Might be random as hell, but I can finally start wearing XL AA tees. For the last year or so, XXL was pretty tight, almost needed to always have a coat on or something, but now its loose like Jenna Jameson!

Lost 16 pds in the last 4 weeks, and feeling good!
  • Gianni

    congratulations man, that is great to hear.
  • DanielAndHisArt

    congrats man!
  • Adam Vaudin

    Sweet ! How'd you do it ?
  • treycook

    congrats and keep it up!
  • Mr.Stan Geek

    DanielAndHisArt said: congrats man!

    sounds like it's time to buy new t-shirts
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    Awesome man.
  • DCBeatty

    Sweet man. I wanna do the same thing. I wear XLs right now, and I was down to larges where they were super tight and showed off my nips more than I liked for a while, but I started gaining it back and my love handles got all prominent, so I'm back to XLs. I wanna go back though.
  • Matt Borchert

    Best way to fight negative energy is some good ol' exercise.

    Keep it up.
  • M5Froth

    Congrats!
  • VIHMIRU

    byskell said: keep it to 1-2 pds a week...any more and you're losing too much muscle

    its hard to tell sometimes though unless you measure your waist or have one of those body scan scales that can work out whats fat and whats muscle.

    if your exercising as well as eating healthy, you will lose weight by burning calories but at the same time your turning fat into muscle and muscle weighs considerably more than fat.

    took me quite a few months but i managed to lose 42 pounds, then put 14 back on from being ill, so trying to lose again!

    its a vicious cycle :) hehe.

    congrats on your weight loss, integral.
  • Integral

    adamvaudin said: Sweet ! How'd you do it ?

    Yea man, I have always been a pretty stocky, muscular dude, but moving in with my girlfriend and getting lazy added an easy 30 lbs. I didn't notice it until I saw some photos from our cabin and it showed me I need to get on it.

    Basically, I used the Live Strong Daily Plate website and helps track your calories and fat and all that.

    I am doing a KETO diet for lifting which is a way to deplete your body of carbs most of the week, and then you carb up 1 or 2 days a week on your heavy lifting days. So I take in no more then 1800 cals a day and try to burn at least 600 a day via cardio and lifting. So I bought a food scale, measure all my food, removed soda and beer(eek) and anytime I want a snack I try to eat a cup or two of mixed nuts, so at least I am getting protien. It feels good guys, thanks for the comment, now to buy some new tees!

    Here is a photo from this summer, first time I had real LOVEHANDLES...ick!



    Here is my lightest weight in collge, would love to be back at 190! I am 4th in the pic.
  • treycook

    byskell said: keep it to 1-2 pds a week...any more and you're losing too much muscle

    depends on your BMI
  • Integral

    treyinstereo said:
    byskell said: keep it to 1-2 pds a week...any more and you're losing too much muscle

    depends on your BMI

    Yea you'd be suprised how someone that has 100 lbs of extra weight can loose easy and kill that idea. Biggest loser has prooven that you can lose healthy amount of weight and keep muscle.
  • DanielAndHisArt

    Integral said:
    treyinstereo said:
    byskell said: keep it to 1-2 pds a week...any more and you're losing too much muscle

    depends on your BMI

    Yea you'd be suprised how someone that has 100 lbs of extra weight can loose easy and kill that idea. Biggest loser has prooven that you can lose healthy amount of weight and keep muscle.

    just keep it up man!

    also, make sure not to be like Jarod from Subway and start gaining it back. Saw this in the news a couple days ago, seems like he is slacking on the Sub sandwiches.

  • dobi

    biggest loser = favorite show.

    when i moved in w/ gf (now wifey) i ballooned up to 217 just because i ate like shit and didn't exercise. when we got married we took stuff a little more seriously, working out / hiking on a regular basis.

    i now float around 192 and run about 22 miles a week. losing weight is basically just sticking to a 2000 calorie diet / working out regularly. that is it. avoid fast food like the plague and don't eat after 7pm.
  • Integral

    Wow Dobi, I would of never thought your were ever 217 or even 190! It hard stick to it when your with someone. We had to make sure we both are on the same page health wise. It's hard to eat well when your girlfriend brings home a pizza or wants to stop at Mickey Dees, but I do cheat once in awhile, but I stil try to keep a cheat meal under 700-900 cals. Before a cheat meal might cost me 1500 cals easy.

    The 7pm thing is hard tho, baby steps baby steps lol. Cutting out regular soda I think helped a lot too.
    I appreciate all the kind words and tips, its an uphill battle but the journey is fun! (that sounded so gay lol)
  • dobi

    Integral said: Wow Dobi, I would of never thought your were ever 217 or even 190!

