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Title: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 01:15:54 PM
How many of us are fat? 

I'm not going on a diet.  fudge that.  But I am going to try and lose some pounds, exercise, and eat healthier.

Anyone else up for it? 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 01:21:34 PM
I'm ready.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 01:29:47 PM
That's one in. 

What other fat ass old men are hanging out around here? 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 18, 2012, 01:59:06 PM
Seriously though THS, I try and do this every day. I look at it more as a lifestyle than a diet. I think the idea of a timelined diet is what traps a lot of folks. If people just made eating decent (bad things in moderation) and exercising regularly a common occurence, they wouldn't have to worry about a diet. I think your train of thought in on the right track.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 02:00:48 PM
Did you say diet?  I thought you said die.  Nevermind.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:06:29 PM
I exercise and eat halfway healthy so I can partake in adult beverages, smoke cigars and not feel so bad about it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 02:07:00 PM
I'm going the Alton Brown route.

Quote
List 1: Foods to Eat Daily

Dark leafy greens
Nuts
Carrots
Green tea
Whole grains
Fruits

Quote
List 2: Foods to Eat Three Times a Week

Yogurt
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Sweet potato
Avocado
Oily fish

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List 3: Foods to Eat Once a Week

Red meat
White starch
Desserts
Alcohol Unfortunately, this will be one day a week that I can't control my actions and send pipe bombs to nurseries across the country.

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List 4: Foods to Never Eat / Foods to Avoid at All Times

Soda
Processed meals
Canned soups
“Diet” anything
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 02:14:11 PM
So far today I've had:

Breakfast:

Smoothie:

½ cup of fruit (strawberries and blueberries)
¾ cup of vanilla greek yogurt          
1 tbsp of almond butter            
½ cup of cranberry juice         
½ cup of oatmeal

Lunch:

Spinach (2 cups) with four chick fil a chicken strips and honey mustard (1 tablespoon) dressing. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 02:16:39 PM
Honestly, I started working out hard again back in December.  Went the route of the low carb diet with little to no sugar, and nothing but a cup of coffee in the morning, and water the rest of the day.

Down 31 pounds so far, but I am stuck now.  I need a kick start again to get the last 10 or so pounds off.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 02:19:44 PM
I've heard that breakfast is essential to keeping your metabolism up.  Maybe that's what is causing you to plateau. 

My main issue is sugar.  I eat dessert two times a day.  I'll often grab a piece of candy - or two or three - from the office multiple times a day. 

I really don't have a lot of weight to lose.  I'm 5'7 170 pounds.  I'm much more interested in feeling better and being in shape. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:22:14 PM
Quote
List 4: Foods to Never Eat / Foods to Avoid at All Times

Soda
Processed meals
Canned soups
“Diet” anything

Shame.  I was just thinking that a bowl of Progresso Chicken Noodle that I have in my office would have been a lot healthier than the "Spicy Thai Beef and Egg Fried Rice" that I am gobbling up.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 02:24:43 PM
Shame.  I was just thinking that a bowl of Progresso Chicken Noodle that I have in my office would have been a lot healthier than the "Spicy Thai Beef and Egg Fried Rice" that I am gobbling up.

High sodium.  A lot of processed ingredients.  Canned soup is pretty awful for you especially if you aren't watching what you eat the other parts of the day.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 02:27:22 PM
I eat a high protein breakfast of eggs, cheese and meat for breakfast most days.  My biggest problem is snacking at night, still. 

I have somewhat gotten over my desire for sweets...might have some ice cream once or twice a month.

Keep sugar-free gum in my desk to curb any afternoon cravings, and that has really helped.

My biggest problem is snacking at night.


At 170, you really shouldn't be losing any weight...just toning.  I am at 210 now, so I know I at least need to lose 10-15 more to be where the AMA says I should be.
 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:28:22 PM
High sodium.  A lot of processed ingredients.  Canned soup is pretty awful for you especially if you aren't watching what you eat the other parts of the day.

Hmm, helped me lose a lot of weight and my blood pressure came down when eating a lot of canned soups.   Pretty much anything out of a can is high in sodium and has a lot of preservatives in them.  Should only buy fresh veggies or grow your own. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 02:31:05 PM
I eat a high protein breakfast of eggs, cheese and meat for breakfast most days.  My biggest problem is snacking at night, still. 

I have somewhat gotten over my desire for sweets...might have some ice cream once or twice a month.

Keep sugar-free gum in my desk to curb any afternoon cravings, and that has really helped.

My biggest problem is snacking at night.


At 170, you really shouldn't be losing any weight...just toning.  I am at 210 now, so I know I at least need to lose 10-15 more to be where the AMA says I should be.

Don't forget I'm vertically challenged.

I should probably be around 155.  That's my goal weight.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 02:32:15 PM
Don't forget I'm vertically challenged.

I should probably be around 155.  That's my goal weight.

I am 5'10, and they say I should be at 184.  I say 199.  fudge them.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Shug Dye on May 18, 2012, 02:33:03 PM


I have somewhat gotten over my desire for sweets...

She's gonna be devastated.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 02:39:24 PM
Seriously though THS, I try and do this every day. I look at it more as a lifestyle than a diet. I think the idea of a timelined diet is what traps a lot of folks. If people just made eating decent (bad things in moderation) and exercising regularly a common occurence, they wouldn't have to worry about a diet. I think your train of thought in on the right track.

This is true.  I've been on the diet rollercoaster all my life.  Diet, lose, gain it back.  I was in decent shape in HS playing sports.  In college, I gained, but wasn't just horridly overweight.  In my 30s I got that way, and went on a diet and workout binge.  Got in great shape...lasted a few years, then stopped for whatever reason, gained it back, plus some, then lost, then gained.  I know this.  All the diets, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, whatever...it's as simple as this.  Calories in vs Calories out.  Now, I do believe it's harder for some than others, and some people gain weight easier than others.  My dad ate whatever the fudge he wanted to, and at 6-2 never got over 195 at his highest.  Where some folks will gain 5-10 pounds in 6 months to a year of "letting themselves go" I will gain 35-50. 

I have an app on my phone.  It's a calorie counter, and journal.  It's synced with the website.  The rule is I can eat any damn thing I please, but I have to count it.  The app and website have thousands of foods already cataloged, and I can also bar code scan in things I buy at the grocery store.  If I got to McDonalds, the calories and fat, etc, are all in the app, I just put it in the meal where I ate it, and it keeps up.  I stop at 2250 calories per day. The trick is, in order to be able to eat three decent meals, I have to make wiser choices.  I don't do McDonald's, I bring a Lean Cuisine for lunch.  It requires 2 things, diligence and honesty with yourself.  I always have my phone with me, so the only excuse I have for not keeping up is a refusal to be honest with myself.

I started April 1.  I'm down 26 pounds.  And that is with ZERO exercise.  I'm starting that next. 

When I have a legit crave, I eat.  When I go to a function, I eat.  What I don't do is go crazy, and I keep up with what I ate.  If I don't have the exact thing in the app, I make a good faith estimate.  The other day I was craving a BLT sammich.  I asked them to bring the mayo on the side.  I deconstructed the sammich to see how much bacon was on there, then applied a measured amount of mayo, and then put the whole thing in for my lunch.  I got crinkle cut fries too.  The app didn't have that specifically.   It lets you add items to the database yourself.  So, I looked up Milo's nutrition for small fries, and added that.  I saved the meal to "my saved meals" because I crave that sometimes.  670 calorie lunch.  I just have to adjust the rest of the day around it.   Most days are like today.  Light wheat bread and 2% Kraft single for a 85 calorie breakfast, and a 280 calorie Lean Cuisine for lunch.  I find that when I get a craving, if I really think about it, I'll decide that I don't really want something that fattening and that calorie expensive right now.  But, if I do, I get it, and I count it. 

My weakness is at night.  I eat a decent sized dinner, and it's snacking at night that is my big deal.  I just have better choices.  Sliced apple, Pringles Light Chips, low fat Kraft Singles, Light Wheat Bread, a home made veggie soup that is about 30 calories per cup sized serving. 

I keep an Auburn insulated cup on my desk at work, and my secretary brings lemons.  She cuts them up, and periodically brings me a wedge to remind me to refill my water and drink it. 

Bottom line is: A. Make it a lifestyle, B. Be honest with yourself C. Establish better habits.  D. When you have a bad day, don't say "fudge it I blew my diet" simply continue on with your newly established good habits.   

I will lie to myself if I don't hold myself accountable with the app and keeping up. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:41:55 PM
My weakness is at night. 

Funny, mine too.  I call it bourbon and pussy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on May 18, 2012, 02:42:48 PM
Funny, mine too.  I call it bourbon and pussy.

If one of those is causing weight gain I don't think you're eating it right.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 02:44:21 PM
She's gonna be devastated.

She left us though.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:45:00 PM
She's gonna be devastated.

She shouldn't have been so fickle.   :p
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 02:46:17 PM
I keep an Auburn insulated cup on my desk at work, and my secretary brings lemons.  She cuts them up, and periodically brings me a wedge to remind me to refill my water and drink it. 

Bottom line is: A. Make it a lifestyle, B. Be honest with yourself C. Establish better habits.  D. When you have a bad day, don't say "fudge it I blew my diet" simply continue on with your newly established good habits.   

I will lie to myself if I don't hold myself accountable with the app and keeping up.

You forgot E. Have a secretary that brings you things. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:47:35 PM
If one of those is causing weight gain I don't think you're eating it right.

It's the one you drink and not eat that is causing the weight gain.    :sad:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 02:48:20 PM
As gay as it sounds to most men, counting calories appears to work, at least for me.  And I'd daresay that it should work for everyone, so long as you do it right.  Afterall, it is the calories contained within an item that, if not burned off, will result in fat cells being deposited into your body...not sodium, carbohydrates, etc.  Obviously a truly healthy diet will include limitations on those other ingredients, but when talking strictly about weight loss, it appears to be calories with which you should be most concerned.

It's a pain in the ass at first, but eventually you've got an idea of the calorie count on most food items that you eat without having to look at labels or search on the internet.  This is especially the case if you keep track of it with Excel, as you'll have documented the total calories in food items and/or meals that you've previously eaten.

As with any diet that restricts the amount and/or types of foods that you eat, you do have to worry about the plateau.  Your body will adjust its metabolism accordingly as you begin to consistently take in less calories per day, and thus will attempt to slow your metabolism in order to burn fewer calories if you are consistently taking in fewer calories.

What I've found helpful in avoiding that plateau while calorie counting is not to shoot for the exact same calorie count each day.  What I've found works best is setting up an Excel spreadsheet that takes into account your overall average of calories consumed since beginning your diet, as well as an average for the past five days.  This insures that you are, on average, ingesting fewer calories than you burn.  This allows you to fluctuate from day to day in regard to how many calories you eat, thereby preventing your body from adjusting to a consistent caloric intake of X, yet at the same time maintain an overall average caloric intake which will result in a calorie deficit.

I've been doing this for three months so far and have lost 17 pounds.  As JR has also experienced, I've done this with no exercise thus far.  I hit a plateau about halfway through, which probably slowed down my loss until I figured out how to overcome the plateau via the daily fluctuations in caloric intake.  I've dropped about three pounds in the last week since recently figuring out how to get out of that plateau that lasted for a month.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 02:48:30 PM
You forgot E. Have a secretary that brings you things.

Don't some of those little fudgeers you teach need a task?  Wait, you're married aren't you?  You have a live in secretary. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Shug Dye on May 18, 2012, 02:51:28 PM
Funny, mine too.  I call it bourbon and pussy.

 :jaw: I don't blush very often but that one caught me off guard from you. I got the giggles.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 02:52:17 PM
Speaking of counting calories -
 
My breakfast had 500 calories, and my lunch had about 500 as well.

1000 ain't too bad for almost being done with eating for the day.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 02:54:02 PM
For those who ARE going to work out, let me hear your exercise routine.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 02:54:21 PM
As gay as it sounds to most men, counting calories appears to work, at least for me.  And I'd daresay that it should work for everyone, so long as you do it right.  Afterall, it is the calories contained within an item that, if not burned off, will result in fat cells being deposited into your body...not sodium, carbohydrates, etc.  Obviously a truly healthy diet will include limitations on those other ingredients, but when talking strictly about weight loss, it appears to be calories with which you should be most concerned.

It's a pain in the ass at first, but eventually you've got an idea of the calorie count on most food items that you eat without having to look at labels or search on the internet.  This is especially the case if you keep track of it with Excel, as you'll have documented the total calories in food items and/or meals that you've previously eaten.

As with any diet that restricts the amount and/or types of foods that you eat, you do have to worry about the plateau.  Your body will adjust its metabolism accordingly as you begin to consistently take in less calories per day, and thus will attempt to slow your metabolism in order to burn fewer calories if you are consistently taking in fewer calories.

What I've found helpful in avoiding that plateau while calorie counting is not to shoot for the exact same calorie count each day.  What I've found works best is setting up an Excel spreadsheet that takes into account your overall average of calories consumed since beginning your diet, as well as an average for the past five days.  This insures that you are, on average, ingesting fewer calories than you burn.  This allows you to fluctuate from day to day in regard to how many calories you eat, thereby preventing your body from adjusting to a consistent caloric intake of X, yet at the same time maintain an overall average caloric intake which will result in a calorie deficit.

I've been doing this for three months so far and have lost 17 pounds.  As JR has also experienced, I've done this with no exercise thus far.  I hit a plateau about halfway through, which probably slowed down my loss until I figured out how to overcome the plateau via the daily fluctuations in caloric intake.  I've dropped about three pounds in the last week since recently figuring out how to get out of that plateau that lasted for a month.

The way I've discovered to break the plateau, is to eat a little more for a day.  Use that plateau to give in to a craving or 2, and jumpstart your metabolism. 

Here is the site I use, that has a compatable smart phone app: http://fatsecret.com/

This one is probably a little better, but I'd already gotten used to the one above when I found this one: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Both are free, there's no trying to sell you anything either by a barrage of emails.  Both have compatible synced phone apps.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:54:55 PM
:jaw: I don't blush very often but that one caught me off guard from you. I got the giggles.

I'm not what I appear to be, new kid.  Sometimes I will surprise you.   ;)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 18, 2012, 02:55:09 PM
This is true.  I've been on the diet rollercoaster all my life.  Diet, lose, gain it back.  I was in decent shape in HS playing sports.  In college, I gained, but wasn't just horridly overweight.  In my 30s I got that way, and went on a diet and workout binge.  Got in great shape...lasted a few years, then stopped for whatever reason, gained it back, plus some, then lost, then gained.  I know this.  All the diets, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, whatever...it's as simple as this.  Calories in vs Calories out.  Now, I do believe it's harder for some than others, and some people gain weight easier than others.  My dad ate whatever the fudge he wanted to, and at 6-2 never got over 195 at his highest.  Where some folks will gain 5-10 pounds in 6 months to a year of "letting themselves go" I will gain 35-50. 

I have an app on my phone.  It's a calorie counter, and journal.  It's synced with the website.  The rule is I can eat any damn thing I please, but I have to count it.  The app and website have thousands of foods already cataloged, and I can also bar code scan in things I buy at the grocery store.  If I got to McDonalds, the calories and fat, etc, are all in the app, I just put it in the meal where I ate it, and it keeps up.  I stop at 2250 calories per day. The trick is, in order to be able to eat three decent meals, I have to make wiser choices.  I don't do McDonald's, I bring a Lean Cuisine for lunch.  It requires 2 things, diligence and honesty with yourself.  I always have my phone with me, so the only excuse I have for not keeping up is a refusal to be honest with myself.

I started April 1.  I'm down 26 pounds.  And that is with ZERO exercise.  I'm starting that next. 

When I have a legit crave, I eat.  When I go to a function, I eat.  What I don't do is go crazy, and I keep up with what I ate.  If I don't have the exact thing in the app, I make a good faith estimate.  The other day I was craving a BLT sammich.  I asked them to bring the mayo on the side.  I deconstructed the sammich to see how much bacon was on there, then applied a measured amount of mayo, and then put the whole thing in for my lunch.  I got crinkle cut fries too.  The app didn't have that specifically.   It lets you add items to the database yourself.  So, I looked up Milo's nutrition for small fries, and added that.  I saved the meal to "my saved meals" because I crave that sometimes.  670 calorie lunch.  I just have to adjust the rest of the day around it.   Most days are like today.  Light wheat bread and 2% Kraft single for a 85 calorie breakfast, and a 280 calorie Lean Cuisine for lunch.  I find that when I get a craving, if I really think about it, I'll decide that I don't really want something that fattening and that calorie expensive right now.  But, if I do, I get it, and I count it. 

My weakness is at night.  I eat a decent sized dinner, and it's snacking at night that is my big deal.  I just have better choices.  Sliced apple, Pringles Light Chips, low fat Kraft Singles, Light Wheat Bread, a home made veggie soup that is about 30 calories per cup sized serving. 

I keep an Auburn insulated cup on my desk at work, and my secretary brings lemons.  She cuts them up, and periodically brings me a wedge to remind me to refill my water and drink it. 

Bottom line is: A. Make it a lifestyle, B. Be honest with yourself C. Establish better habits.  D. When you have a bad day, don't say "fudge it I blew my diet" simply continue on with your newly established good habits.   

I will lie to myself if I don't hold myself accountable with the app and keeping up.
Good points.

To what THS was saying earlier, any condensed soup will be loaded with sodium. Sodium is the silent killer that leads to high blood pressure. Its hidden in most foods.

Also, another thing to watch is High Fructose Corn Syrup. Since it isn't a natural sugar our bodies were built to process, the pancreas doesn't recognize it and adjust our insulin levels appropriately which gives us that "weve had enough" feeling. Another is hydrogenated oil. Besides Red meat, this is probably the biggest cause of heart disease. Its a processed fat. And is the worst kind.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 02:56:39 PM
Also, another thing to watch is High Fructose Corn Syrup.

^^^This^^^

That is the single worst thing you can put in your body, food wise.  And yet, we all willingly gobble it up all the time.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:56:53 PM
For those who ARE going to work out, let me hear your exercise routine.

P90X.  shoot is for real and it works.  235 down to 205 60 days into it.  Do the lean program.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 02:59:35 PM
To what THS was saying earlier, any condensed soup will be loaded with sodium. Sodium is the silent killer that leads to high blood pressure. Its hidden in most foods.

I was seriously eating three or so cans of Progresso a week and my blood pressure went from the 145/90, 155/100'ish range to a normal 120-125/80-85 range.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 18, 2012, 03:02:02 PM
For those who ARE going to work out, let me hear your exercise routine.

I run 40-50 miles a week. That's my workout. I haven't touched a weight in over a year. I also run anywhere from 10-15 5k/10k races per year which keeps me going during the week knowing I have to stay in good shape. I'll do the occasional half marathon or triathlon maybe once or twice a year.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 03:03:03 PM
Speaking of counting calories -
 
My breakfast had 500 calories, and my lunch had about 500 as well.

1000 ain't too bad for almost being done with eating for the day.

Not at all.  There are a lot of factors which affect the number of calories that your body will burn throughout a normal work day without any significant physical activity, but for adult males it's usually between 2,100 - 2,500 calories.

There are 3,500 calories in each pound of fat, so if you end each day with a calorie deficit of 700, you should be losing a pound every five days.

Although the amount of calories that any person's body will burn is dependent upon a variety of factors, you can calculate your average number of calories burned in a day by keeping up with your daily caloric intake and daily weight.

If, for instance, you have lost a total of 10 pounds for the past month (or an average of 0.3 pounds a day), then you know that you have had an average daily calorie deficit of approximately 1,100.  If your average daily caloric intake that you've kept up with is 1,400, then you know that your body tends to burn 2,500 calories each day.

This will not only help you in figuring out how much you need to eat in order to lose weight, but will help you keep it off by knowing how much you need to eat in order to not have a calorie surplus.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 03:03:50 PM
Speaking of counting calories -
 
My breakfast had 500 calories, and my lunch had about 500 as well.

1000 ain't too bad for almost being done with eating for the day.

A lot depends on your activity level, age, current wt. etc.  Most men can lose wt at between 1750-2250 per day.  You're probably on the lower end.  You can eat more if you exercise of course.  If you want to lose faster, take in 1500 a day net.  Those numbers are for sedentary or lightly active (desk job with no other exercise) people.  It takes a net deficit of 3500 calories to lose one pound.  And no matter how you do it, it's calories in vs calories out.  My loss is slowing, so I either need to add the exercise or gear down to 2000 calories a day.  I like to eat, so I'm going to hit the treadmill.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 03:05:14 PM
I run 40-50 miles a week. That's my workout. I haven't touched a weight in over a year. I also run anywhere from 10-15 5k/10k races per year which keeps me going during the week knowing I have to stay in good shape. I'll do the occasional half marathon or triathlon maybe once or twice a year.

fudgeing show off! 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 18, 2012, 03:06:28 PM
I was seriously eating three or so cans of Progresso a week and my blood pressure went from the 145/90, 155/100'ish range to a normal 120-125/80-85 range.

My guess is the high sodium in the soup was probably offset by the weight youve lost and the soup, although high in salt, was probably still better for you than what it replaced in your diet (burgers, pizza, processed foods, etc).

^^^This^^^
That is the single worst thing you can put in your body, food wise.  And yet, we all willingly gobble it up all the time.

It used in almost every food that requires sugar. Soft drinks and BBQ sauces are the big 2 that almost use HFCS exclusively. You can find a soft drink with real sugar and no preservatives (Sierra Mist is one of them) as well as BBQ sauce, but you really have to label read and search hard.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 03:07:27 PM
I run 40-50 miles a week. That's my workout. I haven't touched a weight in over a year. I also run anywhere from 10-15 5k/10k races per year which keeps me going during the week knowing I have to stay in good shape. I'll do the occasional half marathon or triathlon maybe once or twice a year.

 :jaw:

You know that you are born with a predetermined amount of heartbeats and you are just using them up with all that running, right? 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Ogre on May 18, 2012, 03:09:55 PM
I dropped 45 lbs in about 4 months last year (from 210 to 165) and have been able to keep it off for a year now.  Basically the secret has already been revealed a couple of times in this thread - burn more calories than you consume. 

I had a very strong advantage from the start because I quit drinking alcohol, and as a lot of you can attest, I was a heavy drinker.  By removing literally thousands of calories from my diet from the lack of alcohol, and then only taking in between 1600-1800 calories a day, I was able to drop the weight rather easily.  I also started running.  Got up to 6 miles a day and then tweaked my knee last June.  Now I can only run about a mile before the knee gives out, so I've gone to doing a simple push-up/sit-up/crunch routine that I can do anywhere (since I travel a lot with work).  Eventually I will have to get the knee seen about but it's something I keep putting off.

I found that my metabolism kicked into a higher gear and has pretty much stayed there.  There have been some weeks where I have eaten horribly and not exercised and I've not gotten over 172 lbs.  Then I take a day or two and get back on the routine and it falls right back off. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 18, 2012, 03:10:26 PM
A lot depends on your activity level, age, current wt. etc.  Most men can lose wt at between 1750-2250 per day.  You're probably on the lower end.  You can eat more if you exercise of course.  If you want to lose faster, take in 1500 a day net.  Those numbers are for sedentary or lightly active (desk job with no other exercise) people.  It takes a net deficit of 3500 calories to lose one pound.  And no matter how you do it, it's calories in vs calories out.  My loss is slowing, so I either need to add the exercise or gear down to 2000 calories a day.  I like to eat, so I'm going to hit the treadmill.   

Wow, popular topic THS.

Remember too guys, not all calories are equal and burn off equal. THS posted a great guide on page one on what to eat and how often to eat it. That is a great guide and spot on. Let me add to that too, darker fruits are usually better. It is sort of related back to the alcohol thread with the antioxidants and polyphenols that exist in grapes (even more in Muscadines). Acai, Pomegranate, Mangos, Kiwis, Grapes, Muscadines - all fantastic nutritionally with simple fruit sugars that your body will break down easily.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 18, 2012, 03:13:00 PM
:jaw:

You know that you are born with a predetermined amount of heartbeats and you are just using them up with all that running, right?
HA!

The good thing is that at rest, my heart rate is about 47-55 beats per minute. My dr said that was a good indicator that I had an efficient pumper. I am heading to the Dr next week for annual check up and bloodwork so we'll see if the ticker is still "efficient".
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 03:16:49 PM
P90X.  shoot is for real and it works.  235 down to 205 60 days into it.  Do the lean program.

I have been debating about that for a few weeks now.  Kind of torn between that and Insanity though.  60 days of killing myself > than 90 in my book.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 18, 2012, 03:21:25 PM
I dropped 45 lbs in about 4 months last year (from 210 to 165) and have been able to keep it off for a year now.  Basically the secret has already been revealed a couple of times in this thread - burn more calories than you consume. 

I had a very strong advantage from the start because I quit drinking alcohol, and as a lot of you can attest, I was a heavy drinker.  By removing literally thousands of calories from my diet from the lack of alcohol, and then only taking in between 1600-1800 calories a day, I was able to drop the weight rather easily.  I also started running.  Got up to 6 miles a day and then tweaked my knee last June.  Now I can only run about a mile before the knee gives out, so I've gone to doing a simple push-up/sit-up/crunch routine that I can do anywhere (since I travel a lot with work).  Eventually I will have to get the knee seen about but it's something I keep putting off.

I found that my metabolism kicked into a higher gear and has pretty much stayed there.  There have been some weeks where I have eaten horribly and not exercised and I've not gotten over 172 lbs.  Then I take a day or two and get back on the routine and it falls right back off.

Good to hear man. Part of the key to staying there is getting ahead of the 8 ball.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 03:25:37 PM
The way I've discovered to break the plateau, is to eat a little more for a day.  Use that plateau to give in to a craving or 2, and jumpstart your metabolism. 

Here is the site I use, that has a compatable smart phone app: http://fatsecret.com/

This one is probably a little better, but I'd already gotten used to the one above when I found this one: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Both are free, there's no trying to sell you anything either by a barrage of emails.  Both have compatible synced phone apps.

I've seen people use those apps, and they are very convenient.  The nerd in me, however, likes to keep up with that sort of stuff in Excel so that I can add and remove functions, categories, etc.  For instance, I've added a chart which shows my average weight for the previous five days.  The reason for doing so was because of weight fluctuations that occur from day to day, mostly due to water retention or lack thereof.

For instance, even though I haven't actually burned 7,000 calories since yesterday, my weight today is 2 pounds lower than what it was yesterday.  In order to account for these fluctuations and to see exactly what it is that I am losing on average, I take into account my five day averages so as to see the overall loss trend more easily without seeing a variety of fluctuations.

There may be an app that does something like this, but I just like the ability to control how I organize my data with Excel.  Again, it's the nerd in me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2012, 03:31:55 PM
I'm sexy and I know it.  I work out.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 03:33:29 PM
I have been debating about that for a few weeks now.  Kind of torn between that and Insanity though.  60 days of killing myself > than 90 in my book.

I see the advantages to both.  One you have to have equipment, the other you don't.  I am a believer in HIT training to lose weight.  I like on P90X how he gets your heart rate up to start with, gets it in that fat burning zone and then kicks it in overdrive to finish off with.  I have talked to a couple of people who have done both and they have said that it's going to give you pretty much the same results.  The thing that got me with P90X was that a couple of them were actually fun.  Kenpo, and Cardio were actually enjoyable.  Plyo was teh suxor!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 03:33:56 PM
I'm sexy and I know it.  I work out.

I'm sexy and I know it.  I don't need to work out.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 03:34:41 PM
I'm sexy and I know it.  I work out.

I know.  My brother in law has these pictures...oh wait.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 03:41:14 PM
I know.  My brother in law has these pictures...oh wait.

 :muttley:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2012, 03:44:50 PM
:muttley:

What are you laughing at, Bourbon boy?

And for your information, he does have a few still shots.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 03:48:33 PM
What are you laughing at, Bourbon boy?

And for your information, he does have a few still shots.

Post them or you're ly......wait, I mean you sick bastard! 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 03:52:32 PM
What are you laughing at, Bourbon boy?

And for your information, he does have a few still shots.

The painting was a gift, Snags.  I'm keeping it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 03:54:47 PM
Remember too guys, not all calories are equal and burn off equal.

True, but those that don't burn equally actually burn quicker.  At least, that's what I've always heard, and this is why:

Your body must expend energy in order to store calories as fat.  Expending energy will burn calories, even though it's a small amount.  So, even by simply eating more you are causing your body to burn more calories.  That's my understanding as to why your metabolism increases with the more you eat.  Ultimately, it's not going to burn enough to counteract the increase in ingested calories, but it does take energy to convert and store calories as fat.

The amount of energy it takes to store calories as fat depends upon where the calories came from.

If you have excess calories from fat, your body doesn't have to do much in order to store those extra calories as fat.  My recollection is that 2-3% of the ingested calories from fat are expended during the conversion and storage of the excess calories as fat.  So, if you ingest 100 excess calories from fat, then 97-98 calories will be stored as fat, and 2-3 calories will be burned in the process of converting those calories for "storage."

On the other hand, if you have excess calories from carbohydrates, your body has a lot more to do in order to convert and store that as fat.  Calories from carbohydrates have to be processed by the body in order to be changed into a triglyceride, and this uses up around 25% of the ingested calories.  So, if you ingest 100 excess calories from carbohydrates, then about 75 calories will be stored as fat, and 25 calories will be burned in the process of converting the calories into triglycerides, and then readying those triglycerides for "storage."

The same goes for calories in alcohol and proteins:  the amount of energy required to convert those calories into storable fat is greater than the amount of energy required to convert calories from fat into storable fat.

Regardless of the source of calories, you will always store less than you consume, as energy is required to store those calories.  So although calories do burn differently, you can never store more than you ingest, and thus as long as you keep your caloric intake below what your metabolism burns daily, you will lose weight.

Now, if you ingest the majority of your calories from carbohydrates rather than from fats, then in theory you should lose weight more quickly due to the energy that your body has to expend in converting the calories from carbohydrates.  But either way you lose weight so long as calories in < calories out.

That's my understanding on it, anyhow.  I'm not a dietician and only go by what I've read since doing this diet for the past few months, so it's very possible that I'm missing or misunderstanding something.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 03:58:19 PM


With teh butt secks you should really have a problem losing weight should you?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on May 18, 2012, 03:59:06 PM
I have P90X and plan on starting this Sunday so Saturdays will be my off day.  If you don't hear from me, I probably died.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 03:59:30 PM
TL;DR
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 04:01:39 PM
I have P90X and plan on starting this Sunday so Saturdays will be my off day.  If you don't hear from me, I probably died.

The first week or two you will be telling yourself that you are content with being fat, drunk and stupid.  After that it gets better.  Then you will be just drunk and stupid and contrary to popular belief, that is a good way to go through life.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2012, 04:02:29 PM
I have P90X and plan on starting this Sunday so Saturdays will be my off day.  If you don't hear from me, I probably died.

There's little chance of dying but there's a great chance you'll go berzerkish and punch out the TV.  Tony Horton makes you want to hit baby seals in the head with a bat.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 04:02:34 PM
I have P90X and plan on starting this Sunday so Saturdays will be my off day.  If you don't hear from me, I probably died.

Keep us informed along the way, please.  Well...keep me informed. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on May 18, 2012, 04:05:32 PM
Keep us informed along the way, please.  Well...keep me informed.

You want before and after pics?  Naked?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 04:05:40 PM
With teh butt secks you should really have a problem losing weight should you?

Even though teh butt secks burns calories, I'm also ingesting calories.  From protein.  So they sort of offset each other.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 04:08:21 PM
There's little chance of dying but there's a great chance you'll go berzerkish and punch out the TV.  Tony Horton makes you want to hit baby seals in the head with a bat.

I was leaving that part out on purpose.  Build them up and then tear them down. 

Oh and the tall chick on leg day......yeah, good luck working out and keeping your concentration as you stare at her perfect legs and ass. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2012, 04:09:02 PM
Even though teh butt secks burns calories, I'm also ingesting calories.  From protein.  So they sort of offset each other.

Okay, I actually threw up in my mouth a little on that one.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tarheel on May 18, 2012, 04:10:00 PM
I was leaving that part out on purpose.  Build them up and then tear them down. 

Oh and the tall chick on leg day......yeah, good luck working out and keeping your concentration as you stare at her perfect legs and ass.

Now you've got my interest on this topic.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 04:12:13 PM
Even though teh butt secks burns calories, I'm also ingesting calories.  From protein.  So they sort of offset each other.

Now you've got my interest on this topic.

Fixt.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tarheel on May 18, 2012, 04:12:53 PM
Seriously though THS, I try and do this every day. I look at it more as a lifestyle than a diet. I think the idea of a timelined diet is what traps a lot of folks. If people just made eating decent (bad things in moderation) and exercising regularly a common occurence, they wouldn't have to worry about a diet. I think your train of thought in on the right track.

I believe in moderation in everything, including moderation.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tarheel on May 18, 2012, 04:14:46 PM
Now you've got my interest on this topic.


Fixt.


I don't roll that way...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 04:15:41 PM
I don't roll that way...

You will after one sip of alcohol.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 18, 2012, 04:17:14 PM
Now you've got my interest on this topic.

Sophia if I remember correctly.   Wow!

You will after one sip of alcohol.

What you did there, I see it and I applaud you good sir!

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tarheel on May 18, 2012, 04:18:00 PM
You will after one sip of alcohol.

That might work with GarMan...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 18, 2012, 04:21:54 PM
That might work with GarMan...

It did, but it's extremely difficult to penetrate an unconscious man seated in a stadium.









Possible, but difficult.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2012, 04:23:46 PM
It did, but it's extremely difficult to penetrate an unconscious man seated in a stadium.











Possible, but difficult.

Perfectly acceptable in some primitive cultures to drop your nuts in his mouth.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tarheel on May 18, 2012, 04:24:29 PM
You will after one sip of alcohol.


Besides...I'm not that cheap.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 04:33:57 PM
Okay, I actually threw up in my mouth a little on that one.

When you consider there's only about 5-10 calories in the average "load" it's even more sickening that he actually has to watch his daily intake.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2012, 04:36:30 PM
When you consider there's only about 5-10 calories in the average "load" it's even more sickening that he actually has to watch his daily intake.

You know, I'm a little worried that you know how many calories are in the average "load".  This is in no way a handy tidbit of information for most folks.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 04:39:55 PM
You know, I'm a little worried that you know how many calories are in the average "load".  This is in no way a handy tidbit of information for most folks.

I took secks ed in college, I did a paper, and a talk on said paper that included this handy tidbit for teh wimmenz worried about their figures.  I was trying to do mankind a service...not like VV would service them. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 18, 2012, 04:41:06 PM
I took secks ed in college, I did a paper, and a talk on said paper that included this handy tidbit for teh wimmenz worried about their figures.  I was trying to do mankind a service...not like VV would service them.

Okay....you get a pass...this time.  But don't think I won't be watching you.


Not in a gay way, either.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on May 18, 2012, 06:33:26 PM
I've lost 35 pounds so far since January, I'm working out 4-5 times per week. I drink a Carnation Instant Breakfast(13 grams of protein and only 210 calories) each morning. The only fast food that I eat is Chik-fil-a's grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad and Taco Bell's Fresca Grilled Chicken Taco's only 170 calories. I usually have 200 calorie soups for dinner with Sweet and Salty nut bars for snacks. I'm doing the 2000 calorie diet so I can still have teh Bud Lights.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 18, 2012, 06:56:39 PM
I'm very serious about this.  This thread may need to be pinned. 

After work, I went to Academy and bought a pair of Under Armour Stealth running shoes.  Just ran 1 mile.  I had to walk a little bit during it, but I spent 1 mile running.  Probably half a mile walking. 

Did 30 push ups when I came home. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 06:56:57 PM
You want before and after pics?  Naked?

Of the girl in your avatar...yes.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 06:58:59 PM
I'm very serious about this.  This thread may need to be pinned. 

After work, I went to Academy and bought a pair of Under Armour Stealth running shoes.  Just ran 1 mile.  I had to walk a little bit during it, but I spent 1 mile running.  Probably half a mile walking. 

Did 30 push ups when I came home.

I started running on the treadmill...then I bought an elliptical.  Will never go back.
I still walk the dog around the neighborhood, then bring him back home and run it a couple of nights a week. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 18, 2012, 07:01:42 PM
I was leaving that part out on purpose.  Build them up and then tear them down. 

Oh and the tall chick on leg day......yeah, good luck working out and keeping your concentration as you stare at her perfect legs and ass.

Add to cart!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 18, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
I've lost 35 pounds so far since January, I'm working out 4-5 times per week. I drink a Carnation Instant Breakfast(13 grams of protein and only 210 calories) each morning. The only fast food that I eat is Chik-fil-a's grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad and Taco Bell's Fresca Grilled Chicken Taco's only 170 calories. I usually have 200 calorie soups for dinner with Sweet and Salty nut bars for snacks. I'm doing the 2000 calorie diet so I can still have teh Bud Lights.

We're on teh same basic diet.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on May 19, 2012, 12:34:31 AM
my eating habits teh suxxor.

i rarely eat breakfast unless you count black coffee, a 4 shot iced mocha and a pinch of snuff.

lunch is simple...usually leftovers from dinner.  dinner varies but always includes a meat, a vegetable and carbs.  Never snack on sweets but wench and a while some ice cream.

i do work out 3 to 4 times a week including 2 times per day on tuesdays and thursdays for spinning.  my goal next year is to climb mt. hood. 

my weight stays consistent at 164-ish and as for 5 or 6 years. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 19, 2012, 09:26:20 AM
I ruined it last night when my hunger arrived after running.

I first ate a leftover steak taco. 

Then I ate a piece of leftover homemade pizza. 

Then I ate five more pieces of leftover pizza and a bunch of graham crackers and chocolate. 

I probably consumed 1500 calories in one sitting. 

But I did take the dog for a 35 minute walk afterwards, so maybe that helped.

Any tips on fighting cravings?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 19, 2012, 09:49:13 AM
I ruined it last night when my hunger arrived after running.

I first ate a leftover steak taco. 

Then I ate a piece of leftover homemade pizza. 

Then I ate five more pieces of leftover pizza and a bunch of graham crackers and chocolate. 

I probably consumed 1500 calories in one sitting. 

But I did take the dog for a 35 minute walk afterwards, so maybe that helped.

Any tips on fighting cravings?

Don't have that shoot around to eat.  Depending on the size crust and toppings, you consumed between 175 and 350 calories per slice.   A 35 minute walk won't make a dent in that. 

This may come as a surprise, but you have to have some self discipline.  Yes, that's the hardest part.  You can develop that by creating new habits.  To do that, you have to set your self up to succeed.

If you like to snack at night, plan your meals of the day accordingly.  Don't eat 500 calories per.  Save yourself 500 calories for your night time snacks, and then plan them to be better choices.   I get by on 100 to 300 calories per meal during the day so I can have my crave at night. 

Of course in an ideal world, it's best not to eat after 7pm, and I know folks that have lost lots of wt not eating carbs after lunch. I can't do that.  As GH said, there are different types of calories.  While true, and there are better choices than others, in the end, calories in vs calories out is the answer.  The trick is making them all count.  And as he said too, he's in the habit of lots of exercise.  It's a habit with him.  You have to create your own habits.  That might start with getting rid of some bad ones.

If you'll plan ahead, shop and stock up to accomplish what you want to accomplish, it will take you about 3 weeks to make those behaviors habits.  You keep the pizza and other shoot around, and right now, you won't be able to avoid them.  Create new habits, and if there's suddenly some leftover pizza around, you won't be as likely to partake in it.

The way my fridge and pantry look right now, if a late night craving came over me, I'd be shoot out of luck.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 19, 2012, 10:43:21 AM
I started running on the treadmill...then I bought an elliptical.  Will never go back.
I still walk the dog around the neighborhood, then bring him back home and run it a couple of nights a week.

If any of you jokers want to lose some weight, try and keep up with my wife along side her on a damn treadmill or elliptical. fudgeING shoot! My wife has gone through two treadmills and even had to get a cast on her foot not too long ago because of stress fractures. I use to walk along side her but after a near death experience, I chose to go skip the embarrassment.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on May 19, 2012, 11:13:45 AM
For some reason I decided to wake up at 6 a.m. and walk 5 miles. Holy shoot. I get offered brownies, cookies and other bullshoot all the time. I let them know I haven't lost 35 pounds to eat a fudgeing brownie and I walk away and enjoy my coke zero.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 19, 2012, 11:27:34 AM
For some reason I decided to wake up at 6 a.m. and walk 5 miles. Holy shoot. I get offered brownies, cookies and other bullshoot all the time. I let them know I haven't lost 35 pounds to eat a fudgeing brownie and I walk away and enjoy my coke zero.

Come on, you can have just one!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Kaos on May 19, 2012, 01:02:43 PM
Come on, you can have just one!

That's how it starts. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 19, 2012, 02:45:26 PM
That's how it starts.

Like a gateway drug.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on May 19, 2012, 10:31:29 PM
That's how it starts.
I agree.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 21, 2012, 09:26:05 AM
Had the breakfast smoothie this morning.  Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries with greek yogurt, almond butter, and oatmeal. 

For lunch?

Salad with 2 leftover fried green tomatoes and two bacon strips. 

For dinner?

Grilled salmon with steamed mixed vegetables. 

Water all day. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 21, 2012, 10:04:44 AM
Less than a week before we go to the beach, so I decided to kick it up a notch before we leave.

For breakfast today:
Two pieces of bacon and a slice of sharp cheddar cheese.

For lunch:
Protein shake

For dinner:
Grilled chicken and broccolli
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 11:31:10 AM
Like Buzz, I have a gathering this weekend for Memorial Day but ours will be on Lake Eufaula.  Already tightening up the diet because in 4 weeks we hit teh beesh for a week. The key for me will be to cut out the alcohol during the week nights.  I already do the 6-7 small meals thing and my workouts are set.  I will add another cardio session tonight with a spin class after my workout and Saturday morning with another boot camp class before we leave.

I envy those of you that can and have dropped a lot of weight.  I'm to the point where I've just about stopped weighing altogether.  As a big guy, my weight fluctuates a good bit from day to day and any day that I step on the scale and don't see the desired result, it feels like a set back and I get frustrated.  I go more by how I look and how my clothes fit. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 11:46:56 AM
Had the breakfast smoothie this morning.  Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries with greek yogurt, almond butter, and oatmeal. 

For lunch?

Salad with 2 leftover fried green tomatoes and two bacon strips. 

For dinner?

Grilled salmon with steamed mixed vegetables. 

Water all day.

 I almost always do a wholesome BIG breakfast. Usually Cheerios, Oatmeal or some kind of healthy cereal. I like doing the grilled fish at night too. Throw some zucchini or eggplant in with it and it's great.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 11:48:17 AM
Like Buzz, I have a gathering this weekend for Memorial Day but ours will be on Lake Eufaula. 

Ahemmm, thanks for the invite Snag. No, really its ok. I don't want your beer anyway.

Ya think you know someone.....


If any of you jokers want to lose some weight, try and keep up with my wife along side her on a damn treadmill or elliptical. fudgeING shoot! My wife has gone through two treadmills and even had to get a cast on her foot not too long ago because of stress fractures. I use to walk along side her but after a near death experience, I chose to go skip the embarrassment.

Asphalt is cheaper than a treadmill.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 21, 2012, 11:54:41 AM
Add to cart!

It's al personal preference, but damn!  To me she is hot. 


We're on teh same basic diet.

I said earlier the only reason I diet and exercise at all is so I can smoke cigars and drink teh burrbinz.  It helps me to not feel so bad the next day. 

I'm with Snags, I will give you a pass this time.

Ahemmm, thanks for the invite Snag. No, really its ok. I don't want your beer anyway.

Ya think you know someone.....


Asphalt is cheaper than a treadmill.

Don't feel bad, he didn't invite me either.   What a prick he is, no?   

So let me get this straight.  Simp's wife runs all the time and so much that she gets stress fractures?  Yet they have 22 kids?  Damn simp, you must be fast!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 21, 2012, 11:54:51 AM
I'm gonna be hitting teh ab machines twice as hard this week too.  Gotta get rid of the love handles before I get all bronzed up in the sand.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 21, 2012, 11:56:43 AM
Breakfast this morning was a delicious cup of coffee (24.oz) a granola bar and a banana.  Yum!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 11:57:43 AM
It's al personal preference, but damn!  To me she is hot. 


I said earlier the only reason I diet and exercise at all is so I can smoke cigars and drink teh burrbinz.  It helps me to not feel so bad the next day. 

I'm with Snags, I will give you a pass this time.

Don't feel bad, he didn't invite me either.   What a prick he is, no?   

So let me get this straight.  Simp's wife runs all the time and so much that she gets stress fractures?  Yet they have 22 kids?  Damn simp, you must be fast!

That Snags thinks he is better than us now, just because he was the first to get his order in from Jim. Funny how fame makes a person change. Snags used to be a person that cared. Let him and Jim drink beer together, see if I care.

Simp is like a rabbit dude.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 11:58:54 AM
Breakfast this morning was a delicious cup of coffee (24.oz) a granola bar and a banana.  Yum!

Coffee is a must for me. I love it. Cant go a day without it. I love the taste of the stuff too. Contrary to popular 80's beliefs, its actually good for you. And it speeds of metabolism.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 21, 2012, 12:00:41 PM
Breakfast this morning was a delicious cup of coffee (24.oz) a granola bar and a banana.  Yum!

I'm setting the BM over/under before 12:00 at 3.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 12:05:22 PM
I'm sorry, were some of you talking?

Oatmeal for breakfast and a pack of white tuna for mid-morning snack.  Starting on my 4th bottle of water. Hold on. I'll be right back....


Aaahhhh....much better.  Lunch will be yogurt and a banana.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 12:06:21 PM
Currently admiring that dreamcatcher Jim made for me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 21, 2012, 12:11:09 PM
Currently admiring that dreamcatcher Jim made for me.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 12:21:23 PM
Currently admiring that dreamcatcher Jim made for me.

Oh, so you think you are better than us now? Is that what this is all about?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 12:24:58 PM
Oh, so you think you are better than us now? Is that what this is all about?

Well yeah. I thought you knew.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 12:27:01 PM
Well yeah. I thought you knew.

Just wait until I get my pink polka dotted oversized anal beads. We shall see who is better then. You just wait.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 12:30:55 PM
Just wait until I get my pink polka dotted oversized anal beads. We shall see who is better then. You just wait.

Jim just texted me to say my lime green glow-in-the-dark anal beads should arrive this afternoon on UPS.  That Jim is one efficient guy.  And funny too.  Man, have we had the laffs.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 12:32:26 PM
Jim just texted me to say my lime green glow-in-the-dark anal beads should arrive this afternoon on UPS.  That Jim is one efficient guy.  And funny too.  Man, have we had the laffs.

Had to one up me didn't you with glow in the dark?

lime green glow-in-the-dark anal beads > pink polka dotted anal beads

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 12:33:01 PM
To sort of continue with the theme here...all the proper eating and exercise will culminate this weekend with a low country boil....and beer.  Did I mention beer?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 12:33:26 PM
Had to one up me didn't you with glow in the dark?

lime green glow-in-the-dark anal beads > pink polka dotted anal beads

 :facepalm:

It's all about who you know.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 21, 2012, 12:39:03 PM
I'm setting the BM over/under before 12:00 at 3.

Sad thing is I will drink at least three of those cups before 3:00PM today.  :(

Agree GH, if I don't have coffee then I will kill someone.

Garden salad for lunch......delicious, unless it's not.

To sort of continue with the theme here...all the proper eating and exercise will culminate this weekend with a low country boil....and beer.  Did I mention beer?

Wait, I didn't invite you to my house?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 21, 2012, 12:41:10 PM
Coffee is a must for me. I love it. Cant go a day without it. I love the taste of the stuff too. Contrary to popular 80's beliefs, its actually good for you. And it speeds of metabolism.

I love coffee. 

I had a bad weekend eats-wise, yet didn't get completely out of hand, and didn't gain.  Back on track this morning.  Better n' Eggs omelet.  Saute an ounce of Teh Pube Lix thin sliced ham cut up in small pieces with little diced onions, peppers, tomato, set aside, then pour in a 1/4 cup of the Egg product until firm, add a square of 2% Kraft Pepper Jack, then add back the meat and veggies, fold it over, top with salsa.  Yummy.  Filling, and only 160 calories, with black coffee.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 21, 2012, 12:51:22 PM
Coffee is a must here as well.  I hit our Atlanta Bread Co. every morning before work and I can hardly drink coffee from anywhere else.  Panera Bread is very similar.  I've drinken, dranken, drunk many a cup of Starbucks but every time I wind up asking myself what the attraction is.  I don't do uterus foo-foo coffees...double mocha frappe skinny light capacinno....whatever.  I want straight up house blend.  Starbuck's is just too strong.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 21, 2012, 12:58:09 PM
Must have at least a large cup of coffee every morning from either Whataburger or Chick-Fil-A.  Must.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on May 21, 2012, 02:15:34 PM
My rollercoaster ride is a vicious cycle that I go through every year. Every winter I put on my 15 to 20 pounds of winter coat. I tell myself every winter that this year I will do something during the winter to keep busy and don’t. Spring comes around a softball umpiring kicks in and the weight starts to go away. Started the year at 215 and am down to 205 already and by end of summer I’ll be in the 190’s. My wife has got me eating pretty healthy. No red meat (which I don’t mind). We eat a lot of seafood and greens. The only thing I drink is water, fuze green tea and the beer. I have a liter of water on the way into work and re-fill it during the day. And I like the real hearty beers and I like them a lot. I don’t drink during the week because of the umpiring 3 to 4 nights a week plus some Saturdays. On season breaks between umpiring I try and walk a few nights, nothing long just for about an hour. I don’t run, I hate running, after getting out of the military I swore I would never run again. If my fudgeing house was on fire I would not run, but I would walk damn fast. I get two physicals a year and they have been great. Good BP and low cholesterol ( I do take meds for these) and now I just gotta schedule the camera exploration for the dark side of the moon.   

But this winter will be different. :taunt:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 02:52:07 PM
Sad thing is I will drink at least three of those cups before 3:00PM today.  :(

Agree GH, if I don't have coffee then I will kill someone.

Garden salad for lunch......delicious, unless it's not.

Wait, I didn't invite you to my house?

Steamed Asian Veggie mix for me at lunch.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 03:07:12 PM
Coffee is a must here as well.  I hit our Atlanta Bread Co. every morning before work and I can hardly drink coffee from anywhere else.  Panera Bread is very similar.  I've drinken, dranken, drunk many a cup of Starbucks but every time I wind up asking myself what the attraction is.  I don't do uterus foo-foo coffees...double mocha frappe skinny light capacinno....whatever.  I want straight up house blend.  Starbuck's is just too strong.

I hated Starbucks.....until I actually bought my own Starbucks coffee and brewed it. I figured out that I didn't hate their coffee, just the way they made it in the stores.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on May 21, 2012, 03:08:30 PM
this thread as become...

(http://themainland.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/richard-simmons-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on May 21, 2012, 03:09:20 PM
Steamed Asian Veggie mix for me at lunch.

I always wanted try and get into one of those-but by the time I got my clothes off-wait?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 21, 2012, 03:13:50 PM
this thread as become...

(http://themainland.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/richard-simmons-1-1.jpg)

Says the guy that drinks Lattes and lives in the PNW.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 21, 2012, 03:54:01 PM
I don’t drink during the week because of the umpiring 3 to 4 nights a week plus some Saturdays.

Does not compute.

That's the reason I keep playing, myself.  The umpires are always coming to our vehicles to steal a beer or three between games too...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on May 21, 2012, 04:32:34 PM
Does not compute.

That's the reason I keep playing, myself.  The umpires are always coming to our vehicles to steal a beer or three between games too...

I respect the game and the players enough to not drink during the games. Now afterwards I can be a beer hoe.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 21, 2012, 05:02:56 PM
Says the guy that drinks Lattes and lives in the PNW.

That won't buff out.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 22, 2012, 09:33:17 AM
Yesterday for dinner:

Started with some carrots and hummus.  Finished with a can of sardines packed in water. 

I had a handful of almonds before I went to bed. 

I'm starting to feel better already.  Maybe it's just the placebo effect, but I'm starting to be thankful I started this.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 22, 2012, 09:36:10 AM
Ground turkey meat, 2 eggs and green peppers this morning.  A dash..or two...of Frank's Hot Sauce.  Protein to start my day.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 22, 2012, 09:56:31 AM
Yesterday for dinner:

Started with some carrots and hummus.  Finished with a can of sardines packed in water. 

I had a handful of almonds before I went to bed. 

I'm starting to feel better already.  Maybe it's just the placebo effect, but I'm starting to be thankful I started this.

Almonds are one of the absolute best foods you can put in your body. Just sucks they are dry as hell. I try to get the cinnamon and brown sugar or hickory roasted variety.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 22, 2012, 10:06:30 AM
Almonds are one of the absolute best foods you can put in your body. Just sucks they are dry as hell. I try to get the cinnamon and brown sugar or hickory roasted variety.

Werd.  I always have some nuttz around (Including my own) to munch on.  I started the morning turkey thing last week after an article I read about a body builder who, in trying to lean up for the contest, was eating lean meat and nuts in the morning.  He'd switch it up between turkey, venison, buffalo etc.  He'd cook it up and add in two eggs and spinach leaves.  I don't do a lot of venison or other buffalo or gatah...so I went with turkey and substituted peppers for the spinach.  But the trend in recent years has been on heavy protein in the morning.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on May 22, 2012, 10:24:20 AM
Ground turkey meat, 2 eggs and green peppers this morning.  A dash..or two...of Frank's Hot Sauce.  Protein to start my day.

I keep trying to tell wife that.    :thumsup:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 22, 2012, 10:26:55 AM
I keep trying to tell wife that.    :thumsup:

Native Opelika Sausage?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on May 22, 2012, 11:13:33 AM
Native Opelika Sausage?

Transplanted Texas Torpedo 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 22, 2012, 01:21:45 PM
Brussel Sprouts and Lean Turkey for lunch. Yes, its uber healthy but I gotta splurge this weekend on the eating out of town so I am trying to get ahead this week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 22, 2012, 01:27:05 PM
Brussel Sprouts and Lean Turkey for lunch. Yes, its uber healthy but I gotta splurge this weekend on the eating out of town so I am trying to get ahead this week.

See, I knew you were out of town this weekend so that's why I didn't send the invite.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 22, 2012, 02:39:59 PM
See, I knew you were out of town this weekend so that's why I didn't send the invite.

I was waiting on the Eufaula invite. Since I didn't get it, Savannah will be the destination now.

Now you see why I am eating good this week. I will have plenty of heavy food in that town for 4 days. And Beer.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 22, 2012, 03:06:00 PM
I was waiting on the Eufaula invite. Since I didn't get it, Savannah will be the destination now.

