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Only 75 pounds

I'm going to lose 75 pounds by August or kill myself trying. That will put me at a nice comfortable 200. I'm not the heaviest I've ever been but heavy enough it's making my back hurt. Time to find a rowing machine.

W

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green_noise
Apr. 18th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
you can do it, mark.

it's hard, especially through winter to keep in good shape, but it's really important. i've got a goal to take off about 20 myself, by the time i leave for my vacation at the end of june. we'll see how it goes.
wander
Apr. 18th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
I've done it once before. In 1993 I lost 120 pounds in about 6 months. Gave up drinking beer and did sit ups and the rowing machine for about an hour each day. I don't have beer to give up now as I rarely drink it but I could give up string cheese I guess.

Thanks!

W
blurofego
Apr. 18th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Find a copy of the Abs Diet. It gives quick and easy tips, designed for men. My Lover lost 60 lbs on it.
**Go, you!
wander
Apr. 18th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
My only problem with diets is I need to find an eating plan I'll stick to for good because if not, I'll just put the weight back on over time which is what happened last time. I was 320 and went down to 200. It took 14 years but I'm back up to 275 and holding steady. But I'll definitely check out the Abs diet and see what it has to offer.

Thanks!

W
blurofego
Apr. 18th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
No eating plan, just a few food changes. (Or he could not have done it either.)
wander
Apr. 18th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
I just bought the book. Thanks for the tip!

Wander
ryl
Apr. 19th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
I need to lose about 25-50 lbs. Time to start walking the dog and doing the abs yoga.

We can do eet!
wander
Apr. 19th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Yes we can my friend.

W
beautyofgrey
Apr. 19th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Can you lose some of mine, too?

wander
Apr. 19th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
What parts do you want to lose?

W
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wander
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
I don't hate cardio. I just can't think of where in my life I could fit time to join a gym to have access to those kinds of machines. A rowing machine is something I can do at home and augment with walking and riding my bike. Right now, any sort of regular exercise would be better than what I'm getting. I do lots of walking and climbing at the farm in addition to heavy lifting but it's not regular enough. The problems with my back stem from carrying too much belly fat so I don't think the rowing motion will hurt me too much. In 1993 when I lost 120 pounds in a year it was giving up beer, BBQ and sweet tea and spending an hour on a rowing machine each day that did it for me. Someone her suggested the Abs Diet so I bought the book and I'm going to check it out and see if the eating plan is 1) Healthy and 2) Something I could stick with for a while.

I plan to take rather embarrassing before pictures and then update my progress along the way.

W
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wander
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I've been off track for too long. Comfortable relationships will do that to/for you as well as jobs sitting behind a computer all day. I don't eat BBQ, drink sweet tea or beer much anymore. But I have replaced those with other things like string cheese. MY Dad has Type 2 diabetes and he had much my same shape when he was my age. Mom has always had heart issues. So I know what I'm in for if I don't change. May still happen even if I do, but I'll feel better. Sleep is another thing I need to work on as I have a habit of working late and then staying up late, often falling asleep on the couch. Plus I need to hydrate much better. I often forget to drink enough liquid during the day. I rarely drink soda, gave up caffeine years ago so those are not problems for me. I really need to develop better eating habits. The year before moving to the Chicago area, I was drinking protein smoothies for breakfast, eating 6 small meals a day and walking a couple miles each morning and the weight was coming off. A new job and a new schedule have put a crimp in that.

W
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