    190 is awesome for me, everybody thinks i weigh less but i have had huge legs my entire life. even when i was all state in track over 10 years ago i weighed like 183, so low 190's and i'm almost 30 years old ain't bad.
  • dobi

    i've found lately that trying to run on a treadmill at an 8 incline around 7mph is BRUTAL. i do it in 2 minute intervals and you burn like 30 calories a minute. after doing a few sets i feel like i am going to fall apart.
  • Integral

    dobi said:
    Integral said: Wow Dobi, I would of never thought your were ever 217 or even 190!

    190 is awesome for me, everybody thinks i weigh less but i have had huge legs my entire life. even when i was all state in track over 10 years ago i weighed like 183, so low 190's and i'm almost 30 years old ain't bad.

    Damn! Good job bro, I think 190 now with my muscle mass would be pretty small for me. The weight that made me scream was when I saw 242 pds, and I am only 5'10"! Once I knew I was gonna hit 250, I had to do something. Last time I checked it was about 227, I would like to see what I look like at 190. Hopefully I'll keep people posted. But the diet for the last 2 months or so has no changed to a lifesyle and feeling good. I want to get back into amateur bodybuilding so we will see. Bikini photos coming soon!
  • atomicchild

    waits for pics
  • VIHMIRU

    byskell said:
    VIHMIRU said:
    byskell said: keep it to 1-2 pds a week...any more and you're losing too much muscle

    your turning fat into muscle

    LOL

    replacing fat with muscle. haha. the difference a word makes! :)
  • Matt Borchert

    It's important to know your body type too when making goals or trying to figure out a plan of action.
    http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/bodytypeinformation.html

    some people will always be a bit bigger, and some will always be a bit smaller, such is life.
  • molasses4masses

    Yeah man, this is awesome! I started running in April of this year in an attempt to lose weight. I was up to 231 pounds (the heaviest I have ever been) and I was starting to feel it. All I did was run, cut my calorie intake, and run more. Before I ran a marathon last month, I weighed in at 197. So, just by running and watching what I ate, I lost 34 pounds in about 7 months. You can do it!
  • Benzoe88

    loose like jenna jameson loooooool thats classic lol
  • Integral

    molasses4masses said: Yeah man, this is awesome! I started running in April of this year in an attempt to lose weight. I was up to 231 pounds (the heaviest I have ever been) and I was starting to feel it. All I did was run, cut my calorie intake, and run more. Before I ran a marathon last month, I weighed in at 197. So, just by running and watching what I ate, I lost 34 pounds in about 7 months. You can do it!

    Thanks folks! I hate running, I would rather put the treadmill to a 6 or 7 and walk at a 4mph then run, I hate my lip and cheeks bouncing seriously!
    I actually signed up for an indoor half triathlon, in february. so hopefully I can get my average mile under 9 mins and I should be good to go!
  • molasses4masses

    Integral said:
    molasses4masses said: Yeah man, this is awesome! I started running in April of this year in an attempt to lose weight. I was up to 231 pounds (the heaviest I have ever been) and I was starting to feel it. All I did was run, cut my calorie intake, and run more. Before I ran a marathon last month, I weighed in at 197. So, just by running and watching what I ate, I lost 34 pounds in about 7 months. You can do it!

    Thanks folks! I hate running, I would rather put the treadmill to a 6 or 7 and walk at a 4mph then run, I hate my lip and cheeks bouncing seriously!
    I actually signed up for an indoor half triathlon, in february. so hopefully I can get my average mile under 9 mins and I should be good to go!

    I hated it until this spring. Now, I hate it when I have to walk instead of run. Also,you burn way more calories running than walking (I think it's 30% more). A step back in vanity now is worth it to look and feel better in the long run.
  • skullface

    excellence! that's something to be proud of
  • ExaltedByMark.

    skull with hair said: the secret...


    You're right about that SWH :)

    Dang so awesome dudes! I too just got down to an XL in AA from 2X in AA. Since I work from home now and have kids it's hard for me to get away for the Gym at times so all I did was do 2 non-carb meals and 1 healthy carb meals a day for the last month or so. Along with Tae-Bo in the morning mandatory and sometimes 2 a days in the evening.

    Coke Zero with dinner and switched sweet n low in my morning cup of joe.

    Definitely agree with Dobi about not eating after 7 and staying away from Fast food.

    *Good Eating Out Tip @ A Mexican Joint*
    - For all you mexican food lovers. Cheese dip w/jalapenos is very low in carbs just not with Chips. So just apply it to your Chicken Fajitas and instead of tortillas ask for Lettuce they use for lettuce wraps. Also exnay on the beans and rice. Eating fajitas alone with Lettuce will fill you faster and leave you satisfied longer ;)
  • collisiontheory

    Good job man! I wish I had the discipline to cut down. I've been telling myself to exercise for the last 3 years now. I was a 140 lbs. back in college, now I'm at 180. And I'm only 5'7" tall. It's getting worse now because the wife's preggy and all we do is eat! I would love to get in shape but don't know where to start.
  • Integral

    ExaltedByMark. said:
    skull with hair said: the secret...