Now you see why I am eating good this week. I will have plenty of heavy food in that town for 4 days. And Beer.

PM AUTiger1.  He just got back from there. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 22, 2012, 04:59:24 PM
PM AUTiger1.  He just got back from there.

Moon River Brewing, Vinnie Van Go Go's and if you happen to be in town on Tuesday, Wild Wing Cafe has $2 taps (decent selection, go with the Fat Tire) and an acoustic set out on the sidewalk of city market.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 22, 2012, 07:40:54 PM
Started out great with just a couple of slices of bacon and an egg.  Then, went on a field trip with mini Buzz and the lunch was CiCi's pizza.  Started out not so bad with just a couple of slices of cheese pizza...and left the crust on the plate.  Then one of the other dads pointed me to the cinnamon rolls and dessert pizza.   :facepalm:

Dinner was lean turkey and a slice of cheese.

All that + no workout today has me feeling rough, so I guess that is at least a good sign.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 22, 2012, 11:31:15 PM
Wait, you fudgeers know there is no healthy eating in Eufaula right?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 22, 2012, 11:42:30 PM
I fudgeed up again today too.

A girl I work with handed me a Gigi's cupcake.  I ate most of it before I remembered I wasn't eating  delicious, scrumptious, satisfying desserts unhealthy crap anymore. 

But I did run for about a mile this afternoon.

For dinner:

Vegetarian refried beans with a little bit of cheese in 2 tortillas.  Carrots.  A graham cracker afterwards. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 23, 2012, 11:01:03 AM
I told myself I needed to lose a few more pounds before we leave for the beach on Saturday...and I have proceeded to gain 2 back so far this week. :facepalm:

Today hasn't started so well either.  Chicken, egg and cheese bagel from the Chick-Fillets.

Somebody help me, STAT!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 23, 2012, 11:04:21 AM
Moon River Brewing, Vinnie Van Go Go's and if you happen to be in town on Tuesday, Wild Wing Cafe has $2 taps (decent selection, go with the Fat Tire) and an acoustic set out on the sidewalk of city market.

Ive probably been to every establishment in that town 4 times including 2 of the 3 you mentioned. I like Moon River but at night or on holidays, it's a PIA to get in there. WWC was right next to the place I stayed at last time out there. I like the Pirate House and Churchills as well. Again, heavy food. But I will enjoy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 23, 2012, 11:06:06 AM
I had a pretty bad weekend compared to what I've been doing lately, though it wasn't way overboard.  I got back on the plan solid Monday.  I've lost 2.5lbs since THS started this thread.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 23, 2012, 11:30:21 AM
Ive probably been to every establishment in that town 4 times including 2 of the 3 you mentioned. I like Moon River but at night or on holidays, it's a PIA to get in there. WWC was right next to the place I stayed at last time out there. I like the Pirate House and Churchills as well. Again, heavy food. But I will enjoy.

Vinnie Van Go Go's is worth the wait.  Pizza is delicious there.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 23, 2012, 11:33:12 AM
Vinnie Van Go Go's is worth the wait.  Pizza is delicious there.

Momma said Peetzah da debil.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2012, 10:06:04 AM
Hot damn!  Lost another 3 pounds this week now.  Just 9 away from my goal... #winning

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 10:28:23 AM
Hot damn!  Lost another 3 pounds this week now.  Just 9 away from my goal... #winning

No one cares Buzz! congrats man!  Keep up the good work!

Coffee and a granola bar this morning.  Thinking about a cheeseburger for lunch though.  Going to sell my truck in the near future and I need some comfort food.   :sad:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2012, 10:43:25 AM
Bacon, egg and cheese taquito from Whataburger and a large coffee to wake me up for teh breakfast today.

My normal strawberry protein shake for lunch, after the back and ab workout.

Dinner is up in the air...must stay good.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 10:49:49 AM
Bacon, egg and cheese taquito from Whataburger and a large coffee to wake me up for teh breakfast today.

My normal strawberry protein shake for lunch, after the back and ab workout.

Dinner is up in the air...must stay good.

Dinner is a no go for me tonight.  Going to a Stars game and it's "Thirst-Aid Thursdays".  Which means $2.00 Yuengling on tap.  AUT1 and his buddy will be drinking their dinner whilst Mrs. AUT1 and the buddy's wife will not be thrilled.   :)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2012, 10:51:08 AM
Dinner is a no go for me tonight.  Going to a Stars game and it's "Thirst-Aid Thursdays".  Which means $2.00 Yuengling on tap.  AUT1 and his buddy will be drinking their dinner whilst Mrs. AUT1 and the buddy's wife will not be thrilled.   :)

Oh Emm Gee...I'm moving to Huntsville.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 11:04:42 AM
Oh Emm Gee...I'm moving to Huntsville.

You don't need to.  It wouldn't end well.  You, AU_Tiger_2000, ssgaufan and myself would die in this place.   http://www.thenooktavern.com/TheNook/Welcome.html (http://www.thenooktavern.com/TheNook/Welcome.html)

Abt 12
Chimay Blue
Monks Revenge
Nostradamus
Beelzebuth
and the Bells Brewery line they have are going to be the death of me. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2012, 11:09:24 AM
Holy shoot...Monday lunch.  Crawfish etouff'ee and American Red Ale.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on May 24, 2012, 11:25:12 AM
You don't need to.  It wouldn't end well.  You, AU_Tiger_2000, ssgaufan and myself would die in this place.   http://www.thenooktavern.com/TheNook/Welcome.html (http://www.thenooktavern.com/TheNook/Welcome.html)

Abt 12
Chimay Blue
Monks Revenge
Nostradamus
Beelzebuth
and the Bells Brewery line they have are going to be the death of me.

Yep, and I'm heading to Cricket's for lunch to get my fill on saturated fat and hot sauce.  About 4:00pm if you hear screaming that'll be me taking a slam.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 24, 2012, 11:50:57 AM
After the perfect report from the Dr this morning, I'm gonna splurge at lunch and down a Meatball Sub with BBQ Chips and a tea.

Blood pressure was under normal, Cholesterol and Triglycerides were almost non existant.  Weight was 171. :clap:  Yep, Im gonna splurge.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 11:56:37 AM
Holy shoot...Monday lunch.  Crawfish etouff'ee and American Red Ale.

You don't even want to know how good it is.  The Red Beans and Rice w/Sausage and the Chicago Dog are delicious. 

Yep, and I'm heading to Cricket's for lunch to get my fill on saturated fat and hot sauce.  About 4:00pm if you hear screaming that'll be me taking a slam.

MMMM....Crickets wings.  Tasty.  It's a good thing you aren't as easily influenced as myself.  We would be at the nook at least 5 days a week.  I love that place.  If I could move my bed, kiddo and dog in there, I would never leave.  Never!

I have changed my mind on the comfort food.  Going to eat a chicken breast wrap since tonight will be bad, bad, bad.

After the perfect report from the Dr this morning, I'm gonna splurge at lunch and down a Meatball Sub with BBQ Chips and a tea.

Blood pressure was under normal, Cholesterol and Triglycerides were almost non existant.  Weight was 171. :clap:  Yep, Im gonna splurge.
GTFO with that healthy talk!  GTFO right now!

Congrats!  I have normal BP and haven't a clue about my cholesterol, haven't had it checked in a while.  My wieght......PPPPFFFTTTTTTTTTTTT!  Still have about 10 to 15 to go. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 24, 2012, 02:44:30 PM
Been a really shootty few days at my job. 

Needed some comfort food.

For lunch today:

BBQ brisket with red sauce, potato salad, baked beans, and pie. 

fudge any weight losing right now. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 24, 2012, 02:48:23 PM
Been a really shootty few days at my job. 

Needed some comfort food.

For lunch today:

BBQ brisket with red sauce, potato salad, baked beans, and pie. 

fudge any weight losing right now.

Let the holiday weekend commence early. I think Im gonna grab a big assed Frosty on the way home. Ive eaten enough broccoli and brussel sprouts this week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 02:50:57 PM
Been a really shootty few days at my job. 

Needed some comfort food.

For lunch today:

BBQ brisket with red sauce, potato salad, baked beans, and pie. 

fudge any weight losing right now.

Nothing wrong with a little comfort food from time to time and a splurge day or two mixed in.  If you didn't you would go nucking futso.  I didn't drink a drop and dieted hardcore from Jan 10th this year until sometime in March and wanted to choke people at times.  Now I have eased myself back into a splurge day from time to time and drinks on occasion.  I even gave up cigars during that time. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 24, 2012, 03:02:53 PM
Let the holiday weekend commence early. I think Im gonna grab a big assed Frosty on the way home. Ive eaten enough broccoli and brussel sprouts this week.

How do you fudgeing not gag on a Brussels sprout?  I've seen some nice recipes for them on Food that involve bacon and bacon fat, and some other good stuff that I'd like to try, but they'd not be healthy sprouts.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 03:08:05 PM
How do you fudgeing not gag on a Brussels sprout?  I've seen some nice recipes for them on Food that involve bacon and bacon fat, and some other good stuff that I'd like to try, but they'd not be healthy sprouts.

Can't Believe It's Not Butter or equivalent and Tony Chachere's = delicious.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 24, 2012, 03:08:21 PM
Nothing wrong with a little comfort food from time to time and a splurge day or two mixed in.  If you didn't you would go nucking futso.  I didn't drink a drop and dieted hardcore from Jan 10th this year until sometime in March and wanted to choke people at times.  Now I have eased myself back into a splurge day from time to time and drinks on occasion.  I even gave up cigars during that time.

The judge's secretary here has lost lots of wt.  She wasn't exactly in bad shape to begin with, and she's 45.  She's getting really thin.  She's going to some Dr. that has her on a "good carb" type of diet.  She can eat things like almonds, and she said she had a half an apple for breakfast.  She can't eat any bread, potatoes, rice, etc.  She can't have cheese either, although it has no carbs.  She can have small bowl of oatmeal in the morning too.  She's losing wt, and says she wants to make this her lifestyle of eating.  Basically just lean meats and veggies.  I told her there is no way in hell I could do that. 

I got to be able to have something good now and then. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 03:10:44 PM
The judge's secretary here has lost lots of wt.  She wasn't exactly in bad shape to begin with, and she's 45.  She's getting really thin.  She's going to some Dr. that has her on a "good carb" type of diet.  She can eat things like almonds, and she said she had a half an apple for breakfast.  She can't eat any bread, potatoes, rice, etc.  She can't have cheese either, although it has no carbs.  She can have small bowl of oatmeal in the morning too.  She's losing wt, and says she wants to make this her lifestyle of eating.  Basically just lean meats and veggies.  I told her there is no way in hell I could do that. 

I got to be able to have something good now and then.

Yeah, that stretch for me was rough.  I can deal with the not drinking (much to my surprise), but the not eating something deep fried in grease or something unhealthy was killing me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2012, 03:11:19 PM
Going to have some Moe's smoked turkey on Monday.  Maybe a rib or three, and some baked beans.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 24, 2012, 03:11:42 PM
How do you fudgeing not gag on a Brussels sprout?  I've seen some nice recipes for them on Food that involve bacon and bacon fat, and some other good stuff that I'd like to try, but they'd not be healthy sprouts.

Broccoli I effing hate. I actually like Brussel Sprouts. Also like cabbage, squash, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, most of the others. I really just hate broccoli and celery. I choke down the former because I know its healthy. I can't eat the latter under any circumstances.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 03:14:12 PM
Broccoli I effing hate. I actually like Brussel Sprouts. Also like cabbage, squash, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, most of the others. I really just hate broccoli and celery. I choke down the former because I know its healthy. I can't eat the latter under any circumstances.

You might as well move to China you red commie!  It's like I don't even know you anymore!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 24, 2012, 03:21:50 PM
Yeah, that stretch for me was rough.  I can deal with the not drinking (much to my surprise), but the not eating something deep fried in grease or something unhealthy was killing me.

I can deal without the fried stuff, except just every so often.  If you like to cook, you can find healthy ways to make some really good stuff.  I just can't waste the money for a lot of recipes of which I will throw away half because there's only me in the house.

If you pay attention in the grocery store, there are good choices that are filling too.  Gorton's has some grilled fish, and I was skeptical, but my secretary told me to try it.  I trust her evaluation of food, and she was spot on.

I use plain nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream on baked potatoes. 

I marinate chicken breasts in Mojo, and grill them on Sunday night.  I use them on salads during the week. 

I use yogurt blue cheese dressing. Pretty good stuff. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 24, 2012, 03:25:27 PM
You might as well move to China you red commie!  It's like I don't even know you anymore!

I like broccoli.  Not love, but like.  It's a healthy food I can claim I like enough to eat and not cover in butter or cheese.  Butter makes it something loveable though.  Steamed, with lemon juice and I like. 

I buy the pre cut celery packed in water at Teh Pube Lix.  I salt them, dip them in mustard for a zero calorie snack.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 24, 2012, 03:30:52 PM
I can deal without the fried stuff, except just every so often.  If you like to cook, you can find healthy ways to make some really good stuff.  I just can't waste the money for a lot of recipes of which I will throw away half because there's only me in the house.

If you pay attention in the grocery store, there are good choices that are filling too.  Gorton's has some grilled fish, and I was skeptical, but my secretary told me to try it.  I trust her evaluation of food, and she was spot on.

I use plain nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream on baked potatoes. 

I marinate chicken breasts in Mojo, and grill them on Sunday night.  I use them on salads during the week. 

I use yogurt blue cheese dressing. Pretty good stuff.

Publix frozen talapia filets are good broiled.  I do a lot of chicken breast, fish and lean beef.  Mostly green beans, broccoli, salads and spinach with that.  Red potatoes or long grain wild rice for my carb.  I like the fat free sour cream for potatoes.   Most nights we are spot on at the house with out diet, but some nights nothing beats taking chicken breast, cutting them in small strips, bread them and fry them up with some shoestring cut french fries. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on May 24, 2012, 04:07:30 PM
Blood pressure was under normal, Cholesterol and Triglycerides were almost non existant.  Weight was 171. :clap:  Yep, Im gonna splurge.

I consider my blood pressure under control in that it has not caused my veins to burst from my arms and start spraying everybody around me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 24, 2012, 04:27:17 PM
You might as well move to China you red commie!  It's like I don't even know you anymore!

They're like little crunchy trees man!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 24, 2012, 04:30:38 PM
Steamed broc is the titz.  Damn good for you. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 24, 2012, 04:32:08 PM
Steamed broc is the titz.  Damn good for you.

I can handle it in the little steambags you put in the microwave. As long as it has some sauce and salt/pepper on it. The reason I make an effort to eat it is because of how good it is for you. I tend to prefer cauliflower to broccoli. Especially in Chinese food.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2012, 04:42:12 PM
Steamed broc is the titz.  Damn good for you.

Absolutely.  Spray a whole bottle of that "I can't believe it's not butter" stuff on it, and you got a feast.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 24, 2012, 04:44:52 PM
Absolutely.  Spray a whole bottle of that "I can't believe it's not butter" stuff on it, and you got a feast.

Red Elephant Reastaurant (No relation whatsoever..a chain) has a blackened mahi and steamed broc broc plate that will make you motorboat mama's fun bags.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2012, 04:48:48 PM
Red Elephant Reastaurant (No relation whatsoever..a chain) has a blackened mahi and steamed broc broc plate that will make you motorboat mama's fun bags.

That sounds delicious.  I love blackened mahi too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 24, 2012, 04:50:44 PM
That sounds delicious.  I love blackened mahi too.

Absolutely my favorite fish.  Hard to get a bad piece of teh dolphin.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AWK on May 24, 2012, 10:29:36 PM
I've lost 20 lb's in two months.  Beg me and I will share my secrets. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 25, 2012, 12:07:30 AM
I've lost 20 lb's in two months.  Beg me and I will share my secrets.

I got you beat, 30lbs in 7 weeks.  I need no secrets. Actually my secret is being a fat fudge that needs to lose a shoot load of weight.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 25, 2012, 09:43:22 AM
Secrets are:

Less fatty foods
Less calories
Work out
Weight is easier to lose on the high end.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2012, 10:02:06 AM
Yep.  Just stop eating so damn much.  You'll lose weight.  Fat bastards.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 25, 2012, 10:22:10 AM
Yep.  Just stop eating so damn much.  You'll lose weight.  Fat bastards.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tTKul0kzi9s/TjCAoqHtyXI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/FQPTHlKrc5U/s1600/Fat_bastard.jpeg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2012, 10:23:23 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tTKul0kzi9s/TjCAoqHtyXI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/FQPTHlKrc5U/s1600/Fat_bastard.jpeg)

Corn?  When did I eat corn?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AWK on May 25, 2012, 12:03:56 PM
My secret was cocaine and tape worms.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 25, 2012, 12:05:16 PM
My secret was cocaine and tape worms.

I knew a guy at Auburn that would do cocaine for the sole purpose of losing weight.  He didn't last very long at Auburn. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 25, 2012, 12:12:50 PM
Yep.  Just stop eating so damn much.  You'll lose weight.  Fat bastards.

(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/are-you-wizard-meme.jpg)

Last night was soooo bad.  Too many beers and then waffle house.  Breakfast this morning was pretty good.  Whole wheat toast, one egg, 1% cheese. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2012, 12:29:33 PM
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/are-you-wizard-meme.jpg)

Last night was soooo bad.  Too many beers and then waffle house.  Breakfast this morning was pretty good.  Whole wheat toast, one egg, 1% cheese.

Your texting skillz suck when your toasted. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 25, 2012, 12:35:36 PM
Your texting skillz suck when your toasted.

Touch screen sucks when you are drunk.   I will admit, my drunk texting skillz have gotten worse since the phone upgrade.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2012, 01:03:29 PM
For some reason, when I drink my fingers get real fat.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 25, 2012, 01:32:06 PM
For some reason, when I drink my fingers get real fat.

Yup.  Exactly.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 25, 2012, 02:00:35 PM
Bulimia, that shoot works wonders.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 25, 2012, 02:02:09 PM
(http://ecomodder.com/forum/member-hugh-jim-bissel-albums-misciloonious-pics-picture813-i-beat-anorexia-http-www-owensworld-com-funnyimages.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2012, 02:03:07 PM
Last night, I went to a new restaurant called Bulimia's.  The line to the bathroom was incredible.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 25, 2012, 02:07:16 PM
Last night, I went to a new restaurant called Bulimia's.  The line to the bathroom was incredible.

Aha!!!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2012, 02:11:00 PM
Aha!!!

+3 to Mitch Hedberg
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AWK on May 25, 2012, 02:24:41 PM
Your texting skillz suck when your toasted.
Irony.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 25, 2012, 02:44:39 PM
Irony.

Gramma Notzy
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2012, 02:49:26 PM
Irony.

It was his toasted.  It's possesive.  He posseses a toasted.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on May 28, 2012, 09:43:15 AM
Ok, so I started a week later than I wanted to, but my arms feel like jello and the ab ripper x totally kicked my ass.  I can't wait to see what I feel like when I get out of bed in the morning.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 28, 2012, 09:54:09 AM
Surprisingly, my wife is the main issue with my diet right now.  Yesterday, she came home with mango sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and mangoes and made batidos for dessert last night. 

I said I didn't want one.  She put one in front of me anyway. 

Of course I ate it. 

Going to run sprints today, and I'm thinking about starting P90x.  Anyone tried it before?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 28, 2012, 10:01:18 AM
Surprisingly, my wife is the main issue with my diet right now.  Yesterday, she came home with mango sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and mangoes and made batidos for dessert last night. 

I said I didn't want one.  She put one in front of me anyway. 

Of course I ate it. 

Going to run sprints today, and I'm thinking about starting P90x.  Anyone tried it before?

Why would your wife not respect you trying to lose and eat right?  She afraid you have ulterior motives for trying to get all svelte?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 28, 2012, 10:07:14 AM
Why would your wife not respect you trying to lose and eat right?  She afraid you have ulterior motives for trying to get all svelte?

My wife is one of those "I can eat whatever and never really gain weight" types.  She ran track in high school and still runs occasionally.  She can drop pounds and slim up really quickly if she puts her mind to it. I don't think she understands that my body type struggles to shed the fat. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on May 28, 2012, 10:37:13 AM
Surprisingly, my wife is the main issue with my diet right now.  Yesterday, she came home with mango sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and mangoes and made batidos for dessert last night. 

I said I didn't want one.  She put one in front of me anyway. 

Of course I ate it. 

Going to run sprints today, and I'm thinking about starting P90x.  Anyone tried it before?

See my post above yours.  I think AUT1 does P90X too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 28, 2012, 10:41:47 AM
My wife is one of those "I can eat whatever and never really gain weight" types.  She ran track in high school and still runs occasionally.  She can drop pounds and slim up really quickly if she puts her mind to it. I don't think she understands that my body type struggles to shed the fat.

A lot of people don't, and consider that nothing but an excuse.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 28, 2012, 11:26:53 AM
Even if I was on my strict diet, it would have been shot this weekend. Beef, pork, and whiskey? Yeah, shot like a mofo I tell ya.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on May 28, 2012, 12:49:59 PM
Surprisingly, my wife is the main issue with my diet right now.  Yesterday, she came home with mango sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and mangoes and made batidos for dessert last night. 

I said I didn't want one.  She put one in front of me anyway. 

Of course I ate it. 

Going to run sprints today, and I'm thinking about starting P90x.  Anyone tried it before?
IMO P90X is too intense for someone trying to get into shape. I would start off small maybe get some 20 pound dumbells, you can do a full body workout with them.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 28, 2012, 01:15:31 PM
Vacations are the debil for teh diets.  Gonna have to do all 90 days of the P90X program tomorrow...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 29, 2012, 10:01:13 AM
Vacations are the debil for teh diets.  Gonna have to do all 90 days of the P90X program tomorrow...

Tell me about it. Teh Savanahz kicked my arse on the foods.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 29, 2012, 10:10:07 AM
This weekend was bad.  That is all, carry on.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 29, 2012, 10:27:09 AM
shoot, I went into this weekend knowing what the hell was gonna happen. My grill pretty much stayed hot.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 29, 2012, 10:27:59 AM
This weekend was bad.  That is all, carry on.

Although I didn't stay within my self set maximum calorie intake, and didn't record everything for the weekend, I didn't really just go hog wild either.  No damage done, and back on track. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on May 29, 2012, 11:00:30 AM
Time to hit the gym, Back and Shoulders today followed by 30 minutes of cardio.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 29, 2012, 03:37:35 PM
Time to hit the gym, Back and Shoulders today followed by 30 minutes of cardio.

Lee Harvey, you are a madman. When you stole that cow, and your friend tried to make it with the cow. I want to party with you, cowboy. If the two of us together, forget it. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on May 29, 2012, 03:44:37 PM
Lee Harvey, you are a madman. When you stole that cow, and your friend tried to make it with the cow. I want to party with you, cowboy. If the two of us together, forget it.

Well, okay, hotshot. We're gonna see what kind of soldier you are.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 29, 2012, 03:46:18 PM
Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it's usually something unusual.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 29, 2012, 03:52:19 PM
Where is your drill sergeant, men?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 29, 2012, 03:57:49 PM
Do you think I am officer material?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 29, 2012, 04:35:57 PM
I'm gonna teach every last one of you how to eat, sleep, walk, talk, shoot, shoot like a United States soldier
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 29, 2012, 10:12:53 PM
Down to 168 pounds. 

I think I could lose more, but I really haven't been cutting as much as I should. 

Heading to the beach later this week.  Probably going to blow up to 180. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 29, 2012, 10:42:25 PM
Where is your drill sergeant, men?

Blown up, sir!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on May 30, 2012, 01:01:46 AM
Down to 168 pounds. 

I think I could lose more, but I really haven't been cutting as much as I should. 

Heading to the beach later this week.  Probably going to blow up to 180.

you should easily drop a couple more pounds and your mouth should be well toned.  have fun.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on May 30, 2012, 03:36:19 AM
Down to 168 pounds. 

I think I could lose more, but I really haven't been cutting as much as I should. 

Heading to the beach later this week.  Probably going to blow up to 180.
Post a before and after pic from the neck down if you do I'll do the same.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 30, 2012, 09:36:55 AM
you should easily drop a couple more pounds and your mouth should be well toned.  have fun.

Good hustle.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on May 30, 2012, 09:37:34 AM
Post a before and after pic from the neck down if you do I'll do the same.

I don't know about that.  That may actually force me into exercising consistently. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on May 30, 2012, 12:37:21 PM
I don't know about that.  That may actually force me into exercising consistently.
I'll go first.....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 30, 2012, 12:40:49 PM
I'll go first.....

I'm not gay or anything, but post away. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on May 30, 2012, 01:07:47 PM
I'm not gay or anything, but post away.

you just wanted to see what balls in a sack look like...

 :haha:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 30, 2012, 01:16:24 PM
you just wanted to see what balls in a sack look like...

 :haha:

Oh yeah?  Well.....you just shut up then.  I remember.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on May 30, 2012, 02:46:41 PM
Back on topic and back on track this week....


Did some green beans/potato mix in the steam bag for lunch.

I loved the fish and chips, Ruth's Chris, breakfast buffet and shepherd's pie while it lasted in Savannah.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on May 30, 2012, 03:39:53 PM
Back on topic and back on track this week....


Did some green beans/potato mix in the steam bag for lunch.

I loved the fish and chips, Ruth's Chris, breakfast buffet and shepherd's pie while it lasted in Savannah.  :facepalm:

I got back on track too, but the mind was tainted over the weekend of "free wheeling".  I found myself fighting cravings Mon. and Tues., and my mind telling me I could eat just one more something good. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on May 31, 2012, 04:07:59 PM
Weight gain is in the future for me, about to spend two weeks in southern Europe (Germany-Austria) much beer and not really healthy food will be consumed. I’ll consider that I didn’t gain too much weight if I don’t have to do two seats (by myself) on the way back.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 31, 2012, 11:13:47 PM
Back on topic and back on track this week....


Did some green beans/potato mix in the steam bag for lunch.

I loved the fish and chips, Ruth's Chris, breakfast buffet and shepherd's pie while it lasted in Savannah.  :facepalm:

That will have to wait until next week...Lillian's pizza for me tonight.  I have probably gained at least 5 pounds this week...maybe more.  Luckily our condo doesn't have a scale.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 04, 2012, 08:48:16 AM
Just got back from the beach last night. Did fairly well eating wise until yesterday.

Ate fish and chips from The Red Bar for lunch.  And dinner.  And we ordered their tuna dip thinking we'd only eat half of it, but I ate 3/4 of it. 

Back to the grind today. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 04, 2012, 09:17:04 AM
Not sure how, but I actually lost a half a pound on my vacation.  I ate everything in sight, and partook in many adult beverages while tanning my cheeks.  Back to the gym today anyway.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 04, 2012, 11:08:02 AM
Not sure how, but I actually lost a half a pound on my vacation.  I ate everything in sight, and partook in many adult beverages while tanning my cheeks.  Back to the gym today anyway.
I'm about to run through this workout like drano. Back and Shoulders today with 30 minutes on the eliptical.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 04, 2012, 11:17:27 AM
I'm about to run through this workout like drano. Back and Shoulders today with 30 minutes on the eliptical.

Getcha' sweat on
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 04, 2012, 11:22:25 AM
I'm about to run through this workout like drano. Back and Shoulders today with 30 minutes on the eliptical.

My hat is off to you, sir.  I collapse into a pile of sweat and man boobs if I go for more than 15 minutes on that vile contraption.

Shoulders only for me today.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on June 04, 2012, 02:01:52 PM
Not sure how, but I actually lost a half a pound on my vacation.  I ate everything in sight, and partook in many adult beverages while tanning my cheeks.  Back to the gym today anyway.

I'm gonna start drinking german beers tonight, got to get my taste buds up to speed.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 04, 2012, 02:09:35 PM
Went in to work the shoulders, and looked in the mirror at myself.  Added the abs to my workout today, on the spot.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on June 04, 2012, 02:20:16 PM
Went in to work the shoulders, and looked in the mirror at myself.  Added the abs to my workout today, on the spot.

U be bad to the bone.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p165/dboy12_photo/sumthn.jpg) 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 04, 2012, 03:41:44 PM
My diet/routine is kicking my entire ass right now.  I'm either going to drown from too much water or grow feathers from all the chicken.  But by gawd, I'm gonna' look good at the beesh later on this month.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 04, 2012, 03:52:10 PM
My diet/routine is kicking my entire ass right now.  I'm either going to drown from too much water or grow feathers from all the chicken.  But by gawd, I'm gonna' look good at the beesh later on this month.

If you don't watch it, you'll start getting a "Dax" body. The ladies will love them some Snags.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on June 04, 2012, 03:53:51 PM
My diet/routine is kicking my entire ass right now.  I'm either going to drown from too much water or grow feathers from all the chicken.  But by gawd, I'm gonna' look good at the beesh later on this month.

your delta tau chi name is ...capon.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 04, 2012, 03:59:51 PM
your delta tau chi name is ...capon.

I'm a legacy
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 04, 2012, 04:18:45 PM
your delta tau chi name is ...capon.

May I have one million marbles, please?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 04, 2012, 04:20:00 PM
May I have one million marbles, please?

Oh boy this is great!!!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on June 04, 2012, 04:29:51 PM
If you don't watch it, you'll start getting a "Dax" body. The ladies will love them some Snags.

I bet he knows some fellows that will too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 04, 2012, 07:13:17 PM
U be bad to the bone.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p165/dboy12_photo/sumthn.jpg)

Definitely not me.  I never wear my sunglasses to the gym, unless it is Zumba day.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on June 04, 2012, 09:12:30 PM
Definitely not me.  I never wear my sunglasses to the gym, unless it is Zumba day.

word.  never pictured you bald.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 04, 2012, 10:27:45 PM
word.  never pictured you bald.

Started out shaving the chest, and the next thing you know...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 05, 2012, 02:32:05 AM
Ok shoot just got real. The first two pics I weighed 315 pounds in the last two I weigh 280.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 05, 2012, 08:55:39 AM
Ok shoot just got real. The first two pics I weighed 315 pounds in the last two I weigh 280.

Awesome!!!  And lemme just say, you have inspired me to keep going on my plan.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 05, 2012, 09:13:07 AM
It's all about the low top Converse kicks.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 05, 2012, 10:26:12 AM
Ok shoot just got real. The first two pics I weighed 315 pounds in the last two I weigh 280.

That is awesome! 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 05, 2012, 11:22:06 AM
It's all about the low top Converse kicks.
You missed the Jager Meister wrist band and survival bracelet, no shame in my game.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 05, 2012, 12:10:48 PM
Ok shoot just got real. The first two pics I weighed 315 pounds in the last two I weigh 280.

You're a brave man!  Good work too!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 05, 2012, 01:15:50 PM
Blueberry waffles for breakfast (whole grain).

Broccoli and Cheesy Sauce for lunch with some tea.

ANd like Buzz, I actually lost a lb on my vacation to Savannah. Go figure.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 05, 2012, 01:26:18 PM
One thing about most vacations is physically, you're usually 10X more active than the typical day at work.  I'm not burning a damn thing sitting here talking on the phone and typing on the X.  When I go to the beach, I always maintain my workouts but heading down to the beach, carrying chairs, coolers etc. then any activities you may do are burning some serious calories.  Yeah, you offset it with more food and a couple of too many adult beverages...but it's a good trade-off.

I've got one of those ring frisbees.  Can't recall the name but it's been thrown 1/4 mile. (Not by me...it says it on the frisbee) That thing will cut through any wind and fly forever.  Where we always stay at the beach, there's a huge open area about 300 yards from where we access the beach.  No one sets up camp down there so we always go down there and throw the frisbee.  What an incredible workout running in the sand.  Love that thing.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 05, 2012, 01:37:33 PM
One thing about most vacations is physically, you're usually 10X more active than the typical day at work.  I'm not burning a damn thing sitting here talking on the phone and typing on the X.  When I go to the beach, I always maintain my workouts but heading down to the beach, carrying chairs, coolers etc. then any activities you may do are burning some serious calories.  Yeah, you offset it with more food and a couple of too many adult beverages...but it's a good trade-off.

I've got one of those ring frisbees.  Can't recall the name but it's been thrown 1/4 mile. (Not by me...it says it on the frisbee) That thing will cut through any wind and fly forever.  Where we always stay at the beach, there's a huge open area about 300 yards from where we access the beach.  No one sets up camp down there so we always go down there and throw the frisbee.  What an incredible workout running in the sand.  Love that thing.

And since I am assuming Mrs Snags is there, don't forget the couple of ounces missing from between your legs. But every little bit counts though, right?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on June 05, 2012, 01:44:40 PM
One thing about most vacations is physically, you're usually 10X more active than the typical day at work.  I'm not burning a damn thing sitting here talking on the phone and typing on the X.  When I go to the beach, I always maintain my workouts but heading down to the beach, carrying chairs, coolers etc. then any activities you may do are burning some serious calories.  Yeah, you offset it with more food and a couple of too many adult beverages...but it's a good trade-off.

I've got one of those ring frisbees.  Can't recall the name but it's been thrown 1/4 mile. (Not by me...it says it on the frisbee) That thing will cut through any wind and fly forever.  Where we always stay at the beach, there's a huge open area about 300 yards from where we access the beach.  No one sets up camp down there so we always go down there and throw the frisbee.  What an incredible workout running in the sand.  Love that thing.

Real men never say that.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on June 05, 2012, 01:50:44 PM
Real men never say that.

Real men have balls.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 05, 2012, 02:54:47 PM
You're a brave man!  Good work too!
Thanks bro I like seeing the results from the pictures.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 05, 2012, 02:58:52 PM
Thanks bro I like seeing the results from the pictures.

This will make the fistings even longer and more efficient.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 05, 2012, 03:03:08 PM
This will make the fistings even longer and more efficient.
The new veins popping up in my forearms will add a little extra sting.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 05, 2012, 03:05:09 PM
The new veins popping up in my forearms will add a little extra sting.

Feel the burn
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 05, 2012, 03:05:45 PM
The new veins popping up in my forearms will add a little extra sting.

Whew!  Glad I already joined.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on June 05, 2012, 04:12:39 PM
Whew!  Glad I already joined.

So is my dog.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 05, 2012, 08:45:52 PM
Two healthy recipes I've enjoyed:

Chickpea and Cucumber Salad:

Two cans of chickpeas (reduced salt) drained and rinsed
1 large cucumber, shaved with a mandolin or sliced thin
1/2 of a shallot - you can add more, but raw onions bother my stomach
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
salt
pepper

Mix everything.  Let sit in the fridge for a little while or eat right away. 

Turkey Burgers:

1 lb ground turkey
1 cup cilantro
1 shallot
1 tsp cumin
1/2 lime
salt pepper

Puree the cilantro, shallot, cumin, and lime juice.  Mix into turkey meat and form into patties.  Salt and pepper the outside of each side.  Grill til done. 

Turkey Burger Mayo:

1/2 cup of reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped
1/8 cup of dijon mustard
Juice from one lime
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix all ingredients. 

Eat on a bun or without.  I topped mine with pepper jack cheese, avocado, and raw spinach. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 05, 2012, 08:50:51 PM
Vegan burger patties for dinner tonight...with cheese. #winning
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 05, 2012, 08:59:48 PM
Vegan

Get the fudge out.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 05, 2012, 09:07:56 PM
Get the fudge out.

They were actually pretty good.  Not really my bag though, baby!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 05, 2012, 09:55:12 PM
Get the fudge out.

Ditto!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 05, 2012, 10:06:57 PM
With cheese, paypul.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 05, 2012, 10:11:14 PM
Side note:  I am 9 pounds from my goal as of this morning.  208 and counting.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on June 05, 2012, 10:57:52 PM
Vegan burger patties for dinner tonight...with cheese. #winning

 :thumsup:

gotta run...power yoga in 15.  hopefully, the prius is charged. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 05, 2012, 11:20:23 PM
:thumsup:

gotta run...power yoga in 15.  hopefully, the prius is charged.

See you at spin class on Friday.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 08, 2012, 01:31:45 PM
Let's keep this rolling:

Down to 164 pounds.

New recipe:

1 can of sardines in water
1 avocado
1/2 cup cilantro
1.5 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Salt
Pepper
A scant cup of arugula

1 100 calorie bagel thin

Chop sardines, avocado, and cilantro together.  Dress with vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Spoon onto toasted bagel thin.  Top with arugula.  Drizzle a little olive oil over the top.  Eat.

You'd be surprised to know how healthy sardines are.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 08, 2012, 02:09:01 PM
207 and counting, myself.  I am now down 34 pounds from December.
Started a new arm circuit routine this week, that has literally kicked my hiney.  Hopefully the cardio aspect of it will help me get to my goal and help the sledge brothers grow too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 08, 2012, 02:21:23 PM
207 and counting, myself.  I am now down 34 pounds from December.
Started a new arm circuit routine this week, that has literally kicked my hiney.  Hopefully the cardio aspect of it will help me get to my goal and help the sledge brothers grow too.

The sledge brothers?  I'm soooo using that and claiming it for my own.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 08, 2012, 02:23:48 PM
The sledge brothers?  I'm soooo using that and claiming it for my own.

Jack and hammer.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 08, 2012, 02:25:08 PM
I think it's working too...

(http://very-bored.com/pics/biggestbiceps/5.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 08, 2012, 02:32:43 PM
I think it's working too...

(http://very-bored.com/pics/biggestbiceps/5.jpg)

That dude on the left is buff.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 09, 2012, 01:27:54 AM
207 and counting, myself.  I am now down 34 pounds from December.
Started a new arm circuit routine this week, that has literally kicked my hiney.  Hopefully the cardio aspect of it will help me get to my goal and help the sledge brothers grow too.
Try 3 sets of 21's
get on your knees and curl the straight bar(I start with 30lbs, 40lbs and end with 50lbs)
7 half curls from your thigh to just under your pecks.
7 curls from you pecks to just under your face.
7 full curls from your thigh to just under your face.

3 sets and you won't be able to lift your arms for a week.......your welcome.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 09, 2012, 10:50:28 AM
Jack and hammer.

Jack Sledge, and Hammer Sledge? 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 09, 2012, 01:44:58 PM
Try 3 sets of 21's
get on your knees and curl the straight bar(I start with 30lbs, 40lbs and end with 50lbs)
7 half curls from your thigh to just under your pecks.
7 curls from you pecks to just under your face.
7 full curls from your thigh to just under your face.

3 sets and you won't be able to lift your arms for a week.......your welcome.

I'm going to have to try that one.
What I just started was at the end of my normal bicep routine, kind of circuit/cardio routine at the dumbbell rack.  Starting with the 35lb, doing 10 reps of hammer curls at each weight all the way down to 5lbs, not stopping at all, except to change weights.  Three sets of those, and my arms are screaming, plus I can barely breathe.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 09, 2012, 07:42:17 PM
I'm going to have to try that one.
What I just started was at the end of my normal bicep routine, kind of circuit/cardio routine at the dumbbell rack.  Starting with the 35lb, doing 10 reps of hammer curls at each weight all the way down to 5lbs, not stopping at all, except to change weights.  Three sets of those, and my arms are screaming, plus I can barely breathe.
That sounds like fun.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 09, 2012, 08:47:42 PM
I'm going to have to try that one.
What I just started was at the end of my normal bicep routine, kind of circuit/cardio routine at the dumbbell rack.  Starting with the 35lb, doing 10 reps of hammer curls at each weight all the way down to 5lbs, not stopping at all, except to change weights.  Three sets of those, and my arms are screaming, plus I can barely breathe.

Ohh, it's the deep burn. Oh, it's so deep. Oh, I can barely lift my right arm 'cause I did so many. I don't know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 09, 2012, 11:03:39 PM
Ohh, it's the deep burn. Oh, it's so deep. Oh, I can barely lift my right arm 'cause I did so many. I don't know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.

1001...1002...1003
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on June 12, 2012, 11:44:38 PM
Ever heard of "SuperSets"? Pretty close what Jumbo was describing but you take away at least 1/2 the rest period and do at least 5 sets of high reps. Its like cardio and weight lifting combined. I have learned over several years however that the most constructive tool in your workout is to change your routine every 3 weeks. This keeps your muscles in a constant state of confusion.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 13, 2012, 09:57:01 AM
I must say the past few days have been pretty bad.  I injured my hamstring about a week ago and haven't been able to run at all. 

So of course that meant eating whatever the fudge I wanted to.

But yesterday I put a stop to it.  Now back to the healthy eating. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 13, 2012, 01:00:51 PM
I must say the past few days have been pretty bad.  I injured my hamstring about a week ago and haven't been able to run at all. 

So of course that meant eating whatever the fudge I wanted to.

But yesterday I put a stop to it.  Now back to the healthy eating.

Don't beat yourself up over it.  I've been going out a lot lately with friends and on teh dating scene. (God I hate it) I've had a hard time too.  But I just follow my plan, and it works out ok over the long haul.  This thread has helped me stick too it too.  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 13, 2012, 01:15:21 PM
I'm the only fat fudge that can crop a photo? Pussies
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 13, 2012, 01:18:54 PM
I'm the only fat fudge that can crop a photo? Pussies

I was a damn vampire before, no camera would shoot me.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 13, 2012, 01:20:08 PM
I was a damn vampire before, no camera would shoot me.
#teamedward
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 13, 2012, 01:55:54 PM
I'm the only fat fudge that can crop a photo? Pussies

You've inspired me to post one of me:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e283/jransom40/fatalbert.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 13, 2012, 01:57:54 PM
#teamedward

Two years ago:  240ish, size XXL shirt, 40" waist

Two weeks ago: 208, size L shirt, 36" waist
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 13, 2012, 02:01:39 PM
You've inspired me to post one of me:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e283/jransom40/fatalbert.jpg)


Have you gone berserk? Can't you see that man is a ni...
 
Ha ha... wrong person. Forgive me. No offense intended.
 
Have you gone berserk? Can't you see that man is a ni?
 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 13, 2012, 02:49:55 PM
Two years ago:  240ish, size XXL shirt, 40" waist

Two weeks ago: 208, size L shirt, 36" waist

What's up with the fabulous pink?  Do they not sell neon yellow shirts in large anymore?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 13, 2012, 02:50:32 PM
What's up with the fabulous pink?  Do they not sell neon yellow shirts in large anymore?

My dayglo days are over.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 13, 2012, 02:54:29 PM
My dayglo days are over.

The sadness that I feel right now is overwhelming.

Can you at least trade in the dayglo attire for a dago 'stache?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 13, 2012, 06:21:51 PM
Two years ago:  240ish, size XXL shirt, 40" waist

Two weeks ago: 208, size L shirt, 36" waist
Damn dude thats kick ass. I got the man you've lost so much weight......in your face comment again today. How big was my fudgeing face.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 13, 2012, 06:27:00 PM
Damn dude thats kick ass. I got the man you've lost so much weight......in your face comment again today. How big was my fudgeing face.

Big enough for seven hobbit roosters.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on June 13, 2012, 08:17:42 PM
Big enough for seven hobbit roosters.

 :bugs:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 13, 2012, 10:40:22 PM
Big enough for seven hobbit roosters.

I don't know who has more pressing issues.  You for posting it, or me for really laughing out loud. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 13, 2012, 10:42:06 PM
Damn dude thats kick ass. I got the man you've lost so much weight......in your face comment again today. How big was my fudgeing face.

I have been getting that one a lot lately too.  Of course, in looking at some old pictures...I can see what they are talking about.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 13, 2012, 11:01:56 PM
Consider me inspired.  Somehow I've missed this thread until now, but decided a week ago that enough was enough.  I started last week at 234.  This morning was 226.  Would love to be at 185, but I'm going to focus on 200 for now.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 14, 2012, 06:19:08 AM
Consider me inspired.  Somehow I've missed this thread until now, but decided a week ago that enough was enough.  I started last week at 234.  This morning was 226.  Would love to be at 185, but I'm going to focus on 200 for now.
Crop some photo's or it doesn't happen.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 14, 2012, 08:55:29 AM
Consider me inspired.  Somehow I've missed this thread until now, but decided a week ago that enough was enough.  I started last week at 234.  This morning was 226.  Would love to be at 185, but I'm going to focus on 200 for now.

Come join us!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 14, 2012, 02:26:39 PM
I'll have to see if I can dig up a before pic to post.  I assure you, there ain't many!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 14, 2012, 02:30:48 PM
I'll have to see if I can dig up a before pic to post.  I assure you, there ain't many!

I really don't have a good before pic. 

I think I'm in a different kind of diet than everyone else.  I'm only about ten pounds overweight. 

I'm mainly trying to be healthy, be in shape, and not be like my father.  He's my height and 250 pounds.  I can't let that happen. 

165 pounds today. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 14, 2012, 03:00:06 PM
I really don't have a good before pic. 

I think I'm in a different kind of diet than everyone else.  I'm only about ten pounds overweight. 

I'm mainly trying to be healthy, be in shape, and not be like my father.  He's my height and 250 pounds.  I can't let that happen. 

165 pounds today.

Unless you're a 3 foot tall midget, I'd say you're not very over-weight.  I do recall you saying your vertically challenged.  I am too (5'8"), and I'm not giving my weight, the pics will be embarrassing enough.  I have had to fight it all my life.  I'll never weigh  what all those recommended weight charts say I should.  At 19, when I graduated Basic and Infantry training I was in the best shape of my life, and was 185lbs, which is about 30lbs over what most charts say I should weigh.  When I was policing, at one time, I was running 30 miles a week, and working out with weights 4 days a week, and still had to watch what I ate to keep my weight under 200.  Most folks I know that run like that eat all they want with little problem.  The minute I quit running and working out, I ballooned.  I don't care if some of the skinny fudges here think they have to fight it...I've seen some of these guys "fighting it" at the gym, half ass working out by doing a few curls and admiring their "guns" in the mirror, and jogging for a few minutes on a treadmill...some folks have to fight it harder than others.  It's not like cigarettes, beer, or cocaine that I don't need to live.  I can't live without my "drug of choice" which happens to be food, I have to control my intake.  Top that off with a sedentary job, and a 30 min commute to work, and I have to make up a lot with exercise, and limit my intake severely.      I don't know how you're built...you may be predisposed to gain, can't say.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 14, 2012, 03:00:19 PM


165 pounds today.

So you're like three feet tall?

Edit -
Dammit:  JR beat me to the punchline.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 14, 2012, 03:04:27 PM
So you're like three feet tall?

Edit -
Dammit:  JR beat me to the punchline.

He plays handball with the curb.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 14, 2012, 03:08:17 PM
I'm 5'10 and weighed 315 pounds #winning
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 14, 2012, 03:15:04 PM
I'm 5'10 and weighed 315 pounds #winning

 :civic:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 18, 2012, 01:29:19 PM
I've seen some of these guys "fighting it" at the gym, half ass working out by doing a few curls and admiring their "guns" in the mirror, and jogging for a few minutes on a treadmill...

Dammit...I didn't think anyone was watching.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 18, 2012, 01:53:49 PM
So you're like three feet tall?

Edit -
Dammit:  JR beat me to the punchline.

5'7. 

I know I'm not fat, but as I said before, I want to be healthy.  I'm also terrified of gaining weight like my father did because we're both the same height.  I'm fairly active with my job.  I definitely don't teach from my desk.  I take my dog for a 1.5 mile walk almost every day during the school.  Summer time not so much. 

I do things to keep the weight off, but that doesn't mean I'm not where I want to be.  My goal is 5'7 155 pounds and able to run 3 miles without dying.  I'd also like to be able to do more than 25 sit ups without cramping. 


Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 18, 2012, 01:59:16 PM
I'm 5'10 and weighed 315 pounds #winning

Where are you now?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 18, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
5'7. 

I know I'm not fat, but as I said before, I want to be healthy.  I'm also terrified of gaining weight like my father did because we're both the same height.  I'm fairly active with my job.  I definitely don't teach from my desk.  I take my dog for a 1.5 mile walk almost every day during the school.  Summer time not so much. 

I do things to keep the weight off, but that doesn't mean I'm not where I want to be.  My goal is 5'7 155 pounds and able to run 3 miles without dying.  I'd also like to be able to do more than 25 sit ups without cramping.

I was TDY this last week.  Drank my dinner ever night except two.  Those two nights I had fried chicken and a Fried Halibut sandwich.  This weekend was no better.  To much drink and too much food.  Today has been easier and will be easier now that I am home.  Officially started the diet again, granola and fruit for breakfast, ham and cheese on whole wheat with sun chips.  Tonight for dinner grilled veggie skewers and grilled chicken.  I am trying to talk myself in getting reacquainted with Mr. Tony Horton tonight but thinking it may be tomorrow night.  I have still not adjusted to the time change.   

6'0 or 6'1, "depending on which convenience store I am leaving" and I was down to 205, but I am back up to 215.  Not pleased with myself these past couple of months.  The good thing is I am at a point to where I get back to doing something about it and it not kill me.  Stating out at 215 is a hell of a lot different than starting out at 250.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 18, 2012, 04:13:09 PM


I do things to keep the weight off, but that doesn't mean I'm not where I want to be.  My goal is 5'7 155 pounds and able to run 3 miles without dying.  I'd also like to be able to do more than 25 sit ups without cramping.

At your ht/wt/age, that should barely wind you at all.  Have you never really been active before? 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 18, 2012, 05:57:45 PM
At your ht/wt/age, that should barely wind you at all.  Have you never really been active before?

Played football in high school.  Lifted a lot of weights in college.  Never been a runner.  I can handle sprints, but long distance was created by Satan to torture human souls in hell. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 18, 2012, 07:06:33 PM
Played football in high school.  Lifted a lot of weights in college.  Never been a runner.  I can handle sprints, but long distance was created by Satan to torture human souls in hell.

Gotcha.  You no likey, but can do if make self!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 18, 2012, 08:36:01 PM
long distance was created by Satan to torture human souls in hell.

You're so right, Carl.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 18, 2012, 10:50:41 PM
FWIW, "distance" isn't the key, it's getting and keeping your heart rate in the aerobic range for 20 minutes or more.  It doesn't have to be done by running distance.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 19, 2012, 02:07:05 AM
Where are you now?
5'9 and 275 pounds.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 19, 2012, 09:05:49 AM
5'9 and 275 pounds.

Awesome!  Well...except that you are shrinking and all.  Was that from Rivals or Scout?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 19, 2012, 09:23:01 AM
5'9 and 275 pounds.

I chuckled
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 19, 2012, 10:00:20 AM
FWIW, "distance" isn't the key, it's getting and keeping your heart rate in the aerobic range for 20 minutes or more.  It doesn't have to be done by running distance.

Momma's wrong again!

Sustaining an aerobic level is what benefits your heart the most. It's also what puts your body in fat burning mode. To do what you are going to have to do to get that effect, you will have to go a good amount of distance. If you go distance and you are doing it fast (i.e. a 5K - combo of speed and distance), you will get in anaerobic territory which is extremely painful. I'm an avid runner and I still don't like the feeling of an anaerobic level being reached. Its physically painful.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 19, 2012, 11:13:16 AM
I want to run, I have tried to get back into it, but for some reason I can't make myself.  I guess after 4 years of cross country and "having" to run, I don't want to anymore. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 19, 2012, 11:16:43 AM
I want to run, I have tried to get back into it, but for some reason I can't make myself.  I guess after 4 years of cross country and "having" to run, I don't want to anymore.

I did an Olympic Triathlon Sunday. Crossing the finish line was physically painful. It was hot as hell and I had no more.

BTW - did the CC thing too. Its much funner to run when you don't have to. I hated it in organized sports. I love it recreational.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 19, 2012, 11:28:19 AM
I ran to the store and picked up a 6-pack. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 19, 2012, 11:29:35 AM
I did an Olympic Triathlon Sunday. Crossing the finish line was physically painful. It was hot as hell and I had no more.

BTW - did the CC thing too. Its much funner to run when you don't have to. I hated it in organized sports. I love it recreational.

I'm the opposite.  Running for football I took pride that I was the fastest O-Lineman in sprints and when it came to running laps I would beat some of the backs and receivers.  Running to just stay in shape?  No way, hate it, hate it, hate it.  Plus I tend to run really flat footed when I get tired and get shin splints and knee pain something fierce.  When I was a gym member I did the elliptical, stair machine, and rowing machine for my cardio.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 19, 2012, 11:32:55 AM
I did an Olympic Triathlon Sunday. Crossing the finish line was physically painful. It was hot as hell and I had no more.

BTW - did the CC thing too. Its much funner to run when you don't have to. I hated it in organized sports. I love it recreational.

I enjoyed CC.  When I was in HS and my first few years of college, I would get bored, get some shoes on and take off.  It was not unusual for me to get up off the couch and take off for 3 to 6 miles.  I could also eat whatever the hell I wanted to and not gain any weight.  So sad that those days are gone.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 19, 2012, 11:35:07 AM
I enjoyed CC.  When I was in HS and my first few years of college, I would get bored, get some shoes on and take off.  It was not unusual for me to get up off the couch and take off for 3 to 6 miles.  I could also eat whatever the hell I wanted to and not gain any weight.  So sad that those days are gone.

I've never been that bored in my entire life
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Shug Dye on June 19, 2012, 12:25:15 PM
I've never been that bored in my entire life

Try reading some of your old posts. :)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 19, 2012, 12:31:46 PM
Try reading some of your old posts. :)

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz26718Zo01r5nb5x.gif)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 19, 2012, 12:35:47 PM
Stop stalking me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 19, 2012, 12:57:44 PM
Try reading some of your old posts. :)

 :muttley:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 19, 2012, 01:23:10 PM
Stop stalking me.

It's either her or me.  Choose wisely.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 19, 2012, 02:29:48 PM
It's either her or me.  Choose wisely.
(http://forum-img.pinside.com/pinball/forum/?bb_attachments=142049&bbat=16302&inline)

Please pick Vandy so I can post the "He chose.....poorly" pic
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 19, 2012, 05:15:45 PM
Momma's wrong again!

Sustaining an aerobic level is what benefits your heart the most. It's also what puts your body in fat burning mode. To do what you are going to have to do to get that effect, you will have to go a good amount of distance. If you go distance and you are doing it fast (i.e. a 5K - combo of speed and distance), you will get in anaerobic territory which is extremely painful. I'm an avid runner and I still don't like the feeling of an anaerobic level being reached. Its physically painful.

I thought that's what I said!

All I meant was that you don't have to do it by running.  You can do it with other aerobic exercise, and, as I noted, and you renoted, it's the amount of time you keep your heart rate in that range, not how far you run.  If you run too slow or walk, you won't get there, if you run too fast, you get in to anaerobic rate.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 19, 2012, 09:33:40 PM
My son insisted that I get a bicycle for Father's Day... #winning

There is not a flat street in our neighborhood; therefore, my quads are already screaming.  This may be just what the doctor ordered to get this last 10 or so pounds off.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 19, 2012, 10:01:38 PM
There is not a flat street in our neighborhood; therefore, my quads are already screaming.

I give great massages.

