to watch what they eat.  i was a fat kid. now i watch what i eat constantly just to maintain my weight. it blows

i hope everyone with fast metabolisms that are naturally skinny all get reallyf at when they reach middle age :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: «ě» on July 08, 2007, 03:47:45 AM
Be more active, then you can be more relaxed with dieting too. Worked for me at least, I was a fat kid too.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Jolie Was Here on July 08, 2007, 06:47:09 AM
Be more active, then you can be more relaxed with dieting too. Worked for me at least, I was a fat kid too.

Doesn't always work, tho.  I've run three marathons, I walk and bike everywhere, and I still have to watch what I eat very very carefully. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on July 08, 2007, 07:12:15 AM
Be more active, then you can be more relaxed with dieting too. Worked for me at least, I was a fat kid too.

Doesn't always work, tho. I've run three marathons, I walk and bike everywhere, and I still have to watch what I eat very very carefully.

All during law school? :D
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on July 08, 2007, 07:44:02 AM
im actuially pretty active.  currently, i dont have a gym membership for the summer but i walk 3 hours every day and use free weights.  im not fat at all right now (esp since i lost weight during IL) but its b/c i watch what i eat extremely carefully. 

in law school i didnt excercise very much cuz of time and once i started again i did lose more weight, so theres definitly truth to whatyou said.. regarless i wil still have to always watch what i eat.  mostly b/c i love food and have very little will power though. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: TwinkyBean on July 08, 2007, 07:47:51 AM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do!  I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(   
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: «ě» on July 08, 2007, 07:48:56 AM
Be more active, then you can be more relaxed with dieting too. Worked for me at least, I was a fat kid too.

Doesn't always work, tho.  I've run three marathons, I walk and bike everywhere, and I still have to watch what I eat very very carefully. 

That sucks :) Could be a female thing too, at least it seems to me guys have an easier time keeping their weight. Not that I actually know anything about it.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Hank Rearden on July 08, 2007, 10:21:48 AM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do!  I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(   

Go to the gym. 

Consider this your motivation. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: TwinkyBean on July 08, 2007, 07:08:36 PM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do!  I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(   

Go to the gym. 

Consider this your motivation. 

Thanks Hank.. I think I will. :) 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on July 08, 2007, 07:11:55 PM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do! I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(

Go to the gym.

Consider this your motivation.

Thanks Hank.. I think I will. :)

and no more twinkies.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: TwinkyBean on July 08, 2007, 08:07:01 PM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do! I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(

Go to the gym.

Consider this your motivation.

Thanks Hank.. I think I will. :)

and no more twinkies.

Eww.. not a problem. :)
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on July 08, 2007, 09:06:40 PM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do! I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(

Go to the gym.

Consider this your motivation.

Thanks Hank.. I think I will. :)

and no more twinkies.

Eww.. not a problem. :)

no more beans, either.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: TwinkyBean on July 08, 2007, 09:16:48 PM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do! I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(

Go to the gym.

Consider this your motivation.

Thanks Hank.. I think I will. :)

and no more twinkies.

Eww.. not a problem. :)

no more beans, either.

Are JELLYbeans okay?.. You know, post-workout?
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Elephant Lee on July 08, 2007, 09:19:53 PM
Beans are great for you. Practically a wonder-food.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: TwinkyBean on July 08, 2007, 09:24:58 PM
Beans are great for you. Practically a wonder-food.

Beans, beans
Are good for your heart.
The more you eat,
The more you........
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: John Blackthorne on July 08, 2007, 09:28:05 PM

fart.

somebody had to finish it. 
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: The Poster on July 08, 2007, 10:06:44 PM
I'm so jealous of you people who actually have the motivation to get up and workout. I'm thin, and don't need to lose weight, but I'd really like to get back into shape and toned up. --It's just the healthy thing to do! I *feel* like a fat ass for just not getting up and doing something!! ... I need motivation, because I don't have the fat thing there to do it for me!! :(

Go to the gym.

Consider this your motivation.

Thanks Hank.. I think I will. :)

and no more twinkies.

Eww.. not a problem. :)

no more beans, either.

Are JELLYbeans okay?.. You know, post-workout?

no.
Title: Re: Anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds?
Post by: Kittyl30 on July 09, 2007, 07:26:30 AM
im hunnngrryyyyyyyyyy </