    You're right about that SWH :)

    Dang so awesome dudes! I too just got down to an XL in AA from 2X in AA. Since I work from home now and have kids it's hard for me to get away for the Gym at times so all I did was do 2 non-carb meals and 1 healthy carb meals a day for the last month or so. Along with Tae-Bo in the morning mandatory and sometimes 2 a days in the evening.

    Coke Zero with dinner and switched sweet n low in my morning cup of joe.

    Definitely agree with Dobi about not eating after 7 and staying away from Fast food.

    *Good Eating Out Tip @ A Mexican Joint*
    - For all you mexican food lovers. Cheese dip w/jalapenos is very low in carbs just not with Chips. So just apply it to your Chicken Fajitas and instead of tortillas ask for Lettuce they use for lettuce wraps. Also exnay on the beans and rice. Eating fajitas alone with Lettuce will fill you faster and leave you satisfied longer ;)

    I wonder about the beans and rice, maybe its those beans but you can go to KFC and get a two piece dinner with two sides for under 400 cals, which is pretty good, but they recommend red beans and rice which is suprisingly one of the best things on their menu. I will definitely keep everyone posted, hopefully I will be around 200 lbs or so by early spring. Good luck everyone else as well with this battle of the bulge (thats what she said).
  • AverGrace

    Heres my weight loss in the past year!!

  • aleph13

    This is awesome to hear, Rashaun! Definitely post pics of the progress.

    I was up to 280 at one point, and made it back down to 240 for the last year and a half. While I felt comfortable at that weight (I'm 6' 1"), I just made the decision last month to lower it to 200. So far, so good - I'm at 234, with only Christmas dinner to stop me now. haha

    Only problem is, what the hell am I gonna do with 200+ t-shirts when I can fit an XL?
  • Integral

    Duh Aubrey! Give em too me! We will turn them inside out and print on the other side LOL.

    Thanks, I will show an updated pic soon, lost another 4-8 pds since the last post, feels good to see my collar bone again!
  • ChristianTW

    I'm 6'2". A few years ago, went from 230 to 180 by running, swimming and watching what I ate. No serious 'diet', just more fruits and veggies and less red meat. Biggest change for me was cutting back on beer.

    I'm back up to 185 now. Ideally I'd like to get down to 175. In addition to the running and swimming, I picked up cycling and yoga this year which has been incredible for me.

    Lastly, invest in a Vita-Mix! Never ate so many veggies until I got this thing! Vegetable soups ftw.

  • Integral

    Its funny when I do eat bad, my body lets me know now! before I felt so sluggish, now if I do cheat and grab some fried food or something, I get so full! I think cutting back on beer and soda helped me a lot, that's easy 110-160 calories for nothing. But I still drink a Blue Moon every...blue moon ha!
  • McCrayFish

    I really need to start utilizing my school's athletic center. Congrats on your progress though!
  • johnsaurus

    Integral said:
    ExaltedByMark. said:
    skull with hair said: the secret...


    You're right about that SWH :)

    Dang so awesome dudes! I too just got down to an XL in AA from 2X in AA. Since I work from home now and have kids it's hard for me to get away for the Gym at times so all I did was do 2 non-carb meals and 1 healthy carb meals a day for the last month or so. Along with Tae-Bo in the morning mandatory and sometimes 2 a days in the evening.

    Coke Zero with dinner and switched sweet n low in my morning cup of joe.

    Definitely agree with Dobi about not eating after 7 and staying away from Fast food.

    *Good Eating Out Tip @ A Mexican Joint*
    - For all you mexican food lovers. Cheese dip w/jalapenos is very low in carbs just not with Chips. So just apply it to your Chicken Fajitas and instead of tortillas ask for Lettuce they use for lettuce wraps. Also exnay on the beans and rice. Eating fajitas alone with Lettuce will fill you faster and leave you satisfied longer ;)

    I wonder about the beans and rice, maybe its those beans but you can go to KFC and get a two piece dinner with two sides for under 400 cals, which is pretty good, but they recommend red beans and rice which is suprisingly one of the best things on their menu. I will definitely keep everyone posted, hopefully I will be around 200 lbs or so by early spring. Good luck everyone else as well with this battle of the bulge (thats what she said).

    rice doesnt work! i think it works lol cuz i'm skinny and need to get muscles.

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