Actually, the massages are so-so; it's the happy ending that bumps it up to the level of greatness.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 20, 2012, 10:10:07 AM
My son insisted that I get a bicycle for Father's Day... #winning

There is not a flat street in our neighborhood; therefore, my quads are already screaming.  This may be just what the doctor ordered to get this last 10 or so pounds off.

Wanna try something funny?

Bike about 10-15 miles at a pretty good clip and then hop off of it and try to run as you normally would. Its funny and sad at the same time.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 20, 2012, 10:25:29 AM
Wanna try something funny?

Bike about 10-15 miles at a pretty good clip and then hop off of it and try to run as you normally would. Its funny and sad at the same time.

It only took about 2-3 miles for me to look funny...I swear if I ever move again, it's going to be to the flatlands.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Shug Dye on June 20, 2012, 10:36:38 AM
It only took about 2-3 miles for me to look funny...

It used to only take a few wardrobe tips from your wife.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 20, 2012, 10:39:26 AM
It used to only take a few wardrobe tips from your wife.

Still does.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 21, 2012, 12:33:05 PM
So, any avid swimmers on here?  I'm thinking about joining the YMCA and making swimming my main form of cardio for the week.  I get off at 2pm during the school year, and the indoor lap lanes should be free of people. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 21, 2012, 12:53:34 PM
A couple of years ago, I decided to do a sprint triathlon.  Went to the pool and didn't know squat about swim training.  I'd just always been a decent swimmer so I walked to the pool (Olympic size) and thought, "I'll swim 4-5 laps and kind of see how I feel....you know, see if I'm winded or tired.  Probably put in about 25 lengths my first day."

Jumped in and took off.  Got to the other end and thought my lungs were about to explode.  I was about 4 strokes from the wall and wondering if I was going to make it.  Took several sessions before I could swim several laps at a time somewhat comfortably. Incredible exercise but that's just not something you jump in and excel at right away.  At least not me anyway.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 21, 2012, 01:05:25 PM
Okay, so today was arm day...I decided to do my normal routine of preacher curls, tricep rope pulldowns, hammer curls and a new circuit tricep routine I was shown last week.  After I finished that, I said "hey, I think I'll try those 21s Jumbo was talking about." 

An hour later, I can finally lift my arms up enough to type this out.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 21, 2012, 01:13:08 PM
Okay, so today was arm day...I decided to do my normal routine of preacher curls, tricep rope pulldowns, hammer curls and a new circuit tricep routine I was shown last week.  After I finished that, I said "hey, I think I'll try those 21s Jumbo was talking about." 

An hour later, I can finally lift my arms up enough to type this out.

I tried lifting weights once.....but they were so heavy
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 21, 2012, 01:16:23 PM
A couple of years ago, I decided to do a sprint triathlon.  Went to the pool and didn't know squat about swim training.  I'd just always been a decent swimmer so I walked to the pool (Olympic size) and thought, "I'll swim 4-5 laps and kind of see how I feel....you know, see if I'm winded or tired.  Probably put in about 25 lengths my first day."

Jumped in and took off.  Got to the other end and thought my lungs were about to explode.  I was about 4 strokes from the wall and wondering if I was going to make it.  Took several sessions before I could swim several laps at a time somewhat comfortably. Incredible exercise but that's just not something you jump in and excel at right away.  At least not me anyway.

Well I don't even know how to swim, so it's probably going to take me quite a few sessions. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 21, 2012, 01:17:32 PM
I tried lifting weights once.....but they were so heavy

Wait a minute...you're supposed to put weights on those bars?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Shug Dye on June 21, 2012, 01:29:49 PM
Well I don't even know how to swim, so it's probably going to take me quite a few sessions.

If you don't know how to swim stay out of the lap lanes, doll. The lifeguards never watch those.

Take a water aerobics class. You might have to deal with the cast of Cocoon, buy you don't have to know how to swim for the class.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 21, 2012, 01:33:23 PM
If you don't know how to swim stay out of the lap lanes, doll. The lifeguards never watch those.

Take a water aerobics class. You might have to deal with the cast of Cocoon, buy you don't have to know how to swim for the class.

I can get by enough.  But as for swimming laps?  It's going to be a challenge. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 21, 2012, 02:37:24 PM
If you don't know how to swim stay out of the lap lanes, doll. The lifeguards never watch those.

Take a water aerobics class. You might have to deal with the cast of Cocoon, buy you don't have to know how to swim for the class.

The new kid knows. I hate it when the waders and fatties take up the lap lanes.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 21, 2012, 07:00:28 PM
I hit 221 this morning.  I'm running a mile before breakfast and 2 miles before dinner.  No breads, (I thought that would be much harder) no fast food and only water to drink.  No artificial sweeteners. 

I've picked up unsalted pistachios as a wonder snack to keep the hunger away, but I'm looking for more things.  I'm not really calorie counting, that's miserable in my opinion and makes it very hard to stay at it.  Really just trying to find better stuff to eat.  Suggestions?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 21, 2012, 07:46:24 PM
Can you handle sardines? 

Get them in water.  Even if you don't like them, just wolf them down.  18 grams of protein.  High in B vitamins.  High in vitamin D and E.  Low in calories. 

Also, try:

Almonds
Hummus and use carrots and celery to dip
Green apples with goat cheese
Sunflower seeds
Frozen grapes
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 21, 2012, 09:38:28 PM
Get some sharp cheddar cheese sticks.  If you get a sweet tooth, just eat a spoonful of peanut butter.
Dill pickles are good too, except for the sodium...but that might subconsciously make you drink more water.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 21, 2012, 09:58:34 PM
Can you handle sardines? 

Get them in water.  Even if you don't like them, just wolf them down.  18 grams of protein.  High in B vitamins.  High in vitamin D and E.  Low in calories. 

Also, try:

Almonds
Hummus and use carrots and celery to dip
Green apples with goat cheese
Sunflower seeds
Frozen grapes

Love sardines, only problem is that I tend to eat half a sleeve of saltines and two beers with them while I'm sitting on some riverbank.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 22, 2012, 03:12:58 PM
Get some sharp cheddar cheese sticks.  If you get a sweet tooth, just eat a spoonful of peanut butter.
Dill pickles are good too, except for the sodium...but that might subconsciously make you drink more water.

Luckily, the sweet tooth isn't an issue.  Outside of sweet tea, it's never been an issue.  I like beef jerky with cheese stick, but that shoot will break you as a snack.

Can you handle sardines? 

Get them in water.  Even if you don't like them, just wolf them down.  18 grams of protein.  High in B vitamins.  High in vitamin D and E.  Low in calories. 

Also, try:

Almonds
Hummus and use carrots and celery to dip
Green apples with goat cheese
Sunflower seeds
Frozen grapes


Hate almonds, but love carrots plain.  Amazed that I haven't thought about getting a pack of carrots.  Also never tried frozen grapes.  Will check it out.  But fudge a sardine.  I'll have to be 300 pounds before I consider that avenue.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on June 22, 2012, 03:57:47 PM
I hit 221 this morning.  I'm running a mile before breakfast and 2 miles before dinner.  No breads, (I thought that would be much harder) no fast food and only water to drink.  No artificial sweeteners. 

I've picked up unsalted pistachios as a wonder snack to keep the hunger away, but I'm looking for more things.  I'm not really calorie counting, that's miserable in my opinion and makes it very hard to stay at it.  Really just trying to find better stuff to eat.  Suggestions?

I have found eating fruit right before I go to bed  (watermelon-Mango-pineapple) really helps cure the hunger pains for a big breakfast the following day and helps keep the plumbing flowing very regular.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 22, 2012, 04:02:31 PM
Luckily, the sweet tooth isn't an issue.  Outside of sweet tea, it's never been an issue.  I like beef jerky with cheese stick, but that shoot will break you as a snack.

Hate almonds, but love carrots plain.  Amazed that I haven't thought about getting a pack of carrots.  Also never tried frozen grapes.  Will check it out.  But fudge a sardine.  I'll have to be 300 pounds before I consider that avenue.

Love almonds but they have to be the driest food on earth. Takes about 2 glasses of water to get down 6 almonds. They are much more bearable when they are flavored (cinnamon). I prefer cashews or pecans. Agree on the sardines. They are about an inch of above potted meat in the podunk category.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 22, 2012, 05:40:25 PM
I have found eating fruit right before I go to bed  (watermelon-Mango-pineapple) really helps cure the hunger pains for a big breakfast the following day and helps keep the plumbing flowing very regular.

When my blood sugar got a little high before I lost some weight my doctor recommended a small serving of fruit before bed (his advice was only half a banana).  Actually made my blood sugar levels lower in the morning because it keeps it from bottoming out during the night which in turn will cause the liver to release excess stored sugar into the bloodstream.  Odd, but I felt a lot better in the morning.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 23, 2012, 10:49:12 AM
When my blood sugar got a little high before I lost some weight my doctor recommended a small serving of fruit before bed (his advice was only half a banana).  Actually made my blood sugar levels lower in the morning because it keeps it from bottoming out during the night which in turn will cause the liver to release excess stored sugar into the bloodstream.  Odd, but I felt a lot better in the morning.

Probably had more to do with your pancreas than anything since the insulin controls sugar release. Pure Fruit sugar would make it function correctly. HFCS is screwing up a lot of people's blood sugar since the pancreas has no idea what the hell it is.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 23, 2012, 11:57:54 AM
Probably had more to do with your pancreas than anything since the insulin controls sugar release. Pure Fruit sugar would make it function correctly. HFCS is screwing up a lot of people's blood sugar since the pancreas has no idea what the hell it is.

Dr. GH in da house! 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 23, 2012, 04:05:30 PM
Probably had more to do with your pancreas than anything since the insulin controls sugar release. Pure Fruit sugar would make it function correctly. HFCS is screwing up a lot of people's blood sugar since the pancreas has no idea what the hell it is.


Actually according to my Dr. due to my new low sugar/lower carb diet and not eating after 7:00 pm I was going to bed with a blood sugar level of around 80 at 10:30 to 11:00.  During the night my blood sugar would continue to drop, when it hit around 70 or less at sometime during the night my pancreas would send the signal to my liver to release the stored glucose (which is one of the liver's functions).  Due to my insulin resistance (I'm pre-type 2 diabetic) and some overactivity by my liver releasing excess sugar I would wake up in the morning with a blood sugar level of 110-120.  It wouldn't be that high after I ate.

Luckily eating something that would give me a small sugar jolt with a good glycemic index would cause it to be more regulated.  Cause if that didn't work the next step was the meds.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 24, 2012, 12:23:10 PM
Started last week at 223.  Weighed in at 218 this morning. 

I know I'm going to have to change up the eating some, but this week was successful with an easy routine. 

1 mile jog (no walking) before breakfast. 
2 eggs scrambled and 3 strips of bacon for breakfast. 
Plain grilled hamburger for lunch with about a cup of pistachios
2 mile jog before dinner
2 grilled hamburgers with sweet peas for dinner

And if I had any hunger pains between meals, I had a banana.  Also, I drank, on average, 2 gallons of water a day.


Of course, I did eat chicken nachos last night, but I'm going to designate Saturday night as my "eat what I want meal".
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 24, 2012, 12:40:34 PM
Started last week at 223.  Weighed in at 218 this morning. 

I know I'm going to have to change up the eating some, but this week was successful with an easy routine. 

1 mile jog (no walking) before breakfast. 
2 eggs scrambled and 3 strips of bacon for breakfast. 
Plain grilled hamburger for lunch with about a cup of pistachios
2 mile jog before dinner
2 grilled hamburgers with sweet peas for dinner

And if I had any hunger pains between meals, I had a banana.  Also, I drank, on average, 2 gallons of water a day.


Of course, I did eat chicken nachos last night, but I'm going to designate Saturday night as my "eat what I want meal".

So, you're doing High Protien with a few "good carbs"?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 24, 2012, 01:06:09 PM
So, you're doing High Protien with a few "good carbs"?

Looks that way, but that wasn't a plan that I started.  Just found a combination of healthy food that I like to eat, and also fills me up.  It's probably the easiest week that I've ever had trying to lose weight.  But honestly, probably cutting out all bread and sugar did more for me than anything.

But like I said, I know I need to change it up some because I'm going to hit a wall.  So I'm working on a different combination for this week. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on June 24, 2012, 01:48:58 PM
Brazil nuts and pecans are best for you to snack on IMHO. http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/carbcounts/a/Carbs-Fats-And-Calories-In-Nuts-And-Seeds.htm
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 24, 2012, 02:16:59 PM
I have been stuck at 208 for about 3 weeks now.  I'm going to have to trick my body somehow to get that last 10 pounds I want off. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on June 24, 2012, 08:51:31 PM
http://www.ehow.com/about_5114215_benefits-eating-soy-nuts.html

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 24, 2012, 10:27:55 PM

Actually according to my Dr. due to my new low sugar/lower carb diet and not eating after 7:00 pm I was going to bed with a blood sugar level of around 80 at 10:30 to 11:00.  During the night my blood sugar would continue to drop, when it hit around 70 or less at sometime during the night my pancreas would send the signal to my liver to release the stored glucose (which is one of the liver's functions).  Due to my insulin resistance (I'm pre-type 2 diabetic) and some overactivity by my liver releasing excess sugar I would wake up in the morning with a blood sugar level of 110-120.  It wouldn't be that high after I ate.

Luckily eating something that would give me a small sugar jolt with a good glycemic index would cause it to be more regulated.  Cause if that didn't work the next step was the meds.

Didn't know you were pre type 2. Yes, whole foods - mainly fruits and veggies will fix a lot of what ails us. Glad to hear it working. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on June 25, 2012, 11:11:46 AM
I have been stuck at 208 for about 3 weeks now.  I'm going to have to trick my body somehow to get that last 10 pounds I want off.

Not sure if you've mentioned this in the last 400 pages but eating more meals a day but much smaller portions will speed up the metabolism alot. I've been very lazy with my workouts here of late but I use to do this in my "cut weight" cycles. It will take about two weeks, maybe a week depending on your
workout plan, before it kicks in.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 25, 2012, 11:24:21 AM
Ugh!  Back up to 218 after being down to 205.  Time to honestly get started back on something.  Diet and exercise.  This can be done.  I was doing it.  I think it's about time I got back on the wagon and cut out all lick-her and alkyhaul.  That alone helps, but it also helps with the munchies right before bed.    :facepalm:

Time for me to rekindle some relationships.   Treadmill, Eliptical, and Mr.Horton, I will be coming to see you. :(
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on June 25, 2012, 11:27:35 AM
I ran across another fudgeing snake on the cross country trail last week.  I'm starting to get use to them being there.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 25, 2012, 11:55:50 AM
I ran across another fudgeing snake on the cross country trail last week.  I'm starting to get use to them being there.

Welp, there goes one option right out the window.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 25, 2012, 03:36:58 PM
Welp, there goes one option right out the window.

Oh come on.  They don't bite. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on June 26, 2012, 12:15:35 PM
In an effort to keep my motivation up during the heat I just registered for a 5K.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 26, 2012, 12:29:00 PM
In an effort to keep my motivation up during the heat I just registered for a 5K.

Prayers lifted
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 26, 2012, 01:17:58 PM
Oh come on.  They don't bite.
In an effort to keep my motivation up during the heat I just registered for a 5K.

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Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 26, 2012, 04:59:16 PM
In an effort to keep my motivation up during the heat I just registered for a 5K.

In an effort to keep my motivation up during the heat, I just trade the asphalt for treadmill and drop the AC to 66.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 28, 2012, 06:34:58 PM
Today was  :facepalm:. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 28, 2012, 10:49:54 PM
2 miles on the elliptical tonight...I may stop sweating sometime early next week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on June 28, 2012, 11:29:36 PM
Today was  :facepalm:.

The last week has been pretty much  :facepalm:. 

This heat is killing my running routine.  I was even up at 7:30 this morning, and it was already too hot. 

I need to find a swimming pool that bans kids. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on June 28, 2012, 11:36:35 PM
The last week has been pretty much  :facepalm:. 

This heat is killing my running routine.  I was even up at 7:30 this morning, and it was already too hot. 

I need to find a swimming pool that bans kids.

I'm going on vacation Saturday.  Was really hoping to be down to 215 by then.  At this rate, I'm just hoping to still be under 220 by July 7.  I would consider that a win.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 29, 2012, 02:32:34 AM
The last week has been pretty much  :facepalm:. 

This heat is killing my running routine.  I was even up at 7:30 this morning, and it was already too hot. 

I need to find a swimming pool that bans kids.
Haven't worked out in a week unless you count the 30 minutes dancing the Wobble with hott chicks. It's nuts I've gotten tons of compliments this week and I haven't been doing anything.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on June 29, 2012, 02:36:45 AM
Oh BTW these Champion boxers are the best purchase I've made since starting the weight loss. Great for working out or on the go. $9.99 at Target
http://www.target.com/p/c9-by-champion-men-s-performance-boxer-brief-grey/-/A-13509822
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 29, 2012, 10:06:24 AM
Oh BTW these Champion boxers are the best purchase I've made since starting the weight loss. Great for working out or on the go. $9.99 at Target
http://www.target.com/p/c9-by-champion-men-s-performance-boxer-brief-grey/-/A-13509822

Jim?  Is that you?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 29, 2012, 10:10:25 AM
Jim?  Is that you?

I didn't see Glow in the Dark Anal Beads or Exotic Tiki Trinkets anywhere in that post.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 29, 2012, 10:46:59 AM
MY DREAMCATCHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on June 29, 2012, 01:16:36 PM
Jim?  Is that you?

You bastard!  You just had to bring it up didn't you?  All those emotions come flooding back!  Thanks!  Thanks a lot!

Speaking of heat and diet, we need to hit the nook or stem and steins up one evening.

I haven't done shoot this week, other than eat bad, drink and sleep.  Still holding under 220.  I have managed to bring my gear to work so I can start using the gym.  As soon as security gets me entered into the system, my badge will work and I will have access to the gym once again.   I figure they have fans, and there are no snakes that I can trip over in there.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 29, 2012, 01:34:53 PM
Well, this trip to the beach has been a diet wrecker.  Luckily I wasn't on a "diet" and will resume my healthy ways tomorrow!  Damn the oysters, shrimp, crab claws, beer, vodka, wine, etc., etc., have been good.  I fee like I've swallowed a basketball.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 29, 2012, 01:52:52 PM
Well, this trip to the beach has been a diet wrecker.  Luckily I wasn't on a "diet" and will resume my healthy ways tomorrow!  Damn the oysters, shrimp, crab claws, beer, vodka, wine, etc., etc., have been good.  I fee like I've swallowed a basketball.

There are at least some good things in seafood, even if fried.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on June 29, 2012, 02:03:44 PM
There are at least some good things in seafood, even if fried.

Ate very little fried this week.  A few crab claws off an appetizer shared, and maybe half dozen oysters.  I actually prefer good seafood grilled, broiled, baked, or steamed.  Raw oysters, and steamed shrimp mostly.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 29, 2012, 02:31:21 PM
There are at least some good things in seafood, even if fried.

Mercury is very healthy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on June 29, 2012, 02:59:16 PM
Mercury is very healthy.

Was speaking of JR saying he ate unhealthy. He could have eaten red meat instead of all the seafood and been much worse off. The mercury levels are only nuclear in starkist tuna, right?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on June 29, 2012, 04:54:22 PM
Was speaking of JR saying he ate unhealthy. He could have eaten red meat instead of all the seafood and been much worse off. The mercury levels are only nuclear in starkist tuna, right?

Bluefin, yellowfin, shark, and tilefish are the baddies.  Canned tuna is skipjack or albacore which only live about 2-4 years so they are OK.

And I was joking about the mercury.  I'm a seafoodaholic.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 03, 2012, 04:37:44 PM
Weekend screwed me over...gained 5 pounds.  With barbecue on tap for tomorrow, I just hope I can keep from going back to my original weight before Friday.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 03, 2012, 04:47:58 PM
I'm extremely pumped about the results of a program I started about 5 weeks ago.  Got with a trainer and mapped out a complete diet and new training plan.  I refuse to weigh because that only depresses me.  Going strictly by body fat.  Started 5 weeks ago at 12.2% and this morning, I was at 7.4%.  Gonna' try and keep it up about another 3 weeks but that's about as long as I can keep this up.  I'm old. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on July 03, 2012, 04:58:48 PM
Bluefin, yellowfin, shark, and tilefish are the baddies.  Canned tuna is skipjack or albacore which only live about 2-4 years so they are OK.

And I was joking about the mercury.  I'm a seafoodaholic.

These boys spend some time on my grill this past weekend.


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Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 03, 2012, 05:14:49 PM
I started Power 90 yesterday.  It was tough the first ten minutes, but once my body warmed up, it was an easy workout. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on July 03, 2012, 06:38:19 PM
I started Power 90 yesterday.  It was tough the first ten minutes, but once my body warmed up, it was an easy workout.

That's what Jerry told the boys.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 03, 2012, 06:57:58 PM
I'm extremely pumped about the results of a program I started about 5 weeks ago.  Got with a trainer and mapped out a complete diet and new training plan.  I refuse to weigh because that only depresses me.  Going strictly by body fat.  Started 5 weeks ago at 12.2% and this morning, I was at 7.4%.  Gonna' try and keep it up about another 3 weeks but that's about as long as I can keep this up.  I'm old.

Dayuuum...I would be happy with 12.2% myself.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 04, 2012, 06:06:11 PM
Has anyone here tried P90x? 

Power 90 seems really easy.  The cardio part and abs were difficult, but the "sculpt" section was a joke. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 05, 2012, 09:35:17 AM
I did about 6 weeks of P90X.  The program is tough but it works.  I stopped simply because I can't workout daily in front of a TV listening to the same guy.  It just got old for me.  Now, AU1 hit P90X hard for a while and I think he got some great results.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 05, 2012, 09:37:34 AM
I am about to bite the bullet and start Insanity.  I debated for a while whether to do it, or try the P90X, and I figured killing myself for 60 days > killing myself for 90 days.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 05, 2012, 09:57:46 AM
I am about to bite the bullet and start Insanity.  I debated for a while whether to do it, or try the P90X, and I figured killing myself for 60 days > killing myself for 90 days.

That's insane
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 05, 2012, 02:23:40 PM
Has anyone here tried P90x? 

Power 90 seems really easy.  The cardio part and abs were difficult, but the "sculpt" section was a joke.
P90X.  shoot is for real and it works.  235 down to 205 60 days into it.  Do the lean program.
I like on P90X how he gets your heart rate up to start with, gets it in that fat burning zone and then kicks it in overdrive to finish off with.  I have talked to a couple of people who have done both and they have said that it's going to give you pretty much the same results.  The thing that got me with P90X was that a couple of them were actually fun.  Kenpo, and Cardio were actually enjoyable.  Plyo was teh suxor!
The first week or two you will be telling yourself that you are content with being fat, drunk and stupid.  After that it gets better.  Then you will be just drunk and stupid and contrary to popular belief, that is a good way to go through life.
There's little chance of dying but there's a great chance you'll go berzerkish and punch out the TV.  Tony Horton makes you want to hit baby seals in the head with a bat.
I was leaving that part out on purpose.  Build them up and then tear them down. 

Oh and the tall chick on leg day......yeah, good luck working out and keeping your concentration as you stare at her perfect legs and ass.

Listen to me and Sanggs every once in a while paypul!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 05, 2012, 02:28:43 PM
Anyone on here tried that P90X program. I've heard shoot's fo reelz.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 05, 2012, 02:37:02 PM
Anyone on here tried that P90X program. I've heard shoot's fo reelz.

I don't think anyone on here has.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 06, 2012, 03:31:56 PM
I....am.....sick.....of....chicken.  But, as soon as I leave work, I'm headed over to a butcher shop where they have some bad ass chicken kabobs.  Gonna' throw em' on the grill and sit down to some more....chicken.  cluck frickin' cluck
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 06, 2012, 03:45:09 PM
I....am.....sick.....of....chicken.  But, as soon as I leave work, I'm headed over to a butcher shop where they have some bad ass chicken kabobs.  Gonna' throw em' on the grill and sit down to some more....chicken.  cluck frickin' cluck

Turkey. 

Quail.

Chucker.

Pheasant.

Duck.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 06, 2012, 03:47:01 PM
Turkey. 

Quail.

Chucker.

Pheasant.

Duck.

Does duck really qualify as healthy eating?  Not trolling, just asking.  It's got a lot of fat (which is why I love it) and you can get rid of it by removing the skin before cooking, but that would be nasty and dry.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 06, 2012, 03:52:00 PM
Does duck really qualify as healthy eating?  Not trolling, just asking.  It's got a lot of fat (which is why I love it) and you can get rid of it by removing the skin before cooking, but that would be nasty and dry.

It's healthy in the way that anything can be healthy if you cut back in other areas.  If you're exercising often and doing a lot of cardio with strength training, you'll be fine eating the high fat, high protein content of duck.

Just don't pair it with creamed spinach and don't end it with cheesecake. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 06, 2012, 03:59:54 PM
It's healthy in the way that anything can be healthy if you cut back in other areas.  If you're exercising often and doing a lot of cardio with strength training, you'll be fine eating the high fat, high protein content of duck.

Just don't pair it with creamed spinach and don't end it with cheesecake.

You mean I shouldn't be eating my grandmother's creamed spinach and duck chocolate cheesecake?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 06, 2012, 04:12:15 PM
Chicken is kind of the staple of my current diet.  I eat every 2 hours, all high protein meals and no carbs after 2:00.  In the morning, I normally take lean ground turkey and fry it up with diced bell peppers and 1 egg.  Love that stuff.  But as for the chicken, it's just easy for me to grill up a whole bunch of breastesseses and take them to work to eat on all through the week. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 06, 2012, 04:19:19 PM
What's it like to not shoot for two weeks?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 06, 2012, 04:29:13 PM
What's it like to not shoot for two weeks?

Don't know.  That's never been a problem for me.  I'll destroy a men's room.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 06, 2012, 04:38:59 PM
Don't know.  That's never been a problem for me.  I'll destroy a men's room asses.

 :tongue:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 08, 2012, 09:59:25 PM
Ok, so I ate a ton of totally delectable items on vacation.  But, I still put in a fair amount of exercise and only gained back up to 222. Time to start back.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: CCTAU on July 08, 2012, 11:38:11 PM
29 pages from a bunch of old fat guys?


I read a lot of it,but I just cannot get in a routine. I was going to the gym for a while hitting the elyptical (or whatever its called) and the bike for about a total of an hour each day. But inevitably the kids sports get in the way. And then I end up coaching something. I play basketball one day a week for two hours during the school year, but its on BOGO night for wings at the local pub. And I love beer and wings.  I take the dog on a short mile jog at times. But I just cannot get a routine going. I was doing great several years ago. I was at 6'2" about 230. Moving fast and well. Then boom, appendectomy. Kicked my ass. Then things started falling apart. Go for a jog, knees hurt. Anything else, other crap hurts.

But I HAVE to get something going. I am running about 250. I am not fat yet, but I am big. I still move well, but the recovery takes longer. Heart rate in the mid 60s and low BP. I just need to lose a few pounds and several inches.  I didn't read every page. Has anyone tried ANY of the supplements that are out there. I see that Hdroxyshoot and wonder if any of that crap works without taking ten years off your life.

I would like to get back to my speedo days before all of my ass hair turns gray.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 08, 2012, 11:57:01 PM
I have been taking the GNC Mega Men's Sport vitamin pack since about February to supplement my diet/workout routine.  That, and a protein shake every day for lunch after my workout seem to be helping quite a bit. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on July 09, 2012, 10:33:27 AM
Been eating alot of fish-I don't seem as full and slow after a good meal-This was done sunday night.

Crab stuffed halibut with Texas gulf shrimp on a cedar plank.

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/fish.jpg)   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on July 09, 2012, 02:00:00 PM
Well, what amounted to essentially a 2 week vacation from work, was a 2 week hiatus from my "new eating lifestyle".  I guess I've gotten ok at making decent choices because I only gained 1 pound. 

 #winning
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 09, 2012, 02:34:58 PM
Well, what amounted to essentially a 2 week vacation from work, was a 2 week hiatus from my "new eating lifestyle".  I guess I've gotten ok at making decent choices because I only gained 1 pound. 

 #winning

That jerking off 3 times a day is burning calories for you just like you thought it would.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on July 09, 2012, 09:53:08 PM
That jerking off 3 times a day is burning calories for you just like you thought it would.

E'erbody here recommended exercise.  So I fudgeing enjoy mine!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 09, 2012, 10:27:23 PM
(http://gifs.gifbin.com/102009/reverse-1255606691_quagmire_discovers_internet_porn.gif)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 10, 2012, 09:04:07 AM
E'erbody here recommended exercise.  So I fudgeing enjoy mine!

You had to find something new. Sniffing feet just don't burn calories like it did when you were young.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 10, 2012, 09:09:15 AM
Sonofabitch...hit 214 on the scale this morning.  If Chizad will help me, I'm going to "download" Insanity...and start immediately!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 10, 2012, 10:09:13 AM
Walked/jogged 4.8 miles yesterday in 50 minutes.  Not good, but not bad for a fat ass like me who has done nothing in the last two months but drink heavily and pack on 15lbs.   I told Snaggs that it was 4.25, but got out this morning and measured again with the odometer and 4.8 miles is what it was.   I am going to see how long I can stay on the wagon and keep this up.............again........for the 2nd time this year.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Kaos on July 12, 2012, 10:54:55 PM
Taking the first step. 

Tired of being tired. 

As of last week I've banned myself from the following establishments forever (I hope). 

McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's, Hardees, Zaxby's, Guthries, DQ, Milos, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Sonic, all chinese buffets. 

I left KFC on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken with corn and green beans. 

Also left Chick Fil A on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken sandwich (no waffle fries) or chicken salad. 

Had been working out and doing pretty well but I spent some time in the hospital and then another six or eight weeks trying to recover and it completely ruined me.  Completely.  All I was able to do was sleep and eat.  Damn.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on July 13, 2012, 12:38:42 AM
Taking the first step. 

Tired of being tired. 

As of last week I've banned myself from the following establishments forever (I hope). 

McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's, Hardees, Zaxby's, Guthries, DQ, Milos, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Sonic, all chinese buffets. 

I left KFC on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken with corn and green beans. 

Also left Chick Fil A on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken sandwich (no waffle fries) or chicken salad. 

Had been working out and doing pretty well but I spent some time in the hospital and then another six or eight weeks trying to recover and it completely ruined me.  Completely.  All I was able to do was sleep and eat.  Damn.

That's essentially what I did, but counting calories too.  You'd be surprised how well you can eat without including fried shoot.  After a while, fried stuff will make you feel bad too. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on July 13, 2012, 05:15:57 AM
Taking the first step. 

Tired of being tired. 

As of last week I've banned myself from the following establishments forever (I hope). 

McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's, Hardees, Zaxby's, Guthries, DQ, Milos, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Sonic, all chinese buffets. 

I left KFC on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken with corn and green beans. 

Also left Chick Fil A on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken sandwich (no waffle fries) or chicken salad. 

Had been working out and doing pretty well but I spent some time in the hospital and then another six or eight weeks trying to recover and it completely ruined me.  Completely.  All I was able to do was sleep and eat.  Damn.
Taco Bell has the Fresc Tacos with grilled chicken have only 170 calories and they still taste like you eating horribly which makes me happy.
http://www.tacobell.com/food/menu/fresco
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Kaos on July 13, 2012, 07:21:10 AM
That's essentially what I did, but counting calories too.  You'd be surprised how well you can eat without including fried shoot.  After a while, fried stuff will make you feel bad too.

Don't do much of anything fried already.  Except the french fries at those places. 

I pretty much hate Taco Bell anyway.  Nothing there I would eat even if it was all healthy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 07:44:16 AM
Don't do much of anything fried already.  Except the french fries at those places. 

I pretty much hate Taco Bell anyway.  Nothing there I would eat even if it was all healthy.

I am trying to give up on some of those places you mention but if I am in Bham......... I am stopping at Milos.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 13, 2012, 08:30:31 AM
I am trying to give up on some of those places you mention but if I am in Bham......... I am stopping at Milos.

FYI...their grilled chicken sammich is the awesome.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 08:52:51 AM
FYI...their grilled chicken sammich is the awesome.

Yeah.......If I go to Milos, it's a #4 with sweet tea. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 09:24:10 AM
I hurt all over
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Kaos on July 13, 2012, 09:26:50 AM
My weakness is Jacks.  It's a sentimental thing to me. When I was a kid living in Anniston there was no McDonald's or BK.  There was Irbys, Goal Post, KFC and Jacks.

Jacks was the Cousin Cliff Show and hot apple pies.  My grandma took me there and I always got two regular burgers, fries, a pie and a vanilla shake. Dipped my fries in the shake.

Was on the Cousin Cliff show twice for birthday parties. 

Then they started doing fried chicken. And it was good. 

And biscuits. 


I love Jacks. 

Glad there are no franchises south of Montgomery or north of Huntsville.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: CCTAU on July 13, 2012, 09:36:37 AM
My weakness is Jacks.  It's a sentimental thing to me. When I was a kid living in Anniston there was no McDonald's or BK.  There was Irbys, Goal Post, KFC and Jacks.

Jacks was the Cousin Cliff Show and hot apple pies.  My grandma took me there and I always got two regular burgers, fries, a pie and a vanilla shake. Dipped my fries in the shake.

Was on the Cousin Cliff show twice for birthday parties. 

Then they started doing fried chicken. And it was good. 

And biscuits. 


I love Jacks. 

Glad there are no franchises south of Montgomery or north of Huntsville.

Hear! Hear! I love Jack's. Only place they had it was in Clanton when I visited family. Now when I drive to the hunting club there is one on the way. I start drooling miles away knowing that I get to stop in. I guess it is just different. They have a good breakfast also. But if you go to breakfast, be prepared for the bingo crowd.  Usually they have great folks working there.

My great Aunt died several years ago in Clanton. Her daily thing was Jack's. That is where all of her friends met each morning. They all sat in the same seats and just enjoyed the twilight years. When she pass away form cancer at around age 80, the Jack's workers showed up with her chair and sat it beside the casket. Sounds corny, but in today's rat race, it was nice to see.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 10:07:26 AM
Jacks is legit for sure.  I like it and whatever they sprinkle on those fries.....wow.   My weakness around here at work is Mei Wei Asian Bistro, Papa Gyro's, Jersey Mikes, Lenny's, Sun Cafe, Little Tony's, Schnitzel Ranch and Tenders.  We hit those places up a good bit.  We don't do fast food.  If we want or need something fast we do Subway.  Even at home we don't do the fast food thing much.  It cost the wife, mini-me, and myself $18 the last time we went to BK.  We can go to local Mexican place, sit down, chill out and it cost us $25 for the 3.  No brainer.

$25 to sit in a little Mexican place, quiet for the most part, no kids fighting over kids meal toys >>>>>> $18 in a nasty restaurant dining area with other kids running around.

I hurt all over

Speaking of........This has been a good week.  I have managed to do some sort of cardio everyday this week but one.  I will make up for that by getting up and out tomorrow.  I am sore as hell right now though.   Now, if I can just lay off the beer and the burrrbinz, then I am going to make it.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 10:28:33 AM
Fershur.  Picked up a bottle of the Jefferson's last night.  The bottle I bought for the 4th bit the dust Wednesday night. 

Bottom line is I'm going to stay on this program for about 2 more weeks then I'm on to something else. Love the results but damn, this is too much work and I'm actually tired of eating.  Did I mention I hurt all over?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 13, 2012, 11:14:43 AM
I like it and whatever they sprinkle on those fries.....wow.   

For the record, it's a type of popcorn seasoning.  I know a guy who owns a franchise.

Either way, I've lost what I gained on vacation, and am making progress again.  Was able to run 2 miles on the treadmill last night at 6.7 mph without stopping.  I could hardly move after, but damn it felt good being able to run that far without a walking break.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 13, 2012, 11:40:08 AM
Taking the first step. 

Tired of being tired. 

As of last week I've banned myself from the following establishments forever (I hope). 

McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's, Hardees, Zaxby's, Guthries, DQ, Milos, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Sonic, all chinese buffets. 

I left KFC on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken with corn and green beans. 

Also left Chick Fil A on the approved list but ONLY for grilled chicken sandwich (no waffle fries) or chicken salad. 

Had been working out and doing pretty well but I spent some time in the hospital and then another six or eight weeks trying to recover and it completely ruined me.  Completely.  All I was able to do was sleep and eat.  Damn.

No wonder you felt bad.

Although I will add something about Chick Fil A: even their fried stuff is ok. They use peanut oil which is much healthier than lard/shortening or vegetable oil that most things are fried in. Its not quite as healthy as olive oil, but overall its still very good. So eat that fried sandwich at CFA if you wish, it's not gonna make or break anything the way they cook it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 11:49:35 AM
I just ate a protein bar.  Mmmm.... protein bar
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 12:13:48 PM
Fershur.  Picked up a bottle of the Jefferson's last night.  The bottle I bought for the 4th bit the dust Wednesday night. 

Bottom line is I'm going to stay on this program for about 2 more weeks then I'm on to something else. Love the results but damn, this is too much work and I'm actually tired of eating.  Did I mention I hurt all over?

When it comes to food I am solid.  I can eat what I am supposed to and I don't deviate from that too much.  For the most part I can do some sort of workout and keep with it. It's the beer and booze that get me.  I am at 214 right now.  I need to get back to 200 minimum.  I can do this, I know I can, anything after that is icing on the cake.

Most people lose weight during the summer time, they are out and more active, I am right the opposite.  I drink more during the summer and tend to do less b/c of the heat.  In the winter is when I tend to lose more of my weight. 

You hurt b/c you are old.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on July 13, 2012, 12:15:39 PM
I just ate a protein bar.  Mmmm.... protein bar

i just ate a twix with a handful of m and m's.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 12:18:28 PM
For the record, it's a type of popcorn seasoning.  I know a guy who owns a franchise.

Either way, I've lost what I gained on vacation, and am making progress again.  Was able to run 2 miles on the treadmill last night at 6.7 mph without stopping.  I could hardly move after, but damn it felt good being able to run that far without a walking break.

Find out what type and tell us.  I need to keep it in stock at the house.  It is great.

Good job on the running.  I went a whole whopping 7 minutes last night before I decided that I wanted to die.  My legs cramped, I started coughing (damn you cigars) and then I felt like shoot for an hour.  After that I felt good.  I don't know how far I went, didn't care, I just want to get to that point where I can jog for 15 to 20 minutes without stopping.  Last night after I was done I kept telling myself "fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life".  I almost convinced myself.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 12:22:38 PM
Find out what type and tell us.  I need to keep it in stock at the house.  It is great.

Good job on the running.  I went a whole whopping 7 minutes last night before I decided that I wanted to die.  My legs cramped, I started coughing (damn you cigars) and then I felt like shoot for an hour.  After that I felt good.  I don't know how far I went, didn't care, I just want to get to that point where I can jog for 15 to 20 minutes without stopping.  Last night after I was done I kept telling myself "fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life".  I almost convinced myself.

And I'm old?  Damn son, you need to stop this mamby pamby shoot right now. Go home and say 5 Hail Tony's and get in downward dog position for your punishment.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 12:32:21 PM
And I'm old?  Damn son, you need to stop this mamby pamby shoot right now. Go home and say 5 Hail Tony's and get in downward dog position for your punishment.

I'm just out of shape and can fix that, you are old and that can't be fixed. 

I used to be on the cover of Downward Dog Magazine!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 12:36:04 PM
I'm just out of shape and can fix that, you are old and that can't be fixed. 

I used to be on the cover of Downward Dog Magazine!

You're a cold hearted snake there Ms. Abdul
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 01:08:20 PM
You're a cold hearted snake there Ms. Abdul

I keed, I keed, it's what I do, no?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on July 13, 2012, 01:39:07 PM
I'm just out of shape and can fix that, you are old and that can't be fixed. 

I used to be on the cover of Downward Dog Magazine!

That's gonna leave a mark.

Tomorrow is my 5k then it's off to Ft. Stewart for a week.  No problems with running while at Stewart but I follow that up with a vacation at teh beach. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 13, 2012, 01:48:05 PM
Find out what type and tell us.  I need to keep it in stock at the house.  It is great.

Good job on the running.  I went a whole whopping 7 minutes last night before I decided that I wanted to die.  My legs cramped, I started coughing (damn you cigars) and then I felt like shoot for an hour.  After that I felt good.  I don't know how far I went, didn't care, I just want to get to that point where I can jog for 15 to 20 minutes without stopping.  Last night after I was done I kept telling myself "fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life".  I almost convinced myself.

Hey!  Next week, the Nook!  Let's get fat, drunk, and stupid!  Afterwords Krispy Kreme is just up the road.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 13, 2012, 01:52:51 PM
Did you say Krispy Kreme?!?!?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 01:54:01 PM
Hey!  Next week, the Nook!  Let's get fat, drunk, and stupid!  Afterwords Krispy Kreme is just up the road.

Works for me.  What say you ssgaufan?  Wait.....oh, my bad!

Went to the nook Wednesday night and wound up at Cracker Barrel at 10 pm.  Ham and Cheese omelet.  Yum.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 01:56:45 PM
Works for me.  What say you ssgaufan?  Wait.....oh, my bad!

Went to the nook Wednesday night and wound up at Cracker Barrel at 10 pm.  Ham and Cheese omelet.  Yum.

Dude
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on July 13, 2012, 01:57:06 PM
Works for me.  What say you ssgaufan?  Wait.....oh, my bad!

Went to the nook Wednesday night and wound up at Cracker Barrel at 10 pm.  Ham and Cheese omelet.  Yum.

I will be at the Nook in about 30 minutes.  :bar:  Last week of July or first week of August I will be able to work something out with you two. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 13, 2012, 02:00:36 PM
That's gonna leave a mark.

Tomorrow is my 5k then it's off to Ft. Stewart for a week.  No problems with running while at Stewart but I follow that up with a vacation at teh beach.

Ive got one myself tomorrow.

Let me know how you do.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 02:09:22 PM
Dude

What? 

I made sure I suffered for it.  Will make up for it again but not taking an off day this weekend.

I will be at the Nook in about 30 minutes.  :bar:  Last week of July or first week of August I will be able to work something out with you two. 

She is an evil, evil, evil whore!  Careful, she will get you in her grasp and never let you go until you it's too late.  I love her!

We will work something out and hit that place up for a few beers.  Oh, they have Oskar Bules on tap right now.  Mama's Little Yella Pils, Deviant Daves IPA Dales Pale Ale and Old Chub.  Also Straight To Ale Monkeynaut IPA is legit.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 13, 2012, 02:10:39 PM

they have Oskar Bules on tap right now.  Mama's Little Yella Pils, Deviant Daves IPA Dales Pale Ale and Old Chub.  Also Straight To Ale Monkeynaut IPA is legit.

Did Chadskins hack your account?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 02:32:42 PM
Did Chadskins hack your account?

Chadskins beer would have fruit which is blasphemy.  My favorites have nothing but the finest ingredients.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 13, 2012, 03:49:56 PM
Also Straight To Ale Monkeynaut IPA is legit.

Took my cousin and her husband to the Nook.  It was funny to the lifelong Bud drinker from Texas yell out, "Bring me another Monkeynut!"
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 03:53:48 PM
Took my cousin and her husband to the Nook.  It was funny to the lifelong Bud drinker from Texas yell out, "Bring me another Monkeynut!"

That stuff is liquid gold.  As is the Brothers Joseph, Lilly Flag, and the Unobtanium.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 04:01:55 PM
That stuff is liquid gold.  As is the Brothers Joseph, Lilly Flag, and the Unobtanium.

You guys are just making shoot up now. 

Yeah, the other day after working in the yard, I was kicking back with an ice cold Hufflestumper Ale.  Reminded me of that time I was hiking the Alps and at the end of one particularly long day, I found this quaint tavern and low and behold, they had Little German Boy on draft.  I can't think of anything that relaxes me more after a long, hard day than a couple of Little German Boys. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 13, 2012, 04:21:48 PM
You guys are just making shoot up now. 

Yeah, the other day after working in the yard, I was kicking back with an ice cold Hufflestumper Ale.  Reminded me of that time I was hiking the Alps and at the end of one particularly long day, I found this quaint tavern and low and behold, they had Little German Boy on draft.  I can't think of anything that relaxes me more after a long, hard day than a couple of Little German Boys.

Gold sir! 

Honest to god, those are the names.   Should check out Stones for some really good names of beer.

http://www.straighttoale.com/beer/ (http://www.straighttoale.com/beer/)
http://saltynutbrewery.wordpress.com/ (http://saltynutbrewery.wordpress.com/)
http://bluepantsbrew.com/brews.html (http://bluepantsbrew.com/brews.html)


Also have Old Black Bear and Yellow Hammer. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2012, 04:51:30 PM
Gold sir! 

Honest to god, those are the names.   Should check out Stones for some really good names of beer.

http://www.straighttoale.com/beer/ (http://www.straighttoale.com/beer/)
http://saltynutbrewery.wordpress.com/ (http://saltynutbrewery.wordpress.com/)
http://bluepantsbrew.com/brews.html (http://bluepantsbrew.com/brews.html)


Also have Old Black Bear and Yellow Hammer.

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, go to hell Allerbammer
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on July 13, 2012, 05:00:46 PM
You guys are just making shoot up now. 

Yeah, the other day after working in the yard, I was kicking back with an ice cold Hufflestumper Ale.  Reminded me of that time I was hiking the Alps and at the end of one particularly long day, I found this quaint tavern and low and behold, they had Little German Boy on draft.  I can't think of anything that relaxes me more after a long, hard day than a couple of Little German Boys.
Sandusky's favorite - he loves to tap those
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on July 13, 2012, 10:21:43 PM
Gold sir! 

Honest to god, those are the names.   Should check out Stones for some really good names of beer.

http://www.straighttoale.com/beer/ (http://www.straighttoale.com/beer/)
http://saltynutbrewery.wordpress.com/ (http://saltynutbrewery.wordpress.com/)
http://bluepantsbrew.com/brews.html (http://bluepantsbrew.com/brews.html)


Also have Old Black Bear and Yellow Hammer.

Went with the Rouge Dead Guy Pale Ale today.  Hopzilla is one of my favorites though.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 14, 2012, 11:34:07 PM
Went with the Rouge Dead Guy Pale Ale today.  Hopzilla is one of my favorites though.

My go to at the Nook when they have it is Traquair House Jacobite.  Scotch Ale.  8.00% ABV.  You can feel yourself getting fatter, drunker, and stupider while imbibing.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 15, 2012, 12:06:53 AM
Went with the Rouge Dead Guy Pale Ale today.  Hopzilla is one of my favorites though.

Rouge Dead Guy Ale.  Hopzilla, is that Terrapin?  The Monks Revenge Belgian Tripel IPA is delicious!

My go to at the Nook when they have it is Traquair House Jacobite.  Scotch Ale.  8.00% ABV.  You can feel yourself getting fatter, drunker, and stupider while imbibing.

Sounds just like Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale.  My go to at the Nook is Abt 12.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on July 15, 2012, 03:13:48 PM
Hopzilla is Yellowhammer
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 15, 2012, 04:18:02 PM
Shhhh.  Beer has calories.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 15, 2012, 11:28:37 PM
Hopzilla is Yellowhammer

I forgot about that one.  I was thinking Terrapin Hopzilla Imperial IPA.  It makes me sad they ran out of Monks Revenge. 

Shhhh.  Beer has calories.

I don't count them, therefore they are not there.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on July 15, 2012, 11:35:00 PM
Just bought a straight to ale t-shirt thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 15, 2012, 11:41:14 PM
Just bought a straight to ale t-shirt thanks for posting.

Awesome.  They get my support.  They are local, make outstanding brews and are really friendly folks if you see them out at the brewfest.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 16, 2012, 12:02:10 AM
Not to break up the brewfest, but damn I had a good workout tonight.  Probably the best I've had since I've started trying to lose.  Of course, it's only because I had enough energy and stamina to finish strong, but damn it feels good to get it done. 

Hoping to be at 210 within the next two weeks.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on July 16, 2012, 12:03:32 AM
Not to break up the brewfest, but damn I had a good workout tonight.  Probably the best I've had since I've started trying to lose.  Of course, it's only because I had enough energy and stamina to finish strong, but damn it feels good to get it done. 

Hoping to be at 210 within the next two weeks.
If I ever get to 220 I'll post a picture with my shirt off.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 16, 2012, 12:07:54 AM
If I ever get to 220 I'll post a picture with my shirt off.

I'm going to find a good pic of my at my max weight to post. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 16, 2012, 12:10:40 AM
If I ever get to 220 I'll post a picture with my shirt off.

You'll make VV stroke out
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 16, 2012, 12:12:57 AM
If I can get below 200, I may post a nekkid pic...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on July 16, 2012, 12:22:17 AM
If I can get below 200, I may post a nekkid pic...
But I've already....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 16, 2012, 12:46:33 AM
Good work Token!  Started off the week (9th) weighing in at 215, weighed in this morning at 213.  If  can lose 2 a week then I will take it.  I could have done a little cleaner eating this week, but will take 2lbs all week, every week.  To get to my goal of 200 it would only take me 6 more weeks.  I can handle that. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 16, 2012, 10:01:10 AM
I forgot about that one.  I was thinking Terrapin Hopzilla Imperial IPA.  It makes me sad they ran out of Monks Revenge. 

I don't count them, therefore they are not there.

The Terrapin Super IPA is called Hopsecutioner.  It's really good and has a cool label.

(http://terrapinbeer.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Hopsecutioner-Sqaure-web.gif)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 16, 2012, 01:21:26 PM
The Terrapin Super IPA is called Hopsecutioner.  It's really good and has a cool label.

(http://terrapinbeer.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Hopsecutioner-Sqaure-web.gif)

It's good, I would rather have the Monks Revenge.  When he said Hopzilla, I was a thinking the Imperial IPA and was going to be a little jealous that he has had it.  I don't know that anyone around here got any of it in stock. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 17, 2012, 12:28:15 AM
Forgive me, Lord.  I have sinned.

Let's just say that over the last five days, the healthiest food I ate was biscuits and gravy.

Oh, and by the way.  Fried chicken and waffles is a delicious combination.  As are croissant rolls stuffed with cream cheese and crab.  And carrot cake battles well against chocolate cheesecake, but tiramisu made right always wins hands down. 

My wife's family reunions are fattening. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 17, 2012, 02:07:04 AM
Forgive me, Lord.  I have sinned.

Let's just say that over the last five days, the healthiest food I ate was biscuits and gravy.

Oh, and by the way.  Fried chicken and waffles is a delicious combination.  As are croissant rolls stuffed with cream cheese and crab.  And carrot cake battles well against chocolate cheesecake, but tiramisu made right always wins hands down. 

My wife's family reunions are fattening.
(http://www.jillstanek.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/facebook_like_icon.jpg)

No, seriously, you have to have weeks like that or you will go insane.  Just hit it hard for the remainder of this week and all next week to make up for it.

I have had a good day.  45 minutes + Rob Zombie = AUT1 making the elliptical his bitch.  I went on level 5 of 10.  I decided today that I needed to add the extra 15 minutes so I dropped two levels.  When I got home from work I walked /jogged 1.8 miles before I decided to help a neighbor put a K&N filter on his new Tahoe.  I jogged a little over half a mile and he walked out to stop me and ask me for help.  So I feel like I did enough today.  Clean eating too!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 17, 2012, 09:10:49 AM
Anyone ever tried crossfit?  I worked out with some coaches from a local highschool last night.  They have been doing their own version of crossfit this summer, and let me tell you, I've never got more out of an hour workout.  Holy shoot that is a good workout.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on July 17, 2012, 09:14:24 AM
Anyone ever tried crossfit?  I worked out with some coaches from a local highschool last night.  They have been doing their own version of crossfit this summer, and let me tell you, I've never got more out of an hour workout.  Holy shoot that is a good workout.
I tried to flip a tire over yesterday.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 17, 2012, 10:01:01 AM
Anyone ever tried crossfit?  I worked out with some coaches from a local highschool last night.  They have been doing their own version of crossfit this summer, and let me tell you, I've never got more out of an hour workout.  Holy shoot that is a good workout.

Honestly? Crossfit is another in a long line of fads. Crossfit, Insanity, p90X, Jane Fonda's Dance Workout complete with Leg Warmers, Soloflex, Vibrating Belt Treadmill thingee, Buns of Steel, Thingmaster, Ab Master 9000 XL, Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies , etc etc fudgeing etc. Seriously, when all these were "sold", they all have one thing in common: its the BEST thing yet and you can't live without it. They'll proceed to tell you how it's so different and so much better than conventional methods right? The main objective from the inventors of these "systems" is to sell it. And I admit they do market them well, including the token (no pun intended) before and after pics of "REAL PEOPLE!!" If they truly only cared about your health and well being, it would be free or at least cost a lot less. And if they just wanted to cover the cost to get it out to market, it wouldn't be 100's of dollars a pop.

They prey on people who need or are really looking for a change or who exercise very little currently. People do the "system" and they do feel better, but in reality anything you subject your body to that is "different" is gonna make you sore and eventually feel better physically. Going all out in swimming or running is still going to burn more calories and keep you at anaerobic level better than anything, and they stand the test of time. CrossFit is just the World's Strongest Man with cardio mixed in and the people are leaner. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 17, 2012, 11:17:00 AM
Honestly? Crossfit is another in a long line of fads. Crossfit, Insanity, p90X, Jane Fonda's Dance Workout complete with Leg Warmers, Soloflex, Vibrating Belt Treadmill thingee, Buns of Steel, Thingmaster, Ab Master 9000 XL, Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies , etc etc fudgeing etc. Seriously, when all these were "sold", they all have one thing in common: its the BEST thing yet and you can't live without it. They'll proceed to tell you how it's so different and so much better than conventional methods right? The main objective from the inventors of these "systems" is to sell it. And I admit they do market them well, including the token (no pun intended) before and after pics of "REAL PEOPLE!!" If they truly only cared about your health and well being, it would be free or at least cost a lot less. And if they just wanted to cover the cost to get it out to market, it wouldn't be 100's of dollars a pop.

They prey on people who need or are really looking for a change or who exercise very little currently. People do the "system" and they do feel better, but in reality anything you subject your body to that is "different" is gonna make you sore and eventually feel better physically. Going all out in swimming or running is still going to burn more calories and keep you at anaerobic level better than anything, and they stand the test of time. CrossFit is just the World's Strongest Man with cardio mixed in and the people are leaner.

Yeah, but the thing about a lot of these are that they are more fun for a lot of people than just going out and running.  I like the idea of CrossFit in that you are doing it with a group and have a coach.  Maybe can even turn it into a competition.  I know that dragging my ass out to run or bike sucks, but a buddy of mine calls me to go play some pickup ball and I'll be there in a sec, it's not as good of a workout but I'll be a lot more interested.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 17, 2012, 11:37:59 AM
Yeah, but the thing about a lot of these are that they are more fun for a lot of people than just going out and running.  I like the idea of CrossFit in that you are doing it with a group and have a coach.  Maybe can even turn it into a competition.  I know that dragging my ass out to run or bike sucks, but a buddy of mine calls me to go play some pickup ball and I'll be there in a sec, it's not as good of a workout but I'll be a lot more interested.

Why I liked and still do P90X.  I hate Tony Horton and I select to do the workouts with only the instructions and not him blabbering, but it's something different every day and then two weeks later he mixes up the days that you do certain things.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on July 17, 2012, 12:17:12 PM
just stuffed my mouth with 2 hash browns, lg. iced coffee and 3 sausage burritos from mcdonald's. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 17, 2012, 01:16:10 PM
just stuffed my mouth with 2 hash browns, lg. iced coffee and 3 sausage burritos from mcdonald's.

Comfort food
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 17, 2012, 01:39:34 PM
You'll make VV stroke out it

Fixt.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 17, 2012, 01:41:31 PM
I'm going to start something tonight, dammit.  It's either going to be Insanity or more ice cream. 
Still not sure which.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 17, 2012, 01:45:36 PM
I'm going to start something tonight, dammit.  It's either going to be Insanity or more ice cream. 
Still not sure which.

Jump on the elliptical for a while!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 17, 2012, 01:48:44 PM
Jump on the elliptical for a while!

That is a definite either way.  I think I still have a shirt or two hanging there that I may need next week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 17, 2012, 01:53:21 PM
That is a definite either way.  I think I still have a shirt or two hanging there that I may need next week.

I have decided that I hate that machine, but then again I love it.  Honestly it's the only machine in the gym that doesn't punish my ankles and knees.  I have grown used to it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 17, 2012, 01:57:53 PM
Yeah, but the thing about a lot of these are that they are more fun for a lot of people than just going out and running.  I like the idea of CrossFit in that you are doing it with a group and have a coach.  Maybe can even turn it into a competition.  I know that dragging my ass out to run or bike sucks, but a buddy of mine calls me to go play some pickup ball and I'll be there in a sec, it's not as good of a workout but I'll be a lot more interested.

I guess it all depends on perspective and objective. I've always looked at those kinds of sports as an opportunity to push yourself to the brink and test the limits of the human heart. Too bad they aren't competitive like CrossFit. Maybe one day the Olympics will add running, swimming and biking.

And on the group things, biking and running both have group training runs/rides for beginners and advanced. In fact, a bike store and running store here in town both do them everyday - for free, morning and evening. And it gets pretty damn competitive.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 17, 2012, 02:11:34 PM
I have decided that I hate that machine, but then again I love it.  Honestly it's the only machine in the gym that doesn't punish my ankles and knees.  I have grown used to it.

^^^This^^^  After a complete Achilles tear and repair, I have a really hard time running on concrete.  Even the treadmill hurts after a while, but the elliptical just punishes my ass in general...it doesn't discriminate.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 17, 2012, 02:14:17 PM
^^^This^^^  After a complete Achilles tear and repair, I have a really hard time running on concrete.  Even the treadmill hurts after a while, but the elliptical just punishes my ass in general...it doesn't discriminate.

Concrete teh suxxors - for any level of runner. Hard as shoot with no give.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on July 17, 2012, 04:45:22 PM
I just ate a protein bar.  Mmmm.... protein bar

That’s what I tell my wife to eat on occasion too with a creamy surprize at teh end.

But you call it what you want. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 17, 2012, 08:33:36 PM
Honestly? Crossfit is another in a long line of fads. Crossfit, Insanity, p90X, Jane Fonda's Dance Workout complete with Leg Warmers, Soloflex, Vibrating Belt Treadmill thingee, Buns of Steel, Thingmaster, Ab Master 9000 XL, Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies , etc etc fudgeing etc. Seriously, when all these were "sold", they all have one thing in common: its the BEST thing yet and you can't live without it. They'll proceed to tell you how it's so different and so much better than conventional methods right? The main objective from the inventors of these "systems" is to sell it. And I admit they do market them well, including the token (no pun intended) before and after pics of "REAL PEOPLE!!" If they truly only cared about your health and well being, it would be free or at least cost a lot less. And if they just wanted to cover the cost to get it out to market, it wouldn't be 100's of dollars a pop.

They prey on people who need or are really looking for a change or who exercise very little currently. People do the "system" and they do feel better, but in reality anything you subject your body to that is "different" is gonna make you sore and eventually feel better physically. Going all out in swimming or running is still going to burn more calories and keep you at anaerobic level better than anything, and they stand the test of time. CrossFit is just the World's Strongest Man with cardio mixed in and the people are leaner.

I've never been to the point of blowing chunks with the vibrator belt, but to each his own.  I got more out of one hour with those guys than I have since I've been going to the gym.  Maybe that's my fault for not pushing myself hard enough.  But either way.  I couldn't hardly move after an hour. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 18, 2012, 09:33:25 AM
I've never been to the point of blowing chunks with the vibrator belt, but to each his own.  I got more out of one hour with those guys than I have since I've been going to the gym.  Maybe that's my fault for not pushing myself hard enough.  But either way.  I couldn't hardly move after an hour.

It shocked your body. Plus CF has a shoot ton more cardio than anything you are going to do in the gym not called Spinning. Sadly, gyms are only as good as you make them. Something like a group exercise (CF, Insanity, Spinning, Couch to 5K) makes you do certain things whether you like them or not. If it works for you, that's good.

I just hate to see people blow tons of money on these things. Mark my word though, in 4, 6 or 8 years, there will be a newer thing out. It will tell you that it is better than that old way (CrossFit and P90X). This cycle has been going on since the 70's.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 18, 2012, 11:32:52 AM
Couch to 5K?  Which one of you fat fudgeers have done this?  I haven't ran a 5K since my HS cross country days (18 years ago) and I really want to run one in 2013.  Is it worth looking into and does it follow some kind of routine to ease myself back into it?

My problem with anything I do is that I go at it full blast and either burn out to quick or wind up injuring myself and quit and get teh fats again.


EDIT:  I also have bad knees and ankles, which is why I do the elliptical.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 18, 2012, 12:02:20 PM
I'm in.  Refresh my memory; a K is like 100 feet, right?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 18, 2012, 01:03:07 PM
I've never been to the point of blowing chunks with the vibrator belt, but to each his own.

Who's Chunks and how would you blow him with a strap-on vibrator?  I'm intrigued...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 18, 2012, 01:39:22 PM
Couch to 5K?  Which one of you fat fudgeers have done this?  I haven't ran a 5K since my HS cross country days (18 years ago) and I really want to run one in 2013.  Is it worth looking into and does it follow some kind of routine to ease myself back into it?

My problem with anything I do is that I go at it full blast and either burn out to quick or wind up injuring myself and quit and get teh fats again.


EDIT:  I also have bad knees and ankles, which is why I do the elliptical.

I did it last summer. 

It's a great program.  I'm someone who hates running long distance.  Always have.  Always will.  But within 10 weeks, I was running 30 minutes and over 3 miles just fine. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 18, 2012, 01:49:54 PM
Couch to 5K?  Which one of you fat fudgeers have done this?  I haven't ran a 5K since my HS cross country days (18 years ago) and I really want to run one in 2013.  Is it worth looking into and does it follow some kind of routine to ease myself back into it?

My problem with anything I do is that I go at it full blast and either burn out to quick or wind up injuring myself and quit and get teh fats again.


EDIT:  I also have bad knees and ankles, which is why I do the elliptical.

First of all, the knees and ankles (and other joints) will get alleviated a lot by losing weight. I dunno what you weigh now but if you get down to an ideal weight for doing lots of cardio, a lot of that inflammation will go away. A lot of issue is heavier people try to do too much cardio too quick and the impact of that weight just kills the joints. Also pick softer surfaces if possible. Concrete and Asphalt will eat you alive.

Ok, so I would say go for the couch to 5K. I see the groups out doing where I normally run. They look like they have a good time. And there is also a program the leader of the group usually follows and they direct the others to do things - run for certain distance, stop, etc..  I'd say go for it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 18, 2012, 02:21:23 PM
First of all, the knees and ankles (and other joints) will get alleviated a lot by losing weight. I dunno what you weigh now but if you get down to an ideal weight for doing lots of cardio, a lot of that inflammation will go away. A lot of issue is heavier people try to do too much cardio too quick and the impact of that weight just kills the joints. Also pick softer surfaces if possible. Concrete and Asphalt will eat you alive.

Ok, so I would say go for the couch to 5K. I see the groups out doing where I normally run. They look like they have a good time. And there is also a program the leader of the group usually follows and they direct the others to do things - run for certain distance, stop, etc..  I'd say go for it.

I have bad knees and ankles from years of abuse on the body.  I weigh 210-213 range and I should be weighing in at 185 to 190.  I figure the weight loss will help but the knees and ankles are always going to be a problem.  Always have and always will.  I have seen the program and what you are supposed to do every week, but I am a loner so I doubt I would be doing that with anyone else around.  I am thinking this might be the ticket to getting back in shape and being able to keep up with the little ones and not be so out of breath.

THS:   You were asking about P90X the other day.  Do it!  I was on week #9 and had lost 30lbs.  Hurt my shoulder and stopped then got fat again.  Point is, I was droping weight, had plenty of energy and I was also able to run a mile without stopping and that was the first time I have done that in 15+ years.  It will get you in shape if you eat right and keep with it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on July 18, 2012, 05:57:13 PM
I did a 5k last weekend and realized that I needed to keep working on my long distance runs.  I had fun doing it, but didn't like the time I ended up with.  GH, how did yours go?

AUT1, fleet feet in Huntsville does the couch to 5k program, and they provide you with a running coach like GH was talking about.  Fleet feet also has insoles that can help with your knee and ankle pain.  You are welcome to come run the snake infested cross country trail with me anytime.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 19, 2012, 10:26:53 AM
I did a 5k last weekend and realized that I needed to keep working on my long distance runs.  I had fun doing it, but didn't like the time I ended up with.  GH, how did yours go?

AUT1, fleet feet in Huntsville does the couch to 5k program, and they provide you with a running coach like GH was talking about.  Fleet feet also has insoles that can help with your knee and ankle pain.  You are welcome to come run the snake infested cross country trail with me anytime.

I usually go in the 18:30-19:15 range during Spring/Summer races. Just depends on the course and if its hot/humid. I ran 18:51 Saturday and got first in my age group. I am really aiming to trim about 10 more lbs and shoot for 17:59 by end of August in a big night race in Columbus (3,000 runners).

Fleet Feet is a good store. They are a chain so they are also in most major cities as well. Ive been to 3 of them now: San Antonio, Birmingham (on 280 near Summit) and Savannah. Excellent stores and they offer great support.

AUT1, try the insoles that ssg speaks of. Also try taking some Condritin + Glucosamine + MSM/Osteo Bi Flex. Combine that with some weight loss and some insoles, that will at least make exercise manageable for you. The supplement I mentioned above will actually help rebuild and repair your joints. I take it religiously. When you get your base back, it's also worth it to get a gait analysis at somewhere like Fleet Feet. They can hook you up with some shoes that will help your mechanics and get you in a more natural running form (zero drop shoe, mid foot strike).

Here is what I run in and I stay pretty injury free in them. They are designed to get you more in a natural running form without injury. Fleet Feet should have them:

http://www.newtonrunning.com/shoes
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 19, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
I did a 5k last weekend and realized that I needed to keep working on my long distance runs.  I had fun doing it, but didn't like the time I ended up with.  GH, how did yours go?

AUT1, fleet feet in Huntsville does the couch to 5k program, and they provide you with a running coach like GH was talking about.  Fleet feet also has insoles that can help with your knee and ankle pain.  You are welcome to come run the snake infested cross country trail with me anytime.

Uh.....no.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on July 19, 2012, 05:54:42 PM
Uh.....no.

Pansy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 19, 2012, 09:41:44 PM
Pansy.

When it comes to snakes.....you damn right I am!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 19, 2012, 10:00:28 PM
Bad day.  Was forced to eat fast food for lunch....and I was starving.  I walked 18 holes this afternoon.  I'm hoping that was enough of a workout.....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 19, 2012, 10:51:59 PM
Some inspiration:

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8181182/new-york-jets-rex-ryan-says-dropped-106-pounds
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on July 25, 2012, 11:23:50 AM
212 this morning.  Coming off slower, but still coming off.  20 pounds makes a hell of a difference.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 25, 2012, 11:35:30 AM
I'm kicking it up a notch now that work is about to back.

No processed foods.  None at all. 

Everything I eat has to be made from original ingredients at least for the next few weeks. 

I'm not joining a fad diet like this, but this site has some good paleo-type recipes.  And the dessert section has some good stuff.

http://www.theearthdiet.org/
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 25, 2012, 02:19:29 PM
Started Day 1 of Couch to 5K yesterday. Not a bad day at all for a fat boy like me.  I was pleased.  I know it will get harder, but yesterday wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I fully expected to puke, but only coughed up a lung instead. :)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 25, 2012, 02:33:39 PM
Started Day 1 of Couch to 5K yesterday. Not a bad day at all for a fat boy like me.  I was pleased.  I know it will get harder, but yesterday wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I fully expected to puke, but only coughed up a lung instead. :)

That's the beauty of it.  It's such a slow pace that you never really experience more than a "I know it will get harder" feeling. 

Although, once you have to run 20 minutes straight, it burns. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 25, 2012, 02:53:17 PM
That's the beauty of it.  It's such a slow pace that you never really experience more than a "I know it will get harder" feeling. 

Although, once you have to run 20 minutes straight, it burns.

Fully expect it.  I used to get about 20 to 25 miles a week in when I ran CC.  Not one time did it "not burn" when you ran that long.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 25, 2012, 03:58:31 PM
Grilled mahi and steamed veggies for lunch. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 27, 2012, 01:06:07 PM
Grilled mahi and steamed veggies for lunch.

To me that is way more delicious than my turkey breast on whole wheat, with Sun Chips.

I was supposed to have the day off yesterday in the Couch to 5K.  Decided I would go hit the rowing machine at the gym for a while.......I would like to find the inventor of that torture device and set them on fire.  That is all.  Carry on.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 27, 2012, 01:31:41 PM
To me that is way more delicious than my turkey breast on whole wheat, with Sun Chips.

I was supposed to have the day off yesterday in the Couch to 5K.  Decided I would go hit the rowing machine at the gym for a while.......I would like to find the inventor of that torture device and set them on fire.  That is all.  Carry on.

I finally listened to my old, creaking body today.  Got up for my 5:30 workout....got out of bed and fell right back in.  Back said, "Nope, ain't happening."  Started to pack the gym bag for this afternoon.  Left it at home and made a massage appointment for this afternoon instead.  My body will thank me about 4:00 p.m. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 27, 2012, 01:55:44 PM
I finally listened to my old, creaking body today.  Got up for my 5:30 workout....got out of bed and fell right back in.  Back said, "Nope, ain't happening."  Started to pack the gym bag for this afternoon.  Left it at home and made a massage appointment for this afternoon instead. My body will thank me about 4:00 p.m.

Happy ending?  Be sure to bring your balls with you.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 27, 2012, 01:57:53 PM
For breakfast:

2 egg omelette with feta cheese, roasted red peppers, spinach, green onions, and red pepper flakes

For lunch:

Sardines with worcestershire and mustard
Sweet potato with 1 teaspoon of honey and a lotta cinnamon
Chickpeas from the can
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 27, 2012, 01:58:08 PM
Oh...down to 161. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 27, 2012, 02:49:42 PM
Happy ending?  Be sure to bring your balls with you.

I packed both of them.  I have to check them back in this evening, but until then....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 27, 2012, 03:16:51 PM
Oh...down to 161.

Me too, +50
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 27, 2012, 04:08:17 PM
T-Minus 56 minutes and counting until hot spa chick starts working out the kinks.  Okay, it's a 7 foot black dude, but I'll have my eyes closed.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on July 27, 2012, 05:30:15 PM
just ate a bag of spicy nacho doritos and a ben and jerry's fudge brownie popsicle finished with a rock star energy drink.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 27, 2012, 05:34:19 PM
just ate a bag of spicy nacho doritos, a ben and jerry's fudge brownie popsicle and a can rock star energy drink.

I got the jittery shakes just reading that.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 31, 2012, 01:26:12 PM
The Red Bar in Grayton Beach has epically good french fries.  That is all.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 31, 2012, 01:28:14 PM
I finally said fudge it...I bought some HGH and I'm about to inject it directly into my penis arm.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 31, 2012, 01:29:56 PM
I finally said fudge it...I bought some HGH and I'm about to inject it directly into my penis arm.

Make sure and inject it on both sides right at the base.  Don't get it near your nutt sa......wait, I mean...let me know if it works.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 31, 2012, 02:05:39 PM
I finally said fudge it...I bought some HGH and I'm about to inject it directly into my penis arm.

Atta boy!  Doing it the old fashioned way!  I like!


Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 31, 2012, 02:09:54 PM
Well, I managed to lose 3lbs over the weekend alone.  The bad part was that I had a stomach virus and it wasn't really the ideal weight loss regimen that I wanted to be on.

I did manage to get my fat ass on the treadmill to start week #2.  It went better than expected.  I can see where this program will work, but fear that starting about week #5, I may have to repeat a week before I fell comfortable to enough to run a full 5K without stopping.   Diet has stayed clean for the most part, I am dropping some weight, but more importantly, I am dropping inches.  Also, day #9 of no Alky-haul.  That helps tremendously.  Grilled Chicken, rice and steamed veggies don't really help when you kill off 8 to 10 cold brews or a few tumblers afterward.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 31, 2012, 02:10:14 PM
Seriously, I need a volunteer to come tie me to the treadmill every night and set it on 7mph.  That will effectively keep me from hitting the kitchen 12 times a night to snack.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 31, 2012, 02:11:29 PM
The Red Bar in Grayton Beach has epically good french fries.  That is all.

I ate there for the first time back in June. Phenomenal restaurant and one that I will insist on every time we go to the beach in the future.

Their tuna dip is kick ass, and their fried grouper with fries was, as you said, epically good. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 31, 2012, 02:12:05 PM
Well, I managed to lose 3lbs over the weekend alone.  The bad part was that I had a stomach virus and it wasn't really the ideal weight loss regimen that I wanted to be on.

I did manage to get my fat ass on the treadmill to start week #2.  It went better than expected.  I can see where this program will work, but fear that starting about week #5, I may have to repeat a week before I fell comfortable to enough to run a full 5K without stopping.   Diet has stayed clean for the most part, I am dropping some weight, but more importantly, I am dropping inches.  Also, day #9 of no Alky-haul.  That helps tremendously.  Grilled Chicken, rice and steamed veggies don't really help when you kill off 8 to 10 cold brews or a few tumblers afterward.

Eat lots of Mexican too, because having diarhea is a great way to lose a quick lb or 5.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 31, 2012, 02:16:33 PM
Back to the diet:

Breakfast:

Two eggs
Half of an avocado
1 peach

Lunch:

2 cups fresh spinach sauteed down to about 3/4 cup.
1 handful of chickpeas
Some feta
Lots of red pepper flakes

1 sweet potato with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Dinner tonight is chicken slouvaki salad, which includes grilled chicken, grilled eggplant, grilled red peppers, grilled zucchini, feta, and tzatziki dip all over romaine lettuce

Snack options: Grapes, almonds, blueberries, greek yogurt with blueberries. 

Workout today:

2 mile dog walk
10 minute abs
Push ups 

I can honestly say that I've never felt better.  With these Olympics on TV and my new energy levels, I've been researching triathlons. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 31, 2012, 02:19:04 PM
Back to the diet:

Breakfast:

Two eggs
Half of an avocado
1 peach

Lunch:

2 cups fresh spinach sauteed down to about 3/4 cup.
1 handful of chickpeas
Some feta
Lots of red pepper flakes

1 sweet potato with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Dinner tonight is chicken slouvaki salad, which includes grilled chicken, grilled eggplant, grilled red peppers, grilled zucchini, feta, and tzatziki dip all over romaine lettuce

Snack options: Grapes, almonds, blueberries, greek yogurt with blueberries. 

Workout today:

2 mile dog walk
10 minute abs
Push ups 

I can honestly say that I've never felt better.  With these Olympics on TV and my new energy levels, I've been researching triathlons.

Don't take this the wrong way or anything because most of your food choices sound great, but you have way more time than I to fix food. Sometimes your daily menu sounds like an episode of Top Chef. And expensive. I like the Greek stuff but damn they want a lot for it. BTW - the grilled zuchini teh roxxers when I have time to actually fix it.

Let me know if you are interested in the Triathlons. I do them often. (if you were being serious)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 31, 2012, 02:22:34 PM
I was talking to a friend last night about signing up for the Panther Run.  It's a 5K obstacle run/slosh in September.

Anyone ever participated in one?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 31, 2012, 02:24:00 PM
Don't take this the wrong way or anything because most of your food choices sound great, but you have way mote time than I to fix food. Sometimes your daily menu sounds like an episode of Top Chef. And expensive. I like the Greek stuff but damn they want a lot for it. BTW - the grilled zuchini teh roxxers when I have time to actually fix it.

Let me know if you are interested in the Triathlons. I do them often.

Well...I am a teacher and it's July.  So, uh, I have a little bit more time.

But really, nothing I've made takes that much time.  The eggs cook in five minutes.  How long does it take to slice an avocado? 

Put the potato in the microwave for nine minutes.

Spinach comes out of the bag into a hot pan with a little water.  Sauteed for about five minutes at the most.  Chickpeas come out of can into the pan.  While the spinach is cooking, chop the feta.  Toss on the feta.  Eat spinach.  By the time you're done, the potato is ready.

Now the slouvaki took a while to make, and it was a bit expensive (about $25 total).  However, my wife and I will both get three meals out of it.  Dinner last night, dinner tonight, and lunch tomorrow. 

Further, a lot of this can be made ahead of time.  You can do a few potatoes in advance and eat them over a few days.  The spinach can also be done in advanced or in the microwave.  You can also hard boil multiple eggs at one time, and they'll keep in the fridge for a few days. 

But I understand.  Once work starts back, I'll forget how easy and healthy all of this is, and I'll resort right back to eating granola bars and other poisonous, processed chemical products that make me feel like shoot.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 31, 2012, 02:25:18 PM


Let me know if you are interested in the Triathlons. I do them often. (if you were being serious)

I'll get back to you later. 

I can't swim right now.  My wife is a fish, and she's been helping me this summer.  I can do the length of the pool right now with fairly good technique.  It kind of falls apart after that, but hopefully I can get a membership to a pool this fall and get more practice in. 

But until then, I'll have to work on running and cycling if I get my bike fixed. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 31, 2012, 02:31:18 PM
I was talking to a friend last night about signing up for the Panther Run.  It's a 5K obstacle run/slosh in September.

Anyone ever participated in one?

Have not.  I've got several friends who do the Tough Mudder" races all the time. A good bit longer and I believe they do it in teams.  I think the last one they did was 11 miles.  Of course, Cross Fit has become the rage in recent years.  A lot of those gyms have been opening up around here lately.  They had a regional competition here in Dothan a few weeks back and I went to it to check it out. The intensity and obvious dedication is addicting.  Makes me want to give it a shot.  However, I hope I'm smart enough now to realize I'd just be asking for trouble.  I'd herniate my richard or something in the first week. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 31, 2012, 02:37:36 PM
THS, The Red Bar is one of the coolest places on earth to me.  The only thing that's changed about the decor is they've recently put more duct tape on the booth seats.  For those that haven't been, they have a very limited dinner menu.  They bring out a chalk board with about 6-7 items on it.  Can't go wrong with any of them.  If you go in the evening any time from Spring through summer....go early.  It's popular.  The same people opened Louie Louie's out on 98 just before you hit Destin.  Basically the same menu. 

We were at Red Bar yesterday for lunch.  Blackened Mahi sammich and fries with cold Sweetwater 420 on draft.  Not on the diet but hey...we were at The Red Bar.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 31, 2012, 02:55:01 PM
Eat lots of Mexican too, because having diarhea is a great way to lose a quick lb or 5.

Sunday conversation:

AUT1: Babe, what are you thinking for dinner.
Mrs. Preggers, Hormonal & Carzy AUT1: I don't know, what about you.
AUT1: Well, now that I am getting over this, I was thinking about a club from Applebees or something.
Mrs. Preggers, Hormonal & Crazy AUT1: I was thinking fish. **

**(Read: The doctor told her she could eat a little fish each month and all would be ok, local place has delicious fried catfish, as a matter of fact the whole menu is fried greasy goodness.)

AUT1:  Oh, ok.  Sounds good. **

**(Read, didn't want to deal with the argument and the emotional, crazy, preggers woman. All the while thinking, Really!? Damn woman! Damn! Love you too dammit!)

I stayed up half the night with the same effects as eating Mexican food.  The grease killed me.  I picked at my plate and I usually devour it. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 31, 2012, 03:08:46 PM
Well...I am a teacher and it's July.  So, uh, I have a little bit more time.

But really, nothing I've made takes that much time.  The eggs cook in five minutes.  How long does it take to slice an avocado? 

Put the potato in the microwave for nine minutes.

Spinach comes out of the bag into a hot pan with a little water.  Sauteed for about five minutes at the most.  Chickpeas come out of can into the pan.  While the spinach is cooking, chop the feta.  Toss on the feta.  Eat spinach.  By the time you're done, the potato is ready.

Now the slouvaki took a while to make, and it was a bit expensive (about $25 total).  However, my wife and I will both get three meals out of it.  Dinner last night, dinner tonight, and lunch tomorrow. 

Further, a lot of this can be made ahead of time.  You can do a few potatoes in advance and eat them over a few days.  The spinach can also be done in advanced or in the microwave.  You can also hard boil multiple eggs at one time, and they'll keep in the fridge for a few days. 

But I understand.  Once work starts back, I'll forget how easy and healthy all of this is, and I'll resort right back to eating granola bars and other poisonous, processed chemical products that make me feel like shoot.   

Ah, forgot you were off for the Summer. Bastard.

BTW there are some good granola bars out there. Cascadian Farms makes a real good non processed one. I like the Nature Valley stuff too. I eat them before races.

If you eat good food like you post and weigh 161 lbs, you could be doing 50 laps (1 lap = 50 yards) non stop in a couple of months. Serious.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on July 31, 2012, 03:13:07 PM


If you eat good food like you post and weigh 161 lbs, you could be doing 50 laps (1 lap = 50 yards) non stop in a couple of months. Serious.

Go on....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on July 31, 2012, 03:30:30 PM
Sunday conversation:

AUT1: Babe, what are you thinking for dinner.
Mrs. Preggers, Hormonal & Carzy AUT1: I don't know, what about you.
AUT1: Well, now that I am getting over this, I was thinking about a club from Applebees or something.
Mrs. Preggers, Hormonal & Crazy AUT1: I was thinking fish. **

**(Read: The doctor told her she could eat a little fish each month and all would be ok, local place has delicious fried catfish, as a matter of fact the whole menu is fried greasy goodness.)

AUT1:  Oh, ok.  Sounds good. **

**(Read, didn't want to deal with the argument and the emotional, crazy, preggers woman. All the while thinking, Really!? Damn woman! Damn! Love you too dammit!)

I stayed up half the night with the same effects as eating Mexican food.  The grease killed me.  I picked at my plate and I usually devour it.

My wife had morning sickness 24/7/9months.  It was god awful.  But as soon as child 1, 2, or 3 was expelled it went away, like immediately.  I was cracking up after kid #3, we were in the hospital and she called down to the cafeteria to get some food (7am)

"Yes, I'd like to order the waffles, two eggs scrambled....well can I get the bacon AND the sausage?  Ok...do you have any cereal?  Rice Krispies...Whole milk please....and orange juice.  Do you have any melon?....I'll take the fruit bowl...30 minutes?  Ok"

"Honey, they said it would be 30 minutes.  Can you go down to Chick-fil-a?"
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 31, 2012, 03:50:16 PM
My wife had morning sickness 24/7/9months.  It was god awful.  But as soon as child 1, 2, or 3 was expelled it went away, like immediately.  I was cracking up after kid #3, we were in the hospital and she called down to the cafeteria to get some food (7am)

"Yes, I'd like to order the waffles, two eggs scrambled....well can I get the bacon AND the sausage?  Ok...do you have any cereal?  Rice Krispies...Whole milk please....and orange juice.  Do you have any melon?....I'll take the fruit bowl...30 minutes?  Ok"

"Honey, they said it would be 30 minutes.  Can you go down to Chick-fil-a?"

Child one, she craved Big Macs, fried catfish, Chinese and sweets.  This one she is craving, fried catfish, steak, fried chicken, Mexican and sweets.

God forbid if I fire up the smoker though.  She has to sit inside the whole time. The smell of the hickory burning makes her sick, but she will eat the hell out of the BBQ, ribs, brisket or chicken once it has been pulled from the smoker and ready to feast on. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on July 31, 2012, 03:57:02 PM
Child one, she craved Big Macs, fried catfish, Chinese and sweets.  This one she is craving, fried catfish, steak, fried chicken, Mexican and sweets.

God forbid if I fire up the smoker though.  She has to sit inside the whole time. The smell of the hickory burning makes her sick, but she will eat the hell out of the BBQ, ribs, brisket or chicken once it has been pulled from the smoker and ready to feast on.

Preggers, Fried Chicken and Mexican? Can't be a pretty site down there at the moment.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on July 31, 2012, 04:11:45 PM
Preggers, Fried Chicken and Mexican? Can't be a pretty site down there at the moment.

That is what she craves but not what she can have.  Gestational diabetes makes her keep an eye on what she eats.  She will splurge from time to time, but if she could, every meal would be fried catfish, chimichanga's, popeyes chicken, ribeye, pasta salad, some sort of bread and something sweet. Without hesitation.   

There was a reason I gained 50lbs with child number one.  All we ever ate was Big Macs, Chinese, chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on July 31, 2012, 05:49:23 PM
I was talking to a friend last night about signing up for the Panther Run.  It's a 5K obstacle run/slosh in September.

Anyone ever participated in one?

I haven't but it sounds like fun.  I'm in if any of you fudgeers want to do it too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on July 31, 2012, 11:01:31 PM
Child one, she craved Big Macs, fried catfish, Chinese and sweets.  This one she is craving, fried catfish, steak, fried chicken, Mexican and sweets.

Is that where she went?  Your wife ate her?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 01, 2012, 09:31:30 AM
I haven't but it sounds like fun.  I'm in if any of you fudgeers want to do it too.

How did your other one go?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 01, 2012, 11:26:39 AM
So I'm back on track yesterday.  Eatin' the protein, slammin' the water...got back in the gym after almost a week off to let some old creaky body parts heal up.  Come home...

BAM!!!  Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, biscuits...
I gotta' get the wife back to work or I'm gonna' weigh 375 by Christmas.  But, Lawdy it was good!!!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 01, 2012, 01:31:15 PM
Go on....

In swimming its mostly about your technique and breathing. Once you get rhythmic breathing down pat, you are good.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on August 01, 2012, 03:31:16 PM
How did your other one go?

You making fun of me now?  I stated how my first one went earlier in the thread and stated that I needed some work.  I'm still running and improving my run time.  This one just seemed like it might be fun because it will be more of a cross country type of 5k.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 01, 2012, 03:35:42 PM
I haven't but it sounds like fun.  I'm in if any of you fudgeers want to do it too.

I am seriously considering doing it.  I'm just not sure how to effectively train for something like that.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 01, 2012, 03:39:46 PM
You making fun of me now?  I stated how my first one went earlier in the thread and stated that I needed some work.  I'm still running and improving my run time.  This one just seemed like it might be fun because it will be more of a cross country type of 5k.

Of course he is making fun of you.  You're from Cullman.    :)

I hit the treadmill today and managed to not die.  If I don't die, I think I might make it through the 9 weeks.  A guy here at work is a running coach and has helped me work up a modified couch to 5K using the treadmill so I can run at work.  Before too long he wants us to run outside some.  I dread that pavement and concrete. 

I did push on Monday and got in 3.1 miles.  I will not say how long it took, but I think I can get a point before the end of the year where I won't be too embarrassed.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 01, 2012, 03:46:44 PM
I am seriously considering doing it.  I'm just not sure how to effectively train for something like that.

At the Parks & Rec. track here, a 5K track, they have stations every so often where you can stop and do pull-ups, sit-ups etc.  At my gym, there are a variety of classes that I'm in and out of.  They've started incorporating more of a crossfit type workout.  Not true crossfit but some of the same principles.  They start with a lot of cardio work with jumping jacks, up/downs, punches...and then they'll run in groups out the back door and around the building to the front.  There will be jump ropes, 10-20 pound balls that they squat with, small hurdles to jump...waiting on them.  They run back through the gym and stop to do a variety of pull-ups.  Back to the class room to start the cycle again.

A lot more to it but you get the idea. Constant motion using a mix of cardio, strength and flexibility training. If you have access to a gym with these type classes, that's as good a way as any to train for the type race you're talking about.     
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 01, 2012, 03:52:36 PM
At the Parks & Rec. track here, a 5K track, they have stations every so often where you can stop and do pull-ups, sit-ups etc.  At my gym, there are a variety of classes that I'm in and out of.  They've started incorporating more of a crossfit type workout.  Not true crossfit but some of the same principles.  They start with a lot of cardio work with jumping jacks, up/downs, punches...and then they'll run in groups out the back door and around the building to the front.  There will be jump ropes, 10-20 pound balls that they squat with, small hurdles to jump...waiting on them.  They run back through the gym and stop to do a variety of pull-ups.  Back to the class room to start the cycle again.

A lot more to it but you get the idea. Constant motion using a mix of cardio, strength and flexibility training. If you have access to a gym with these type classes, that's as good a way as any to train for the type race you're talking about.   

Maybe I'll start by taking my 100lb Lab for a walk...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 01, 2012, 03:53:52 PM
Maybe I'll start by taking my 100lb Lab for a walk...

Or there's that...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 01, 2012, 03:59:36 PM
Cardio is my Kryptonite.  I can run a milie or two on the treadmill, or go the same distance on the elliptical...but anything more than that and I am down for the count.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 01, 2012, 04:10:41 PM
Cardio is my Kryptonite.  I can run a milie or two on the treadmill, or go the same distance on the elliptical...but anything more than that and I am down for the count.

I'm feelin' ya' playa.  Cardio and me just don't get along.  I can't train one certain way to increase teh capacities.  For instance, if my choice was simply to put in the miles on the road...I'd just quit and say I'll stay plump and happy.  I'll run the track occasionally, do classes, hit the treadmill, run sprints (Very relative term) whatever to mix it up.  Some people are built to run.  Sounds like GH is that way.  I've never once got in "the zone" they talk about.  It hurts...every damn step of it. But, it's necessary.

I did one Sprint Triathlon a couple of years ago.  I know I didn't train properly for it because I hate running so much.  It was more the challenge and accomplishing something for me.  I did my share of running but tried to mix in other things because I couldn't constantly face the prospect of lugging my fat ass around that track again.  Consequently, I cramped up after the bike and that last 5K was living hell to get through.  I may not have a clue how to train properly for a race, whether 5K, triathlon or obstacle course...but I do have one iron-clad piece of advice.  Get a partner.  Get someone to do it with you and push each other and hold each other accountable. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 02, 2012, 04:11:42 PM
Welp, blew the diet the past two meals.  Blazing Thai Beef with fried rice for dinner last night and drunken chicken noodles with spicy shrimp rolls.  God help me, but I love some Asian food.  Gonna have to go a little extra today.  :(
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 02, 2012, 04:14:13 PM
Yeah I'm not feeling too hot either.  I didn't blow my diet by any means, but I thought italian sausage would be a good idea for the protein in a few meals.  Way too fatty. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on August 02, 2012, 10:55:27 PM
At 210, I've met my second goal.  Next up is 195, but damn it's getting hard.  I told myself I'd celebrate 210 with a totally unhealthy meal, but I ended up eating the speedy Gonzalez at Old Mexico with a water to drink.  Of course, I pounded the chips and salsa.  Maybe I won't be 215 in the morning.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 03, 2012, 09:13:38 AM
At 210, I've met my second goal.  Next up is 195, but damn it's getting hard.  I told myself I'd celebrate 210 with a totally unhealthy meal, but I ended up eating the speedy Gonzalez at Old Mexico with a water to drink.  Of course, I pounded the chips and salsa.  Maybe I won't be 215 in the morning.

199 is my next goal...sounds like you're going to get there before I do.  Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 03, 2012, 09:20:31 AM
You making fun of me now?  I stated how my first one went earlier in the thread and stated that I needed some work.  I'm still running and improving my run time.  This one just seemed like it might be fun because it will be more of a cross country type of 5k.

Seriously didn't see it. I'll go back and look.

I'll be running with this guy tonight (below link).....kind of a PR thing to kick off the North Face Endurance Challenge this fall. Basically the first X number of people who RSVP'ed get to run a 10K with him and I was one of them that got in.  Should be fun, the guy is a legend.

http://www.ultramarathonman.com/web/

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 03, 2012, 09:24:28 AM
I'm feelin' ya' playa.  Cardio and me just don't get along.  I can't train one certain way to increase teh capacities.  For instance, if my choice was simply to put in the miles on the road...I'd just quit and say I'll stay plump and happy.  I'll run the track occasionally, do classes, hit the treadmill, run sprints (Very relative term) whatever to mix it up.  Some people are built to run.  Sounds like GH is that way.  I've never once got in "the zone" they talk about.  It hurts...every damn step of it. But, it's necessary.

I did one Sprint Triathlon a couple of years ago.  I know I didn't train properly for it because I hate running so much.  It was more the challenge and accomplishing something for me.  I did my share of running but tried to mix in other things because I couldn't constantly face the prospect of lugging my fat ass around that track again.  Consequently, I cramped up after the bike and that last 5K was living hell to get through.  I may not have a clue how to train properly for a race, whether 5K, triathlon or obstacle course...but I do have one iron-clad piece of advice.  Get a partner.  Get someone to do it with you and push each other and hold each other accountable.

A Sprint Triathlon is such a bad name for the event too. It's far from a Sprint. It still takes 80-90% of the field an hour or longer to complete. 1/4 mile swim (7-10 mins), 12 mile bike (30-45 mins), 3.1 mile run (17-30 mins). Thats a lot of time elapsed. I always nail the swim and the run (Top 3) but do about middle of the pack for my age group on the bike. Ive always had inferior equipment for the biking part but just upgraded to a high dolla bike so hopefully that will change.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 03, 2012, 09:26:13 AM
199 is my next goal...sounds like you're going to get there before I do.  Keep up the good work!

I want to see 200 pretty bad, but it seems like it is taking forever.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 03, 2012, 09:30:57 AM
I want to see 200 pretty bad, but it seems like it is taking forever.

Same here.  I was at 208 back in May...and I'm at 211 today.  I have to change my diet and add more cardio I think.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 03, 2012, 09:40:39 AM
Same here.  I was at 208 back in May...and I'm at 211 today.  I have to change my diet and add more cardio I think.
  I have actually gained a little weight in the past two weeks.  I have pretty clean other than maybe three meals, but I have done a lot more cardio in the past two weeks than I have in a long time.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 03, 2012, 09:44:21 AM
  I have actually gained a little weight in the past two weeks.  I have pretty clean other than maybe three meals, but I have done a lot more cardio in the past two weeks than I have in a long time.

I am pretty sure the weight I have put on is muscle, because we have ramped up our chest, back and arm workouts over the last month.  I just need to lose the spare tire and I will feel better to be honest.  Diet and cardio are the only things that can help me with that, but I just can't make myself do much of either for some reason.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 03, 2012, 10:13:59 AM
A Sprint Triathlon is such a bad name for the event too. It's far from a Sprint. It still takes 80-90% of the field an hour or longer to complete. 1/4 mile swim (7-10 mins), 12 mile bike (30-45 mins), 3.1 mile run (17-30 mins). Thats a lot of time elapsed. I always nail the swim and the run (Top 3) but do about middle of the pack for my age group on the bike. Ive always had inferior equipment for the biking part but just upgraded to a high dolla bike so hopefully that will change.

To be honest, I did the duathlon.  I wasn't real comfortable with my swim training anyway leading up to it and the only pool I can train at here closed the last 2 weeks before the race.  Lightning hit the facility and knocked everything out.  So, no training at all in the pool the last two weeks.  They had a 1.5 mile run on the beach, then a 15 mile bike then a standard 5K.  Did it with a partner and we really pushed each other through the initial run and bike.  Kicked ass on the ride.  Then on the 5K, I started cramping in my calves.  I limped and gimped through that course.  I think I didn't fully grasp the concept of hydration prior to doing something like that. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 03, 2012, 11:08:10 AM
To be honest, I did the duathlon.  I wasn't real comfortable with my swim training anyway leading up to it and the only pool I can train at here closed the last 2 weeks before the race.  Lightning hit the facility and knocked everything out.  So, no training at all in the pool the last two weeks.  They had a 1.5 mile run on the beach, then a 15 mile bike then a standard 5K.  Did it with a partner and we really pushed each other through the initial run and bike.  Kicked ass on the ride.  Then on the 5K, I started cramping in my calves.  I limped and gimped through that course.  I think I didn't fully grasp the concept of hydration prior to doing something like that.

Unless you head to a lake or river that has rough conditions, its hard to simulate the swim for a Tri. I trained in a 50 yd pool for 6 months and it still was a shock in the actual race. Like swimming in a washing machine with sharks on the agitation cycle. I got bumped and kicked so much. It was by far the most grueling of the 3 events and the shortest. Very intense.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 03, 2012, 11:22:15 AM
Unless you head to a lake or river that has rough conditions, its hard to simulate the swim for a Tri. I trained in a 50 yd pool for 6 months and it still was a shock in the actual race. Like swimming in a washing machine with sharks on the agitation cycle. I got bumped and kicked so much. It was by far the most grueling of the 3 events and the shortest. Very intense.

I did train a couple of times at Lake Eufaula.  The water was churned up pretty good with all the boats and I had the wife stay by me on the jet ski.  When the pool closed, I went back up to Eufaula to our cabin.  I was going to get a swim in. There was NO ONE on the lake...or at the lake.  It was eerily quiet and still.  I swam across the slew once and back and got my dumb ass out of the water and went home. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 05, 2012, 11:05:40 PM
shoot.

Carbs are my enemy.  It's not that I think they are evil, they're just my personal devil. 

I watched the Alton Brown Good Eats episode recently where he discusses how he lost so much weight.  He said that milk was the devil on his shoulder.  He realized that whenever he drank milk, he usually was eating something unhealthy and usually too much of it.  So he decided to cut out milk to help him overcome other parts of his unhealthy diet.

For me?  It's carbs (from bread, not fruits and beans), and it's been officially proven tonight.  We got out of the evening church service and didn't want to go home and cook.  Stopped at Newk's, and I thought I would get a salad, but I had a big salad for lunch and didn't want another one.  So, I ordered the bbq chicken pizza and told myself to only eat two slices and be done with it.

I ate the whole pizza.  Then, afterwards, even though I was pissed at myself, spent a good five minutes convincing my wife that we needed Yogurt Mountain.  And then, I got way more yogurt than necessary and topped it off with a bunch of candy and ate all of it. 

I can't eat carbs.  They're done in my life. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on August 06, 2012, 10:11:59 AM
shoot.

Carbs are my enemy.  It's not that I think they are evil, they're just my personal devil. 

I watched the Alton Brown Good Eats episode recently where he discusses how he lost so much weight.  He said that milk was the devil on his shoulder.  He realized that whenever he drank milk, he usually was eating something unhealthy and usually too much of it.  So he decided to cut out milk to help him overcome other parts of his unhealthy diet.

For me?  It's carbs (from bread, not fruits and beans), and it's been officially proven tonight.  We got out of the evening church service and didn't want to go home and cook.  Stopped at Newk's, and I thought I would get a salad, but I had a big salad for lunch and didn't want another one.  So, I ordered the bbq chicken pizza and told myself to only eat two slices and be done with it.

I ate the whole pizza.  Then, afterwards, even though I was pissed at myself, spent a good five minutes convincing my wife that we needed Yogurt Mountain.  And then, I got way more yogurt than necessary and topped it off with a bunch of candy and ate all of it. 

I can't eat carbs.  They're done in my life.

Mine was soft drinks.  In January I decided that I was only going to drink water and coke zero to knock out extra calories I didn't need.  From Jan through the end of April I had only lost 7 pounds.  Not happy with it.  I then decided that I was finished with everything but water.  It was hard at first, but when I finally was able to kick all forms of sugar drinks, I found it much easier to stay away from bad food.  It seemed when I drank a sugar drink, even a drink with a sugar supplement, I was more prone to eat bad stuff. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 06, 2012, 02:22:30 PM
shoot.

Carbs are my enemy.  It's not that I think they are evil, they're just my personal devil. 

I watched the Alton Brown Good Eats episode recently where he discusses how he lost so much weight.  He said that milk was the devil on his shoulder.  He realized that whenever he drank milk, he usually was eating something unhealthy and usually too much of it.  So he decided to cut out milk to help him overcome other parts of his unhealthy diet.

For me?  It's carbs (from bread, not fruits and beans), and it's been officially proven tonight.  We got out of the evening church service and didn't want to go home and cook.  Stopped at Newk's, and I thought I would get a salad, but I had a big salad for lunch and didn't want another one.  So, I ordered the bbq chicken pizza and told myself to only eat two slices and be done with it.

I ate the whole pizza.  Then, afterwards, even though I was pissed at myself, spent a good five minutes convincing my wife that we needed Yogurt Mountain.  And then, I got way more yogurt than necessary and topped it off with a bunch of candy and ate all of it. 

I can't eat carbs.  They're done in my life.

They are ok, just the right kind.

Unfortunately, most of the carbs you get in public eating places are cheap/bad.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 06, 2012, 02:47:47 PM
They are ok, just the right kind.

Unfortunately, most of the carbs you get in public eating places are cheap/bad.

I have nothing against people eating carbs.  I just can't eat them right now - and probably for a while.

I have a problem.  It's a problem that causes me to eat 18 cookies in one sitting.  It's a problem that causes me to eat an entire pizza (10' from Newk's) in one sitting and still crave a carb loaded dessert.  It's a problem causes me to eat half of a box worth of pasta whenever I make italian food.

I don't know what to call it, but for some reason, if I start eating carbs?  I don't stop even if I'm in the middle of an awesome two weeks of eating healthy and exercise.  If I don't take that first bite, I'm fine. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 06, 2012, 02:50:30 PM
I have nothing against people eating carbs.  I just can't eat them right now - and probably for a while.

I have a problem.  It's a problem that causes me to eat 18 cookies in one sitting.  It's a problem that causes me to eat an entire pizza (10' from Newk's) in one sitting and still crave a carb loaded dessert.  It's a problem causes me to eat half of a box worth of pasta whenever I make italian food.

I don't know what to call it, but for some reason, if I start eating carbs?  I don't stop even if I'm in the middle of an awesome two weeks of eating healthy and exercise.  If I don't take that first bite, I'm fine.

Try something that will curb your sweet tooth. Something like Citrimax or Chromium. Sounds like you are getting a delayed response (or none at all) from your pancreas in re: to your insulin levels (to tell you youve had enough sugar). And sadly, high Fructose Corn Syrup does this to us. It may taste similar but our pancreas doesn't recognize it and adjust accordingly with insulin like it does normal cane sugar.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on August 06, 2012, 04:05:31 PM
If you get a chance and one is in our area do a mudrun-They have them in 6 and 12 miles-with all kind of obstacles and alot of mud and water. No time limit and it is pretty fun.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 06, 2012, 04:07:52 PM
If you get a chance and one is in our area do a mudrun-They have them in 6 and 12 miles-with all kind of obstacles and alot of mud and water. No time limit and it is pretty fun.

They do those in most of the lower 48 during Spring and Summer. Heck I think Auburn has 2-3 every year. One is out at the Equestrian Center.

Check this out:

http://www.warriordash.com/
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 07, 2012, 10:49:58 AM
I finally got sirius this week again...
Back down to 210 this morning after a weekend of birthday eating. 

199 here I come!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 07, 2012, 11:01:20 AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned here -

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

This is a good website for tracking calories.  I don't like it so much for tracking burned calories during exercise. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 08, 2012, 10:30:34 PM
I think I ate 1500 calories for dinner.

That was a few hours after I truly noticed a change in my physique. 

fudge me. 

But tomorrow's a new day!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on August 13, 2012, 01:05:38 AM
45 pounds down so far took this picture last night. I didn't look as fat so I thought I would share.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 13, 2012, 06:40:46 AM
That's awesome! 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on August 14, 2012, 02:38:02 PM
45 pounds down so far took this picture last night. I didn't look as fat so I thought I would share.

I'd weight less too if I didn't have a head.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 14, 2012, 02:47:43 PM
45 pounds down so far took this picture last night. I didn't look as fat so I thought I would share.

No homo, but I would sooo lick champagne off your abs.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on August 14, 2012, 11:08:01 PM
Great job, Jumbo.  I'm stuck at 207, have been for about a week.  First real time that I have stopped losing since June.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 14, 2012, 11:23:08 PM
Well  last week was a total waste.  I was on TDY in Boston and every time you turn around there is an Irish Pub or a Bar.  Went to a couple of ten and drink most of dinners.  I blew the diet and never once jumped on a treadmill.  Hopped back on yesterday and got the diet back in order on Sunday.  I could tell that I didn't do shoot last week other than destroy a lot of hard work.  The bright side was that I only gained 3lbs. 

I got in 3 miles yesterday and 3 today.  Today hurt and hurt bad.  I decided to pound the pavement in the neighborhood instead of the treadmill.  I have a feeling that I will feel it in the morning.  No pain, no gain, right?  I should be on track for a while now.  Hopefully I will detox my body a little from the punishment I made it go through last week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 15, 2012, 09:14:31 AM
One thing I have learned about a lot of you fudgeers in this thread - the will power is the one main weakness I see.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 15, 2012, 09:16:25 AM
Great job, Jumbo.  I'm stuck at 207, have been for about a week.  First real time that I have stopped losing since June.

Sounds like me.  I hope you don't follow the same route...
I was at 208 right before we went to the beach for Memorial Day.  Got back home at 212, and stayed there for a month or so.  I have been up and down since, but right now I am back at 213.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 15, 2012, 09:57:20 AM
One thing I have learned about a lot of you fudgeers in this thread - the will power is the one main weakness I see.

It's the only one for me.

I feel qualified to quit my job and become a professional nutritionist with expert knowledge in multiple diets, execise regimes, and motivational techniques. 

Actually sticking to any of it?  That's the hard part.

Although, I have done much better since starting this thread. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 15, 2012, 10:06:20 AM
I feel qualified to quit my job and become a professional nutritionist with expert knowledge in multiple diets, execise regimes, and motivational techniques. 


Its crossed my mind too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on August 15, 2012, 10:28:36 AM
The biggest thing helping me is if I eat something fried or sweets im not cheating on my diet I'm just living its a lifestyle change like Vandy had went through.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 15, 2012, 10:54:34 AM
One thing I have learned about a lot of you fudgeers in this thread - the will power is the one main weakness I see.

But, but, but......alcohol is so tasty!  I don't know how to quit it!

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 15, 2012, 11:09:05 AM
But, but, but......alcohol is so tasty!  I don't know how to quit it!

^^THIS^^
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 15, 2012, 11:18:25 AM
^^THIS^^

Honestly, if I could give up the habit, I would be dropping weight like crazy. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 15, 2012, 11:30:24 AM
Honestly, if I could give up the habit, I would be dropping weight like crazy.

There is truth in your words. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 15, 2012, 03:04:35 PM
One thing I have learned about a lot of you fudgeers in this thread - the will power is the one main weakness I see.

Speaking of will power -

Just went to lunch with a few coworkers.  We went to Tazikis.  I decided to throw caution to the wind and order a lamb and skordalia gyro with a salad on the side.  Not bad for 700 calories. 

But then the coworkers wanted Gigi's cupcakes.  And I ate a cupcake.  According to myfitnesspal, my cupcake had 780 calories, 107 carb grams, and 36 grams of fat. 

Need more will power....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 15, 2012, 03:10:59 PM
Speaking of will power -

Just went to lunch with a few coworkers.  We went to Tazikis.  I decided to throw caution to the wind and order a lamb and skordalia gyro with a salad on the side.  Not bad for 700 calories. 

But then the coworkers wanted Gigi's cupcakes.  And I ate a cupcake.  According to myfitnesspal, my cupcake had 780 calories, 107 carb grams, and 36 grams of fat. 

Need more will power....

I can do without sweets.  I always have.  It's the second and third helping of Potato Salad's and such that usually do me in.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 15, 2012, 03:23:36 PM
I can do without sweets.  I always have.  It's the second and third helping of Potato Salad's and such that usually do me in.

If I didn't eat sweets, I would have never entered this thread. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on August 15, 2012, 03:36:45 PM
The biggest thing helping me is if I eat something fried or sweets im not cheating on my diet I'm just living its a lifestyle change like Vandy had went through.

I've never had to change my lifestyle.  The first thing I did after birth was suck the doctor's richard, and I've been going strong ever since.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on August 15, 2012, 08:00:35 PM
Ok.


I just ran a little over 2 miles on the road.  Wasn't planning on it, but a huge dog came out of a yard behind me before I hit my turnaround point.  It harassed me for about half a mile and I honestly thought at least 3 times it might attack me.  So, I kept running and found an alternate path back home. 

I've registered for a 5k for Sept. 8 and I'm about to register for a 5k two weeks after that.  I'm getting under 200, even if it kills me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on August 15, 2012, 08:10:58 PM
Ok.


I just ran a little over 2 miles on the road.  Wasn't planning on it, but a huge dog came out of a yard behind me before I hit my turnaround point.  It harassed me for about half a mile and I honestly thought at least 3 times it might attack me.  So, I kept running and found an alternate path back home. 

I've registered for a 5k for Sept. 8 and I'm about to register for a 5k two weeks after that.  I'm getting under 200, even if it kills me.

Sounds like that dog makes for a good personal trainer.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 16, 2012, 03:06:03 PM
Sounds like that dog makes for a good personal trainer.

This.  When I was training for the sprint tri, on my bike rides there were always dogs that would come flying out of their yard with bad intent.  I'd already be about 12-15 miles into the ride but suddenly the adrenaline starts pumping and I'm sprinting for the yellow jersey.  Problem was on one occasion, the road was a dead end so I had to go back by.  This time, I was doing about 142 m.p.h. when I got to that house.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on August 17, 2012, 12:32:13 PM
OK.  So...

I have been on a diet now for about three weeks. The Corndog is doing it with me, so that helps a lot.  We signed up at one of those Quick Weight Loss center places, so we are on a regimented diet with proportions of proteins, carbs, sugars, fats, etc., with a lot of supplements and vitamins.

I didn't want to say anything on here, in case I did not stick with it - OH, the mockery. But now I think I can share...

FACT:  I am voluptous and curvey and Rubenesque and trust me, I LOVE my curves.  I was a size 6 when I finished Auburn, and my hip bones and ribs were showing and I looked anorexic and unhealthy.  I am a natural size 10-12 and proud of it. 

But the last time any of you saw me was probably at the FAU game last year - and I was not looking my best.  That was the heaviest I had been since I was preggers with Spencer and I felt as bad as I looked. 

But then we moved into the new house, and the stress of moving and kids changing schools and the holidays all rolled up on me, and kicked my ass.  So I lost ten pounds on my own.

But I couldn't get it to go any further, so I started the diet - and now I am down ten more pounds in four weeks, and that four weeks includes a week of vacation that involved a wine dinner at Commanders Palace in NOLA, beignets at Cafe Du Monde, lots of alcohol and more than one meal of fried seafood on the Gulf Coast.

So 20 pounds down total since December.

The best I think I have looked in recent memory was in 2009 right after my boob job. (Several of you will recall the infamous moment at the tailgate...)  OBVIOUSLY I felt very good about myself at that point.  And I say that to say this:  if I lose 8 more pounds from where I am today, I will weigh exactly what I did at that 2009 point, post surgery.

My goal right now is to lose 20 more, just for a cushion against the inevitable regaining, but ANYTHING beyond the next 8 is total lagniappe - just bonus.  My schedule is to be at my goal by the TAMU game, but I hope it will be noticeable at the Corndog game in a few weeks.

It is very difficult - I am SO over the boring ass shoot I am having to eat, and am hating having to take all the fudgeing supplements all the damn time.  I had to give up my SONIC Diet Dr. Pepper, which is why their stock has tanked in the past few weeks.  I drink so much water and Crystal Light that I am in the potty every half hour.

But it is working - it is very nice to step on the scale and see yet another number drop off almost daily.  The gratification of watching the numbers get smaller is enough to make me keep on keeping on.  For now at least.

So, add me to the list of folks needing support to stick with it.

**SIGH**
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 17, 2012, 12:35:00 PM
I think I lost a few pounds just reading all of that. 

By the way, this is a recipe we tried the other day.  It's incredible. 

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/08/chicken-enchilada-stuffed-zucchini-boats.html
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on August 17, 2012, 12:36:19 PM
I think I lost a few pounds just reading all of that. 

By the way, this is a recipe we tried the other day.  It's incredible. 

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/08/chicken-enchilada-stuffed-zucchini-boats.html

Catharsis, brother.  I was in full on confessional mode.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on August 17, 2012, 12:41:58 PM
Great Job Tw and thanks for the encouragment.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on August 17, 2012, 12:43:14 PM
Great Job Tw and thanks for the encouragment.

I wasnt kidding - you look great.  You are less large but still in charge!!  Very proud of you.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 17, 2012, 12:45:45 PM
Good news for me too. As I said earlier, I got with a trainer in an effort to get my body fat as low as I could.  Worked my ass off for 8 weeks, training twice a day most days and eating like a fanatic.  Got the % down to 7.4. And the good news is a week later, I hurt the hell out of my back and haven't really worked out in almost 2 weeks. I'm in pain all day, every day.  But I have eaten anything that doesn't move...and some things that do...and I've been drinking heavily as well.  So, I feel like I'm on the right track.  I should be a full blown alcoholic with 30% body fat by the LSU game.  Life is good. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 17, 2012, 12:47:08 PM
OK.  So...

I have been on a diet now for about three weeks. The Corndog is doing it with me, so that helps a lot.  We signed up at one of those Quick Weight Loss center places, so we are on a regimented diet with proportions of proteins, carbs, sugars, fats, etc., with a lot of supplements and vitamins.

I didn't want to say anything on here, in case I did not stick with it - OH, the mockery. But now I think I can share...

FACT:  I am voluptous and curvey and Rubenesque and trust me, I LOVE my curves.  I was a size 6 when I finished Auburn, and my hip bones and ribs were showing and I looked anorexic and unhealthy.  I am a natural size 10-12 and proud of it. 

But the last time any of you saw me was probably at the FAU game last year - and I was not looking my best.  That was the heaviest I had been since I was preggers with Spencer and I felt as bad as I looked. 

But then we moved into the new house, and the stress of moving and kids changing schools and the holidays all rolled up on me, and kicked my ass.  So I lost ten pounds on my own.

But I couldn't get it to go any further, so I started the diet - and now I am down ten more pounds in four weeks, and that four weeks includes a week of vacation that involved a wine dinner at Commanders Palace in NOLA, beignets at Cafe Du Monde, lots of alcohol and more than one meal of fried seafood on the Gulf Coast.

So 20 pounds down total since December.

The best I think I have looked in recent memory was in 2009 right after my boob job. (Several of you will recall the infamous moment at the tailgate...)  OBVIOUSLY I felt very good about myself at that point.  And I say that to say this:  if I lose 8 more pounds from where I am today, I will weigh exactly what I did at that 2009 point, post surgery.

My goal right now is to lose 20 more, just for a cushion against the inevitable regaining, but ANYTHING beyond the next 8 is total lagniappe - just bonus.  My schedule is to be at my goal by the TAMU game, but I hope it will be noticeable at the Corndog game in a few weeks.

It is very difficult - I am SO over the boring ass shoot I am having to eat, and am hating having to take all the fudgeing supplements all the damn time.  I had to give up my SONIC Diet Dr. Pepper, which is why their stock has tanked in the past few weeks.  I drink so much water and Crystal Light that I am in the potty every half hour.

But it is working - it is very nice to step on the scale and see yet another number drop off almost daily.  The gratification of watching the numbers get smaller is enough to make me keep on keeping on.  For now at least.

So, add me to the list of folks needing support to stick with it.

**SIGH**

Congrats on the 20!  I need to lose about another 15 myself to get to my ultimate goal.
All I want is to look like the guy in your avatar.  Is that too much to ask for?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on August 17, 2012, 12:49:33 PM
I wasnt kidding - you look great.  You are less large but still in charge!!  Very proud of you.
Aww it's comments like that makes it worth it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on August 17, 2012, 12:51:48 PM
All I want is to look like the guy in your avatar.  Is that too much to ask for?

Yes, darlin'.  I am afraid it is...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 17, 2012, 12:54:44 PM
Yes, darlin'.  I am afraid it is...

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 17, 2012, 01:15:26 PM
Good news for me too. As I said earlier, I got with a trainer in an effort to get my body fat as low as I could.  Worked my ass off for 8 weeks, training twice a day most days and eating like a fanatic.  Got the % down to 7.4. And the good news is a week later, I hurt the hell out of my back and haven't really worked out in almost 2 weeks. I'm in pain all day, every day.  But I have eaten anything that doesn't move...and some things that do...and I've been drinking heavily as well.  So, I feel like I'm on the right track.  I should be a full blown alcoholic with 30% body fat by the LSU game.  Life is good.

7% Body Fat is damn good. Lowest I ever have gotten is 4.9% and I felt like an ethiopian then. I usually sit around 6.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 17, 2012, 01:18:10 PM
OK.  So...

I have been on a diet now for about three weeks. The Corndog is doing it with me, so that helps a lot.  We signed up at one of those Quick Weight Loss center places, so we are on a regimented diet with proportions of proteins, carbs, sugars, fats, etc., with a lot of supplements and vitamins.

I didn't want to say anything on here, in case I did not stick with it - OH, the mockery. But now I think I can share...

FACT:  I am voluptous and curvey and Rubenesque and trust me, I LOVE my curves.  I was a size 6 when I finished Auburn, and my hip bones and ribs were showing and I looked anorexic and unhealthy.  I am a natural size 10-12 and proud of it. 

But the last time any of you saw me was probably at the FAU game last year - and I was not looking my best.  That was the heaviest I had been since I was preggers with Spencer and I felt as bad as I looked. 

But then we moved into the new house, and the stress of moving and kids changing schools and the holidays all rolled up on me, and kicked my ass.  So I lost ten pounds on my own.

But I couldn't get it to go any further, so I started the diet - and now I am down ten more pounds in four weeks, and that four weeks includes a week of vacation that involved a wine dinner at Commanders Palace in NOLA, beignets at Cafe Du Monde, lots of alcohol and more than one meal of fried seafood on the Gulf Coast.

So 20 pounds down total since December.

The best I think I have looked in recent memory was in 2009 right after my boob job. (Several of you will recall the infamous moment at the tailgate...)  OBVIOUSLY I felt very good about myself at that point.  And I say that to say this:  if I lose 8 more pounds from where I am today, I will weigh exactly what I did at that 2009 point, post surgery.

My goal right now is to lose 20 more, just for a cushion against the inevitable regaining, but ANYTHING beyond the next 8 is total lagniappe - just bonus.  My schedule is to be at my goal by the TAMU game, but I hope it will be noticeable at the Corndog game in a few weeks.

It is very difficult - I am SO over the boring ass shoot I am having to eat, and am hating having to take all the fudgeing supplements all the damn time.  I had to give up my SONIC Diet Dr. Pepper, which is why their stock has tanked in the past few weeks.  I drink so much water and Crystal Light that I am in the potty every half hour.

But it is working - it is very nice to step on the scale and see yet another number drop off almost daily.  The gratification of watching the numbers get smaller is enough to make me keep on keeping on.  For now at least.

So, add me to the list of folks needing support to stick with it.

**SIGH**

Just stick with it! Get in a routine. When you start feeling better and looking better, you'll have some automatic motivation to keep it up. And remember, no matter how skinny or not skinny you get TW, all of us pervert degenerates on here will still love ya the same! (brown noser alert)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 17, 2012, 01:26:26 PM
Great Job Tw and thanks for the encouragment.

^^This.....congrats TW.

Good news for me too. As I said earlier, I got with a trainer in an effort to get my body fat as low as I could.  Worked my ass off for 8 weeks, training twice a day most days and eating like a fanatic.  Got the % down to 7.4. And the good news is a week later, I hurt the hell out of my back and haven't really worked out in almost 2 weeks. I'm in pain all day, every day.  But I have eaten anything that doesn't move...and some things that do...and I've been drinking heavily as well.  So, I feel like I'm on the right track. I should be a full blown alcoholic with 30% body fat by the LSU game. Life is good.


You too?  Great, now I have some competition!


This couch to 5K thing is back on track.  Although my knees and ankles are really pissed at me.  Not to the point of pain where I lay awake at night with it (well maybe, the burrbinz usually tells me it doesn't), but just enough to be an annoyance.   I did have a neighbor ask me as I was jogging the other day if I wanted to run a half marathon with him in Nov. 

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2DRyJtKOVfU/TcqWBWRZBnI/AAAAAAAAARQ/h4uQxeff1S8/s1600/rage-face-fudge-that.png)


Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 17, 2012, 01:26:52 PM
7% Body Fat is damn good. Lowest I ever have gotten is 4.9% and I felt like an ethiopian then. I usually sit around 6.

My body type is not exactly....how you say....ripped.  I've always trained and eaten right but unfortunately, the genetics passed down to me hit a big speed bump along the way.  I do sport a snazzy pair of man-boobs though.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 17, 2012, 01:40:47 PM
My body type is not exactly....how you say....ripped.  I've always trained and eaten right but unfortunately, the genetics passed down to me hit a big speed bump along the way.  I do sport a snazzy pair of man-boobs though.

How do you measure your body fat?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 17, 2012, 02:17:58 PM
How do you measure your body fat?

A nutrition/trainer type at a gym or the dr can do it with a caliper the manual way or you can use one the new age machines where you grip it in front of you.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 17, 2012, 02:22:27 PM
You mean this isn't right?
(http://myfitteru.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/getting-rid-of-belly-fat-fast.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 17, 2012, 02:34:25 PM
You mean this isn't right?
(http://myfitteru.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/getting-rid-of-belly-fat-fast.jpg)

Get off my Facebook page
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: WiregrassTiger on August 17, 2012, 04:03:49 PM
How do you measure your body fat?
There are calculators on the net that are good BMI estimators but the only true way that I'm aware of requires getting in some kind of specialized pool. Calipers are considered the next best thing.

BMI calculator:
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 20, 2012, 10:11:53 AM
There are calculators on the net that are good BMI estimators but the only true way that I'm aware of requires getting in some kind of specialized pool. Calipers are considered the next best thing.

BMI calculator:
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

BMI = horseshoot.

That is all.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on August 20, 2012, 10:45:34 AM
Buzz looks like a greek god BTW. :thumsup:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 21, 2012, 10:17:25 AM
Buzz looks like a greek god BTW. :thumsup:

Was there a god of sloth?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on August 21, 2012, 11:57:44 AM
Was there a god of sloth?
Stingar....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 21, 2012, 12:33:34 PM
I am convinced that my wife is trying to kill me so she can collect the insurance money and run off with her boyfriend.  She knows that I am trying to run and get in some resemblance of a man in decent shape.  Wednesday through last night was horrible diet.  Breakfast and lunch were legit, dinner, not so much.  Horrible fattening food, but she cooks it, so I eat it.  I learned that really fast in our marriage. 

Saturday night was pretty much a planned night of alcohol and tasty food before the concert with Waffle House.  I knew that one was coming.

Wed: Pintos, buttermilk cornbread, ham, macaroni salad, collard greens with cheese melted and poured over them.
Thurs: Country fried steak with gravy to go along with the leftovers from the night before.
Fri: Chopped steak, gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans.
Sunday: Fried chicken fingers, green beans, mashed potatoes for lunch and homemade pizza for dinner.
Last night: Chilie rellenos, stuffed with beef and cheese sauce, chicken enchiladas, yellow rice and refried beans. 

God love her for being a good cook and cooking all the time, but damn, she is killing me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 21, 2012, 01:18:23 PM
Simple fix - Learn to cook. 

But make her do the dishes. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 21, 2012, 02:11:32 PM
Simple fix - Learn to cook. 

But make her do the dishes.

BBWWWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! 

Sorry about that.

I can cook and cook damn well.  When your wife is 5 months preggers, then you can tell her that you will be doing the cooking and you will cook what you want in order for it to be healthy.

Any other time I wouldn't have an issue with telling her, stop, you have to cook healthy, b/c any other time she would be cooking healthy, but that child creature growing inside her has her hormones all screwed up and her brain telling her she wants these certain foods and when she wants them.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 21, 2012, 02:32:52 PM
collard greens with cheese melted and poured over them.

Dude.....the fudge????
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 21, 2012, 02:35:33 PM
Dude.....the fudge????

fudge me, I  meant Brussels sprouts.    :facepalm:

I put down collard greens b/c I am actually craving them at the moment.  Collard greens with some onions cooked in with them and some ham in there as well.....mmmmmmmmm......
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 21, 2012, 02:38:12 PM
fudge me, I  meant Brussels sprouts.    :facepalm:

I put down collard greens b/c I am actually craving them at the moment.  Collard greens with some onions cooked in with them and some ham in there as well.....mmmmmmmmm......

Sheeesh, you scared the hell out of me for a min.

Yes, some ham hock, onion and hot sauce added to it. Makes a nice meal.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 21, 2012, 02:43:40 PM
Sheeesh, you scared the hell out of me for a min.

Yes, some ham hock, onion and hot sauce added to it. Makes a nice meal.

I can go either hot sauce or the pepper juice.  Either or is just fine with me.  All depends on what my taste buds tell me to do. 

On the brussells sprout thing.  She will take them and put a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and then sprinkle Tony Chachere's all over them.  When she gets them out of the oven, she will pour some of the melted cheese stuff she makes and they are heavenly.  Hell, they are good without the cheese.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 21, 2012, 03:23:38 PM
I can go either hot sauce or the pepper juice.  Either or is just fine with me.  All depends on what my taste buds tell me to do. 

On the brussells sprout thing.  She will take them and put a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and then sprinkle Tony Chachere's all over them.  When she gets them out of the oven, she will pour some of the melted cheese stuff she makes and they are heavenly.  Hell, they are good without the cheese.

Hot sauce during the cooking. Pepper sauce after its on the plate!  :thumsup: Along with a nice hunk of corn bread on top. Got to have something to dip in the pot likker.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 21, 2012, 04:24:00 PM
Hot sauce during the cooking. Pepper sauce after its on the plate!  :thumsup: Along with a nice hunk of corn bread on top. Got to have something to dip in the pot likker.

Ahh, the best of both worlds.   I never have thought about doing that. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 23, 2012, 10:12:37 PM
This is a bad thing, but it kinda feels like a good thing.

After losing seven pounds and exercising a bunch and noticing a change in the status of my love handles, I didn't feel bad tonight eating two helpings of dinner with cookies, twizzlers, and ginger cookies for dessert. 

My wife was like, "You better stop eating so much of that," and I was like, "Bitch please.  I lost my pounds." 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on August 24, 2012, 12:10:57 AM
My wife was like, "You better stop eating so much of that," and I was like, "Bitch please.  I lost my pounds.  :bow:"

Fixt.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on August 24, 2012, 03:13:15 PM
Lunch today was not healthy-nor calorie lite, but was damn good.

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/lunch-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 24, 2012, 04:34:43 PM
I just ate a can of Cajun boiled peanuts. I'm gonna BE farting like a motherfudgeer later!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on August 25, 2012, 08:25:26 PM
Finally, after what seems like a month, I'm able to hit 205 and feel like I'm back on track again.  Amazing, all it took was eating 3 donuts (yeah, yeah) 3 pieces of Bacon, 5 crispy chicken wraps, 16 oz ribeye steak, baked potato, large salad, bowl of rice chexs and a brownie in one day.  The next day I was back to 207, this morning 205.  199, here I come!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 29, 2012, 10:07:30 AM
New direction.  Finally got my back to a point I can start hitting the gym pretty hard again.  Just being very careful and keeping good form on everything.  I also got Mama Snags and another lady interested in doing a 5K.  Neither of the two exercise more than 3 times a year so it's starting completely from scratch.  I've worked up diet plans for them and we're starting with mile walks around the neighborhood 3-4 times this week.  I'll add some light, short jogs next week and work up from there.

Only drawback is it's not that easy to hold that bullhorn in one hand and steer my bike with the other.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 29, 2012, 10:10:51 AM
This hurricane has really put a kink in my routine so far this week.  It has been really, really hard to stay in my chair and watch the teevees when the satellite keeps going out.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on August 29, 2012, 01:17:16 PM
New direction.  Finally got my back to a point I can start hitting the gym pretty hard again.  Just being very careful and keeping good form on everything.  I also got Mama Snags and another lady interested in doing a 5K.  Neither of the two exercise more than 3 times a year so it's starting completely from scratch.  I've worked up diet plans for them and we're starting with mile walks around the neighborhood 3-4 times this week.  I'll add some light, short jogs next week and work up from there.

Only drawback is it's not that easy to hold that bullhorn in one hand and steer my bike with the other.

If you have Lady Snags and another lady interested, why the 5K? There are better ways to handle that situation other than running a road race.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 29, 2012, 01:20:59 PM
New direction.  Finally got my back to a point I can start hitting the gym pretty hard again.  Just being very careful and keeping good form on everything.  I also got Mama Snags and another lady interested in doing a 5K.  Neither of the two exercise more than 3 times a year so it's starting completely from scratch.  I've worked up diet plans for them and we're starting with mile walks around the neighborhood 3-4 times this week.  I'll add some light, short jogs next week and work up from there.

Only drawback is it's not that easy to hold that bullhorn in one hand and steer my bike with the other.

Look up Couch to 5k.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on August 29, 2012, 02:19:31 PM
This week is total loss for me.  I have had a sinus infection since Monday morning.  I can't breath, my face hurts, I walk around like a mouth breather.   If I tried to run I wouldn't make if far before dying from lack of Oxygen.   Good god  :suicide:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on August 29, 2012, 02:38:06 PM
I was just kidding about 199.  205 seems to be the stopping point.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 29, 2012, 02:39:38 PM
I was just kidding about 199.  205 seems to be the stopping point.

I don't want to hear that!  199 is my goal too.  We will both see it if it kills us.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 29, 2012, 02:52:12 PM
Bunch of Fatty McFatmen

Honestly, I quit weighing long ago.  When you're a big ole fella like me, your weight can fluctuate 2-3 pounds in a day.  I'll think I've kicked ass and can't wait to step on the scales...only to be up a pound.  I get too frustrated. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on August 29, 2012, 03:01:24 PM
I also got Mama Snags and another lady interested in doing a 5K3some.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 29, 2012, 03:05:32 PM
Older guy in a bar starts hitting on this 65 year old lady.  The lady asks, "Have you ever been in a 3-some with a mother and her daughter?"  The guys answered "No, I haven't". 

"Well tomight's your lucky night"

He follows her home and when they walk through the door, the lady hollers up the stairs, "Hey Mom, you up?"
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on August 29, 2012, 03:26:40 PM
Bunch of Fatty McFatmen

Honestly, I quit weighing long ago.  When you're a big ole fella like me, your weight can fluctuate 2-3 pounds in a day.  I'll think I've kicked ass and can't wait to step on the scales...only to be up a pound.  I get too frustrated.

That's why I keep a five day average tally.  The fluctuations from day to day can be frustrating and don't help to show a trend, but if you also chart out a five day average each day, you'll be able to better see an overall trend of whether you're gaining or losing.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 01, 2012, 09:48:14 AM
Four miles.  I just ran four miles.  Holeeeee ssshhhheeeeiiitt!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on September 01, 2012, 09:55:21 AM
In the last 6 weeks I've lost 8 pounds of fat and gained 8 pounds of muscle.  :thumsup:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on September 06, 2012, 09:58:48 PM
I don't want to hear that!  199 is my goal too.  We will both see it if it kills us.

After honestly coming off for 4 days and eating what I wanted (except sweets and sugar drinks) I've finally started moving again.  202 right now.  Hoping to see 199 by this time next week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 06, 2012, 10:23:33 PM
Football season is bad for diets.

I can't "cheat."  Cheat days springboard me into unhealthy eating for about four days.  It was until today that I got back into eating right, and I know that Saturday morning, we're eating a lot of unhealthy food for the game and then plan on eating bbq for dinner. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Catphish Tilly on September 07, 2012, 09:08:44 AM
I've enjoyed this thread and have a question for the experts here:

What in your opinion, is the best way to slim down that (forgive my lack of proper terminology) underneath type of "belly fat".  My issue isn't that I'm overweight, I'm actually probably under at 6'4 185 but I carry some of that weight in a gut that I've been trying to flatten with no results.  I think I know the obvious answers but was wondering what advice you gurus might have to offer...

I'm no runner but had started short distance jogs a few times a week and while I know the cardio is beneficial, I don't want to lose the weight I'm afraid increasing that might lead to- just carry it differently. 

For the past year or so I've worked on limiting my diet to fruits and granola for just about every weekday breakfast, a sammich with a banana and yogurt for lunch, and supper... well let's not talk about supper except to say I'm not nearly as disciplined.  In this regard, my weight has at least remained stable but the freaking beer gut has remained stable as well.  Come to think of it maybe that's the probl... nah, nevermind.

Any suggestions besides "stfu this thread is for fatasses" or "tl;dr"?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 07, 2012, 09:25:20 AM
I've enjoyed this thread and have a question for the experts here:

What in your opinion, is the best way to slim down that (forgive my lack of proper terminology) underneath type of "belly fat".  My issue isn't that I'm overweight, I'm actually probably under at 6'4 185 but I carry some of that weight in a gut that I've been trying to flatten with no results.  I think I know the obvious answers but was wondering what advice you gurus might have to offer...

I'm no runner but had started short distance jogs a few times a week and while I know the cardio is beneficial, I don't want to lose the weight I'm afraid increasing that might lead to- just carry it differently. 

For the past year or so I've worked on limiting my diet to fruits and granola for just about every weekday breakfast, a sammich with a banana and yogurt for lunch, and supper... well let's not talk about supper except to say I'm not nearly as disciplined.  In this regard, my weight has at least remained stable but the freaking beer gut has remained stable as well.  Come to think of it maybe that's the probl... nah, nevermind.

Any suggestions besides "stfu this thread is for fatasses" or "tl;dr"?

If I knew the answer I would be hawking my wares on infomercials as we speak.  I had lost down to 208, and have since slowly crept back up 6 to 7 pounds...all right in the mid-section.  I have been doing sit ups, crunches, planks, and assorted other ab exercises at least 4 days a week now for a month, and I still can't get rid of the pooch and love handles.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Catphish Tilly on September 07, 2012, 10:58:26 AM
If I knew the answer I would be hawking my wares on infomercials as we speak.  I had lost down to 208, and have since slowly crept back up 6 to 7 pounds...all right in the mid-section.  I have been doing sit ups, crunches, planks, and assorted other ab exercises at least 4 days a week now for a month, and I still can't get rid of the pooch and love handles.

Yeah, though not as intense as I guess I could, I've done crunches & leg lifts pretty regularly with no change.  And heck I've got pretty strong abs as a result... they just happen to be hidden under my damn belly.  I've read a little that if maybe I focus instead on weight training that the extra weight will shift into those areas being worked out eventually but hell... I wouldnt know where to begin there either. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 07, 2012, 11:44:35 AM
Yeah, though not as intense as I guess I could, I've done crunches & leg lifts pretty regularly with no change.  And heck I've got pretty strong abs as a result... they just happen to be hidden under my damn belly.  I've read a little that if maybe I focus instead on weight training that the extra weight will shift into those areas being worked out eventually but hell... I wouldnt know where to begin there either.

From what I've researched?

Genetics.  They play a big role in how defined your abs can be.  But most people can at least have some definition, and the only way to give your body the shot at showing them is through your diet. 

You need to burn fat.  Some people burn fat with the keto diet.  Some go light and low fat.  Some do other things.

But honestly, with you being 6'4 185, I don't know what to tell you.  You're already really light for your height. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 13, 2012, 02:57:35 PM
Alright you lugs, where are you?  Gaining weight?  Eating swiss cake rolls when no one is looking?  Having an extra hot dog at the game?  Extra cheese on the nachos? 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 13, 2012, 03:52:08 PM
GiGi's cupcakes have slowed my weight loss down...actually I have gained 5 pounds back. :facepalm:

It's time to get sirrius again.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 13, 2012, 04:02:44 PM
Yeah me too.  I've gained four pounds, and I don't gain weight easily.  My running program has digressed to two miles a run, three days a week.  Not bad, but not good. 

I also brought carbs back into my diet because I don't really believe in the keto/atkins diet.  But of course, I have a problem.  Whenever I begin eating carbs, I can't stop eating carbs.  And then a few hours later, I want more carbs. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on September 13, 2012, 04:31:51 PM
Still between 202 and 204.  Not gaining, but slowly, slowly losing.  Football practice 3 days a week has ruined my exercise routine.  Still running a mile after I'm finished, but not working out at all.  Also having to eat late dinner.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 13, 2012, 05:50:56 PM
Since I was too verbose last time...

13 pounds lost from all the right places.

Tummy flat.

Curves intact.

Girls still perky.

I'm thinking 10 more before I am content.


Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on September 14, 2012, 10:09:46 AM
Since I was too verbose last time...

13 pounds lost from all the right places.

Tummy flat.

Curves intact.

Girls still perky.

I'm thinking 10 more before I am content.

 :pics:   Well, not the whole thread, just this post.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 14, 2012, 10:27:33 AM
:pics:   Well, not the whole thread, just this post.

Dang!  I was ready with the trusty camera phone.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on September 14, 2012, 10:35:35 AM
Alright you lugs, where are you?  Gaining weight?  Eating swiss cake rolls when no one is looking?  Having an extra hot dog at the game?  Extra cheese on the nachos?

My diet here lately has consisted of bourbon, beer, water, coffee, Chinese and Lenny's/Jersy Mike's sandwiches.  Throw in some bbq with all the trimmings in there a couple of times as well. 

Traininig = non existet, I have been sick, mini-AUTiger1 has been sick and I have missed out taking care of him, and my kness are hurting like hell.

Also go on TDY tomorrow and won't be back until next Friday.  Lets just say the place I am going has a pub at every other door.  Hopefully when I get home I can get something done about it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on September 14, 2012, 10:50:17 AM
bourbon
beer
coffee
Chinese
Lenny's/Jersy Mike's sandwiches 
bbq with all the trimmings
Traininig = non existet
I have been sick


All that put together = Damn, I feel sorry for your toliet.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on September 14, 2012, 11:45:04 AM
All that put together = Damn, I feel sorry for your toliet.

I have been sick = sinuses.  I have a cast iron stomach, excpet when it comes to joint injuries.  Watch someone on Discovery Health come in the ER with blood running everywhere, no problem.  Watch a kid on Saturday tweak a knee or ankle, and I get to the point I want to throw up.  Go figure.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 19, 2012, 01:48:54 PM
Since I was too verbose last time...

13 pounds lost from all the right places.

Tummy flat.

Curves intact.

Girls still perky.

I'm thinking 10 more before I am content.

Make that 15, bitches. Just in time for tailgate...

 #winning
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 19, 2012, 02:07:49 PM
 :facepalm:

I'm back to 165. 

I lost 8 pounds before work started.  Gained it all back. 

Totally my fault too.  My wife may have made pumpkin cupcakes the other night, but I don't need to eat three of them a day.  I may have gone back to eating carbs, but that doesn't mean I need to eat three bags of kettle popcorn while watching The Walking Dead. 

UGGGHHHHH.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on September 19, 2012, 02:36:54 PM
i went backpacking over the weekend.  lost 4 lbs. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 19, 2012, 03:14:11 PM
i went backpacking over the weekend.  lost 4 lbs.

Pinko commie granola muncher.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 19, 2012, 03:54:51 PM
Pinko commie granola muncher.

How a man loses weight after smokin' all that weed is beyond me. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 19, 2012, 03:58:10 PM
Finally got sirrius again this week...combine that with the fact that I have no time for lunch anymore, and I have lost back 3 of the 10 pounds I recently had put back on.

I plan to hit my big milestone by the aTm game.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on September 19, 2012, 04:06:44 PM
Still hovering at 202.  Amazing that I can't get under 200.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 19, 2012, 04:14:55 PM
Still holding at 232 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal.


Okay the twisty thing is actually krullers from Dunkin' Donuts and I did spritz on some Axe body spray this morning. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 19, 2012, 04:17:43 PM
Oh, and everyone point and laugh at AU1 when he gets back next week.  In England all week existing solely on a diet of beer...and beer.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 19, 2012, 04:59:40 PM
Finally got sirrius again this week...combine that with the fact that I have no time for lunch anymore, and I have lost back 3 of the 10 pounds I recently had put back on.

I plan to hit my big milestone by the aTm game.

Planning to impress one of those Aggy cheerleaders?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on September 19, 2012, 05:26:51 PM
Planning to impress one of those Aggy cheerleaders?

someone gots to milk'em. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 19, 2012, 06:13:22 PM
fudge-a-fudge.

Trying to get back on the diet and what do I do?  Go to the grocery, buy ingredients for pizza.  Then, come home, eat two cupcakes because they are got-damn delicious. 

Eschewed running in order to watch The Walking Dead episodes. 

I'm in definite fat mode right now. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on September 19, 2012, 08:11:09 PM
Oh, and everyone point and laugh at AU1 when he gets back next week.  In England all week existing solely on a diet of beer...and beer.

Don't forget beef roast, beef pie, shepards pie, mash, &peas.  Oh, haggis, neeps and tatties, black pudding, fish and chips , can't forget  that!  Add all of it together with teh whiskey and yes, I will have gained some weight.  The food isn't bad other than the black pudding. :puke:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 19, 2012, 09:22:00 PM
Don't forget beef roast, beef pie, shepards pie, mash, &peas.  Oh, haggis, neeps and tatties, black pudding, fish and chips , can't forget  that!  Add all of it together with teh whiskey and yes, I will have gained some weight.  The food isn't bad other than the black pudding. :puke:

Neeps and tatties... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Fish and chips too. You can keep most of the rest.

But I dream of neeps and tatties when it's cold and raining outside.

If I lived in Aberdeen, I wold weigh 500 pounds. 

You can also get some of the best Asian food in the world there too.  Not separated by country. Just "Asian Take Away" on a small sign outside a total dive.  Best EVAH.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on September 19, 2012, 09:45:27 PM
i dream of nipples and titties.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 19, 2012, 10:01:19 PM
someone gots to milk'em.

And that one was juuuuuuuuust a bit outside...

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 20, 2012, 12:24:14 AM
Planning to impress one of those Aggy cheerleaders?

Slow down, bus driver
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on September 20, 2012, 05:49:35 AM
Neeps and tatties... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Fish and chips too. You can keep most of the rest.

But I dream of neeps and tatties when it's cold and raining outside.

If I lived in Aberdeen, I wold weigh 500 pounds. 

You can also get some of the best Asian food in the world there too.  Not separated by country. Just "Asian Take Away" on a small sign outside a total dive.  Best EVAH.

Tatties are great......neeps, not so much.   First time in England since 2003,  I lived on beef roast, beef pies and fish & chips back then for two weeks.   Doing the same this week.  Food here isn't half bad as long as you pick and choose your battles.  We haven't seen any Asian take away for our drunken munchies, but the kabob stands are great!

Had the best fish & chips ever in Edinburgh.  So much better over here than the bastardized stuff we get at home.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on September 20, 2012, 12:18:29 PM
Tatties are great......neeps, not so much.   First time in England since 2003,  I lived on beef roast, beef pies and fish & chips back then for two weeks.   Doing the same this week.  Food here isn't half bad as long as you pick and choose your battles.  We haven't seen any Asian take away for our drunken munchies, but the kabob stands are great!

Had the best fish & chips ever in Edinburgh.  So much better over here than the bastardized stuff we get at home.

THIS ^^^....sometimes stereotypes are just THAT. Most southern food is based off food in the UK. I.e. Meat and 2 veggies, fried fish, etc. If Americans knew what a lot of real asian food really was (especially Thailand and Vietnam), they wouldn't look favorably on it either. Of course in America and to a lesser degree Europe, we get "Anglo'd Up" Asian Food. Ive never seen the Boiled Squid Brains with Feces Dipping Sauce on an American menu, but you would in Vietnam!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 20, 2012, 02:35:09 PM
I've never seen the Boiled Squid Brains with Feces Dipping Sauce on an American menu

Maybe not on a menu, but there will probably be some on the field Saturday after the game.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 20, 2012, 02:36:35 PM
Maybe not on a menu, but there will probably be some on the field Saturday after the game.

 :rimshot: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 20, 2012, 02:43:23 PM
Maybe not on a menu, but there will probably be some on the field Saturday after the game.

This thread was supposed to be a safe haven for those of us trying to lose weight.

Now you've made me want to eat a can of frosting with my finger while chugging 2 liters of RC Cola. 

Thanks, Wench.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 20, 2012, 02:46:52 PM
On the diet and exercise thing, everything is going great right now.  Some of my back problems have cleared up to the point that I'm back training as hard as I normally do.  The diet is consistent.  I got off that crazy program a trainer worked up for me but that was a short term deal where I had a goal of getting my body fat down to a certain number.  Mission accomplished but I knew full well there was no way I could keep up that pace both in the gym and at the table.

I have one weakness that's holding me back and unfortunately, it's alkeyhawl.  Dumb to work your ass off and eat perfectly throughout the day, only to pile on 500-600 calories during the night.  But, I sleep so goooood.  Eventually, my liver will make me stop and then I can really get in shape.

Wait....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 20, 2012, 02:50:49 PM
Speaking of alcohol - What's in bourbon?

I looked up the nutrition info on 1 shot of bourbon, and it's about 100 calories.  However, there are no carbs in bourbon. 

So if it's not carbs, not fat, and not protein, where do the calories come from?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on September 20, 2012, 02:53:59 PM
Speaking of alcohol - What's in bourbon?

I looked up the nutrition info on 1 shot of bourbon, and it's about 100 calories.  However, there are no carbs in bourbon. 

So if it's not carbs, not fat, and not protein, where do the calories come from?

Alcohol in itself IS one of those categories. It doesn't have any of them. Consider it the 4th one.

They are empty calories. No nutritional value.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 20, 2012, 02:54:41 PM
Speaking of alcohol - What's in bourbon?

I looked up the nutrition info on 1 shot of bourbon, and it's about 100 calories.  However, there are no carbs in bourbon. 

So if it's not carbs, not fat, and not protein, where do the calories come from?

Wherever the hell they want to come from!
Seriously, that is a curious question.  I would love to know the answer too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on September 20, 2012, 03:09:56 PM
Alcohol in itself IS one of those categories. It doesn't have any of them. Consider it the 4th one.

They are empty calories. No nutritional value.

This makes my brain hurt.

So alcohol is what you find on the other side of a black hole?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 20, 2012, 03:41:49 PM
This makes my brain hurt.

So alcohol is what you find on the other side of a black hole?

Only if you sleep with a black stripper
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on September 20, 2012, 03:49:35 PM
Weekend back in the O/A hood, Good food and great drink at the brew pub Friday night and then a mess load of walking on Sat with very little beer and then Italian food for dinner Sat night and Airport food Sunday.  No weight gain. I’ll try harder A&M game.

I'm 205 on this small 5-9 frame but I have been that for 15 years since I got out.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on September 20, 2012, 04:30:39 PM
but I have been that for 15 years since I got out.

welcome to the suck
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on September 20, 2012, 04:57:27 PM
welcome to the suck

I'm ok with me (gay sounding) my wife is into the health shoot and she's always getting sick or something.

Beer-It’s what does a body good.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on September 20, 2012, 05:35:43 PM
 :facepalm:

At the largest plate of chicken nachos I've ever seen in my life, but couldn't turn down a free meal.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 20, 2012, 05:36:35 PM
:facepalm:

At the largest plate of chicken nachos I've ever seen in my life, but couldn't turn down a free meal.

On the bright side, it was chicken and not really fatty ground beef...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on September 20, 2012, 05:39:32 PM
On the bright side, it was chicken and not really fatty ground beef...

That's what I said.  Then I felt full.  And kept eating.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on September 20, 2012, 09:04:05 PM
Thanks Wench for reminding me of the shoot storm of a game this weekend. <3 u too babe! 

Thanks Snaggle for reminding me why I can't lose any weight........
























fudgeer!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on September 20, 2012, 11:41:18 PM
you bring enough fine cut? 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 21, 2012, 12:27:04 AM
Speaking of alcohol - What's in bourbon?

I looked up the nutrition info on 1 shot of bourbon, and it's about 100 calories.  However, there are no carbs in bourbon. 

So if it's not carbs, not fat, and not protein, where do the calories come from?

Doesn't alcohol convert to a sugar?  There's your empty calories.

Like I give a shoot. If it's a choice between putting every one of those 15 pounds back on, or being sober for the clusterfudge on Saturday?  Call me Fatty McFaterson.

And y'all whine more than my 5 year old.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on September 21, 2012, 12:32:04 AM
:facepalm:

At the largest plate of chicken nachos I've ever seen in my life, but couldn't turn down a free meal.

Oooooo, Token's on the take.  Sold his sworn jackbooted thug soul for a plate of chicken nachos.

Damn, man.  Where's your dignity???

Oh, wait.  Bammer.  Forgot!!!

<3!!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on September 21, 2012, 05:01:15 AM
you bring enough fine cut?

You bet.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on September 21, 2012, 10:49:10 AM
Doesn't alcohol convert to a sugar?  There's your empty calories.

Calories from alcohol can be tricky due to multiple things, including whether you're a moderate drinker (one to two drinks a day) or a heavy drinker.  When consumed in "excess," the body essentially wastes calories from alcohol by turning them into heat as a means of ridding the body of the excessive toxins.

What's the takeaway from that?  Always drink heavily.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on September 21, 2012, 12:18:34 PM
Calories from alcohol can be tricky due to multiple things, including whether you're a moderate drinker (one to two drinks a day) or a heavy drinker.  When consumed in "excess," the body essentially wastes calories from alcohol by turning them into heat as a means of ridding the body of the excessive toxins.

What's the takeaway from that?  Always drink heavily.

Can I save my two drinks a day and have them all on one day?  And still be a moderate?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on September 21, 2012, 12:21:37 PM
Can I save my two drinks a day and have them all on one day?  And still be a moderate?

If you save them for long enough you won't care whether or not your moderate, liberal, or conservative.   You might just go vote for Jesse Jackson as a joke.  But the next day you'll be like, "He fudgein' won?"
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on September 24, 2012, 01:15:04 PM
If you save them for long enough you won't care whether or not your moderate, liberal, or conservative.   You might just go vote for Jesse Jackson as a joke.  But the next day you'll be like, "He fudgein' won?"

I’ve never been a big saver of the beers. If it’s in my fridge it’s just there getting cold and waiting on me for consumption.   

And I don't think I could ever be that fudgeed up to vote for the likes of him or his crew.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 24, 2012, 02:12:41 PM
Been trying to mix up the workouts lately...do something different and not get stale.  Yesterday after church, I took the mountain bike to one of our rec centers here.  There are two tracks, one for running/walking and one for biking.  They are both 5K.  Made 3 hard rounds on the bike and in between each, I'd get off and jog a half mile. 

Doesn't sound like much but I hadn't done anything like that in quite a while and my legs were hating me the rest of the day and night.  I'm trying to think of more new things to do while I don't have any specific goal in mind.  I've watched a lot of Crossfit recently and am thinking about incorporating some of the things they do.  But, I know full well I'll never get totally involved in Crossfit.  I have no idea how those people aren't all in back and knee braces.  Maybe because they're half my age?  Naaaa...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on September 24, 2012, 02:33:07 PM
Been trying to mix up the workouts lately...do something different and not get stale.  Yesterday after church, I took the mountain bike to one of our rec centers here.  There are two tracks, one for running/walking and one for biking.  They are both 5K.  Made 3 hard rounds on the bike and in between each, I'd get off and jog a half mile. 

Doesn't sound like much but I hadn't done anything like that in quite a while and my legs were hating me the rest of the day and night.  I'm trying to think of more new things to do while I don't have any specific goal in mind.  I've watched a lot of Crossfit recently and am thinking about incorporating some of the things they do.  But, I know full well I'll never get totally involved in Crossfit.  I have no idea how those people aren't all in back and knee braces.  Maybe because they're half my age?  Naaaa...

This winter when my umpin goes a way I am going to try and boxing class 2 nights a week. I have heard they are real fun and good excerise.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 24, 2012, 02:43:14 PM
This winter when my umpin goes a way I am going to try and boxing class 2 nights a week. I have heard they are real fun and good excerise.

No doubt. I used to have a heavy bag and gloves. Just throwing punches at the bag for a minute will get you incredibly winded.  I'd work up a routine in the garage where I'd hit the bag...do jump rope...push ups/sit ups...some dumbell work and start the round over. 

Would love to take a class.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on September 24, 2012, 03:03:22 PM
go backpacking.  take a couple of long weekends up north.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on September 24, 2012, 05:06:48 PM
Just throwing punches at the bag for a minute will get you incredibly winded.
But it's probably not a good way to get your balls back from her.  Seems like being nutless would make the cycling easier?  (Maybe that is Armstrong's advantage?)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on September 24, 2012, 07:19:56 PM
go backpacking.  take a couple of long weekends up north.

Maybe you can take him to nookies house o porn
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on September 24, 2012, 07:35:31 PM
 :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on September 25, 2012, 02:04:55 PM
Maybe you can take him to nookies house o porn

One arm exercising is not going to help.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on October 01, 2012, 01:59:14 PM
Need updates to guilt me back into the running!!!

I stepped on the scale this morning and hit 219...I have to stop the insanity!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 01, 2012, 02:10:30 PM
Need updates to guilt me back into the running!!!

I stepped on the scale this morning and hit 219...I have to stop the insanity!

Hit the gym at 5:00 a.m. for a light cardio session.  Will hit teh weights this evening.  Gonna' try and start back with a few morning cardio workouts added to my routine because that's where I make the most gains/losses. Still refuse to step on the scales because my weight fluctuates so much daily and I get depressed if I don't see what I want to see.  The diet is in place.  The alkeyhawl is kicking my sorry ass and holding me back.  I could be a contender if it wan't for the buzzes.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on October 01, 2012, 02:10:57 PM
Need updates to guilt me back into the running!!!

I stepped on the scale this morning and hit 219...I have to stop the insanity!

Here is an update.  My knee sounds like that tearing noise when twisting off a tree limb.  It hurts when I plant on it and it hurts when I turn in another direction on it.  I drank a shoot ton of bourbon the past two weeks, but hey, they are empty calories, right?  I am at 215 and I don't see it getting any better until my knee stops hurting. 

Oh, wait, you wanted something where someone was actually doing good.  My bad.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on October 01, 2012, 02:48:09 PM
I stepped on the scale yesterday and weight 165. 

I gained eight pounds in a month.  Whoop whoop. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on October 01, 2012, 03:02:25 PM
I stepped on the scale yesterday and weight 165. 

I gained eight pounds in a month.  Whoop whoop.

I weighed 165 in eighth grade too; of course I was a student, not the teacher.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on October 01, 2012, 04:19:02 PM
I dropped two last week, then gained back one over the weekend.  Like Snaggie, I too am my own worst enemy because I cannot give up the boozies on the weekends...

...and the quality of the orange and blue football these days is making it worse.  Before, I might have one or two drinks to celebrate a good win, because I NEVER drink during the games.  Correction - never USED to.  Now I start halfway through the first quarter when the game is already out of hand, and I continue into a full blown raging drunkfest that I regret for the next two days.

So I do great during the week and then take two steps backward on the weekend.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 01, 2012, 06:30:54 PM
Backsliders!!

Still standing at 201.  Wanted to stop, but I keep seeing people that I haven't seen in a while, who keep giving me those encouraging words...."I didn't realize how fat you were".  So I'll push on.  Just got to get through football season/Thanksgiving/Christmas. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on October 01, 2012, 08:17:27 PM
I dropped two last week, then gained back one over the weekend.  Like Snaggie, I too am my own worst enemy because I cannot give up the boozies on the weekends...

...and the quality of the orange and blue football these days is making it worse.  Before, I might have one or two drinks to celebrate a good win, because I NEVER drink during the games.  Correction - never USED to.  Now I start halfway through the first quarter when the game is already out of hand, and I continue into a full blown raging drunkfest that I regret for the next two days.

So I do great during the week and then take two steps backward on the weekend.

Oh what I'd give for it to just be the boozies on the weekends.  My weekends are usually packed with letting the preggers lady get out of the house a bit and chasing a 2.5 year old around.  I have to be responsible.  With the stress of the job to add to everything else, I usually make up for all of it during the week.  It does no good to jog for 30 minutes and then come home a pour up a finger or six.

 :facepalm: at myself almost immediately after that first snifter. 

Token:  weren't you like 230 when this thread started?  If so, it sounds like you are doing a good job of not being fat.  :)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on October 01, 2012, 08:33:46 PM
Backsliders!!

Still standing at 201.  Wanted to stop, but I keep seeing people that I haven't seen in a while, who keep giving me those encouraging words...."I didn't realize how fat you were".  So I'll push on.  Just got to get through football season/Thanksgiving/Christmas.

My favorite "compliment":  Oh, wow!  You have lost a lot of weight!  I can really see it in your face!!"
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 01, 2012, 09:00:38 PM
My favorite "compliment":  Oh, wow!  You have lost a lot of weight!  I can really see it in your face!!"

I mean, they mean it nice.  But how do you respond?  The first thing I think of is, "fudge YOU". 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 01, 2012, 09:02:24 PM
Oh what I'd give for it to just be the boozies on the weekends.  My weekends are usually packed with letting the preggers lady get out of the house a bit and chasing a 2.5 year old around.  I have to be responsible.  With the stress of the job to add to everything else, I usually make up for all of it during the week.  It does no good to jog for 30 minutes and then come home a pour up a finger or six.

 :facepalm: at myself almost immediately after that first snifter. 

Token:  weren't you like 230 when this thread started?  If so, it sounds like you are doing a good job of not being fat.  :)

I did.  I dropped from 38 to a holyshootthatstight 34.  I still want to get 185, but damn it's hard.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on October 01, 2012, 09:56:51 PM
I did.  I dropped from 38 to a holyshootthatstight 34.  I still want to get 185, but damn it's hard.

I actually bought one pair of 34 jeans that I could get into a month ago...but not today.
Started out wearing a 40, and I am still comfortably in a 36.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on October 02, 2012, 12:42:51 AM
I fit into a 40 size jeans for the first time since 1995. I still have 50 pounds togo but last month I lost 8 pounds of fat-gained 8 pounds of muscle and lost an inch on my waist. It's not purfect but it's my life hell I've lost 42 pounds in my face so far.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 02, 2012, 01:53:07 PM
Mmmm...nothing like a MET-Rx Protein Bar for lunch.  And a big, icey cold bottle of Dasani water to wash it down.  Man, am I stuffed.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on October 02, 2012, 04:19:27 PM
I would say some poundage gain is coming this weekend-Going to the State fair of Texas where most of the food is fried and the cold beer is overpriced, but bought.

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/MAC.jpg)   

Deep freid Mac and cheese

and

Deep fried Bacon Cinnamon roll:

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/FriedBaconCinnamonRoll1.jpg)   


And the list of the yearly winners:

2005 Most Creative         Viva Las Vegas Fried Ice Cream
2005 Best Taste             Fried PB, Jelly and Banana Sandwich
2006 Most Creative         Fried Coke
2006 Best Taste             Fried Praline Perfection
2007 Most Creative         Deep Fried Latte
2007 Best Taste             Texas Fried Cookie Dough
2008 Most Creative         Fried Banana Split
2008 Best Taste             Chicken Fried Bacon
2009 Most Creative         Deep Fried Butter
2009 Best Taste             Fernie's Deep Fried Peaches & Cream
2010 Most Creative         Fried Beer™
2010 Best Taste             Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie
2011 Most Creative         Fried Bubblegum
2011 Best Taste             Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack
2012 Best Taste Deep Fried Jambalaya
2012 Most Creative Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 02, 2012, 04:39:10 PM
Why would you post that?  I just gained 3 pounds looking at the pics.  Now, I have to run 3 extra miles this afternoon.  Thanks
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 03, 2012, 10:35:02 AM
Well, I've been saying the alkeyhawl is the one vice holding me back.  Have a great day eating yesterday....hit the gym and get a killer cardio workout...tons of water during the day....feelin' good....walk in the door.....and the wife has whipped up homeade waffles, sausage and cheese grits.

I couldn't say no....

to the third helping.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on October 03, 2012, 11:38:30 AM
Why would you post that?  I just gained 3 pounds looking at the pics.  Now, I have to run 3 extra miles this afternoon.  Thanks

I will tell you the fried beer was nasty-It was Shiner Bock heated in a dumpling. I like beer but that was just god awful.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on October 03, 2012, 11:41:15 AM
Well, I've been saying the alkeyhawl is the one vice holding me back.  Have a great day eating yesterday....hit the gym and get a killer cardio workout...tons of water during the day....feelin' good....walk in the door.....and the wife has whipped up homeade waffles, sausage and cheese grits.

I couldn't say no....

to the third helping.

I guess what helps me is working (umpiring) at night at least 3 nights a week plus 3 out of 4 Sat's.-Get home in time to make a quick sammie, rest a bit-and head out. I look at it more like getting paid to exercise casue I sure do get tired of going, but enjoy picking up the checks and spending them in Auburn.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on October 03, 2012, 12:32:03 PM
I guess what helps me is working (umpiring) at night at least 3 nights a week plus 3 out of 4 Sat's.-Get home in time to make a quick sammie, rest a bit-and head out. I look at it more like getting paid to exercise casue I sure do get tired of going, but enjoy picking up the checks and spending them in Auburn.
Umpiring isn't potential exercise for some on here - can't walk without balls
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on October 03, 2012, 02:20:17 PM
Umpiring isn't potential exercise for some on here - can't walk without balls

But they dang sure can post without them.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on October 04, 2012, 12:38:17 PM
Back in the saddle again...had a delicious protein shake for teh lunches.
Down to 216 this am, only 17 pounds to go!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on October 04, 2012, 01:28:54 PM
Took the preggers lady to the doctor yesterday.  She has gestational diabetes as she did with the first one.  I tried when we fist found out that we needed to curb the diet so we wouldn't have to later on, but to no avail.  So our diet will change to a diabetic diet around the house.  Which is good actually since I have problems with teh bloodsugars myself.  My knee seems to be on the mend, first morning in a a few weeks now that it didn't throb with pain.  Hopefully this will be the start of me getting back on track..........now, if I can just curb that pesky burrbinz habit.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on October 04, 2012, 01:41:59 PM
Took the preggers lady to the doctor yesterday.  She has gestational diabetes as she did with the first one.  I tried when we fist found out that we needed to curb the diet so we wouldn't have to later on, but to no avail.  So our diet will change to a diabetic diet around the house.  Which is good actually since I have problems with teh bloodsugars myself.  My knee seems to be on the mend, first morning in a a few weeks now that it didn't throb with pain.  Hopefully this will be the start of me getting back on track..........now, if I can just curb that pesky burrbinz habit.

A child in the house-one on the way-And Auburn football this season. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on October 04, 2012, 01:48:01 PM
A child in the house-one on the way-And Auburn football this season. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

A fine example of how not to give someone encouragement.  Take notes people.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 04, 2012, 04:46:47 PM
Red delicious apple and high quality H20.


mmmmmm......
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on October 05, 2012, 12:53:29 PM
I had 4 beers in the parking lot night after umpin.     :bar:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on October 11, 2012, 04:42:57 PM
Decided to sign up last night for a 5K in November.  I can't run much more than a mile right now.
I have mapped out a plan to get me there though...running 5 days a week, starting with a mile and gradually working my way up to 3 miles the week before the race.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 11, 2012, 05:03:09 PM
Decided to sign up last night for a 5K in November.  I can't run much more than a mile right now.
I have mapped out a plan to get me there though...running 5 days a week, starting with a mile and gradually working my way up to 3 miles the week before the race.

Nice.  Doing one next weekend. I'll be lucky to make it half way through without takig a twinkie break.  I've run this same race with a friend of mine the last couple of years.  Every time we get to the turnaround, where they have the table with cups of water....he begins to run in slow motion and take the water and splash it on his face.   Stupid, but it breaks up the monotony of suffering and breathing heavy.

BTDub, having lunch with GH2001 tomorrow.  He's coming through the Circle City (Axis of the Universe) on his way to a triathlon in Panama City.  Dude will start training for an Iron Man competition right after that.  No, not Tony Starks.  He said several people have died this year in Iron Man competitions.  And I'm just happy to finish a 5K
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on October 12, 2012, 05:02:32 PM
Red delicious apple and high quality H20.


mmmmmm......

red delicious...expand your palate. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on October 12, 2012, 05:25:24 PM
red delicious...expand your palate.

Honeycrisp is where it's at, amiright?  Only problem is that they are about $2.00 a pop at the Kroger.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 12, 2012, 05:29:10 PM
Honeycrisp is where it's at, amiright?  Only problem is that they are about $2.00 a pop at the Kroger.

Honeycrisp is teh baum.  But Pube-lix doesn't always have them. Had to go with the old faithful red delish
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on October 12, 2012, 06:06:08 PM
Honeycrisp is where it's at, amiright?  Only problem is that they are about $2.00 a pop at the Kroger.

try pink lady or red fuji too.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 29, 2012, 07:23:56 AM
Well I guess everyone is where I am.  Still holding at 202.  I've got to get started again, it's just so damn hard during football season.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on October 29, 2012, 12:06:07 PM
Well I guess everyone is where I am.  Still holding at 202.  I've got to get started again, it's just so damn hard during football season.   :facepalm:

I put three pounds back on at the X gate this weekend, dammit.  Part of it is water retention since the only liquids I consumed for most of the weekend were of the adult beverage variety.  So back to pounding the water and Crystal light and avoiding salt... the other pound or so I blame completely on Joe's Brunswick Stew and those damn ribs...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 29, 2012, 02:19:09 PM
I put three pounds back on at the X gate this weekend, dammit.  Part of it is water retention since the only liquids I consumed for most of the weekend were of the adult beverage variety.  So back to pounding the water and Crystal light and avoiding salt... the other pound or so I blame completely on Joe's Brunswick Stew and those damn ribs...

Sometimes you gotta eat a rib.  Or a rack.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 29, 2012, 02:28:38 PM
Sometimes you gotta eat a rib.  Or a rack.

Did last night.  Got a big bowl of Joe's stew but never partook of the riblet.  Decided yesterday that I needed to drwon my football sorrows in a rack or two.  Diet started back today.  Sort of.  But tomorrow...I'm really back on.


Unless I'm not.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 29, 2012, 02:30:47 PM
The only plus for me is, I haven't been close to sticking to my diet, (aside from only water) and I haven't gained.  Still running, not as much, but not gaining.  And I'm eating like a champ.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: chinook on October 29, 2012, 02:32:21 PM
Did last night.  Got a big bowl of Joe's stew but never partook of the riblet.  Decided yesterday that I needed to drwon my football sorrows in a rack or two.  Diet started back today.  Sort of.  But tomorrow...I'm really back on.


Unless I'm not.

whatever guns.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 29, 2012, 02:35:56 PM
The only plus for me is, I haven't been close to sticking to my diet, (aside from only water) and I haven't gained.  Still running, not as much, but not gaining.  And I'm eating like a champ.

Hard to find motivation right now.  We do have a week long cruise the last week of February, so I imagine come January, I'll get bizzy with the serious diet again.  Nothing going on now except breaking out the winter clothes to cover up the morbid obesity.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on October 29, 2012, 03:45:22 PM
I only ate half a bowl of Joe's stew on Saturday, and a stadium dog (btw, thanks...Wench) to go along with copious amounts of alcohol.  I woke up yesterday morning 6 pounds down, and excited other than the huge headache.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on October 29, 2012, 04:58:01 PM
I only ate half a bowl of Joe's stew on Saturday, and a stadium dog (btw, thanks...Wench) to go along with copious amounts of alcohol.  I woke up yesterday morning 6 pounds down, and excited other than the huge headache.

With Buzz around when we make another X-gate I'm afraid I lose about 145lbs of wife weight.  :poke:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 31, 2012, 01:15:42 PM
There is no diet today.  Halloween and candy is everywhere. Right now, polishing off a super sized bag of peanut M&M's.  Sweet Mother Mary those things are addictive.  The mini Reese's Cups are next.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 31, 2012, 03:14:36 PM
Ive never been a calorie counter, but I found this fitness app on my phone that I'm going to try for a week.  I'll let you fudges know if it's worthy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on October 31, 2012, 03:56:12 PM
Ive never been a calorie counter, but I found this fitness app on my phone that I'm going to try for a week.  I'll let you fudges know if it's worthy.

I had a cajun filet biscuit and bo-rounds this morning from Bojangles.  For lunch I had leftover pot roast, potatoes, and butterbeans.  For supper tonight I'm having candy corn and anything with nuts that my kids collect (they're allergic) and Sam Adams Oktoberfest.  Can your app tell me if I'm going to die of diabetes or heart attack?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on October 31, 2012, 03:58:18 PM
I had a cajun filet biscuit and bo-rounds this morning from Bojangles.  For lunch I had leftover pot roast, potatoes, and butterbeans.  For supper tonight I'm having candy corn and anything with nuts that my kids collect (they're allergic) and Sam Adams Oktoberfest.  Can your app tell me if I'm going to die of diabetes or heart attack?

Had the exact same breakfast, the Chinese Buffet on 72 right past Chuckwagon and will be drinking Woodford Double Oak.  I don't need an app to tell me that my blood sugar is high and my heart will be working OT.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on October 31, 2012, 03:59:41 PM
Had the exact same breakfast, the Chinese Buffet on 72 right past Chuckwagon and will be drinking Woodford Double Oak.  I don't need an app to tell me that my blood sugar is high and my heart will be working OT.

I was just thinking I could know in advance so I can stick a note to my head telling the EMT whether I need the shot of insulin or the defibrillator.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on October 31, 2012, 04:07:33 PM
I was just thinking I could know in advance so I can stick a note to my head telling the EMT whether I need the shot of insulin or the defibrillator.

Where's the fun it that?  Wouldn't you rather make them guess?  50/50 chance that you get shocked for no reason.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 31, 2012, 04:10:43 PM
Where's the fun it that?  Wouldn't you rather make them guess?  50/50 chance that you get shocked for no reason.

I once tazed my ass cheeks on purpose
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on October 31, 2012, 04:18:09 PM
I once tazed my ass cheeks on purpose

After your made up stories about coaches, players and fake universities let me be the first to say that I don't believe you.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 31, 2012, 04:21:13 PM
After your made up stories about coaches, players and fake universities let me be the first to say that I don't believe you.

They weren't made up.  Pepper whateverIsaidhernamewas is a real person.  dallas lied. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on October 31, 2012, 05:09:15 PM
Ive never been a calorie counter, but I found this fitness app on my phone that I'm going to try for a week.  I'll let you fudges know if it's worthy.

Myfitnesspal?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 31, 2012, 05:22:15 PM
Myfitnesspal?

Yeah, I'm already bored with it.  Gonna be hard to make it a week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on October 31, 2012, 05:51:09 PM
I had a cajun filet biscuit and bo-rounds this morning from Bojangles.  For lunch I had leftover pot roast, potatoes, and butterbeans.  For supper tonight I'm having candy corn and anything with nuts that my kids collect (they're allergic) and Sam Adams Oktoberfest.  Can your app tell me if I'm going to die of diabetes or heart attack?
come again?
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQV9Ff_VOgWHGO8MRUrCKeg3R3Dmwe-G_aJEUfodCAp-A9DHeQ-Uw)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on October 31, 2012, 06:24:00 PM
Yeah, I'm already bored with it.  Gonna be hard to make it a week.

I used it for two months.  Lost ten pounds with it. 

But I did get bored with it because I do mainly eat the same things and I memorized the nutritional content. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on October 31, 2012, 08:22:03 PM
I used it for two months.  Lost ten pounds with it. 

But I did get bored with it because I do mainly eat the same things and I memorized the nutritional content.


That's my issue.  Because of work, I honestly have an eating rotation.  I should probably get out of it.  But if I can lose 10 more pounds, that will put me 2 pounds shy of 190, which is my stopping weight.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on November 01, 2012, 05:19:32 PM
Just did some calculations and from 5pm yesterday to 4:19pm today, I've consumed 2100 calories worth of Halloween candy. 

Once a fat kid, always a fat kid. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on November 01, 2012, 08:33:17 PM
They weren't made up.  Pepper whateverIsaidhernamewas is a real person.  dallas lied.

So that's where we are now? OK

At the X-gate I saw snaggle drinking Zima's..  :haha:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 02, 2012, 09:12:05 AM
So that's where we are now? OK

At the X-gate I saw snaggle drinking Zima's..  :haha:

You son of a....

You take that back right now.  I was holding it for a friend and you know it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on November 02, 2012, 09:26:34 AM
You son of a....

You take that back right now.  I was holding it for a friend and you know it.

The Jolly Ranchers too?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on November 02, 2012, 01:13:55 PM
The Jolly Ranchers too?

So, there he was, just walking through a tailgate minding his own business with a Zima and some Jolly Ranchers.  Then George Zimmerman showed up...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on November 02, 2012, 01:29:37 PM
So that's where we are now? OK

At the X-gate I saw snaggle drinking Zima's..  :haha:

I saw that too.

The Jolly Ranchers too?

Yup, saw him drop those in as well.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on November 02, 2012, 01:52:57 PM
I was doing pretty good considering all the damn Halloween candy in the house... until I discovered there was a plethora of Banana Laffy Taffy in both trick or treat bags.

That stuff is terrible for their precious little kid teeth... as their mother, I'll just have to be the one to make that sacrifice and eat every last freaking piece of that artificially flavored yellow yumminess...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 02, 2012, 02:05:15 PM
I saw that too.

Yup, saw him drop those in as well.

Okay, NOW who's making shoot up?


Not that what I said was made up.....because it wasn't.  It was mostly all true.  In part.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on November 02, 2012, 03:32:12 PM
I was doing pretty good considering all the damn Halloween candy in the house... until I discovered there was a plethora of Banana Laffy Taffy in both trick or treat bags.

That stuff is terrible for their precious little kid teeth... as their mother, I'll just have to be the one to make that sacrifice and eat every last freaking piece of that artificially flavored yellow yumminess...

You are a great mother!  I have been doing the same with those and the Fast Break minis in little Buzz's bag.  That is just too much chocolate and peanut buttery goodness for a kid to have.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 02, 2012, 03:35:41 PM
You are a great mother!  I have been doing the same with those and the Fast Break minis in little Buzz's bag.  That is just too much chocolate and peanut buttery goodness for a kid to have.

My kid has braces.  Do you know how bad Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Nestle Crunch Bars get in between those things and could get stuck and cause tooth decay?
Well.....it's bad. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on November 02, 2012, 03:39:38 PM
My kid has braces.  Do you know how bad Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Nestle Crunch Bars get in between those things and could get stuck and cause tooth decay?
Well.....it's bad.

My kids believe they are allergic to peanuts.  Mwa-ha-ha!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on November 11, 2012, 02:13:00 PM
199.4. Today is a good day.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on November 11, 2012, 04:22:03 PM
The baby boy was throwing up his toenails all Thurs night and Friday morning, so I have been careful not to eat anything this weekend that I might regret when it comes back around... So far, so good for me and the rest of the house...

I say that to say this:  TWENTY ONE POUNDS.

 #winning
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on November 11, 2012, 04:22:41 PM
199.4. Today is a good day.

Way to go!!!!!  I think you need a new avatar to celebrate.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on November 13, 2012, 09:30:46 AM
199.4. Today is a good day.


Congrats!!!

I'm afraid I may never get there at my current pace.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on November 13, 2012, 07:34:05 PM

Congrats!!!

I'm afraid I may never get there at my current pace.

Do what I did and get the stomach flu.

Down another 2.5 lbs in 36 hours... the hard way.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on November 14, 2012, 12:09:51 AM
Do what I did and get the stomach flu.

Down another 2.5 lbs in 36 hours... the hard way.

Thanks, but I'll pass. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on November 14, 2012, 11:23:07 AM
Do what I did and get the stomach flu.

Down another 2.5 lbs in 36 hours... the hard way.

Hard way? HARD WAY?????

I lost 5 lbs in about 8 hours. Had that over 50 procedure where you have to prep the night before.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on November 14, 2012, 11:37:31 AM
Hard way? HARD WAY?????

I lost 5 lbs in about 8 hours. Had that over 50 procedure where you have to prep the night before.

Bitch, please.  Both directions, while hallucinating from a 103 fever. Husband out of town, and two kids at home that have needs like food and bedtimes and someone to get them to school. 

I scoff at your Fleet.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on November 14, 2012, 12:28:26 PM
Bitch, please.  Both directions, while hallucinating from a 103 fever. Husband out of town, and two kids at home that have needs like food and bedtimes and someone to get them to school. 

I scoff at your Fleet.

My dear it was more than a fleet-They wanted me whistle clean.

And yes, you have me on the kid thing and plus I got a shot the next morning that sent me into lala land for a couple of hours.

 But I did have my dog staring at me most of the night.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 14, 2012, 12:45:52 PM
I've had 2 analoscopies and the prep is just a lovellllly thing.  The first one I had, I was to drink the stuff and shoot all night and then they wanted me to give myself an enema just before I went to the Surgicenter. The phone rings and a buddy of mine says, "Hey, whatcha doin'?"

I've got my pants off and I'm about to run a hose up my ass.

Oh...alright, well..I'll let you go.

Okay, talk to you later.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on November 14, 2012, 01:03:44 PM
Just snake a tube down her nose and I'll be there...in four or five hours.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on November 14, 2012, 01:45:58 PM
I've had 2 analoscopies and the prep is just a lovellllly thing.  The first one I had, I was to drink the stuff and shoot all night and then they wanted me to give myself an enema just before I went to the Surgicenter. The phone rings and a buddy of mine says, "Hey, whatcha doin'?"

I've got my pants off and I'm about to run a hose up my ass.

Oh...alright, well..I'll let you go.

Okay, talk to you later.

I had the colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same time. Just figured it better to get it over with, I had to take 4 laxative pills starting at 4; the every 30 minutes drink a cup of miralax (sp?) till 8:00 then at 8:30 drink some kind of mineral drink and by 9:00 bring the pain to the bathroom.  Next one in 5 years and hopefully by then they will have some kind of Star Trek thing where they just run it over your body and see stuff.   

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 14, 2012, 01:57:36 PM
I had the colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same time. Just figured it better to get it over with, I had to take 4 laxative pills starting at 4; the every 30 minutes drink a cup of miralax (sp?) till 8:00 then at 8:30 drink some kind of mineral drink and by 9:00 bring the pain to the bathroom.  Next one in 5 years and hopefully by then they will have some kind of Star Trek thing where they just run it over your body and see stuff.

Bones....what is it?

For the love of God, Jim.  I'm only a doctor.

This past time, I can't recall what I took but it just wasn't that bad.  I was wondering if I was cleaned out good enough.  I shoot for a couple of hours and went to bed.  Love that IV though.  On the first one, I went out before I knew it.  I was talking to the nurses as they were wiring me up and next thing I knew they were telling me to get dressed and go home. On this last one, I was going to pay attention and the nurse says, "You ready to go to sleep?"  I said sure and she turned the little knob on the IV.  As soon as she did, I said, "Wait, I want my money back, I don't feel a Ooohh this is good.........Gone
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on November 14, 2012, 02:27:52 PM
I've had 2 analoscopies and the prep is just a lovellllly thing.  The first one I had, I was to drink the stuff and shoot all night and then they wanted me to give myself an enema just before I went to the Surgicenter.

So you went on a date with vandy vol?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on November 14, 2012, 02:43:23 PM
Bones....what is it?

For the love of God, Jim.  I'm only a doctor.

This past time, I can't recall what I took but it just wasn't that bad.  I was wondering if I was cleaned out good enough.  I shoot for a couple of hours and went to bed.  Love that IV though.  On the first one, I went out before I knew it.  I was talking to the nurses as they were wiring me up and next thing I knew they were telling me to get dressed and go home. On this last one, I was going to pay attention and the nurse says, "You ready to go to sleep?"  I said sure and she turned the little knob on the IV.  As soon as she did, I said, "Wait, I want my money back, I don't feel a Ooohh this is good.........Gone

The funny part for me was walking into the surgical center which on this Friday was for all upper and lower GI procedures. I stopped when I walked in the door and everybody had on regular or reading glasses. I started to laugh but was afraid if any remains were up there they might come out. I walked proudly up to the check in and got my glasses out.  :haha: :haha: :haha: 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 15, 2012, 05:23:32 PM
Got to get back on track.  F'd up my back again and working out has been almost non-existent.  As a consequence, I'm gaining like crazy even eating clean.  Today has been oatmeal, a grilled chicken salad, a protein bar and tonight will be more chicken, some white rice and snap beans.  I'll still gain 1.6 pounds. 

Not gonna' be able to ever get back if I don't let my lumbarius maximus heal up.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on November 15, 2012, 09:19:13 PM
The funny part for me was walking into the surgical center which on this Friday was for all upper and lower GI procedures. I stopped when I walked in the door and everybody had on regular or reading glasses. I started to laugh but was afraid if any remains were up there they might come out. I walked proudly up to the check in and got my glasses out.  :haha: :haha: :haha:

The X - where grown men can openly discuss detailed account of cleaning out their shootters and not feel weird.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on November 16, 2012, 08:35:47 AM
The X - where grown men can openly discuss detailed account of cleaning out their shootters and not feel weird.

(http://featuredfilmlister.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/merry-christmas-shootter-was-full.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on November 19, 2012, 04:41:01 PM
It amazes me to find out what people eat to become morbidly obese.  A girl - 15 years old - in one of my classes is very overweight.  Probably considered morbidly obese, and I've thought before about what she has to be eating to be 250+ pounds (probably almost 300) as a sophomore in high school.

Well, today two periods after lunch, her oversized purse spilled over and two wrapped burgers from McDonald's came out.  Someone in the class said, "Why do you have burgers in your purse?"  She answered, "My mom says I have to carry around a snack after lunch because if I get hungry, I won't be able to concentrate in class." 

The entire class was dead silent.  It would have been less bully-ish if someone would have blurted out something like "Damn, you're a fat ass!"  But the whole room was quiet, flabbergasted by the fact that this girl is eating two burgers from McDonalds for an after-lunch snack. 

What the hell is wrong with parents that they can look at their 100+ pound overweight child and think they need to eat fast food for a snack? 

Anyways, her fatness got me thinking about getting back on the diet.  I had cut so much extra fat off by going to a pseudo-keto eating plan, and I think I need to get back on it.  Thanksgiving will kill me though...but there's always next week!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on November 22, 2012, 10:01:09 AM
It amazes me to find out what people eat to become morbidly obese.  A girl - 15 years old - in one of my classes is very overweight.  Probably considered morbidly obese, and I've thought before about what she has to be eating to be 250+ pounds (probably almost 300) as a sophomore in high school.

Well, today two periods after lunch, her oversized purse spilled over and two wrapped burgers from McDonald's came out.  Someone in the class said, "Why do you have burgers in your purse?"  She answered, "My mom says I have to carry around a snack after lunch because if I get hungry, I won't be able to concentrate in class." 

The entire class was dead silent.  It would have been less bully-ish if someone would have blurted out something like "Damn, you're a fat ass!"  But the whole room was quiet, flabbergasted by the fact that this girl is eating two burgers from McDonalds for an after-lunch snack. 

What the hell is wrong with parents that they can look at their 100+ pound overweight child and think they need to eat fast food for a snack? 

Anyways, her fatness got me thinking about getting back on the diet.  I had cut so much extra fat off by going to a pseudo-keto eating plan, and I think I need to get back on it.  Thanksgiving will kill me though...but there's always next week!

When I was growing up, we were very poor.  I was skinny my entire childhood because of it.  We didn't get to go out to eat, it was beans and greens every day, because that's what we could afford.  Fast food was way out of our price range.

Somewhere along the way, that's changed.  Now it's much more expensive to eat healthy as opposed to eating bad.  If one has to eat out for lunch, he could go to subway and get a healthy sub 500 calorie turkey sub with chips and water for $6.00.  Or he could go to McDonald's and eat a 1200 calorie lunch for for under $4.00.  The value menu was the absolute worst thing that has ever happened to America. 

When people ask me what I did to lose 35 pounds, the answer is very simple.  Stop drinking sugar drinks and no fast food.  If you think about it, it's the easiest answer possible.  I ran, but not really as much as I needed too.  Mostly it was drinking water and not eating trash out of a drive thru.  And as easy as that is, it's nearly impossible.  Because it costs less to eat bad food.  And because of that, we have kids today who don't know what a home cooked meal is.  It's value menus and $5.00 hot and ready pizzas. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on November 25, 2012, 08:43:22 PM
When I was growing up, we were very poor.  I was skinny my entire childhood because of it.  We didn't get to go out to eat, it was beans and greens every day, because that's what we could afford.  Fast food was way out of our price range.

Somewhere along the way, that's changed.  Now it's much more expensive to eat healthy as opposed to eating bad.  If one has to eat out for lunch, he could go to subway and get a healthy sub 500 calorie turkey sub with chips and water for $6.00.  Or he could go to McDonald's and eat a 1200 calorie lunch for for under $4.00.  The value menu was the absolute worst thing that has ever happened to America. 

When people ask me what I did to lose 35 pounds, the answer is very simple.  Stop drinking sugar drinks and no fast food.  If you think about it, it's the easiest answer possible.  I ran, but not really as much as I needed too.  Mostly it was drinking water and not eating trash out of a drive thru.  And as easy as that is, it's nearly impossible.  Because it costs less to eat bad food.  And because of that, we have kids today who don't know what a home cooked meal is.  It's value menus and $5.00 hot and ready pizzas.

There's a documentary called "Food, Inc." that addresses this.  Actually, it addresses quite a few issues about our food industry, but it does have one segment discussing how unhealthy foods are priced lower than healthy foods.

On the flip side, another documentary called "Fat Head" suggests that fast food isn't necessarily as unhealthy as we make it out to be.  This documentary was a response to Morgan Spurlock's "Super Size Me," and it shows that eating fast food and being healthy is not impossible.  It's likely more of a quantity issue than a quality issue, but the fact that such large quantities of less healthy foods are cheaper than healthier foods is still an issue.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on November 25, 2012, 09:34:03 PM
There's a documentary called "Food, Inc." that addresses this.  Actually, it addresses quite a few issues about our food industry, but it does have one segment discussing how unhealthy foods are priced lower than healthy foods.

On the flip side, another documentary called "Fat Head" suggests that fast food isn't necessarily as unhealthy as we make it out to be.  This documentary was a response to Morgan Spurlock's "Super Size Me," and it shows that eating fast food and being healthy is not impossible.  It's likely more of a quantity issue than a quality issue, but the fact that such large quantities of less healthy foods are cheaper than healthier foods is still an issue.
I thought Fat Head was more about how fast food doesn't necessarily make you overweight and it can be healthy if you order correctly.  Granted I haven't seen it. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on November 25, 2012, 10:37:35 PM
I thought Fat Head was more about how fast food doesn't necessarily make you overweight and it can be healthy if you order correctly.  Granted I haven't seen it.

I got the same take on it.  Guess I just didn't convey that well in the previous post.  I just meant that Fat Head actually suggests that the cheaper fast food isn't unhealthy, so long as it's consumed in reasonable serving sizes, whereas Food, Inc. had a segment focused on unhealthy foods, including fast food, being cheaper than more healthy options.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Kaos on November 27, 2012, 08:04:49 PM
For what it's worth I've lost 31 pounds.

The only thing I changed was cutting out soft drinks and fries and eating only half what I normally did.

No adverse effects.  I don't miss it.  The food or the weight. 

Started running Monday.  Going to lose 30 more by Feb. 

Will weigh less than I did in HS if I can get there. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on November 27, 2012, 08:13:30 PM
Did a closet purge this weekend.  Found some pants I wore on our honeymoon.

They were too big. 

 :clap:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on November 28, 2012, 04:25:04 AM
Did a closet purge this weekend.  Found some pants I wore on our honeymoon.

They were too big. 

 :clap:
Congrats Boo.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on November 28, 2012, 01:26:07 PM
Congrats Boo.

How you doing, Not-So-Big man?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on November 29, 2012, 11:37:09 AM
When I was growing up, we were very poor.  I was skinny my entire childhood because of it.  We didn't get to go out to eat, it was beans and greens every day, because that's what we could afford.  Fast food was way out of our price range.

Somewhere along the way, that's changed.  Now it's much more expensive to eat healthy as opposed to eating bad.  If one has to eat out for lunch, he could go to subway and get a healthy sub 500 calorie turkey sub with chips and water for $6.00.  Or he could go to McDonald's and eat a 1200 calorie lunch for for under $4.00.  The value menu was the absolute worst thing that has ever happened to America. 

When people ask me what I did to lose 35 pounds, the answer is very simple.  Stop drinking sugar drinks and no fast food.  If you think about it, it's the easiest answer possible.  I ran, but not really as much as I needed too.  Mostly it was drinking water and not eating trash out of a drive thru.  And as easy as that is, it's nearly impossible.  Because it costs less to eat bad food.  And because of that, we have kids today who don't know what a home cooked meal is.  It's value menus and $5.00 hot and ready pizzas.

I know my family struggled when I was growing up, we seem to eat a lot of meatloaf and potatoes and same like products, but I didn’t know any better cause my friends were pretty much the same way. But I know we were always outside playing something (Football-baseball-basketball-swimming-kick the can) we were always moving, and during the summer we moved till it got dark. I live in an area that has some kids, there is one street my wife and I call (Kid-alley) and we hardly ever see anybody outside playing and we have very little crime in our area and its right next to a nice park with two ponds. I don’t see kids on bikes anymore.   NOW  :getoff:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 12, 2012, 04:40:51 PM
Just started Tapout XT. For those that have done or are familiar with P90X, it's basically the exact same thing but with a lot more kicking and punching.  It's an MMA style workout.  I have quickly realized that it only took a few short months and some back issues to kick my ass.  Suffice it to say, these workouts are already beating me down.  Made it 32 minutes of a 50 minute leg workout last night.  I figured since no one in my house knows CPR, I'd better quit while I was....alive.  The diet is back on track.  Water is being consumed by the gallon and the workouts are back on.  Now...to get that alcohol thing under control. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 12, 2012, 04:49:27 PM
I am being forced to wait for Christmas to get my Insanity program going.  I plan to start on the 26th though! 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on December 12, 2012, 04:56:23 PM
I almost started P90X on Sunday but tweaked my back this past Saturday lugging the smoker around when I cleaned it up.  Starting Plyo with a tweaked back is a dumb idea. Back is not sore as of today.  Should be able to get started on Monday morning.  That is the plan at least.  I will also being taking a break from the alcohol consumption.  Baby will be here Friday morning so I plan on cleaning up my diet, stop drinking and get back to work on getting my ass in shape like I did the last time.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 12, 2012, 05:10:02 PM
I think if I stayed at my current pace and waited til after Christmas to start this thing, I'd weigh 263 and wouldn't even have the energy to get it going.  Like AU1, my back has been a problem.  But, I'm doing only what I know I can do without blowing up my back again. 

Plus, I've already made up my mind that I'm not following this program 7 days a week like it calls for. I'm going to the gym today and do some weights.  Did the P90X a while back and after 5 weeks, just couldn't face going home and doing another session in front of the TV, listening to someone I wanted to strangle with a piece of barbed wire.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on December 13, 2012, 11:39:43 AM
I am being forced to wait for Christmas to get my Insanity program going.  I plan to start on the 26th though!

I thought you had a good head start at the A&M game.  :haha:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on December 13, 2012, 12:14:08 PM
I've quit dieting but I'm working out 5 days a week and eating a ton of protein.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 13, 2012, 12:50:32 PM
I thought you had a good head start at the A&M game.  :haha:

Pfft...that's just my daily dose of insanity.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on December 13, 2012, 04:06:53 PM
Just started Tapout XT. For those that have done or are familiar with P90X, it's basically the exact same thing but with a lot more kicking and punching.  It's an MMA style workout.  I have quickly realized that it only took a few short months and some back issues to kick my ass.  Suffice it to say, these workouts are already beating me down.  Made it 32 minutes of a 50 minute leg workout last night.  I figured since no one in my house knows CPR, I'd better quit while I was....alive.  The diet is back on track.  Water is being consumed by the gallon and the workouts are back on.  Now...to get that alcohol thing under control.

Eat lots of fiber. It'll keep you shootting. With the gallons of water you consume, you might as well live in the bathroom.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 13, 2012, 04:29:31 PM
Eat lots of fiber. It'll keep you shootting. With the gallons of water you consume, you might as well live in the bathroom.

I have no problem wiff teh shoots.  I'm a pretty regular guy. :thumsup:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on December 23, 2012, 01:15:46 AM
Is anyone addicted to cheesy potatoes?  And by addicted, I mean fudgeing deadly addicted?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJGIMd3_LfY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJGIMd3_LfY)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on December 23, 2012, 11:42:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHC6epzzSco
youtube.com/watch?v=GgM8IIglBLw
youtube.com/watch?v=k6Cc7gOoJKE
http://showmethecurry.com/pickles-chutneys/carrot-and-green-chili-pickle.html
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 26, 2012, 05:17:39 PM
It's back on, beeshes.  Got 8 weeks til we take a cruise.  The countdown started today with a 5:30 workout.  Egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast.  Protein bar for snack.  Grilled chicken sammich for lunch and just had fruit for the mid-afternoon snack.  Water, water, water and more water.  Cutting out the alcohol completely during the week days....and week nights.  I normally don't weigh myself.  But recently, I had several trips to the doc and the first thing they always do is have you step on the scales.  Eye opener. The goal is 15-20 pound loss over the next 8 weeks. 

It's about to get real up in here. I'm headed home to grill up some chicken for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on December 27, 2012, 09:36:54 AM
The holidays were bad on me, but I was able to keep my 5 pound buffer.  I guess I'll be eating turkey and roast beef subs for the next few weeks for lunch.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 27, 2012, 09:50:23 AM
Insanity starts tonight!  I am up 12 pounds from where I ended the summer.  It's time for that to go, and some more with it.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on December 27, 2012, 10:26:37 AM
I gained six pounds in two weeks and stretched my stomach out with sweets, egg nog, and puppy chow (crack).

We still have a lot left and I have very weak will-power.   

Lord help me.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 27, 2012, 10:49:16 AM
Insanity starts tonight!  I am up 12 pounds from where I ended the summer.  It's time for that to go, and some more with it.

I ordered the Tapout XT and started it a couple of weeks ago.  Quickly realized I'm not ready to hit it full time. Nagging injuries to my back and shoulder, coupled with the fact that I'm as heavy as I've ever been, made me come to the conclusion that I need to drop 10-15 before I go that route.  I'm mixing in a couple of the workouts into my routine but several of them are so push up heavy, there's no way I can do them without heading to the surgi-center for repair of a torn rotator cuff.  For instance, there's a yoga session on this one, just like P90X.  Buzz, I would imagine Insanity does as well.  Yes?  On the Tapout, it's not near as long as P90X but you literally spend 30 minutes straight supporting your weight with your arms in some form of push up position.  (You can take a "Downward Dog and stick it up your rectum)

Anywho, I've sort of learned through the years to listen to my body more...and not just the farts.  If something hurts, back off and let it heal.  Go to something else.  That's what I'm doing right now.  Focusing a lot more on cardio and diet to get some weight off before I start doing "Insane" workouts again.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 27, 2012, 10:56:52 AM
I ordered the Tapout XT and started it a couple of weeks ago.  Quickly realized I'm not ready to hit it full time. Nagging injuries to my back and shoulder, coupled with the fact that I'm as heavy as I've ever been, made me come to the conclusion that I need to drop 10-15 before I go that route.  I'm mixing in a couple of the workouts into my routine but several of them are so push up heavy, there's no way I can do them without heading to the surgi-center for repair of a torn rotator cuff.  For instance, there's a yoga session on this one, just like P90X.  Buzz, I would imagine Insanity does as well.  Yes?  On the Tapout, it's not near as long as P90X but you literally spend 30 minutes straight supporting your weight with your arms in some form of push up position.  (You can take a "Downward Dog and stick it up your rectum)

Anywho, I've sort of learned through the years to listen to my body more...and not just the farts.  If something hurts, back off and let it heal.  Go to something else.  That's what I'm doing right now.  Focusing a lot more on cardio and diet to get some weight off before I start doing "Insane" workouts again.

Yeah, there is a yoga/pilates type workout in there.  There are 10 different workouts, and I haven't actually seen them all yet...I want to be surprised!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 27, 2012, 11:35:51 AM
Yeah, there is a yoga/pilates type workout in there.  There are 10 different workouts, and I haven't actually seen them all yet...I want to be surprised!

The yoga on Tapout is just under an hour.  If memory serves, P90X was closer to an hour and 40 minutes.  AUT1 just started back on P90 so he should be familiar with that particular torture session.  Oh BTDub...the guy leading Insanity is gay.  So just remember what he's thinking when he's hollering at you to get one more pelvic squat thrust.  Push it til it hurts.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on December 27, 2012, 01:46:00 PM
I gained six pounds in two weeks and stretched my stomach out with sweets, egg nog, and puppy chow (crack).

We still have a lot left and I have very weak will-power.   

Lord help me.

I am there with you, In-laws in towns ( much beer needed for this) and extended family came over so I ordered Lasagna for 14 plus three pies and a couple of cakes for good measure.

I'll deal with the crap after the first of the year.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on December 27, 2012, 03:23:01 PM
On day 5 of P90X.  I am sore as hell and thinking I am content with being drunk, fat, stupid and happy. 

I skip the yoga and do the cardio or kenpo instead for the first few weeks until I get some flexibility back.  Yoga sucks andnthe P90X version last for 94 minutes.  Also love on stretch/rest day you wind up stretching and doing some yoga and work your associated to death.  Some kind of rest I tell ya.

My diet still blows, but today it is starting to get better.  Honeynut Cheerios for breakfast, beachhead turkey breast on whole wheat and banana for lunch, and will be having grilled chicken breast, green beans and carrots for dinner.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on December 27, 2012, 03:29:03 PM
I tried. 

Ate two eggs with half of an avocado for breakfast.  Chicken and vegetable soup for lunch. 

And cream cheese pineapple spread with pepper jelly on crackers for dessert.  Then about five cups of puppy chow for second dessert. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 27, 2012, 03:33:22 PM
Oatmeal at breakfast.  Vegetable tray for snack at 10:00. Cold, frosty and delicious protein shake after a workout at lunch.  220...I'm all up that ass.  Here I come.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on December 27, 2012, 03:43:16 PM
Oatmeal at breakfast.  Vegetable tray for snack at 10:00. Cold, frosty and delicious protein shake after a workout at lunch.  220...I'm all up that ass.  Here I come.

You people and your damn success stories....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on December 27, 2012, 03:44:27 PM
Then about five cups of puppy chow for second dessert.

You should try Gravy Train. It goes great with unsweetened tea.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on December 27, 2012, 03:52:26 PM
You should try Gravy Train. It goes great with unsweetened tea.

I wish it were dog food.

And I need help.  Food isn't my only issue. 

Any ideas for at-home strength training that doesn't require bouncing to a TV video like a stay-at-home woman? 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 27, 2012, 03:55:43 PM
You people and your damn success stories....

That's me, baby.  36 hours of success...and counting.  As I've said earlier in this thread.  I do 100% better if I have a specific goal in mind.  Not so much a target weight or percentage of body fat, even though that is included in my goals.  Mine need to be time sensitive.  Like doing a triathlon or in this case, trying to be at a target weight and body fat before taking a trip.  I've just started my 8 week journey and I want to accomplish A, B, and C before I get on the boat.  Always much easier for me to have that goal. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on December 27, 2012, 03:58:28 PM
That's me, baby.  36 hours of success...and counting.  As I've said earlier in this thread.  I do 100% better if I have a specific goal in mind.  Not so much a target weight or percentage of body fat, even though that is included in my goals.  Mine need to be time sensitive.  Like doing a triathlon or in this case, trying to be at a target weight and body fat before taking a trip.  I've just started my 8 week journey and I want to accomplish A, B, and C before I get on the boat.  Always much easier for me to have that goal.

I'm with you as well, but I've given up on my half-marathon goal.  The cold weather made running miserable. 

I'd really like to get back into lifting weights.  We have a Snap Fitness nearby, but I hated it.  I loathe the YMCA.  The only places I've enjoyed lifting weights were Auburn's gym and my high school football weightroom. 

Strength training with running a few miles a week.  That'd be perfect. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 27, 2012, 04:03:52 PM
I wish it were dog food.

And I need help.  Food isn't my only issue. 

Any ideas for at-home strength training that doesn't require bouncing to a TV video like a stay-at-home woman?

Honestly, that's your best bet, IMO.  Tons of machines, home workout gyms, Bow-Flex etc. on the market.  Do they work?  Yep, if you use them consistently.  But, experience with me and so many others I've talked to, finds that a treadmill in the home eventually becomes nothing more than a place to hang your laundry.  All those pieces of equipment will ultimately just be in the way.

The video craze with P90X, Insanity and Tapout are the real deal.  You dedicate 3 months to that and do what the programs want you to do....it will blow your mind the shape you'll be in.  The only word of warning, and they tell you this, you need to be in at least fair overall physical shape before jumping into it. The workouts are crazy hard.  That's why I said above...I need to let some injuries heal up and drop at least 10 before I think about going full time.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on December 27, 2012, 04:33:31 PM
Oatmeal at breakfast.  Vegetable tray for snack at 10:00. Cold, frosty and delicious protein shake after a workout at lunch.  220...I'm all up that ass.  Here I come.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 27, 2012, 05:00:26 PM
I'm turning you on, aren't I?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on December 27, 2012, 09:06:45 PM
took 9 days off from running over the holidays. also ate anything I wanted. now its back to the grind. was about 3 lbs up from all the drinking and eating and Ive got a half marathon to do on Jan 5th.  :facepalm: I felt real rusty running out in that cold shoot today. back to salads for a while
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on December 27, 2012, 09:53:58 PM
Work = booze + office party food

Visiting my mom = booze + food + Xanax

Max = booze + chocolate + food + Xanax  - uncontrollable crying + more booze

I am in full on five alarm maintain mode.  I was still losing about a pound every day or three, but at this point, if I get thru til January at the weight I was after THX, I'll be happy.

Then back after it. 


Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 27, 2012, 11:08:12 PM
Day 1 in the books!  Made it 18 minutes of the 25 minute fit test before I puked.   #winning
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on December 28, 2012, 10:27:29 AM
I'm turning you on, aren't I?

Dude your fudgeing sick   (Ok a little bit)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 28, 2012, 12:40:31 PM
Back on track...

Worked chest and back yesterday at lunch, Insanity day 1 last night. 
Today, it was arms and abs.  Nicely topped with a delicious protein shake.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 28, 2012, 12:49:17 PM
Back on track...

Worked chest and back yesterday at lunch, Insanity day 1 last night. 
Today, it was arms and abs.  Nicely topped with a delicious protein shake.

Had a frosty cold, delicious protein shake this morning after teh trains myself.  Speaking of FCDPS's, what powder do you use?  I've settled on one that they sell at my gym.  They make FCDPS's there and use a chocolate powder put out by Lee Labrada.  They mix the powder, peanut butter, lowfat vanilla yogurt, banana, ice and water. Damn tasty, it is. I've run across quite a few in my time that I can't force down and if I do, I get the rumble farts the rest of the day. This stuff is fine and I don't get the rumbles from it. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 28, 2012, 02:53:58 PM
Had a frosty cold, delicious protein shake this morning after teh trains myself.  Speaking of FCDPS's, what powder do you use?  I've settled on one that they sell at my gym.  They make FCDPS's there and use a chocolate powder put out by Lee Labrada.  They mix the powder, peanut butter, lowfat vanilla yogurt, banana, ice and water. Damn tasty, it is. I've run across quite a few in my time that I can't force down and if I do, I get the rumble farts the rest of the day. This stuff is fine and I don't get the rumbles from it.

I have been stuck on the AMP chocolate for some time.  Alls I do is mix a scoop wif water and shake my way to stronger arms.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 28, 2012, 03:07:18 PM
I have been stuck on the AMP chocolate for some time.  Alls I do is mix a scoop wif water and shake my way to stronger arms.

The new Shake Shake by Weider Products
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on December 28, 2012, 09:04:08 PM
Actually use the vegan chocolate Shakeology.  Ice, banana, one scoop, skim milk and a blender makes for a great smoothie.  Substitute it for breakfast every other day.  Fills me up and gives me way more whey, fiber and vitamins than a bowl of Honeynutt Cheerioes.  Also helps maintaining sugar levels.

Gotta get my BP (157/104) and my blood sugar back in control.  My blood sugar has consistently been running around 200 after meals.  Doctor toldmme to loose weight and we would revisit.  Diabetes runs in the family so it's time to take that shoot more serious. 

Back is really sore today as are the knees.  My knee gave out doing wall squats about the 45 second mark and I busted ass on the floor.  Gonna take it easy doing kenpo tonight.  I can tell I feel better but don't how much weight was lost this first week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 28, 2012, 11:04:23 PM
Day 2 in the books...45 minutes of plyometric S&M

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on December 28, 2012, 11:42:37 PM
Day 2 in the books...45 minutes of plyometric S&M
  S&M for weight loss?  You freaky bastard!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 29, 2012, 11:34:17 AM
  S&M for weight loss?  You freaky bastard!

Feel the burn!!!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 31, 2012, 03:59:13 PM
Finished the final workout of 2012 at lunch.  I'm down about 5 pounds and pumped about it.  Eating clean and downing the H20 at a record pace.  Pissing every 2 minutes. (That's where my workout comes in...sprinting to the bathroom and lifting something heavy) 

But...tonight is my cheat night.  Baby back ribs will be devoured.  Those succulent little bastages don't stand a chance.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on December 31, 2012, 04:57:11 PM
Decided to bite the bullet and join the YMCA.  $55/month and it's five minutes from my work, has a nice indoor lap pool, a large weight lifting area, multiple classes, a spinroom, a sauna, and a steamroom.

I packed my bag with my workout clothes and went to sign up and work out. 

Got there at 12:05.  They closed at 12 today. 

fudge. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 31, 2012, 07:19:17 PM
Decided to bite the bullet and join the YMCA.  $55/month and it's five minutes from my work, has a nice indoor lap pool, a large weight lifting area, multiple classes, a spinroom, a sauna, and a steamroom.

I packed my bag with my workout clothes and went to sign up and work out. 

Got there at 12:05.  They closed at 12 today. 

fudge.

Downtown Y?  I went there at 10:00 today, and I normally go there at 10:30 or 11 on the weekdays.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 01, 2013, 11:36:19 AM

Gotta get my BP (157/104) and my blood sugar back in control.  My blood sugar has consistently been running around 200 after meals. 

Holy shoot dude.  :jaw:

Sounds like you are on the right track though. Keep it up on the Cheerios. I swear by them.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 01, 2013, 12:54:52 PM
Holy shoot dude.  :jaw:

Sounds like you are on the right track though. Keep it up on the Cheerios. I swear by them.

Yeah.  Genetics suck.  I have had heart issues since I was about 17.  Blood sugar just started three years ago.   Both sides have those issues and it seems to pass down to the next generation.

Not saying it's all genetics.  I shouldn't have let my ass get out of shape in the first place.  Genetics does play a part in the ticker department though.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on January 01, 2013, 10:18:02 PM
Not attempting to talk up my wife but let me just tell you she has a whole lot of heart and health issues in her family. Not to mention we have "17" kids. She weighs 110 lbs at 5'6. You know what she does? She eats right and burns through treadmills like a sombitch.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 02, 2013, 11:06:43 AM
Not attempting to talk up my wife but let me just tell you she has a whole lot of heart and health issues in her family. Not to mention we have "17" kids. She weighs 110 lbs at 5'6. You know what she does? She eats right and burns through treadmills like a sombitch.

This eating right and exercising thing....I keep hearing about it.  But does it really work?

The ribs were outstanding Monday night.  Ate and drank way too much, but got back on track yesterday and this morning at teh gyms. 

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 02, 2013, 11:12:33 AM
How does this plan sound?

Eat healthy with lower caloric intake. 

Go to the gym four days a week:
Monday - Chest, deadlifts, bicep curls, 30 minutes of swimming
Wednesday - Shoulders, back, triceps, 30 minutes of running
Thursday - Squats, 30 minutes of swimming
Saturday - Some kind of stretching/yoga class, 30 minutes of running

I'm not looking to bulk up at all.  I'm too short and stocky for it.  Just cut the fat, gain muscle definition, and feel good. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on January 02, 2013, 11:22:05 AM
The ribs were outstanding Monday night.  Ate and drank way too much, but got back on track yesterday and this morning at teh gyms.

This is more my style. I like the eating and the drinking.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on January 02, 2013, 11:22:51 AM
How does this plan sound?

Eat healthy with lower caloric intake. 

Go to the gym four days a week:
Monday - Chest, deadlifts, bicep curls, 30 minutes of swimming
Wednesday - Shoulders, back, triceps, 30 minutes of running
Thursday - Squats, 30 minutes of swimming
Saturday - Some kind of stretching/yoga class, 30 minutes of running

I'm not looking to bulk up at all.  I'm too short and stocky for it.  Just cut the fat, gain muscle definition, and feel good.

Damn, I'm tired just from reading this.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 02, 2013, 11:36:44 AM
How does this plan sound?

Eat healthy with lower caloric intake. 

Go to the gym four days a week:
Monday - Chest, deadlifts, bicep curls, 30 minutes of swimming
Wednesday - Shoulders, back, triceps, 30 minutes of running
Thursday - Squats, 30 minutes of swimming
Saturday - Some kind of stretching/yoga class, 30 minutes of running

I'm not looking to bulk up at all.  I'm too short and stocky for it.  Just cut the fat, gain muscle definition, and feel good.

The "Bulking up" part will depend on diet and how you structure your weight routine.  I honestly would consider eliminating the dead lifts since this is more of a power move with a greater chance of injury. The squats would normally be in that category (Tough on the spine and knees) as well but you'll be fine if you stay with lower weight and higher reps.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 02, 2013, 12:41:37 PM
The "Bulking up" part will depend on diet and how you structure your weight routine.  I honestly would consider eliminating the dead lifts since this is more of a power move with a greater chance of injury. The squats would normally be in that category (Tough on the spine and knees) as well but you'll be fine if you stay with lower weight and higher reps.

One issue I have is inflexibility.  I've never been able to parallel squat, and I'm really working on stretching exercises now to improve. 

I figured deadlifts would be good for legs, but I guess I could do leg press instead. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 02, 2013, 01:01:14 PM
One issue I have is inflexibility.  I've never been able to parallel squat, and I'm really working on stretching exercises now to improve. 

I figured deadlifts would be good for legs, but I guess I could do leg press instead.

Leg press would be much better.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 02, 2013, 01:18:17 PM
One issue I have is inflexibility.  I've never been able to parallel squat, and I'm really working on stretching exercises now to improve. 

I figured deadlifts would be good for legs, but I guess I could do leg press instead.

The flexibility thing has always been a problem for me too and I think I'd be able to avoid a lot more injuries if I'd do more stretching.  But I'm guilty of getting to the gym and not wanting to "waste" 10-15 minutes prior to or after a workout, stretching.  Stupid because I keep nagging injuries and wonder why.  Even though I'm still another 5 pounds away from starting the Tapout routine full bore, I still should do the yoga session at least once or twice a week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 02, 2013, 01:23:46 PM
Not attempting to talk up my wife but let me just tell you she has a whole lot of heart and health issues in her family. Not to mention we have "17" kids. She weighs 110 lbs at 5'6. You know what she does? She eats right and burns through treadmills like a sombitch.

And puts up with you trying to hump her hourly.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on January 02, 2013, 01:52:33 PM
And puts up with you trying to hump her hourly.

Thats my workout.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 02, 2013, 01:53:54 PM
Thats my workout.

One piece of advice. If simp starts in on ya and goes to town, it's best just to let him finish.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on January 02, 2013, 02:15:29 PM
One piece of advice. If simp starts in on ya and goes to town, it's best just to let him finish.

 If you scratch my belly, I will love you till the day you die.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 02, 2013, 04:18:17 PM
If you scratch my belly, I will love you till the day you die.

TheSix can say that line about as good as Randy Quaid.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 03, 2013, 08:45:51 AM
Made it through the first week's cycle of teh insanities.  Decided I was bad ass enough to try the insane abs workout...I seriously believe I strained my ACL.  Damn, just damn.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 03, 2013, 10:19:44 AM
Made it through the first week's cycle of teh insanities.  Decided I was bad ass enough to try the insane abs workout...I seriously believe I strained my ACL.  Damn, just damn.

I never did the extra ab blaster workout on P90X.  I kept thinking, how much more ab work do you want me to do?  But...in looking at my abs, or definite lack thereof....maybe I should have muscled my way through a few of those sessions.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on January 03, 2013, 10:31:07 AM
The flexibility thing has always been a problem for me too and I think I'd be able to avoid a lot more injuries if I'd do more stretching.  But I'm guilty of getting to the gym and not wanting to "waste" 10-15 minutes prior to or after a workout, stretching.  Stupid because I keep nagging injuries and wonder why.  Even though I'm still another 5 pounds away from starting the Tapout routine full bore, I still should do the yoga session at least once or twice a week.

Saw this article about a study where static stretching prior to working out did pretty much nothing and was potentially harmful, it is all in the post workout stretch. 

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-04-15-stretching-muscles_N.htm

Quote
LONDON (AP) — Want a better work-out? Then don't stretch beforehand, some experts say.

Many people take it for granted that they should start their exercise routines with some stretching on the spot, perhaps hoping it will loosen them up for their work-out. Most fitness experts now agree this kind of static stretching before exercise is not just counter-productive, but potentially harmful.

Traditional stretches, like when people bend over to touch their toes or stretch their legs on a fence, often cause the muscles to tighten rather than relax — exactly the opposite of what is needed for physical activity.

Experts say it is like extending a rubber band to its limit. When people stretch to the maximum, they are more likely to pull a muscle.

"We have developed this idea of static stretching at exactly the wrong time," said Kieran O'Sullivan, an exercise expert at the University of Limerick in Ireland, who has studied various types of stretching and their impact on athletes.

When you stretch before exercising, your body may think it's at risk of being overstretched. It compensates by contracting and becoming more tense. That means you aren't able to move as fast or as freely, making you more likely to get hurt.

O'Sullivan said stretching helps with flexibility, but people should only do it when they aren't about to exercise, like after a workout, or at the end of the day.

"It's like weight training to become stronger," he said. "You wouldn't do a weight session right before you exercise, and you shouldn't stretch right before either."

In the last few years, several studies have found static stretching before playing a sport makes you slower and weaker.

And when experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention combed through more than 100 papers looking at stretching studies, they found people who stretched before exercise were no less likely to suffer injuries such as a pulled muscle, which the increased flexibility from stretching is supposed to prevent.

Instead of stretching, many experts recommend warming up with a light jog or sport-specific exercise, like kicking for football or a few serves for tennis. That type of light movement increases the heart rate and blood flow to the muscles, warming up the body temperature.

"This allows you to approach your full range of motion, but in a very controlled way," said Dr. Anders Cohen, chief of neurosurgery and spine surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and former physician for the U.S. Tennis Open. Cohen said elite athletes in all sports are increasingly ditching static stretching and using other warm-up techniques instead.

But the message has yet to trickle down to legions of joggers and recreational athletes. "This is classic, old-school stretching that has been done for generations," Cohen said. "It's going to be very hard to convince people to start doing something different."

There's more news for the traditionalists: research shows static stretching doesn't work as well as more active kinds of stretching that incorporate movement, such as lunges.

In a study published earlier this year in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Roberto Meroni of the University of Milan and colleagues found people who stretched using conventional techniques, like bending over to touch their toes, were less flexible than those who did a more active type of stretching that used more muscle groups.

Meroni said static stretching simply forces the muscle being stretched to endure the pain of that stretch. With active stretches that work more muscles, the stretched muscles learn to extend while another group is working.

Those types of stretches are commonly used in yoga, which emphasizes how the body is aligned during stretches, not just flexibility. Many yoga poses involve the whole body and focus not only on stretching a particular muscle, but the ligaments, tendons and joints around it.

Still, experts don't discount static stretching entirely. Lynn Millar, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, said they recommend people stretch several times a week and that most types of stretching work.

Maximizing the benefits of stretching may simply boil down to a matter of when you do it and how, according to Jonny Booth, a health and fitness manager at a north London branch of gym chain Fitness First.

"If you are going to stretch your muscles and then do some intense training, you're not going to get fantastic results," he said.

Instead, Booth recommends active stretches that mimic the movement of your intended activity, like some deep knee lunges while walking for runners.

"Stretching is vital to become more flexible," Booth said. "But it has to be done at the right time and for the right reasons."
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Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 03, 2013, 11:00:47 AM
The diet today:
 
Breakfast
Two egg omelot with a sprinkle of cheese and about a cup of spinach

Lunch
Sardines with an avocado and some greek yogurt

Snack
Almond butter

Dinner
Baked chicken with ratatouille

I went to the gym yesterday.  It was pathetic.  And today I feel like I was hit by a bus. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Saniflush on January 03, 2013, 11:03:21 AM
The diet today:
 
Breakfast
Two egg omelot with a sprinkle of cheese and about a cup of spinach

Lunch
Sardines with an avocado and some greek yogurt

Snack
Almond butter

Dinner
Baked chicken with ratatouille

I went to the gym yesterday.  It was pathetic.  And today I feel like I was hit by a bus.

Ghey...

Here is mine for the day.


Breakfast: 2 pots of black coffee


Lunch: Large bowl of cheese grits toped with a blackened chicken breast


Supper: 2 ham sandwiches followed by bourbon and Drambuie 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 03, 2013, 11:18:23 AM
Saw this article about a study where static stretching prior to working out did pretty much nothing and was potentially harmful, it is all in the post workout stretch. 

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-04-15-stretching-muscles_N.htm

Ever seen pictures of these writers and researchers? It's like Dr Phil when he wrote a weight loss book.

They also said eggs were as bad for you as cigarettes, sometimes worse and really fat people live longer - even though they don't. I know from first hand experience it helps before exercise and I've actually hurt myself before by NOT stretching before races or intense runs. Everyone is different and it's really just trial and error. There is no blanket strategy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 03, 2013, 11:19:29 AM
Ghey...

Here is mine for the day.


Breakfast: 2 pots of black coffee


Lunch: Large bowl of cheese grits toped with a blackened chicken breast


Supper: 2 ham sandwiches followed by bourbon and Drambuie

Don't you dare ruin that Drambuie
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Saniflush on January 03, 2013, 12:46:39 PM
Don't you dare ruin that Drambuie


I drink my Drambuie just like I do my bourbon. 

Straight up.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 03, 2013, 01:09:24 PM

I drink my Drambuie just like I do my bourbon. 

Straight up.

It's a drink?  I thought it was the name of your Nubian bride.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Saniflush on January 03, 2013, 01:22:58 PM
It's a drink?  I thought it was the name of your Nubian bride.

Tarheel likes the Nubians....and sheep.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 03, 2013, 01:49:30 PM
Found an app to help me out...it's called myfitnesspal.  Plug in where you are now, and where you want to be, and it maps out your caloric intake plan.  Now, if it will just do the damn workouts for me too...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 03, 2013, 01:54:33 PM
Found an app to help me out...it's called myfitnesspal.  Plug in where you are now, and where you want to be, and it maps out your caloric intake plan.  Now, if it will just do the damn workouts for me too...

Apps?  We don't need no stinking apps. 

Now abs.  Those I need.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 03, 2013, 02:26:29 PM
Found an app to help me out...it's called myfitnesspal.  Plug in where you are now, and where you want to be, and it maps out your caloric intake plan.  Now, if it will just do the damn workouts for me too...

I've mentioned myfitnesspal twice in this thread.  It's phenomenal.  Easy to use and has a HUGE database.  It also has the ability to put recipes in. 

For instance, on New Years, I made a big batch of black eyed peas with sausage and bacon.  Plugged in the ingredients and estimated the serving sizes.  Came out to be 400 calories/serving. 

When I dropped weight and cut fat over the summer, I credit myfitnesspal for most of my success.  It was almost like a game seeing if the food I was eating was hitting my goals. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 03, 2013, 02:43:07 PM
Found an app to help me out...it's called myfitnesspal.  Plug in where you are now, and where you want to be, and it maps out your caloric intake plan.  Now, if it will just do the damn workouts for me too...

myfitnesspal, huh?  I'll have to try that.  Thanks for posting that, Buzz. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 03, 2013, 02:54:55 PM
myfitnesspal, huh?  I'll have to try that.  Thanks for posting that, Buzz.

No problem. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 03, 2013, 02:55:40 PM
I've mentioned myfitnesspal twice in this thread.  It's phenomenal.  Easy to use and has a HUGE database.  It also has the ability to put recipes in. 

For instance, on New Years, I made a big batch of black eyed peas with sausage and bacon.  Plugged in the ingredients and estimated the serving sizes.  Came out to be 400 calories/serving. 

When I dropped weight and cut fat over the summer, I credit myfitnesspal for most of my success.  It was almost like a game seeing if the food I was eating was hitting my goals.

Well, damn.  I may have to actually start reading your posts now.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Saniflush on January 03, 2013, 03:08:19 PM
Well, damn.  I may have to actually start reading your posts now.

All I heard was blah blah blah, I go to bed hungry.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 04, 2013, 09:55:55 AM
Insane Upper Body workout last night...I am really starting to fudgeing hate this Shaun T guy.  "Hey...we're gonna work out your shoulders and biceps today.  Let's start with 30 minutes of power jumps, jumping jacks, heisman jumps, T-kicks, power squats and ski jumps."
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 04, 2013, 09:59:59 AM
Insane Upper Body workout last night...I am really starting to fudgeing hate this Shaun T guy.  "Hey...we're gonna work out your shoulders and biceps today.  Let's start with 30 minutes of power jumps, jumping jacks, heisman jumps, T-kicks, power squats and ski jumps."

Sounds like bastardized CrossFit. Which ironically is already a bastardized "sport".
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 04, 2013, 10:06:11 AM
No lunge is complete until your genitals touch the floor.  Now, hyperextend every joint in your body. It's good for you.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 04, 2013, 10:11:08 AM
No lunge is complete until your genitals touch the floor.  Now, hyperextend every joint in your body. It's good for you.

Lunging gets easier as you age then huh?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 04, 2013, 10:12:10 AM
Sounds like bastardized CrossFit. Which ironically is already a bastardized "sport".

Yeah, somewhat.  After the 30 minutes of "warmup" it's time to do 360 shoulder press and bicep curls for 5 minutes.  Now that we got the upper body out of the way...lets do another 15 minutes of ninja kicks, power splits, flux capacitor lunges, Kevorkian squats and some more t-kicks.  Don't forget to keep that defibrillator close by.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 04, 2013, 10:14:39 AM
Yeah, somewhat.  After the 30 minutes of "warmup" it's time to do 360 shoulder press and bicep curls for 5 minutes.  Now that we got the upper body out of the way...lets do another 15 minutes of ninja kicks, power splits, flux capacitor lunges, Kevorkian squats and some more t-kicks.  Don't forget to keep that defibrillator close by.

Don't forget about the awesome 30 second jump rope sprint followed by banging a steel beam across the floor with a rubber mallet.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 04, 2013, 10:15:26 AM
Yeah, somewhat.  After the 30 minutes of "warmup" it's time to do 360 shoulder press and bicep curls for 5 minutes.  Now that we got the upper body out of the way...lets do another 15 minutes of ninja kicks, power splits, flux capacitor lunges, Kevorkian squats and some more t-kicks.  Don't forget to keep that defibrillator close by.

It's those damn mounter flip-flops that wear me out every time.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 04, 2013, 10:17:31 AM
It's those damn mounter flip-flops that wear me out every time.

I feel like at any min when I watch someone do a CF workout that they are going to start yelling out square dancing commands.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 04, 2013, 10:36:46 AM
I feel like at any min when I watch someone do a CF workout that they are going to start yelling out square dancing commands.

Okay crossfit competitors, are you ready to find out what your workout will be?

YEEAAA  WOOHOOOO

You will start at the squat rack doing 25 pull-up/3-plate squat combinations.

OOOOOOOO...

Then you will carry an egg with a spoon up heartbreak hill without breaking the egg

AAAHHHH....

From there, you will do The Dougie for 30 seconds

Clap clap clap clap....

Once your music stops, you will push a shopping cart filled with ball-bearings 100 yards while blindfolded and hopping on one foot.

Oh my, thank God I trained for that

You will finish with 50 one-handed push ups, using the free hand to pleasure yourself.  Are the competitors ready?

YEAAAA....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 04, 2013, 11:41:03 AM
Insane Upper Body workout last night...I am really starting to fudgeing hate this Shaun T guy.  "Hey...we're gonna work out your shoulders and biceps today.  Let's start with 30 minutes of power jumps, jumping jacks, heisman jumps, T-kicks, power squats and ski jumps."

I tried his workout with my wife, this is what I got:

OK we are going to do this and this and this, now we are going to do it fast, now faster and now real fast.

Wheres my money?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on January 04, 2013, 11:55:30 AM
For you BHM people:  My friend that is a cop in Hoover swears by this place called Combat Fitness. It's CrossFit on steroids. Run by former Special Forces guy.  My friend is nearly 50 and is in better shape than he was at Auburn, and back then I was very aware of the shape he was in.  The folks at this gym also typically shred the CrossFit folks at CrossFit competitions.

I could not get on their website but they are on Facebook.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 04, 2013, 12:12:01 PM
For you BHM people:  My friend that is a cop in Hoover swears by this place called Combat Fitness. It's CrossFit on steroids. Run by former Special Forces guy.  My friend is nearly 50 and is in better shape than he was at Auburn, and back then I was very aware of the shape he was in.  The folks at this gym also typically shred the CrossFit folks at CrossFit competitions.

I could not get on their website but they are on Facebook.

There's no doubt that CrossFit in general is one hell of a workout and you can get in incredible overall shape doing it.  Went to a regional competition here in Dothan this past summer to watch a few friends compete.  My problem with CrossFit, and I had this discussion with GH a while back, is that the entire premise of the workout just begs for major, needless injuries. A friend of mine opened the first Crossfit gym here and early last year, he fractured his skull in a competition.  Made a miraculous full recovery but for a while, they thought he either might not make it or could possibly have brain damage. 

When you immediately go from one all-out movement to another without rest or preparation, you're opening yourself up to bad injury.  You'll see them running the perimeter of a football field, then immediately picking up a 135 pound barbell and doing 15 presses then jumping down and pushing a heavy sled 25 yards, then doing 10 hand-stand push ups.  In my buddy's case, one of the exercises was on the rings (Like gymnastics rings).  His hands were sweaty and he slipped off and landed on his dome, cracking his skull open. 

Don't get me wrong, I envy those folks and love watching the competitions.  Some incredibly in shape people.  I just don't think it's a very smart way to train or compete.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 04, 2013, 02:57:21 PM
For you BHM people:  My friend that is a cop in Hoover swears by this place called Combat Fitness. It's CrossFit on steroids. Run by former Special Forces guy.  My friend is nearly 50 and is in better shape than he was at Auburn, and back then I was very aware of the shape he was in.  The folks at this gym also typically shred the CrossFit folks at CrossFit competitions.

I could not get on their website but they are on Facebook.

Crossfit and all of their offshoots are "invented" workouts, meaning the activity people are competing in is a serious of random shoot ONLY they do.

Snags described it pretty accurate in the previous post above yours. Lets jump rope for 45 seconds while yelling out "WHOOHOO" every other jump skip, then pick up a rubber hammer and bang a steel beam til it moves 12 feet, then climb a rope and grab a flag then kick your legs together 5 times, come back down the rope and use the flag to pick up a spoon with an egg on it and run 100 yards up a hill while hopping on a one leg winking your left eye. After that you go right into headbutting a medicine ball against a brick wall soccer style 20 times....As soon as thats over, you run over to the water sport finale - you have to get all of the water out of a kiddie pool with just a drinking straw while bindfolded. Who or where in the fudge would anyone ever do this shoot? Most of the CF people around here couldnt hack it in the other endurance sports. They give it a shot but they just cant.

Its ridiculous and frankly, most of them are just fancy MLM's like Primerica. Look it up.

And then there is the injury factor. Thats a whole other post in itself which Snags also elaborated on.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 04, 2013, 03:02:01 PM
And it's a cult.

Ever talk to someone really into Crossfit? 

You probably won't talk to them, actually.  They'll talk to you until you drink the purple drink that makes you love Crossfit.

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 04, 2013, 03:22:25 PM
And it's a cult.

Ever talk to someone really into Crossfit? 

You probably won't talk to them, actually.  They'll talk to you until you drink the purple drink that makes you love Crossfit.

Poor saps, pissing away a cheap car payment every month to an MLM to do ridiculous workouts in the middle of the street at 5 am.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 10, 2013, 06:19:30 PM
How're you doing so far this year?

I'm doing great.

Eating about 1800 calories a day.  Mostly protein with healthy fats and fruits and veggies to supplement. 

Here's what I've settled on for the next few weeks:

Sunday - Bench press, back hypers, dips, deadlifts 20 minute swim or run (the swimming sucks now as I'm trying to learn to breathe and swim at the same time)

Monday - 1.5 mile run (moving up to 30 minute runs and hopefully longer)

Tuesday - Off

Wednesday - Leg press, pull downs, rows, leg curls

Thursday - Off

Friday - Shoulders, pull ups, abs, 1.5 mile run

Saturday - 1.5 mile run or off day depending on how I feel

EDIT - AFter typing it out, I decided to switch my leg days to Wednesday since I'll have the off day on Thursday and no running on Wednesday.  Gives my legs time to regroup. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 10, 2013, 06:32:24 PM
I have lost 8lbs in three weeks which is amazing since I have skipped a couple of days and have ate like shoot.  This week has been spot on since I went back to work.  Cheerios for breakfast or Shakeology, turkey breast, ham, chicken breast or roast beef on whole wheat with no cheese or mayo.  My morning snack is a granola and yogurt.  My afternoon snack is usually almonds and fruit.  Dinner has been 500 ways to grill a chicken breast, small sirloins or lean ground turkey with good complex carbs (new potatoes, long grain wild rice, sweet potatoes), green beans and salads.  Somehow a small miracle has occurred and I have had only had two glasses of wine, one shot of whiskey and two beers since mid Dec.  No six pack or tall glass of bourbon every night has helped tremendously. 

The holidays killed the first two weeks and I missed a couple of nights each week.  After this week I get to let Tony surprise me and BRING IT with all new workouts and shoot my body isn't used to so I can bitch and moan about being content with being fat.  Seriously, even the back and knees aren't hurting as much and my BP was down at the doctor this morning.  Sugar is still running high but as more weight comes off the more in check it is getting as well.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on January 10, 2013, 06:59:50 PM
Not eating great, not exercising a lot, but still managing to maintain between 202 and 205.  I would really like to drop 15 more and get to 190, but damn I can't get motivated.  Of course, I have the task of hanging about 100 pieces of sheetrock over the next month, so I'm hoping that will burn a few extra calories. 

And I'm still playing basketball for 2 hours once a week, so I am getting some exercise.  That's probably the only reason I'm able to maintain. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 10, 2013, 07:04:57 PM
Not eating great, not exercising a lot, but still managing to maintain between 202 and 205.  I would really like to drop 15 more and get to 190, but damn I can't get motivated.  Of course, I have the task of hanging about 100 pieces of sheetrock over the next month, so I'm hoping that will burn a few extra calories. 

And I'm still playing basketball for 2 hours once a week, so I am getting some exercise.  That's probably the only reason I'm able to maintain.

I would love to see 205 again.  190 is the ultimate goal.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 10:15:25 AM
Kicking into high gear.  Going good.  Won't weigh until Saturday as I stopped doing the daily weighing thing a long time ago.  Last night was a prime example of how sometimes, people just won't let you do right.  Coming home from work, I call Mrs. Snags to see what she wants to do for dinner.  Mini Snags has a basketball game at 6:00 so cooking is out. I'm informed that we're going to her parents for a fish fry.  Oh goody.  Just what I need for my diet.  Fried fish, fries, hushpuppies. cole slaw....

No bigee.  Not going to kill me to eat a small plate of it.  I get a little fish, a few fries and a spoon of cole slaw.  The 7 other people around the table start in...

What's wrong?  You're not eating much.
Well, I'm trying to...

You don't like the fish?

No, the fish are great, I just...

Oh, he's dieting again.  Can't even enjoy a good fish fry like everyone else

Well, I'm eating some, I'm just trying to eat smaller po...

Everytime he starts dieting, we have to eat this bland food nobody likes.

Hey, I've never said you have to eat the same things I...

It's chicken, chicken and more chicken.  Blech..

I felt like I was suddenly cast in the middle of a Klump's family dinner.

And that's another thing.  Why Oprah went and lose all that weight?  Lookin' all ashey and shoot.  Oprah was a fox.

I saw her on Hard Copy with a tall, young strong gentleman named Steadman.

Why you wanna go and eat all healthy and shoot?  I know what healthy is.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 11, 2013, 10:32:20 AM
Kicking into high gear.  Going good.  Won't weigh until Saturday as I stopped doing the daily weighing thing a long time ago.  Last night was a prime example of how sometimes, people just won't let you do right.  Coming home from work, I call Mrs. Snags to see what she wants to do for dinner.  Mini Snags has a basketball game at 6:00 so cooking is out. I'm informed that we're going to her parents for a fish fry.  Oh goody.  Just what I need for my diet.  Fried fish, fries, hushpuppies. cole slaw....

No bigee.  Not going to kill me to eat a small plate of it.  I get a little fish, a few fries and a spoon of cole slaw.  The 7 other people around the table start in...

What's wrong?  You're not eating much.
Well, I'm trying to...

You don't like the fish?

No, the fish are great, I just...

Oh, he's dieting again.  Can't even enjoy a good fish fry like everyone else

Well, I'm eating some, I'm just trying to eat smaller po...

Everytime he starts dieting, we have to eat this bland food nobody likes.

Hey, I've never said you have to eat the same things I...

It's chicken, chicken and more chicken.  Blech..

I felt like I was suddenly cast in the middle of a Klump's family dinner.

And that's another thing.  Why Oprah went and lose all that weight?  Lookin' all ashey and shoot.  Oprah was a fox.

I saw her on Hard Copy with a tall, young strong gentleman named Steadman.

Why you wanna go and eat all healthy and shoot?  I know what healthy is.

That is when you should have stood up and told every one to have a glass of "shut the fudge up" and then told the all to suck as you got up to leave to get something healthy to eat. 

Kenpo kicked some major ass last night.  I was soaked and tired.  Problem was that the ground turkey patty with grilled onions, mashed new potatoes and green beans I had for dinner wore off and I was hungry as hell.  Had to kill a glass of milk and a cup of decaf coffee to help keep me from eating.  Got up and drank a couple of tall glasses of water at one point.   I didn't realize that I was going to burn that much up.  I love that workout!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 12:39:24 PM
That is when you should have stood up and told every one to have a glass of "shut the fudge up" and then told the all to suck as you got up to leave to get something healthy to eat. 

Kenpo kicked some major ass last night.  I was soaked and tired.  Problem was that the ground turkey patty with grilled onions, mashed new potatoes and green beans I had for dinner wore off and I was hungry as hell.  Had to kill a glass of milk and a cup of decaf coffee to help keep me from eating.  Got up and drank a couple of tall glasses of water at one point.   I didn't realize that I was going to burn that much up.  I love that workout!

Isn't Kenpo the one where you end up by throwing about 100 speed punches?  Whichever workout it was, I love that one.  I'd come out of the room like Apollo Creed.  That's right.  You don't want none of this. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 11, 2013, 12:57:14 PM
Isn't Kenpo the one where you end up by throwing about 100 speed punches?  Whichever workout it was, I love that one.  I'd come out of the room like Apollo Creed.  That's right.  You don't want none of this.

I get teh same workout after about 10 beers.

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/Apollo_zps70afa5cc.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 11, 2013, 01:52:31 PM
Isn't Kenpo the one where you end up by throwing about 100 speed punches?  Whichever workout it was, I love that one.  I'd come out of the room like Apollo Creed.  That's right.  You don't want none of this.
Yeah, it's the boxing/kickboxing thing.  My favorite by far.  Today is legs and back.  Yippee!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 01:55:22 PM
Yeah, it's the boxing/kickboxing thing.  My favorite by far.  Today is legs and back.  Yippee!

The first chest and back, with 3 straight hours of alternating push ups and pull ups isn't enough?  Holy shiflit, I now remember another reason I hate that sadistic bastard so much.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 11, 2013, 02:09:32 PM
Isn't Kenpo the one where you end up by throwing about 100 speed punches?  Whichever workout it was, I love that one.  I'd come out of the room like Apollo Creed.  That's right.  You don't want none of this.

I....(I).....live in A-merr-rrica.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 02:31:48 PM
I....(I).....live in A-merr-rrica.

You might not be looking for the promise land, but you might find it anyway.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 11, 2013, 02:33:58 PM
You might not be looking for the promise land, but you might find it anyway.

I must break you
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 11, 2013, 02:40:47 PM
I must break you

If he dies....he dies.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 11, 2013, 02:43:23 PM
If he dies....he dies.

Get up Rocky ( From I II III IV or V)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 11, 2013, 02:44:53 PM
The first chest and back, with 3 straight hours of alternating push ups and pull ups isn't enough?  Holy shiflit, I now remember another reason I hate that sadistic bastard so much.

Yeah, that one sucks and that will be in the next phase coming up.  This first phase you do Core, Cardio, Yoga (I do something else), Shoulders and Arms, Legs and Back and then Kenpo.  The next phase is two weeks and you do, Yoga, Core, Cardio, Chest and Back, Kenpo, Yoga.  Last time I substituted Plyo and Cardio for the Yoga.  I understand the importance of Yoga for balance, flexibility and a strong core, but dammit man!  Apparently Tony has never seen me try yoga or he would immediately say..."yeah, you may want to do Plyo today".
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 11, 2013, 02:47:32 PM
Week 2 of Insanity almost in the books...I am tired, sore and pissed off.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 11, 2013, 02:49:27 PM
Week 2 of Insanity almost in the books...I am tired, sore and pissed off.

I would be too if I had to be into S&M to get into shape.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 11, 2013, 02:53:45 PM
I would be too if I had to be into S&M to get into shape.

Thats our Buzz. And he knows we mrs dallas accept him the way he is.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 11, 2013, 02:58:42 PM
I would be too if I had to be into S&M to get into shape.

It's not a plan...it's a lifestyle.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 03:09:16 PM
Get up Rocky ( From I II III IV or V)

I chuckled
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 03:09:59 PM
Week 2 of Insanity almost in the books...I am tired, sore and pissed off.

And you love the rooster
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 11, 2013, 03:25:40 PM
And you love the rooster

Who doesn't?  I mean...wait, what?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 11, 2013, 03:26:41 PM
And you love the rooster

So that is what he means by insanity?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 03:40:45 PM
So that is what he means by insanity?

Well, the guy who leads Insanity loves the rooster too, so I'm guessing he chose it because....
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 11, 2013, 03:43:15 PM
Well, the guy who leads Insanity loves the rooster too, so I'm guessing he chose it because....

It all makes sense now.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2013, 04:01:00 PM
It all makes sense now.

Tony loves Pam the Blam
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 11, 2013, 04:08:55 PM
Thats our Buzz. And he knows we mrs dallas accept him the way he is.

Shes like that. ( to other people :sad:)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on January 11, 2013, 05:15:45 PM
Did someone say rooster?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 13, 2013, 11:44:59 AM
Yesterday was bad on the diet.  Bacon, Sausage, eggs and biscuits for breakfast.  Around lunch time I thought, breakfast was bad, make it up here.  Low fat ham and swiss on whole wheat glass of skim milk.  Not to shabby until I decided I wanted some sun chips or something to go along with it.  Went to the cabinet and see that someone had picked up some Zapps Chips.  Cajun Dill Gator Taters were not what I should have had but half a bag later I decide it's time to stop.  Bangers and Mash, brown gravy, peas and carrots for dinner.  Another not healthy meal.

Today isn't looking any better.  The wife and toddler headed off to church this morning leaving me and the infant to fend for ourselves.  I am about to get ready to do my Core workouts and I got a text about 5 minutes ago.  My mother in law (who is a great cook) has decided that we are having fried chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, fried okra, green beans, buscuits, gravy and apple cobbler for dessert......... :facepalm:

So I figure that today is a doubles which is going to suck.  Core this morning and Cardio or Kenpo tonight. :(
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 13, 2013, 12:14:27 PM
Yesterday was bad on the diet.  Bacon, Sausage, eggs and biscuits for breakfast.  Around lunch time I thought, breakfast was bad, make it up here.  Low fat ham and swiss on whole wheat glass of skim milk.  Not to shabby until I decided I wanted some sun chips or something to go along with it.  Went to the cabinet and see that someone had picked up some Zapps Chips.  Cajun Dill Gator Taters were not what I should have had but half a bag later I decide it's time to stop.  Bangers and Mash, brown gravy, peas and carrots for dinner.  Another not healthy meal.

Today isn't looking any better.  The wife and toddler headed off to church this morning leaving me and the infant to fend for ourselves.  I am about to get ready to do my Core workouts and I got a text about 5 minutes ago.  My mother in law (who is a great cook) has decided that we are having fried chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, fried okra, green beans, buscuits, gravy and apple cobbler for dessert......... :facepalm:

So I figure that today is a doubles which is going to suck.  Core this morning and Cardio or Kenpo tonight. :(
Asshard as it is to believe, I just can't gain weight. 5'9" 165 forever.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 13, 2013, 01:30:06 PM
Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grates

3 medium zucchini (1 1/2 pounds total), cut into 1/2-inch-wide slices on the diagonal

4 portobello mushrooms (1 pound total), stemmed

1 1/2 bunches scallions, root ends trimmed

Coarse salt and ground pepper

4 flour tortillas, (10-inch or burrito-size)

3 cups store-bought fresh salsa

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)

1 lime, cut lengthwise into 4 wedges (optional), for serving

Directions

    Heat grill to high; lightly oil grates. In separate piles, arrange zucchini, mushrooms, and scallions on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, remove each pile of vegetables from baking sheet. Grill, turning once, until lightly browned and tender, 2 minutes for scallions, 6 minutes for mushrooms, and 8 minutes for zucchini. Return all vegetables to baking sheet. Slice mushrooms into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Set aside.
    Brush tortillas with remaining tablespoon oil; grill, turning frequently, until browned and very crispy, about 2 minutes. Place 1 tortilla on each serving plate; cover evenly with mushrooms and zucchini. Using kitchen shears, snip scallions over vegetables. Top with salsa, and sprinkle with feta; serve with lime wedges, if desired.

(http://blog.e-signaturehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/edf_jul06_week_tostadas_vert.jpg)

http://blog.e-signaturehomes.com/summer-signature-grilling-recipes/
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on January 14, 2013, 10:31:22 AM
Yesterday was bad on the diet.  Bacon, Sausage, eggs and biscuits for breakfast.  Around lunch time I thought, breakfast was bad, make it up here.  Low fat ham and swiss on whole wheat glass of skim milk.  Not to shabby until I decided I wanted some sun chips or something to go along with it.  Went to the cabinet and see that someone had picked up some Zapps Chips.  Cajun Dill Gator Taters were not what I should have had but half a bag later I decide it's time to stop.  Bangers and Mash, brown gravy, peas and carrots for dinner.  Another not healthy meal.

Today isn't looking any better.  The wife and toddler headed off to church this morning leaving me and the infant to fend for ourselves.  I am about to get ready to do my Core workouts and I got a text about 5 minutes ago.  My mother in law (who is a great cook) has decided that we are having fried chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, fried okra, green beans, buscuits, gravy and apple cobbler for dessert......... :facepalm:

So I figure that today is a doubles which is going to suck.  Core this morning and Cardio or Kenpo tonight. :(

I got up this morning and had my normal, black coffee and a spoonful of Crisco.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on January 14, 2013, 10:33:09 AM
Did someone say rooster?
You and I go hard.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 14, 2013, 10:37:03 AM
I had an orgasm and a pint of water
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 14, 2013, 10:37:06 AM
You and I go hard.

Like you're going to war?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 14, 2013, 11:15:22 AM
Just got back from the Cardiologist for a follow up.  About 2 months ago, I was in a doc's office for some therapy on my back.  They took my BP and it was through the roof.  Seriously through the roof.  Like 179/109.  About a year prior, I had a complete physical and the only issue was that my BP was a little elevated.  Not bad but they suggested I get on some medication just to be safe.  I didn't.  Stupid.  Anyway, glad it was discovered at my doc appointment.  Wound up at the Cardilogist and went through all the tests, including blood work.  Started on BP meds and today was my follow up.

BP was 136/84 when I got there and 122/82 when I left.  Cool.  The meds are working. But, in going over my blood work, he said if I was drinking every night and/or taking Tylenol PM's, I need to back off.  I was doing both up until a few weeks ago.  The blood work was taken in early December.  Whatever the measurement was that says you're trying to kill your liver was elevated.  As I've said several times in this thread, my diet and training are spot on.  Always has been.  But, my one weakness has been too much alcohol.  I had been a nightly drinker for some time. Recently, I made the commitment to change that and have been doing some better, but not near what I should be doing.  My goal is nothing on Sunday through Thursday and reserve the drinkie for Friday and Saturday.  I haven't been reaching my goals but suddenly, I have a good bit more motivation. 

When a doctor shows you your bloodwork results and says if you're doing "A"...you need to start doing "B"...you tend to listen.  It wasn't at alarming or even bad levels, but for the first time in my life, there it was in front of me.  Time to take that change seriously.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 14, 2013, 11:17:14 AM
Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grates

3 medium zucchini (1 1/2 pounds total), cut into 1/2-inch-wide slices on the diagonal

4 portobello mushrooms (1 pound total), stemmed

1 1/2 bunches scallions, root ends trimmed

Coarse salt and ground pepper

4 flour tortillas, (10-inch or burrito-size)

3 cups store-bought fresh salsa

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)

1 lime, cut lengthwise into 4 wedges (optional), for serving

Directions

    Heat grill to high; lightly oil grates. In separate piles, arrange zucchini, mushrooms, and scallions on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, remove each pile of vegetables from baking sheet. Grill, turning once, until lightly browned and tender, 2 minutes for scallions, 6 minutes for mushrooms, and 8 minutes for zucchini. Return all vegetables to baking sheet. Slice mushrooms into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Set aside.
    Brush tortillas with remaining tablespoon oil; grill, turning frequently, until browned and very crispy, about 2 minutes. Place 1 tortilla on each serving plate; cover evenly with mushrooms and zucchini. Using kitchen shears, snip scallions over vegetables. Top with salsa, and sprinkle with feta; serve with lime wedges, if desired.

(http://blog.e-signaturehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/edf_jul06_week_tostadas_vert.jpg)

http://blog.e-signaturehomes.com/summer-signature-grilling-recipes/

That looks excellent. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 14, 2013, 11:20:32 AM
That looks excellent.

It is, you should try it sometime.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on January 14, 2013, 11:23:48 AM
Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grates

3 medium zucchini (1 1/2 pounds total), cut into 1/2-inch-wide slices on the diagonal

4 portobello mushrooms (1 pound total), stemmed

1 1/2 bunches scallions, root ends trimmed

Coarse salt and ground pepper

4 flour tortillas, (10-inch or burrito-size)

3 cups store-bought fresh salsa

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)

1 lime, cut lengthwise into 4 wedges (optional), for serving

Directions

    Heat grill to high; lightly oil grates. In separate piles, arrange zucchini, mushrooms, and scallions on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, remove each pile of vegetables from baking sheet. Grill, turning once, until lightly browned and tender, 2 minutes for scallions, 6 minutes for mushrooms, and 8 minutes for zucchini. Return all vegetables to baking sheet. Slice mushrooms into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Set aside.
    Brush tortillas with remaining tablespoon oil; grill, turning frequently, until browned and very crispy, about 2 minutes. Place 1 tortilla on each serving plate; cover evenly with mushrooms and zucchini. Using kitchen shears, snip scallions over vegetables. Top with salsa, and sprinkle with feta; serve with lime wedges, if desired.

(http://blog.e-signaturehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/edf_jul06_week_tostadas_vert.jpg)

http://blog.e-signaturehomes.com/summer-signature-grilling-recipes/
Damn that makes me hungry.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on January 14, 2013, 11:25:02 AM
Just got back from the Cardiologist for a follow up.  About 2 months ago, I was in a doc's office for some therapy on my back.  They took my BP and it was through the roof.  Seriously through the roof.  Like 179/109.  About a year prior, I had a complete physical and the only issue was that my BP was a little elevated.  Not bad but they suggested I get on some medication just to be safe.  I didn't.  Stupid.  Anyway, glad it was discovered at my doc appointment.  Wound up at the Cardilogist and went through all the tests, including blood work.  Started on BP meds and today was my follow up.

BP was 136/84 when I got there and 122/82 when I left.  Cool.  The meds are working. But, in going over my blood work, he said if I was drinking every night and/or taking Tylenol PM's, I need to back off.  I was doing both up until a few weeks ago.  The blood work was taken in early December.  Whatever the measurement was that says you're trying to kill your liver was elevated.  As I've said several times in this thread, my diet and training are spot on.  Always has been.  But, my one weakness has been too much alcohol.  I had been a nightly drinker for some time. Recently, I made the commitment to change that and have been doing some better, but not near what I should be doing.  My goal is nothing on Sunday through Thursday and reserve the drinkie for Friday and Saturday.  I haven't been reaching my goals but suddenly, I have a good bit more motivation. 

When a doctor shows you your bloodwork results and says if you're doing "A"...you need to start doing "B"...you tend to listen.  It wasn't at alarming or even bad levels, but for the first time in my life, there it was in front of me.  Time to take that change seriously.
I went from drinking 7 nights a week to 2 times a week last year and I've felt much better.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 14, 2013, 11:48:24 AM
Just got back from the Cardiologist for a follow up.  About 2 months ago, I was in a doc's office for some therapy on my back.  They took my BP and it was through the roof.  Seriously through the roof.  Like 179/109.  About a year prior, I had a complete physical and the only issue was that my BP was a little elevated.  Not bad but they suggested I get on some medication just to be safe.  I didn't.  Stupid.  Anyway, glad it was discovered at my doc appointment.  Wound up at the Cardilogist and went through all the tests, including blood work.  Started on BP meds and today was my follow up.

BP was 136/84 when I got there and 122/82 when I left.  Cool.  The meds are working. But, in going over my blood work, he said if I was drinking every night and/or taking Tylenol PM's, I need to back off.  I was doing both up until a few weeks ago.  The blood work was taken in early December.  Whatever the measurement was that says you're trying to kill your liver was elevated.  As I've said several times in this thread, my diet and training are spot on.  Always has been.  But, my one weakness has been too much alcohol.  I had been a nightly drinker for some time. Recently, I made the commitment to change that and have been doing some better, but not near what I should be doing.  My goal is nothing on Sunday through Thursday and reserve the drinkie for Friday and Saturday.  I haven't been reaching my goals but suddenly, I have a good bit more motivation. 

When a doctor shows you your bloodwork results and says if you're doing "A"...you need to start doing "B"...you tend to listen.  It wasn't at alarming or even bad levels, but for the first time in my life, there it was in front of me.  Time to take that change seriously.

Alcohol is the main reason I got in the shape I was/am in.  It's a lot more fun to come home, have dinner and then start in on a bottle of bourbon and catch a buzz than going to the gym.  After, and while you are catching a buzz it's a lot of fun to munch on chips and such.  It will catch up to you quickly.

I used to be a gym rat and did my fair share of jogging in the evenings on days I wasn't at the gym.  Had a little set back when I was 26 with a back and elbow injury and was out of commission for about 6 weeks and started the habit of a couple of tumblers every night and here in the past year or two it has been a tumbler or four or a six pack.  I also don't like waking up in a fog.  Last year I quit for almost 3 months while I started a diet and exercise routine.  I lost 30lbs and felt great.  BP and blood sugar levels were normal, it was awesome.  Hoping that cutting out almost all of it now and doing the same thing will get me to where I need to be.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 14, 2013, 12:09:33 PM
Alcohol is the main reason I got in the shape I was/am in.  It's a lot more fun to come home, have dinner and then start in on a bottle of bourbon and catch a buzz than going to the gym.  After, and while you are catching a buzz it's a lot of fun to munch on chips and such.  It will catch up to you quickly.

I used to be a gym rat and did my fair share of jogging in the evenings on days I wasn't at the gym.  Had a little set back when I was 26 with a back and elbow injury and was out of commission for about 6 weeks and started the habit of a couple of tumblers every night and here in the past year or two it has been a tumbler or four or a six pack.  I also don't like waking up in a fog.  Last year I quit for almost 3 months while I started a diet and exercise routine.  I lost 30lbs and felt great.  BP and blood sugar levels were normal, it was awesome.  Hoping that cutting out almost all of it now and doing the same thing will get me to where I need to be.

Fo realz.  I feel lucky in one sense that the BP issue was discovered when it was.  I hadn't had the first sign or symptom and bang, your BP is at critical levels.  As a result, they were also able to slap me in the face with the liver/drinking thing before I went too far.  And trust me, I more than likely would have gone too far. Instead of handling things in my own mind and in my own way (Not handling things) I now have doctor's orders to put it in check and keep it all in moderation.  220 here I come. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 14, 2013, 12:24:07 PM
I went from drinking 7 nights a week to 2 times a week last year and I've felt much better.

I tend to drink more in the winter than during umpin season. (Which league starts in about a month) I too try and cut out during the week and save my up my credits for the weekends.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 14, 2013, 12:42:46 PM
You guys should take up swimming. It's much better than any other exercise.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 14, 2013, 12:53:20 PM
You guys should take up swimming. It's much better than any other exercise.

True, and its not as hard on the body. Problem is finding a place that convenient. Don't want to pay gym or aquatic centers  membership for only 3 months, and most places that have a lap pools are crowded with non-swimmers in the lanes.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 14, 2013, 01:02:44 PM
True, and its not as hard on the body. Problem is finding a place that convenient. Don't want to pay gym or aquatic centers  membership for only 3 months, and most places that have a lap pools are crowded with non-swimmers in the lanes.

Back when I started to train for a triathlon, I went to one of our rec centers here that has an Olympic size indoor pool and there are two times a day it's reserved for lap swimming.  I had swam all my life and considered myself a decent swimmer.  Had never trained for anything.  Came out of the locker room the first day and told myself, "I'll swim 4-5 laps and see how I feel from there."  Jumped in and took off.  By the time I reached the other end....I thought I was going to die.  My lungs were about to explode and every muscle in my body was burning.  I grabbed the wall and literally looked around to see if anyone happened to see me flailing away the last 10 yards. 

It took several training sessions before I could actually do 4-5 laps without stopping.  Michael Phelps...I ain't.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 14, 2013, 01:12:38 PM
Back when I started to train for a triathlon, I went to one of our rec centers here that has an Olympic size indoor pool and there are two times a day it's reserved for lap swimming.  I had swam all my life and considered myself a decent swimmer.  Had never trained for anything.  Came out of the locker room the first day and told myself, "I'll swim 4-5 laps and see how I feel from there."  Jumped in and took off.  By the time I reached the other end....I thought I was going to die.  My lungs were about to explode and every muscle in my body was burning.  I grabbed the wall and literally looked around to see if anyone happened to see me flailing away the last 10 yards. 

It took several training sessions before I could actually do 4-5 laps without stopping. Michael Phelps...I ain't.


Don't sell yourself short:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jy2Yg5YmlQ   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 14, 2013, 02:36:03 PM
You guys should take up swimming. It's much better than any other exercise.

Any advice on breathing?  Because I can't fudgeing breathe in the water. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Jumbo on January 14, 2013, 02:49:28 PM
Any advice on breathing?  Because I can't fudgeing breathe in the water.
How can I breathe with no air?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 14, 2013, 03:16:12 PM
How can I breathe with no air?

You put me out here in the water so deep
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 14, 2013, 03:34:38 PM
Back when I started to train for a triathlon, I went to one of our rec centers here that has an Olympic size indoor pool and there are two times a day it's reserved for lap swimming.  I had swam all my life and considered myself a decent swimmer.  Had never trained for anything.  Came out of the locker room the first day and told myself, "I'll swim 4-5 laps and see how I feel from there."  Jumped in and took off.  By the time I reached the other end....I thought I was going to die.  My lungs were about to explode and every muscle in my body was burning.  I grabbed the wall and literally looked around to see if anyone happened to see me flailing away the last 10 yards. 

It took several training sessions before I could actually do 4-5 laps without stopping.  Michael Phelps...I ain't.

 :rofl: You can't do it all at once you know. Now, sex that's different story all together.

I'm having chuck eye steaks tonight.

http://www.figurethingsout.com/blog/2011/07/07/poor-mans-rib-eye-the-chuck-eye-steak/

Here's a marinade that works.

http://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/detail.php?docid=36233
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 15, 2013, 11:26:17 AM
Cardio, oh cardio.....I actually look forward to cardio and kenpo more than the others.  I don't mind shoulder and arms either.  Core and legs/back are the two I dread the most.  Core is hard as hell and legs/back hurt me.  I am glad it is my next to last workout of the week.  It gives me kenpo to loosen my legs and back out and then it's rest day so it can get better before Core day.

Last night's dinner was a bust.  Baked spaghetti.  At least it was made with ground sirloin.....dammit.  Last night's workout was intense, felt good about it, but my knees are a little pissed at me right now. 


Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 15, 2013, 12:04:50 PM
You guys should take up swimming. It's much better than any other exercise.

Good for you yes. Less taxing on joints yes. But if weight loss and burning fat is the goal and I think it is for a lot of these guys, running and cycling burn more cals per hour all things equal. Especially cycling. I do all 3 most of the time. With tri season ramping up I've been back in the pool and on the bike more the last couple of weeks. I was able to do ironman distance (2.4 miles or 84 laps) last week one day and it felt great. Swimming up to long distances does take mucho time. I remember like snags said, when a lap was a pain in the ass. What helped me was getting some coaching and getting the breathing cadence down.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 15, 2013, 12:08:16 PM
Any advice on breathing?  Because I can't fudgeing breathe in the water.
Either get a coach or watch some videos on how to get your breathing down on freestyle. It's very rhythmic and takes a ton of practice. It flows with the stroke of the arms in a particular cadence.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 15, 2013, 12:20:14 PM
Either get a coach or watch some videos on how to get your breathing down on freestyle. It's very rhythmic and takes a ton of practice. It flows with the stroke of the arms in a particular cadence.

I think my biggest issues are 1. getting enough practice and 2. breathing out of my nose completely before taking a breath.  I keep compacting air in my lungs until I choke. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 15, 2013, 03:51:41 PM
I think my biggest issues are 1. getting enough practice and 2. breathing out of my nose completely before taking a breath.  I keep compacting air in my lungs until I choke.
All joking aside.

Thing is you don't actually have to swim, just treading water alone will burn many calories and fat. If you need a trainer I can set up one for you.
https://www.facebook.com/kelli.richardinson.9?ref=ts&fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/events/390468307710273/

Here are the results:
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She's pretty good. Only thing is she lives in Baldwin County, but I'm sure she could find someone to help you with DIET AND EXERCISE.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 17, 2013, 01:19:19 PM
Last night.  Coated some talapia filets in a little Olive Oil and blackened seasoning.  Pan fried them in olive oil. Took a baking potato and but it into thin slices.  Coated in more EVOO, garlic saly and ground rosemary.  Broiled them on low.  Spinach salad with sliced strawberries and almond slivers. 

Not perfect diet food as there was more EVOO than I would normally use.  But damn good, quick and easy.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 17, 2013, 01:56:11 PM
Last night.  Coated some talapia filets in a little Olive Oil and blackened seasoning.  Pan fried them in olive oil. Took a baking potato and but it into thin slices.  Coated in more EVOO, garlic saly and ground rosemary.  Broiled them on low.  Spinach salad with sliced strawberries and almond slivers. 

Not perfect diet food as there was more EVOO than I would normally use.  But damn good, quick and easy.

I had a umpires meetings last night and got home about 9:00pm.

Had 4 beers and a sandwhich. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 17, 2013, 02:22:56 PM
I had a umpires meetings last night and got home about 9:00pm.

Had 4 beers and a sandwhich.

Ha.  Fatty McTubberson


                                                           :haha:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 17, 2013, 02:51:03 PM
Ha.  Fatty McTubberson


                                                           :haha:

Yours word are hurtful. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on January 17, 2013, 04:13:59 PM
I gained four pounds back in the last week.  The cold weather and nasty rain has meant lots of hibernating and comfort food. 

So I have consumed two gallons (!!) of water a day for the last two days. Four pounds?  Them bitches are GONE.  All my pounds are warshed away... and I am continuing to up my water intake for the next week or two at least.  The net gain over the holiday is all gone, and I have maintained at 24 pounds net loss.

But it really sucks that you can gain that much weight so fast just by retaining water.  It's an easy fix, and drinking a lot of water is a good trick to do if you need to lose a few random pounds fast in the short term (like, in my case, wanting to look even skinnier for my nephew's wedding). Makes it hard to focus at work tho, when you are heading to the other office every 30-45 minutes. 

I know that women retain water more than men, but do you guys go through this too?  Some summers I would be so swollen in my ankles and fingers that my feet and hands would turn a reddish color.  Carl never seems to but he sweats a lot, as in WAY more than most people.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 17, 2013, 04:20:21 PM
A key part to my diet (when I get serious about losing) is drowning myself in water.  I go to 5-7 small, low fat meals a day and slam the water.  Now granted, slamming means a gallon max for me.  No way I could ever down 2 gallons or anything close to that. 

Now, 2 gallons of beer.... :bar: 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on January 17, 2013, 04:23:51 PM
A key part to my diet (when I get serious about losing) is drowning myself in water.  I go to 5-7 small, low fat meals a day and slam the water.  Now granted, slamming means a gallon max for me.  No way I could ever down 2 gallons or anything close to that. 

Now, 2 gallons of beer.... :bar:

I cheat a little - I add that sugar free crystal light powder stuff to it, and just keep refilling my water bottle.  The fruit punch is really sweet, and that helps keep me from craving a sweet snack or dessert, so bonus.

I only did the two gallons for two days - I could NEVER do that on a regular basis.  I was spending damn near all day in the bathroom. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 17, 2013, 04:25:04 PM
A key part to my diet (when I get serious about losing) is drowning myself in water.  I go to 5-7 small, low fat meals a day and slam the water.  Now granted, slamming means a gallon max for me.  No way I could ever down 2 gallons or anything close to that. 

Now, 2 gallons of beer.... :bar:

When I get serious about losing weight, I call Manti's GF and have her fry up some chicken.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 17, 2013, 04:32:48 PM
When I get serious about losing weight, I call Manti's GF and have her fry up some chicken.

It's her mama who makes the best fried chicken.  When her family came out for a visit last summer, she cooked it twice. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 17, 2013, 05:39:43 PM
I gained four pounds back in the last week.  The cold weather and nasty rain has meant lots of hibernating and comfort food. 

So I have consumed two gallons (!!) of water a day for the last two days. Four pounds?  Them bitches are GONE.  All my pounds are warshed away... and I am continuing to up my water intake for the next week or two at least.  The net gain over the holiday is all gone, and I have maintained at 24 pounds net loss.

But it really sucks that you can gain that much weight so fast just by retaining water.  It's an easy fix, and drinking a lot of water is a good trick to do if you need to lose a few random pounds fast in the short term (like, in my case, wanting to look even skinnier for my nephew's wedding). Makes it hard to focus at work tho, when you are heading to the other office every 30-45 minutes. 

I know that women retain water more than men, but do you guys go through this too?  Some summers I would be so swollen in my ankles and fingers that my feet and hands would turn a reddish color.  Carl never seems to but he sweats a lot, as in WAY more than most people.

I start on a two litre bottle of water on the way in to work each day and refill it once during the day. So my bathroom visits are pretty common but its easy for me as I am the only one in the office most days so I call it "my" corporate bathroom. The winter is killer for me, shorter days and we have a habit of going to the beer store (walking distance) in the afternoon when my guys get back. That should change as the beer store is moving and nothing else is that close.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 17, 2013, 06:00:03 PM
Last night.  Coated some talapia filets in a little Olive Oil and blackened seasoning.  Pan fried them in olive oil. Took a baking potato and but it into thin slices.  Coated in more EVOO, garlic saly and ground rosemary.  Broiled them on low.  Spinach salad with sliced strawberries and almond slivers. 

Not perfect diet food as there was more EVOO than I would normally use.  But damn good, quick and easy.

You motivated me. I have some Chuck Eye Steaks I didn't know what to do with, so I clarified some butter and coated them with the butter then the blacken seasoning, then on high heat blackened them. At the same time I was making pasta salad (I use Hidden Vally Ranch seasoning with oil and vinegar - it's killer). Nice afternoon snack I might add. Many people bronze rather than blacken and there's a difference.

http://www.chefhansgourmetfoods.com/ has the best damn blacken seasoning I have ever tasted.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 18, 2013, 07:27:07 AM
You motivated me. I have some Chuck Eye Steaks I didn't know what to do with, so I clarified some butter and coated them with the butter then the blacken seasoning, then on high heat blackened them. At the same time I was making pasta salad (I use Hidden Vally Ranch seasoning with oil and vinegar - it's killer). Nice afternoon snack I might add. Many people bronze rather than blacken and there's a difference.

http://www.chefhansgourmetfoods.com/ has the best damn blacken I have ever tasted.
Good choice on the butter. Olive oil is good too

Margarine is processed junk. It'll kill you.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 18, 2013, 10:24:06 AM
I had to double up one day this week (Wed) since I am taking the wife out for her B-day tonight.  I did arms & shoulders and Kenpo on Wed.  I can't even believe I am saying this, but I love the cardio and kenpo portions.  Not that it's fun, but you are over with before you know it and soaked.  I did legs & back last night.  A little rough feeling on the knees this morning.  Some of those squats kill me.  Especially the wall squats and the chair lunges.  They burn pretty bad from just that so I have to be careful and either not use weights or cut back on the number of reps.  I am down to 225 and I started at 337 and I am on day 27.  I can live with that.  Sunday starts a new adventure and I get all new workouts for the week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 18, 2013, 10:40:52 AM
I had to double up one day this week (Wed) since I am taking the wife out for her B-day tonight.  I did arms & shoulders and Kenpo on Wed.  I can't even believe I am saying this, but I love the cardio and kenpo portions.  Not that it's fun, but you are over with before you know it and soaked.  I did legs & back last night.  A little rough feeling on the knees this morning.  Some of those squats kill me.  Especially the wall squats and the chair lunges.  They burn pretty bad from just that so I have to be careful and either not use weights or cut back on the number of reps.  I am down to 225 and I started at 337 and I am on day 27.  I can live with that.  Sunday starts a new adventure and I get all new workouts for the week.

I'm gonna' go ahead and say it.  112 pound loss in 27 days is damn fine work. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 18, 2013, 10:47:40 AM
I'm gonna' go ahead and say it.  112 pound loss in 27 days is damn fine work.

fudgeer!  That should have been 227.  Damn triskey fingers.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 18, 2013, 11:12:16 AM
Overhead shoulder press is fudgeing hard.

That's all. 

Wait, no it's not.

I am little girl weak. 

That's all. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 18, 2013, 11:31:22 AM
Overhead shoulder press is fudgeing hard.

That's all. 

Wait, no it's not.

I am little girl weak. 

That's all.

Yes, yes you are.  Yes, yes they are.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 18, 2013, 11:35:23 AM
I'm a little boy blue
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 18, 2013, 11:42:08 AM
Yes, yes you are.  Yes, yes they are.

After two weeks of exercising, here are my stats for each set:

Bench Press - 115 pounds, 6 reps
Lat Pull Downs - 80 pounds, 8 reps
Rows - 70 pounds, 8 reps
Squats - Nonexistent, I can't squat all the way down
Leg Press - 180 pounds (two 45s on each side), 6 reps
Deadlift - 185 pounds, 6 reps
Overhead shoulder press - 75 pounds, 8 reps
Dips - 5-6 dips
Sit ups - 15 before I have to stop

Running - 1.1 miles with a gradual hill for about half a mile and then a steep decline for maybe 1/10 of a mile

Swimming - 3 total laps per 10-15 minutes.  I usually have to stop halfway to breathe for a few seconds. 

Embarrassing. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 18, 2013, 11:54:54 AM
After two weeks of exercising, here are my stats for each set:

Bench Press - 115 pounds, 6 reps
Lat Pull Downs - 80 pounds, 8 reps
Rows - 70 pounds, 8 reps
Squats - Nonexistent, I can't squat all the way down
Leg Press - 180 pounds (two 45s on each side), 6 reps
Deadlift - 185 pounds, 6 reps
Overhead shoulder press - 75 pounds, 8 reps
Dips - 5-6 dips
Sit ups - 15 before I have to stop

Running - 1.1 miles with a gradual hill for about half a mile and then a steep decline for maybe 1/10 of a mile

Swimming - 3 total laps per 10-15 minutes.  I usually have to stop halfway to breathe for a few seconds. 

Embarrassing.

What exactly are your goals and have you thought about Power/Rep Range/Shock?  Me and the Snaggs have talked at length about workouts.  I used to not be a Fatty McChubberson and lived in the gym.  I was doing ok, but wanted some real results.  I used to go to several body building forums to see if there was something that I could use that would help and I ran across this guy and his program.  http://www.prrstraining.com (http://www.prrstraining.com)  Now I haven't been to his site for a while now, but I used to go over there and lurk on the message boards and could glean some free info.  It does work, but it's hard as hell and it will make you feel like death right after you workout.


Here is an example and I actually used this one for a while until I got bored and started swapping out exercises.

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Back

POWER: week 1

- Rack deadlift...3 x 3-6
- Bent row...3 x 4-6
- Weighted chin...2-3 x 4-6
- CG seated row...2-3 x 4-6

REP RANGE: week 2

- CG weighted chin...2 x 6-8
- WG T-Bar row...2 x 8-10
- Dumbell row...2 x 10-12
- Pullover...2 x 12-15

SHOCK: week 3

- Pullover/WG pulldown superset...1-2 x 8-10 each
- Stiff arm pulldown/reverse grip bent row...1-2 x 8-10 each
- CG seated pully row dropset...1 x 6-8, drop, 6-8, drop, 6-8

Biceps/Triceps

POWER: week 1

- Barbell curl...2 x 4-6
- Preacher curl...2 x 4-6
- Hammer curl...1-2 x 4-6
- CG bench press...3 x 4-6
- Skull crush...2 x 4-6
- Single arm dumbell extension...1-2 x 4-6

REP RANGE: week 2

- Alternating dumbell curl...2 x 6-8
- Cable curl...2 x 8-10
- Concentration curl...1-2 x 10-12
- Weighted dip...3 x 6-8
- Pushdown...2 x 8-10
- Kickback...1-2 x 10-12

SHOCK: week 3

- EZ bar curl/CG chin superset...1 x 6-10 each
- Preacher curl/reverse curl superset...1 x 6-10 each
- Dropset cable single arm curl...1 x 6-10, drop 6-10
- Pushdown/CG bench press superset...1-2 x 6-10 each
- Reverse grip pushdown/incline overhead extension superset...1-2 x 6-10 each
- Dropset weighted bench dip...1 x 8-10, drop 8-10

Chest

POWER: week 1

- Dumbell bench press...3 x 4-6
- Incline press...3 x 4-6
- Weighted dips...2 x 4-6

REP RANGE: week 2

- Incline dumbell press...3 x 6-8
- Bench press...3 x 8-10
- Flye...2 x 10-12

SHOCK: week 3

- Superset...cable crossover/incline smith press...1-2 x 8-10 reps each
- Superset...incline flye/dips...1 x 8-10 reps each
- Dropset...machine bench press...1 x 8-10, drop 6-8, drop 6-8 optional

Deltoids

POWER: week 1

- Military press...2-3 x 4-6
- Upright row...2-3 x 4-6
- "Cheat" lateral...2 x 4-6

REP RANGE: week 2

- Single arm dumbell press...2 x 6-8
- Bent lateral...2-3 x 8-10
- Cable side lateral...2 x 10-12

SHOCK: week 3

- Seated side lateral/hammer machine press superset...1-2 x 8-10
- Severse pec deck/WG upright row superset...1-2 x 8-10
- Cable front raise dropset...1 x 6-8, drop 6-8, drop 6-8 optional

Legs

POWER: week 1

- Squats...3 x 4-6
- Leg press...3 x 4-6
- Single leg extension...2 x 4-6
- Lying leg curl...3 x 4-6
- Stiff deadlift...2-3 x 4-6

REP RANGE: week 2

- Leg extension...2 x 8-10
- Hack squat...3 x 10-12
- One legged leg press...3 x 12-15
- Lying leg curl...2 x 6-8
- Stiff deadlift...2 x 8-10
- Single leg curl or seated leg curl...1-2 x 10-12

SHOCK: week 3

- Superset: leg extension/front squat...1-2 x 8-10 each
- Superset: leg extension/sissy squat or leg press...1-2 x 8-10 each
- Dropset: lunge...1 x 8-10, drop, 8-10
- Superset: leg curl seated or lying/toes pointed hyperextension...1-2 x 8-10 each
- Dropset: single leg curl...1-2 x 8-10, drop, 8-10

The only note is that once you run through PRRS a few times you should advance RR week to the following ranges: 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-20 (for larger bodyparts).

Read more: http://prrsguru.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=train&action=display&thread=755#ixzz2ILaB7sVS
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 18, 2013, 11:56:15 AM
Oh, and he will do online consult and training, expensive as hell though.  I never used him but did use his forums and got him to give me some hints for free.  His supplements work pretty well and his diet advice is pretty solid.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 18, 2013, 12:09:30 PM
Coming out of high school, I could bench 315, squat 450, and power clean 225.  Was never into deadlifts.  I was bulky with big muscles and big shoulders and all the good stuff weight lifters want. 

It's just died off over the years. 

I'm looking into starting Rippetoe's Starting Strength routine.  Just a basic 5x5 routine with power lifts for a few weeks to build my strength back up.  Then get into lifting that's geared more for triathletes.

More embarrassing - My mom is going to give me swimming lessons in a few weeks. 

As soon as I can get my breathing established while swimming, I'll be training mostly for triathlons and supplementing my workouts with weight lifting. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 18, 2013, 12:39:05 PM
Coming out of high school, I could bench 315, squat 450, and power clean 225.  Was never into deadlifts.  I was bulky with big muscles and big shoulders and all the good stuff weight lifters want. 

It's just died off over the years. 

I'm looking into starting Rippetoe's Starting Strength routine.  Just a basic 5x5 routine with power lifts for a few weeks to build my strength back up.  Then get into lifting that's geared more for triathletes.

More embarrassing - My mom is going to give me swimming lessons in a few weeks. 

As soon as I can get my breathing established while swimming, I'll be training mostly for triathlons and supplementing my workouts with weight lifting.

From the lifting side, I feel your pain.  In college, I was benching 365, squatting 450 and leg pressing 720...when I really decided to get serious again this time last year, I started benching 185, squatting 225 and leg pressing 270, and hurt after every workout. 

I have never really added deadlifts or cleans into my routine since I started back.  I'm thinking now that may be the next step I need to take to getting stronger.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 18, 2013, 12:42:14 PM
I used to could down 8 chocolate glazed donuts and a large Jungle Juice at one sitting.  Now, I'm lucky to muscle down 4 and half a glass of chocolate milk.  It's like the ability just disappears with age.  I hate getting old.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 18, 2013, 12:54:40 PM
I used to could down 8 chocolate glazed donuts and a large Jungle Juice at one sitting.  Now, I'm lucky to muscle down 4 and half a glass of chocolate milk.  It's like the ability just disappears with age.  I hate getting old.

Pfft...I can still down a half dozen chocolate covered, creme filled and a gallon of milk in a sitting.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 18, 2013, 01:11:38 PM
Pfft...I can still down a half dozen chocolate covered, creme filled and a gallon of milk in a sitting.

You just wait, Mister.  You just wait.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 18, 2013, 01:45:48 PM
Pfft...I can still down a half dozen chocolate covered, creme filled and a gallon of milk in a sitting.

Ahh nevermind    :dead:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 18, 2013, 01:56:45 PM
I used to could down 8 chocolate glazed donuts and a large Jungle Juice at one sitting.  Now, I'm lucky to muscle down 4 and half a glass of chocolate milk.  It's like the ability just disappears with age.  I hate getting old.

Yeah.  One of the best times in life was when my football coach told me after my junior year football season that I needed to gain a lot of weight and get stronger to play offensive line. 

8 donuts was healthy then. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 18, 2013, 04:01:50 PM
Ahh nevermind    :dead:

VV loves cream filled cannolis
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on January 19, 2013, 10:17:31 AM
Ahh nevermind    :dead:
You do realize that Buzz is working up to being able to handle two gallons of milk because he is training for his next encounter with your funbags
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on January 21, 2013, 09:08:29 PM
VV loves cream filled cannolis

Once it hits your lips, it's so good.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 22, 2013, 10:45:09 AM
Drank way too much this weekend.  Was probably drinking the equivalent of a BK Chicken sandwich combo meal in calories, fat, and carbs, but it was so damn tasty.  Ate clean for the most part other than some crab cakes and a slice of cheese cake.  Back on track of no drinking again this week.  I won't be able to drink this weekend.  Friday night we are supposed to go eat dinner with the wife's grandmother and Saturday I will take the toddler and head out to my dad's so both will keep me from partaking. 

If I hear "Bring It", "A Little recovery drink will help" or something else about Dreya I am going to shoot someone.  Same might be said for doing Superman Banana's, Downward Dogs, and X Press Squats. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 22, 2013, 11:24:08 AM
Drank way too much this weekend.  Was probably drinking the equivalent of a BK Chicken sandwich combo meal in calories, fat, and carbs, but it was so damn tasty.  Ate clean for the most part other than some crab cakes and a slice of cheese cake.  Back on track of no drinking again this week.  I won't be able to drink this weekend.  Friday night we are supposed to go eat dinner with the wife's grandmother and Saturday I will take the toddler and head out to my dad's so both will keep me from partaking. 

If I hear "Bring It", "A Little recovery drink will help" or something else about Dreya I am going to shoot someone.  Same might be said for doing Superman Banana's, Downward Dogs, and X Press Squats.

I would think showing up totally plowed would impress her.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 22, 2013, 11:29:44 AM
I would think showing up totally plowed would impress her.

You may be on to something.  All sweet, bible toting, little old ladies from the bible belt are much impressed by the husbands of their firstborn granddaughters showing up drunk for dinner.  Yup, that is a great idea!

EDIT: To also show up at her house with a belly full of beer and say "No thanks on the extra biscuit maw-maw, I am stuffed" is not an option.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: War Eagle!!! on January 23, 2013, 10:14:58 AM
Yeah.  One of the best times in life was when my football coach told me after my junior year football season that I needed to gain a lot of weight and get stronger to play offensive line. 

8 donuts was healthy then.

Aren't you like 5'8"? You played OL?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 23, 2013, 10:23:52 AM
Drank way too much this weekend.  Was probably drinking the equivalent of a BK Chicken sandwich combo meal in calories, fat, and carbs, but it was so damn tasty.  Ate clean for the most part other than some crab cakes and a slice of cheese cake.  Back on track of no drinking again this week.  I won't be able to drink this weekend.  Friday night we are supposed to go eat dinner with the wife's grandmother and Saturday I will take the toddler and head out to my dad's so both will keep me from partaking. 

If I hear "Bring It", "A Little recovery drink will help" or something else about Dreya I am going to shoot someone.  Same might be said for doing Superman Banana's, Downward Dogs, and X Press Squats.

You're fudgeing up your system. It stores the fat during the food binges, then during the diet you're liver suffers. You need to take those pills that make your brain think you are full of shoot full . That or be happy and unhealthy.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 23, 2013, 10:41:06 AM
Aren't you like 5'8"? You played OL?

5'8?  shoot, son.  I'm 5'7 on a good day. 

I weighed 210 pounds, worked out with 315 pounds on bench and could squat 450.  I was also dirty.  And the center and tackle next to me were both over 6 feet and weighed about 300 each.   

And yeah.  Offensive line.  Right guard.  Started 12 games and had the highest grade every week.  Could also throw the football a quarter mile. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 23, 2013, 10:48:31 AM
We once had a bachelor party for THS.  He ate the whole cake before we could tell him there was a stripper in it.

 :bar:  To Townhall
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 23, 2013, 10:55:21 AM
You're fudgeing up your system. It stores the fat during the food binges, then during the diet you're liver suffers. You need to take those pills that make your brain think you are full of shoot full . That or be happy and unhealthy.

Yeah there was no food binges.  I don't consider one crabcake and a slice of cheesecake over a 3 day weekend a food binge.  Now if you had said a drinking binge I would agree with you.  Whiskey, Milk Stouts and IPA's will fudge up your system.  If I take any kind of pills it will be an ECA stack.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: War Eagle!!! on January 23, 2013, 11:05:05 AM
5'8?  shoot, son.  I'm 5'7 on a good day. 

I weighed 210 pounds, worked out with 315 pounds on bench and could squat 450.  I was also dirty.  And the center and tackle next to me were both over 6 feet and weighed about 300 each.   

And yeah.  Offensive line.  Right guard.  Started 12 games and had the highest grade every week.  Could also throw the football a quarter mile.

(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4789804208619616&pid=15.1)

In other news...how come when you google images of "short fat kid football", unrelated pictures of naked women showing off their snatch appear. Sometimes the internet is the devil. Makes me want to lock every god damn computer in the house away from my kids... :facepalm:

You don't even have to know what to look for...shoot just pops up...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 23, 2013, 11:18:11 AM
(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4789804208619616&pid=15.1)

In other news...how come when you google images of "short fat kid football", unrelated pictures of naked women showing off their snatch appear. Sometimes the internet is the devil. Makes me want to lock every god damn computer in the house away from my kids... :facepalm:

You don't even have to know what to look for...shoot just pops up...

When you constantly go on porn sites for hours at a time, you automatically get a virus that causes those pop-ups to appear at random times. And you can't click them off. You literally have to shut down the computer and start over.





Or so I've read.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 23, 2013, 11:23:53 AM
(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4789804208619616&pid=15.1)

In other news...how come when you google images of "short fat kid football", unrelated pictures of naked women showing off their snatch appear. Sometimes the internet is the devil. Makes me want to lock every god damn computer in the house away from my kids... :facepalm:

You don't even have to know what to look for...shoot just pops up...

Thought that is what made it great?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: War Eagle!!! on January 23, 2013, 11:25:34 AM
Thought that is what made it great?

Until you walk in and find a naked woman on the screen with your 7 year old looking at it...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: War Eagle!!! on January 23, 2013, 11:27:26 AM
When you constantly go on porn sites for hours at a time, you automatically get a virus that causes those pop-ups to appear at random times. And you can't click them off. You literally have to shut down the computer and start over.


Not a pop up. These were images that were related to the search. Not sure fudgeing how...but they were...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 23, 2013, 11:37:42 AM
(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4789804208619616&pid=15.1)

In other news...how come when you google images of "short fat kid football", unrelated pictures of naked women showing off their snatch appear. Sometimes the internet is the devil. Makes me want to lock every god damn computer in the house away from my kids... :facepalm:

You don't even have to know what to look for...shoot just pops up...


Try Coke bottle and see what you get.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Tiger Wench on January 23, 2013, 11:56:44 AM
Not a pop up. These were images that were related to the search. Not sure fudgeing how...but they were...

If you are using Google to search, you can turn on the filter for safe images only, I think.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 23, 2013, 12:04:48 PM
Until you walk in and find a naked woman on the screen with your 7 year old looking at it...

There is really no substitute for a real world education.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on January 24, 2013, 07:09:22 PM
how many people here have now searched for "short fat kid football" to check it out?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 24, 2013, 09:10:58 PM
(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4789804208619616&pid=15.1)

It's Mai Tai Te'o, the imaginary child of Manti and Lennay.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Vandy Vol on January 24, 2013, 10:44:38 PM
how many people here have now searched for "short fat kid football" to check it out?

I was too busy searching for "hairy rooster sandwich."
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 25, 2013, 02:50:05 PM
Conch Fritters.  These are a lot easier to make if you have a Cuisinart®.  (DC-10-Pro...eat your heart out!!)  If you have one of those, you just put the conch in and it beats it to smithereens.  Without it, you have to lots of pounding and cutting, to get the conch to be tender.  (Conch tastes like abalone, but it's a lot tougher!!)  Here's the combination, courtesy of the Hospital Auxiliary Cook Book.  (Thanks, Olga.)
Step 1.     Put all of this in the Cuisinart.
    1 lb Cleaned Conch  (drop this in, a piece at a time, while the machine is running)
    1 oz. sweet green or red pepper
    1/2 habañero pepper (or equivalent Marie Sharp's Habañero Sauce)
    1 oz. tomatoes
    1 oz. onions 
Step 2:  Sieve this together and then add to blend from Step 1.
   2 cups flour
   2 tsp baking powder
   1 tsp salt
   1 tsp black pepper
Step 3:  Add as much of this liquid to form a stiff consistency.
   1. cup water
   1 TBSP lime juice
 
Fry in deep fat by dropping spoonfuls.   Fritters will be golden to deep brown.  Big spoonfuls for a main dish; small spoonfuls for an appetizer.  Dry on absorbent paper.
Serve with sections of lime, roostertail sauce and/or tartar sauce 

http://belizenorth.com/belizean_recipes_text.htm
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 25, 2013, 04:28:30 PM
Had a binge.

The wife brought home a huge bag of Starburst jelly beans yesterday.  She said they were for me.  I told her that I was on a strict diet and didn't want any of it and was pissed that she brought it into the house.  She said, "Fine, I'll bring them to my students tomorrow." 

But then I sat down and ate half the bag.

And before noon this morning, I finished the bag while watching Fat Head on Netflix. 

I ate 10 cups of jelly beans.  270 grams of sugar.  1400 calories in the span of about 15 hours. 

HOWEVER the good news is that because of my exercise routine, I never once felt bad.  No sluggish feeling.  No bloat.  Nothing.  This morning I hit the weights for 30 minutes and went on a 20 minute run.  The jelly beans were probably a good post workout meal to help me bulk up. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on January 28, 2013, 11:20:03 AM
Caught a rotovirus that is going around.  Lost about 5 lbs in 2 days.  Can't say I recommend it.  Just not a very sustainable weight loss plan.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 28, 2013, 11:23:06 AM
Caught a rotovirus that is going around.  Lost about 5 lbs in 2 days.  Can't say I recommend it.  Just not a very sustainable weight loss plan.

Ughh...
Vitamins.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/food/wild-eggs-breakfast-burrito
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 28, 2013, 11:23:54 AM
Had a binge.

The wife brought home a huge bag of Starburst jelly beans yesterday.  She said they were for me.  I told her that I was on a strict diet and didn't want any of it and was pissed that she brought it into the house.  She said, "Fine, I'll bring them to my students tomorrow." 

But then I sat down and ate half the bag.

And before noon this morning, I finished the bag while watching Fat Head on Netflix. 

I ate 10 cups of jelly beans.  270 grams of sugar.  1400 calories in the span of about 15 hours. 

HOWEVER the good news is that because of my exercise routine, I never once felt bad.  No sluggish feeling.  No bloat.  Nothing.  This morning I hit the weights for 30 minutes and went on a 20 minute run.  The jelly beans were probably a good post workout meal to help me bulk up.

I would not worry about empty sugar calories. It's the fat that gets you.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on January 28, 2013, 11:26:54 AM
I would not worry about empty sugar calories. It's the fat that gets you.

Ummm ok.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 28, 2013, 11:36:05 AM
I would not worry about empty sugar calories. It's the fat that gets you.

Complete opposite, my friend. 

Stay away from sugar.  All of it. 

Eat fat.  Lots of it. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 28, 2013, 11:43:23 AM
Caught a rotovirus that is going around.  Lost about 5 lbs in 2 days.  Can't say I recommend it.  Just not a very sustainable weight loss plan.

The joys of having kids that go to school and catch the other kids crap. In my case the joy of having a wife teach 1st graders who know nothing about hygiene and she brings the crap home.  Every year since she first started teaching I get at least one roto/stomach virus and it will shed the lbs.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 28, 2013, 11:48:16 AM
Ughh...
Vitamins.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/food/wild-eggs-breakfast-burrito

Doesn't always help. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on January 28, 2013, 11:57:16 AM
The joys of having kids that go to school and catch the other kids crap. In my case the joy of having a wife teach 1st graders who know nothing about hygiene and she brings the crap home.  Every year since she first started teaching I get at least one roto/stomach virus and it will shed the lbs.

I don't know what I'm doing right, but I haven't been to the doctor for an illness since 2009. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 28, 2013, 12:08:14 PM
I don't know what I'm doing right, but I haven't been to the doctor for an illness since 2009.

My wife doesn't get sick either.  She just brings the little shoots germs in and I am the one that gets sick.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 28, 2013, 12:10:37 PM
Complete opposite, my friend. 

Stay away from sugar.  All of it. 

Eat fat.  Lots of it.

Uhh, I can't gain weight no matter what I eat.
Quote
Pumpkin Cinnamon Coffee Cake


For the Caramel:
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
pinch of salt
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

For the Streusel:
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 TBSP unsalted butter, sliced
1 ½ TBSP ground cinnamon
¼ tsp table salt

For the Cake:
¼ cup buttermilk
2 TBSP sour cream
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp table salt
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9-inch pan with nonstick spray.

Stir together the brown sugar, cream and salt for the caramel. Pour into a prepared pan and spread to coat the bottom. Sprinkle pecans over the caramel.

In a food processor, process brown sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon and the salt for the streusel. Pulse until small clumps form; set aside.

Whisk buttermilk, sour cream, pumpkin puree and eggs together and place into a large measuring cup with a pour spout.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl.

Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer just until combined.

Alternately add dry ans wet ingredients, starting and ending with the dry. Blend each additions just until incorporated.

Spread half the batter over the caramel, then sprinkle with half the streusel. Carefully spread remaining batter over that and top with remaining streusel. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool cake for 5 minutes, then run a pairing knife around the sides to loosen. Invert onto a serving platter while hot, then let cool slightly before slicing. Due to the sticky top, and electric knife is best for cutting, but a sharp, thin bladed knife is fine too.


Real good stuff. I think the caramel makes it almost to sweet for my liking but Jessie loves it. I am not crazy about real sweet stuff it makes my head spin, but it was still good. I have half a can of pumpkin left, I might make it again without the caramel sauce. Already getting a sugar rush and not even done yet!

(http://deejaysworld.net/yabbfiles/Attachments/PumpkinCoffeeCake.jpg)
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 28, 2013, 12:12:28 PM
Doesn't always help.

I haven't had a flu shot since my ETS date in 1985, and have only had the flu twice since then. Just goes to show that a healthy immune system actually works without the added mercury.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 28, 2013, 12:18:52 PM
I haven't had a flu shot since my ETS date in 1985, and have only had the flu twice since then. Just goes to show that a healthy immune system actually works without the added mercury.

I take the flu shot every year and I haven't had it since I was a teenager, back when I didn't take it and was extremely healthy.  I take vitamins every day and I still get a stomach bug when it goes around in the schools. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 28, 2013, 12:37:14 PM
I take the flu shot every year and I haven't had it since I was a teenager, back when I didn't take it and was extremely healthy.  I take vitamins every day and I still get a stomach bug when it goes around in the schools.

Stomach viruses suck. Just enough to ruin the weekend, but no enough to ruin the work week.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on January 28, 2013, 01:52:50 PM
Halibut stuffed with crap grilled on cedar plank and scallops with Parmesan cheese bread. I don't much weight was lost but damn good chow.

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/fish-2_zps2e439ba0.jpg)   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 28, 2013, 05:48:28 PM
Snapper, Trigger fish, Mahi Mahi, OMG I love fish. King Mackerel fried cubes.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on January 28, 2013, 07:55:59 PM
I would not worry about empty sugar calories. It's the fat that gets you.
Eat fat.  Lots of it.
bf loves eating the fatties


In my case the joy of having a wife teach 1st graders who know nothing about hygiene and she brings the crap home.
better that she teaches first graders and brings home crap than teaching high schoolers and bringing home the clap


Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on January 29, 2013, 03:25:46 PM
Snapper, Trigger fish, Mahi Mahi, OMG I love fish. King Mackerel fried cubes.

You won't get vaccines because of "mercury" (which if you have any dental fillings you already have a lifetime supply of) but you will eat King Mackerel?  You know that's one of the highest mercury level fish around?  Snapper is one of the lowest.

http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.cfm

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on January 29, 2013, 07:40:43 PM
You won't get vaccines because of "mercury" (which if you have any dental fillings you already have a lifetime supply of) but you will eat King Mackerel?  You know that's one of the highest mercury level fish around?  Snapper is one of the lowest.

http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.cfm

I don't eat enough fish for it to matter. I haven't had King Mackerel in five years. The fatties I eat are pork sausage wrapped with bacon and stuffed with cream cheese, high temp cheddar and chiles.

http://smartbalance.com/recipe-lightbox/?nid=1290781

Here's an example of what my fatties look like.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/KeithLeiter/100_0767.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/KeithLeiter/100_0769.jpg)

Here's the thread if wanna try some.

http://deejaysworld.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1208174211

here's one I'm going to try real soon. Fattie with Eggs Benedict on top.

http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/2011/06/fried-potato-and-smoked-ham-fattie-on.html

Then the drill press weighs in:

http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/2010/02/drill-press-tortillas-i-need-life-lol.html
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on February 02, 2013, 04:51:40 PM
Alright, progress time -

Reestablished my health routine on January 2nd by joining the YMCA.  It's been a month.

Started:

162 pounds
Bench Press - 115 x 5
Leg press - 185 x 5
Deadlifts - 165 x 5
Overhead Press - 75 x 5
Cardio - ten minutes max. 

Now:

167 pounds (I'm sorta kinda bulking)
Bench Press - 155 x 5
Leg press - 225 x 5
Dead lifts - 195 x 5
Overhead Press - 95 x 5
Cardio - Yesterday, I ran 27 minutes. 

This month's goal:

170 pounds
Bench Press - 185 x 5
Leg press - 275 x 5 (I'm working on doing squats.  I just can't get parallel without my toes coming up.)
Dead lifts - 225 x 5
Overhead press - 115 x 5
Cardio - 30 minutes multiple times a week

Then in March, I'll begin cutting back on calories and focusing more on running and higher reps of weight lifting.  I'm thinking about signing up for a half-marathon in May, but that may have to wait. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on February 02, 2013, 05:17:59 PM
Alright, progress time -

Reestablished my health routine on January 2nd by joining the YMCA.  It's been a month.

Started:

162 pounds
Bench Press - 115 x 5
Leg press - 185 x 5
Deadlifts - 165 x 5
Overhead Press - 75 x 5
Cardio - ten minutes max. 

Now:

167 pounds (I'm sorta kinda bulking)
Bench Press - 155 x 5
Leg press - 225 x 5
Dead lifts - 195 x 5
Overhead Press - 95 x 5
Cardio - Yesterday, I ran 27 minutes. 

This month's goal:

170 pounds
Bench Press - 185 x 5
Leg press - 275 x 5 (I'm working on doing squats.  I just can't get parallel without my toes coming up.)
Dead lifts - 225 x 5
Overhead press - 115 x 5
Cardio - 30 minutes multiple times a week

Then in March, I'll begin cutting back on calories and focusing more on running and higher reps of weight lifting.  I'm thinking about signing up for a half-marathon in May, but that may have to wait.

So, you're trying to build muscle mass instead of just losing weight? Hell, the only muscles I have that get any activity are the curls from the plate to my face. Oh and my fingertips on the keyboard of course. Oh yea, I almost forgot, MY DTHICK!
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on February 02, 2013, 06:03:00 PM
So, you're trying to build muscle mass instead of just losing weight? Hell, the only muscles I have that get any activity are the curls from the plate to my face. Oh and my fingertips on the keyboard of course. Oh yea, I almost forgot, MY DTHICK!

Um, uh, yeah. 

You know, overall physical fitness. 

I've noticed that I feel better overall since I've started lifting again.  And running has been easier.  It was tough getting through 30 minutes of running last summer.  I know it's cooler out now and I have experience doing it, but I feel like I have more power while I'm running because I've been strengthening my legs. 

Also, when I do finally lose all of the weight I want to lose, I don't want to look like a sickly skinny-fat guy.  I want to have some definition.  You can't build muscle and cut the last bit of fat off at the same time.  Build muscle first.  Trim fat last. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on February 02, 2013, 06:39:27 PM
Um, uh, yeah. 

You know, overall physical fitness. 

I've noticed that I feel better overall since I've started lifting again.  And running has been easier.  It was tough getting through 30 minutes of running last summer.  I know it's cooler out now and I have experience doing it, but I feel like I have more power while I'm running because I've been strengthening my legs. 

Also, when I do finally lose all of the weight I want to lose, I don't want to look like a sickly skinny-fat guy.  I want to have some definition.  You can't build muscle and cut the last bit of fat off at the same time.  Build muscle first.  Trim fat last.

Out of basic training I was 5'9" at 175lbs of pure fudgeing muscle. They said I had like 4% body fat. That was 1982 and is no longer the case.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on February 10, 2013, 04:28:23 PM
Try this sometime.

http://youtu.be/w_GBd5YJtFU
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 12, 2013, 11:04:32 AM
I need some help, folks!  I need some new exercises to blend into my routine just to "trick" my muscles.
I had added Jumbo's 21s he described into arm day, but I need mowr!

Right now, my routine consists of:

Monday - Shoulder press, flys, shrugs and upright rows along with ab crunches (machine and floor)
              Followed up with 30-45 minutes of elliptical or treadmill (about a mile or 2) and circuit training
Tuesday - Bench press, incline press, decline press, pec deck, cable crossover along with machine abs
Wednesday - Squats, leg press, leg curls, leg extensions, calf raises along with machine ab crunches
               Followed up with 30-45 minutes of same as Monday night
Thursday - Bent over rows, lat pulldowns, upper back iso machine along with machine and floor crunches
Friday - Bicep curls (machine and bar), tricep extensions (machine and rope), reverse pullups along with        machine crunches
            Followed up with a mile on the elliptical and more arm circuit training 
Saturday - combination of shoulder and chest work on hammer machines and run/walk a mile or two

Anybody have anything "out of this world" that I need to add in?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on February 12, 2013, 11:15:30 AM
I need some help, folks!  I need some new exercises to blend into my routine just to "trick" my muscles.
I had added Jumbo's 21s he described into arm day, but I need mowr!

Right now, my routine consists of:

Monday - Shoulder press, flys, shrugs and upright rows along with ab crunches (machine and floor)
              Followed up with 30-45 minutes of elliptical or treadmill (about a mile or 2) and circuit training
Tuesday - Bench press, incline press, decline press, pec deck, cable crossover along with machine abs
Wednesday - Squats, leg press, leg curls, leg extensions, calf raises along with machine ab crunches
               Followed up with 30-45 minutes of same as Monday night
Thursday - Bent over rows, lat pulldowns, upper back iso machine along with machine and floor crunches
Friday - Bicep curls (machine and bar), tricep extensions (machine and rope), reverse pullups along with        machine crunches
            Followed up with a mile on the elliptical and more arm circuit training 
Saturday - combination of shoulder and chest work on hammer machines and run/walk a mile or two

Anybody have anything "out of this world" that I need to add in?

I'm not expert, but I have been doing a lot of reading on weight lifting and have seen some serious personal gains in myself.

What's your bench press max, squat max, and how many pull ups can you do?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 12, 2013, 11:18:49 AM
I'm not expert, but I have been doing a lot of reading on weight lifting and have seen some serious personal gains in myself.

What's your bench press max, squat max, and how many pull ups can you do?

I haven't maxed out in a few months, but my last max was 245 on the bench and 365 on the squats.
I have rotator cuff problems (as well as old age and dunlop disease), so I can only do a few pullups without really hurting.  My bench has really hurt from that too...I maxed at 365 back in my college days.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on February 12, 2013, 11:48:18 AM
I haven't maxed out in a few months, but my last max was 245 on the bench and 365 on the squats.
I have rotator cuff problems (as well as old age and dunlop disease), so I can only do a few pullups without really hurting.  My bench has really hurt from that too...I maxed at 365 back in my college days.

So it sounds like you're already working out at beast mode level.  Why do you feel the need to "trick" your muscles?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 12, 2013, 12:47:12 PM
So it sounds like you're already working out at beast mode level.  Why do you feel the need to "trick" your muscles?

I'm really looking to lean up I suppose, more than bulk up more...should have been more specific in my question.  I want to see the hammer brothers, instead of a lump in the middle of a fat pocket.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on February 12, 2013, 01:05:43 PM
You need to swim more. Bulk is almost useless. Endurance and cardio is what you need more than anything else. I have rotator cuff issues and a sternoclavicular dislocation, so weights are out for me.
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Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on February 12, 2013, 01:24:49 PM
I'm really looking to lean up I suppose, more than bulk up more...should have been more specific in my question.  I want to see the hammer brothers, instead of a lump in the middle of a fat pocket.

So you need to do a cut. 

I'd go on the Keto diet myself if I were you.  At least cut out all alcohol, sugar, and most processed carbohydrates like pasta, bread, and crackers. 

You can use something like MyFitnessPal.com to track calories and nutrients.  For me, I lose weight when I dip down to 1800 calories/day. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: GH2001 on February 12, 2013, 01:25:18 PM
You need to swim more. Bulk is almost useless. Endurance and cardio is what you need more than anything else. I have rotator cuff issues and a sternoclavicular dislocation, so weights are out for me.

I guess you do make sense sometimes.

I made the transition from weight room to strictly cardio 3 years ago. I'm in much better shape and have a Ton of fun with road racing and triathlon. My annual checkup numbers are always perfect as well. They weren't always when I was in the gym and sitting around 205-218. I stay around 165 now and never want to go back to what I was.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on February 12, 2013, 01:40:10 PM
At least cut out all alcohol,

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Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 12, 2013, 03:08:04 PM
So you need to do a cut. 

I'd go on the Keto diet myself if I were you.  At least cut out all alcohol, sugar, and most processed carbohydrates like pasta, bread, and crackers. 

You can use something like MyFitnessPal.com to track calories and nutrients.  For me, I lose weight when I dip down to 1800 calories/day.

I am using MyFitnessPal and it has me down to 1600 calories a day.  Last year, when I did lose a good bit, I was trying to stick with the Atkins plan as much as possible.  This year, it's not working so well.  I just need something to shock my system and get me kickstarted again...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 12, 2013, 03:32:40 PM
Buzz, I don't have any tricks to kick your progress up an Emeril notch or two....other than HGH.  A few bits of advice from an old dude who's been there, done that.

First, forget worrying about bench and squat max.  Straight bench press is not a good, pure muscle building movement and squats are hell on your knees and spine in the long run.  And when's the last time you were walking down the beach and anyone asked you about your max bench press? 

Second, if you read Muscle & Fitness or anything similar, enjoy the ads and  :haha: at the "Want to blast those biceps into oblivion" articles.  Hey, this may be what I'm looking for to get those guns I've been trying for.  Let's see:

3 sets of 10 reps/seated dumbell curls
3 sets of 10 reps/preacher curls
3 sets of 10 reps/standing barbell curls

WTF?  I've been doing that for years.  Wait, what's this fine print here? Hmmm.."3 cycles of Dianobol per month and 3 cycles of oil based Testosterone per month".  Oooohhhh....now I see.

Bottom line.  Without the assistance of PED's, the real keys to muscle growth or definition are diet and consistent change.  You're right about "tricking" or shocking the muscles.  But in order to do that, you need drastic, consistent changes.  Adding a little something here or there will make very little noticeable difference.  If you can get out of the mindset of worrying about how much...as opposed to how you look, change will come much easier.  If you never have, go look at the "300" workout.  (Just as one of many examples)  It's an overall body workout using 25-50 reps on each exercise. You do far less sets but it's total exhaustion on each one and can be done in 30 minutes or less. 

Virtually the entire cast was doing it in preparation for the movie.  Go look at the promo pics and ask yourself if you want to look like that or if you want to increase your squat max by 20 pounds?  Not saying you have to go to the 300 workout from here on. But for 4-6 weeks?  Oh yeah.  Then move on to something else to "shock" the muscles again.  You were/are doing Insanity?  Fantastic change of pace.  Keep looking for overall routines to take it in another direction, but just as importantly, regardless of what you do, the results will be half of what they should be if you don't adjust the diet accordingly.     
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 12, 2013, 03:57:03 PM
Teh Insanity was just too insane...
My Achilles would not let me go through the full 60 days.  I made a week and a couple of days before I decided it hurt too damn much to finish.  I seriously considered trying the 300 workout, but I don't have any tractor trailer tires in the basement.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on February 12, 2013, 03:58:01 PM
Out of basic training I was 5'9" at 175lbs of pure fudgeing muscle. They said I had like 4% body fat. That was 1982 and is no longer the case.

I was the small skinny little fudge (also no longer the case) in basic that they alway pushed to the front of the mess hall line so I could gain some weight. I gained 25 lbs in basic and had to go to CIF halfway through to get a re-issue of clothes that fit.

I came out of basic a mean,nasty motherfudgeer.  Now I am just the mf.   :haha:
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on February 12, 2013, 04:08:41 PM
I was the small skinny little fudge (also no longer the case) in basic that they alway pushed to the front of the mess hall line so I could gain some weight. I gained 25 lbs in basic and had to go to CIF halfway through to get a re-issue of clothes that fit.

I came out of basic a mean,nasty motherfudgeer.  Now I am just the mf.   :haha:

I remember poking fun at my old man when he started getting some age on him b/c he was the poster boy for being fit.  He was a DS in the Army and took pride in being able to run and exercise until he hit about 40 then he started letting himself go a little bit.  Some of that was natural, the hair loss, eyesight and hearing. Of course being at the ball fields or gym every night and watching your kids play ball and eating junk food can do that to you.  Funny, I regret ever saying anything to him about that.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 12, 2013, 04:12:58 PM
Teh Insanity was just too insane...
My Achilles would not let me go through the full 60 days.  I made a week and a couple of days before I decided it hurt too damn much to finish.  I seriously considered trying the 300 workout, but I don't have any tractor trailer tires in the basement.

I understand that.  I got the Tapout XT about 2 months ago and after a few times, realized I'd better drop about 20 before I tackle that. A mild shoulder "twinge" quickly turned into a "Damn, that hurts my shoulder". On the 300 workout, I had never looked at it when someone told me about it a while back.  I took the basic principals and worked up my own routine.  The results were immediate.  And 25+ reps with even super light weight made me beg for mercy the first few times I did it.   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on February 12, 2013, 05:16:20 PM
A slug.  That's what I've been.  So far my best weight was a touch under 200, but I am now between 203 and 206 and holding.  I haven't ran.  I haven't been eating good.  I haven't been working out (unless you consider a complete remodel of my home working out) and I honestly am starting to feel like shoot. 

Disgustville.  That's where I am.  Of course, on the bright side, I great with drinking only water and can barely stand the taste of a coke zero at this point.  So, no sugar drinks is probably the only reason I'm not gaining. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on February 12, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
A slug.  That's what I've been.  So far my best weight was a touch under 200, but I am now between 203 and 206 and holding.  I haven't ran.  I haven't been eating good.  I haven't been working out (unless you consider a complete remodel of my home working out) and I honestly am starting to feel like shoot. 

Disgustville.  That's where I am.  Of course, on the bright side, I great with drinking only water and can barely stand the taste of a coke zero at this point.  So, no sugar drinks is probably the only reason I'm not gaining.

Military definition of slug:

Slow leaner under guidance.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on February 25, 2013, 02:26:52 PM
Sauteed grouper with Crawfish Oscar at Felix's.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: bottomfeeder on February 25, 2013, 07:12:48 PM
Hey Cod, I got a recipe fer yer.

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Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on March 01, 2013, 12:02:38 PM
Monthly Progress:

Weight: 168

Longest run in February: 45 minutes on a Saturday
Averaging 30 minutes per run during the week after my weight lifting

Bench press: 185 3 rep max
Overhead press: 95 5x6
Leg press: Two 45s and a 25 on each side, 4x8
Deadlifts: 185, 5x5
Pull ups: 4x6

I've incorporated an ab routine.  Leg raises, planks, and side planks each side.  This week, I also started a more intense three day split that looks like this:

Monday:
Bench Press 1x8, 1x6, 1x5
Incline Press 3x6
Dips 3x10
Curls 25 pound DB curls
Ab routine
30 minute run

Wednesday:
Leg press 4x6
Deadlift 4x6
Shoulder press 4x6
Lat raises 4x8
Ab routine
30 minute run

Friday:
Pull ups 4x7
Lat pull downs 4x8
Rows 4x8
Abs
HIIT runs (5 60 second sprints with 5 60 second jogs)

Saturday:
Long run

I'm still eating pretty much whatever I want.  Trying to gain strength.  I think April 1st, I'll start cutting depending on how much weight I've gained. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 01, 2013, 12:25:50 PM
That sounds like a very good routine.  If I could incorporate the running in with my workouts, I'd probably be shedding the extra baby fat like crazy...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on March 01, 2013, 04:11:58 PM
I remember when I weighed 168 lbs.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 01, 2013, 04:17:04 PM
I remember when I weighed 168 lbs.

Same here...the 5th grade was so much fun.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: djsimp on March 01, 2013, 04:25:17 PM
Same here...the 5th grade was so much fun.

Yeah, back when I was practicing wrasslin moves in the elementary gym.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on March 01, 2013, 05:31:39 PM
I remember when I weighed 168 lbs.

You probably remember when you were my height too. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on April 05, 2013, 05:54:47 PM
Monthly Progress:

Weight: 173

Bench press: 205 5 rep max
Overhead press: 115 3x5
Leg press: Four 45s and a 25 on each side 3 rep max
Deadlifts: 225 5 rep max
Pull ups: Burnout at 7, multiple sets of 5 afterwards

Unfortunately, I've hit the peak of my bulking session.  I'm fat.  I've gained almost 20 pounds, and my pants are tight.  I can't even wear my jeans anymore, which were a big snug to begin with. 

Worst of all, I quit running.  Right before spring break, I hit 6 miles.  It felt AMAZING.  A few days later, I went out to run another long run, started, ran for maybe five minutes, and thought, "Holy shoot, I still have an hour of this." 

And I turned around and went home.  Haven't been able to go for a long run since.  I think I'm going to hold off on running.  Maybe do HIIT sprints on Wednesdays and focus mostly on lifting weights and watching what I eat.

Which is another problem. THe past few days, I've tried to scale back my calories.  I can't do it.  After eating high fat, high protein foods with sugary snacks throughout the day, I'm having a very hard time sticking to diet food.

My plan is to eat 1800 calories/day during the week.  2000 on Saturday and Sunday.  That puts me at a 500-700 calorie deficit compared to the last three months.  I've put on enough muscle that if I cut the fat, I should look damn good. 

But cutting calories for three months is going to be a whole hell of a lot harder than running 30 minutes. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Token on April 05, 2013, 06:01:45 PM
I've struggled since the first of the year.  I finally decided a few weeks ago to stop.  Not eating outlandish, but eating what I want.  Still drinking only water and occasionally a coke zero.  No sugar drinks. Still sitting at 206.  I'm going to relax until I hit 210 and start again.  If I can......
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: JR4AU on April 07, 2013, 01:31:29 AM
I was down 26lbs when you started this thread in May of last year.  No exercise.  I got down maybe another 10-12 pounds by late July, early August.  Took Football season completely off from any diets.  Probably gained 10 back, maybe more, not sure, just know where I started, and also where I was when I started working out.  There was a time after Christmas, up til Feb when I joined the gym where I dieted, but didn't weigh in.  At the end of the year, first of this year, I also gave up alkyhol (again), soft drinks, went back to my phone app to keep my calorie count at 1500-1750, and started working out in Feb.  I'm now down a total of 76.5lbs since April 1 2012.  Down @ 35 of that since Christmas.  A ways to go yet.

THS, fudge running.  I hate that shoot too.  I'm doing cross fit.  About an hour workout (given to me by a trainer) that involves both strength training and cardio.  Takes about an hour, and you do nothing longer than 5 minutes.  10-12 exercises a session, 4 days a week.  I do maybe 20 minutes on a stationary bike, and some ab work on the off days, sometimes, not all the time.  I've never liked working out or running, but this workout is fun enough that the time flies for me, and hard enough I keep a sweat going the entire time.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on April 08, 2013, 11:53:22 AM
I was down 26lbs when you started this thread in May of last year.  No exercise.  I got down maybe another 10-12 pounds by late July, early August.  Took Football season completely off from any diets.  Probably gained 10 back, maybe more, not sure, just know where I started, and also where I was when I started working out.  There was a time after Christmas, up til Feb when I joined the gym where I dieted, but didn't weigh in.  At the end of the year, first of this year, I also gave up alkyhol (again), soft drinks, went back to my phone app to keep my calorie count at 1500-1750, and started working out in Feb.  I'm now down a total of 76.5lbs since April 1 2012.  Down @ 35 of that since Christmas.  A ways to go yet.

THS, fudge running.  I hate that shoot too.  I'm doing cross fit.  About an hour workout (given to me by a trainer) that involves both strength training and cardio.  Takes about an hour, and you do nothing longer than 5 minutes.  10-12 exercises a session, 4 days a week.  I do maybe 20 minutes on a stationary bike, and some ab work on the off days, sometimes, not all the time.  I've never liked working out or running, but this workout is fun enough that the time flies for me, and hard enough I keep a sweat going the entire time.

If I could do this again....wait.........if I would do this again, it would make things a whole lot easier.  I need to, and I know I should.  Now that work is settling down, stress from it is dying down, the back is healed up, I hope to be back to no drinking other than a weekend night out from time to time.  That would help me more than anything.  One simply isn't motivated to exercise when he wants to come home and have a tumbler or three full of Kentucky's finest.  Plus it makes one wake up in a fog and makes for more long and stressful days.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 08, 2013, 02:10:06 PM
If I could do this again....wait.........if I would do this again, it would make things a whole lot easier.  I need to, and I know I should.  Now that work is settling down, stress from it is dying down, the back is healed up, I hope to be back to no drinking other than a weekend night out from time to time.  That would help me more than anything.  One simply isn't motivated to exercise when he wants to come home and have a tumbler or three full of Kentucky's finest.  Plus it makes one wake up in a fog and makes for more long and stressful days.

What this guy said X14
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 08, 2013, 02:26:04 PM
Yall have inspired me to get my fat ass back on track.  I started slipping when the Halloween candy showed up in my house, and really didn't end until after the Easter ham was finally finished.  All in all, I have gained 15 pounds since October.

I have been working out at least 4 days a week all this time, but the cardio had all but stopped over the last few months, and it shows.  Started this morning by hitting the treadmill for a mile and a half run.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 08, 2013, 02:36:14 PM
Yall have inspired me to get my fat ass back on track.  I started slipping when the Halloween candy showed up in my house, and really didn't end until after the Easter ham was finally finished.  All in all, I have gained 15 pounds since October.

I have been working out at least 4 days a week all this time, but the cardio had all but stopped over the last few months, and it shows.  Started this morning by hitting the treadmill for a mile and a half run.

We took a cruise the last week of February.  It's things like that that get me motivated.  Knowing I'd be on the beach and around the pool, I worked my fat a$$ off in the weeks prior to it so the embarrassment factor wouldn't be nearly as high.  We went on it.  I ate and drank like crazy and have been ever since.  Put every bit of the weight back on in less than 2 months.  I have no motivation right now.  Didn't even bring my workout clothes with me.

Snagette and I started Couch to 5K a few weeks ago.  She did great the first 2 weeks but got teh shinz splints and decided she hated everything about running.  Now, we're just doing couch.  I need a goal.  Something to shoot for.  Something to get me back in the gym and on the road.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AUTiger1 on April 08, 2013, 02:58:52 PM
We took a cruise the last week of February.  It's things like that that get me motivated.  Knowing I'd be on the beach and around the pool, I worked my fat a$$ off in the weeks prior to it so the embarrassment factor wouldn't be nearly as high.  We went on it.  I ate and drank like crazy and have been ever since.  Put every bit of the weight back on in less than 2 months.  I have no motivation right now.  Didn't even bring my workout clothes with me.

Snagette and I started Couch to 5K a few weeks ago.  She did great the first 2 weeks but got teh shinz splints and decided she hated everything about running.  Now, we're just doing couch.  I need a goal.  Something to shoot for.  Something to get me back in the gym and on the road.

Sign up for a 5K in the near future and tell yourself that you want to finish in a certain amount of time?  Maybe that would help motivate you to hit the pavement in the evening and make you want to drink water and eat light instead of eating and drinking heavily?

Seriously have to do something myself to get motivated again.  Really hopefull the warmer weather that is coming will have me out doing something every evening instead of staying in the house.   

Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on April 08, 2013, 03:42:04 PM
So this is where I'm at now,

Work out five days a week.  Have really been trying to eat better and have almost completely cut out the alcohol.  Cardio on a bike or eliptical after work outs except the two off days, and then I get out and run at least two miles.

I start my day with a protein shake or meal replacement bar, have a lunch of anything that isn't fried and doesn't contain a lot of bread, usually protien and a sandwich for supper.  I am taking CLA after each meal, and just using a preworkout and my protein.  So far I have had to tighten my belt (should just go buy a new one) and can tell in my face and neck that I have lost weight.  I am  seeing definition in my shoulders/traps/chest but have only lost two pounds.

I am planning on continuing on with what I am doing now and finish the last three months of this deployment with P90X.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 30, 2013, 12:05:10 PM
Snagette and I started the Couch to 5K thing a while back.  She's never been a runner (I'm not much of one myself...hate every step of it) and she developed shin splints after a couple of weeks and said nay-nay to the running.  She's continuing to walk but the running is out.  I've kept up with it and I'm in week 4. 

I've always hated running.  I guess because despite numerous attempts to get in real running shape, I never feel like I'm getting any better.  I've been in one sprint triathlon and limped my way through the 5k run.  I've done a bunch of organized 5k runs over the years, mostly to have something to do that Saturday morning or to support whatever the charity or benefit may be.  I rarely make the entire run without at least a couple of walking sessions during it.  I just don't get the running thing.  This will be the first time I've ever really taken an actual running plan and tried to stick to it. 

I'm getting through it fine so far, but honestly, the first month of it is just not that hard and not that much running.  But I'm starting to see and feel the principles behind building each week.  Those of you like GH2001 who are really into it, did you ever struggle with your training?  Was there this "hump" you had to get over before you felt comfortable running distances?  And just what is feeling comfortable, for lack of a better term, when you run?   
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on April 30, 2013, 12:18:16 PM
I loved Couch to 5k.  My advice is to definitely sign up for and run a race. 

I've plateaued in the weight room.  I can bench press 205 three times, but I can't get more than that.  I haven't even tried to add more weight. I think it's because I don't have a spotter to help me risk using heavier weight.

Speaking of heavy weight, two black dudes that I suspect were on steroids were in the gym the other day. 

Here is what one of them did on bench press:

2x10 at 135 pounds
2x10 at 225 pounds
2x10 at 315 pounds
2x10 at 415 pounds
 
He didn't seem to struggle with 415 until the last five of his last set. 
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: ssgaufan on April 30, 2013, 12:45:14 PM
Here is what one of them did on bench press:

2x10 at 135 pounds
2x10 at 225 pounds
2x10 at 315 pounds
2x10 at 415 pounds
 
He didn't seem to struggle with 415 until the last five of his last set.

 :blink:  All I can say is damn.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 30, 2013, 01:19:45 PM
I loved Couch to 5k.  My advice is to definitely sign up for and run a race. 

I've plateaued in the weight room.  I can bench press 205 three times, but I can't get more than that.  I haven't even tried to add more weight. I think it's because I don't have a spotter to help me risk using heavier weight.

Speaking of heavy weight, two black dudes that I suspect were on steroids were in the gym the other day. 

Here is what one of them did on bench press:

2x10 at 135 pounds
2x10 at 225 pounds
2x10 at 315 pounds
2x10 at 415 pounds
 
He didn't seem to struggle with 415 until the last five of his last set.

Are you kidding?  That's what Snaggs and Jumbo call a warmup set.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Townhallsavoy on April 30, 2013, 01:23:22 PM
Are you kidding?  That's what Snaggs and Jumbo call a warmup set.

Seriously when he hit his second set of 10 with 315 pounds, I thought it was his warmup set. 

These guys were monsters.  Needle stuck monsters.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 30, 2013, 01:31:52 PM
Seriously when he hit his second set of 10 with 315 pounds, I thought it was his warmup set. 

These guys were monsters.  Needle stuck monsters.

There are a couple that frequent the downtown Y that I swear have to have an IV drip.  They workout with about the same weight, and make me feel like a little girly man pushing 225...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 30, 2013, 02:22:13 PM
Back in my late 20's, early 30's it was all about benching and squatting.  I know it sounds like an excuse, but being tall and long like I am, I was never very good at either.  I would usually bench up to 225 for 6-8 reps while I rarely went over 315 with my squat. 

I did three cycles of the juicey juice back then but the amount I was doing was miniscule compared to what a lot of guys in the gym were doing.  They considered themselves to be "clean" if they were only doing a cc of testosterone a week.  The first time I did it, I had been on for about 4 weeks when I was doing triceps one day.  I normally started my tricep workout on the bench with close-grip presses.  I'd start and 135 and work up to about 185 before moving on.  This one day, I put on 185 and repped it out like it was just the bar.  I got up kind of wondering what just happened.  I put 2 plates on and did 10 reps just as easily as I had with 185. 

That was the first time I realized that shoot really works.  I didn't do anymore because I was always scared of potential side effects, plus I never really looked forward to sticking myself in the ass with a long needle.  But while on it, I was the man....in my own mind.     
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on April 30, 2013, 02:43:13 PM
I loved Couch to 5k.  My advice is to definitely sign up for and run a race. 

I've plateaued in the weight room.  I can bench press 205 three times, but I can't get more than that.  I haven't even tried to add more weight. I think it's because I don't have a spotter to help me risk using heavier weight.

Speaking of heavy weight, two black dudes that I suspect were on steroids were in the gym the other day. 

Here is what one of them did on bench press:

2x10 at 135 pounds
2x10 at 225 pounds
2x10 at 315 pounds
2x10 at 415 pounds
 
He didn't seem to struggle with 415 until the last five of his last set.

I know a lot of guys roid that work out like that, but I have known some genetic freaks who can just do stuff like that on a bench.  A guy I worked with Atlanta grew up on a South Dakota farm.  He was maybe 205 or 210 when we started working out together.  We started our first workout together benching around 135 or so.  Five sets of 10 trying to ramp up between each set.  By the time we quit working out together (mainly because I just couldn't keep up) he was knocking out sets of 300+, I was doing about 200.

Life's just not fair sometimes.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on April 30, 2013, 03:42:19 PM
Back in my late 20's, early 30's it was all about benching and squatting.  I know it sounds like an excuse, but being tall and long like I am, I was never very good at either.  I would usually bench up to 225 for 6-8 reps while I rarely went over 315 with my squat. 

I did three cycles of the juicey juice back then but the amount I was doing was miniscule compared to what a lot of guys in the gym were doing.  They considered themselves to be "clean" if they were only doing a cc of testosterone a week.  The first time I did it, I had been on for about 4 weeks when I was doing triceps one day.  I normally started my tricep workout on the bench with close-grip presses.  I'd start and 135 and work up to about 185 before moving on.  This one day, I put on 185 and repped it out like it was just the bar.  I got up kind of wondering what just happened.  I put 2 plates on and did 10 reps just as easily as I had with 185. 

That was the first time I realized that shoot really works. I didn't do anymore because I was always scared of potential side effects, plus I never really looked forward to sticking myself in the ass with a long needle.  But while on it, I was the man....in my own mind.   

I am going to lay off that slow hanging curve ball.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 30, 2013, 03:43:55 PM
Back in my late 20's, early 30's it was all about benching and squatting.  I know it sounds like an excuse, but being tall and long like I am, I was never very good at either.  I would usually bench up to 225 for 6-8 reps while I rarely went over 315 with my squat. 

I did three cycles of the juicey juice back then but the amount I was doing was miniscule compared to what a lot of guys in the gym were doing.  They considered themselves to be "clean" if they were only doing a cc of testosterone a week.  The first time I did it, I had been on for about 4 weeks when I was doing triceps one day.  I normally started my tricep workout on the bench with close-grip presses.  I'd start and 135 and work up to about 185 before moving on.  This one day, I put on 185 and repped it out like it was just the bar.  I got up kind of wondering what just happened.  I put 2 plates on and did 10 reps just as easily as I had with 185. 

That was the first time I realized that shoot really works.  I didn't do anymore because I was always scared of potential side effects, plus I never really looked forward to sticking myself in the ass with a long needle.  But while on it, I was the man....in my own mind.   

Must. Not. Comment.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: dallaswareagle on April 30, 2013, 03:55:41 PM
Back in my late 20's, early 30's it was all about benching and squatting.  I know it sounds like an excuse, but being tall and long like I am, I was never very good at either.  I would usually bench up to 225 for 6-8 reps while I rarely went over 315 with my squat. 

I did three cycles of the juicey juice back then but the amount I was doing was miniscule compared to what a lot of guys in the gym were doing.  They considered themselves to be "clean" if they were only doing a cc of testosterone a week.  The first time I did it, I had been on for about 4 weeks when I was doing triceps one day.  I normally started my tricep workout on the bench with close-grip presses.  I'd start and 135 and work up to about 185 before moving on.  This one day, I put on 185 and repped it out like it was just the bar.  I got up kind of wondering what just happened.  I put 2 plates on and did 10 reps just as easily as I had with 185. 

That was the first time I realized that shoot really works.  I didn't do anymore because I was always scared of potential side effects, plus I never really looked forward to sticking myself in the ass with a long needle.  But while on it, I was the man....in my own mind.   

OK maybe just one:

Shrinking balls to married to balls in a jar.   That is not a "potential" side effect.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 30, 2013, 04:40:34 PM
I knew as I typed to expect some retread weak sauce.  You guys are losing your game.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 30, 2013, 04:43:18 PM
I knew as I typed to expect some retread weak sauce.  You guys are losing your game.

I have never had game anyway...
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 30, 2013, 04:45:02 PM
I have never had game anyway...

Your avatar does.  Damn it, are those titties ever going to break free of their bonds?
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: DnATL on May 02, 2013, 09:43:48 PM
If Snaggle had stuck with the 'roids, Snagglemomma would be keeping them in her pocketbook now
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 24, 2013, 11:06:11 AM
One last check-in before I break out the ol' Speedos for the beach...

Finally decided on Monday morning that I might need to do something to get rid of the 15 pounds of belly fat I gained over the winter months (April is still considered winter, right?).

Broke down and did the Atkins thing this week, while working out a little heavier during the day and killing myself on the treadmill at night.  I was actually able to get just a hair over 6 pounds off, so I'm only about 10 pounds up from where I was most of last summer.  I am at least to the point that the thong won't completely disappear in my ass crack now.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 24, 2013, 11:21:54 AM
One last check-in before I break out the ol' Speedos for the beach...

Finally decided on Monday morning that I might need to do something to get rid of the 15 pounds of belly fat I gained over the winter months (April is still considered winter, right?).

Broke down and did the Atkins thing this week, while working out a little heavier during the day and killing myself on the treadmill at night.  I was actually able to get just a hair over 6 pounds off, so I'm only about 10 pounds up from where I was most of last summer.  I am at least to the point that the thong won't completely disappear in my ass crack now.

I hate my life.  Going on vacation in 4 weeks.  4-5 weeks ago, my goal was to lose 20-25 pounds by the time I broke out my thong.  (BTW, I just ordered that adorable neon lime green thong we were talking about last week)  Anyway, the only set back for me has been this week.  Been dealing with the flu and if I had done two reps of anything I'd have coughed up both lungs.  However, my eating has been as good as it's ever been.  So far, I'm 28 pounds from my goal.  Gained 3 pounds in 4 weeks.

I hate my life.
Title: Re: Live and Let Diet
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on May 24, 2013, 01:10:06 PM
I hate my life.  Going on vacation in 4 weeks.  4-5 weeks ago, my goal was to lose 20-25 pounds by the time I broke out my thong.  (BTW, I just ordered that adorable neon lime green thong we were talking about last week)  Anyway, the only set back for me has been this week.  Been dealing with the flu and if I had done two reps of anything I'd have coughed up both lungs.  However, my eating has been as good as it's