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Title: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on March 28, 2010, 03:59:47 pm
I love seeing a fitness section on the forums.  I'd love to hear what everyone is doing for exercise, working out, dieting, etc. 

I switched things up a few weeks ago and started focusing on weight training.  While I was probably getting in better shape, I didn't actually lose any weight.  Its a mental game for me.  I need to see the weight dropping or I got a little nutty.  Last week I switched back, hard core cardio and dieting and dropped 3 lbs.  I was also out drinking and eating crap the night before so I am betting I lost at least another pound that I would have seen if I had been a good boy on Friday.

What is your program?  Any tips to share?  Hook me up!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Open palm on March 28, 2010, 08:29:04 pm
I didn't expect a thread like this to appear.

I usually exercise at a local gym because my house is too messy to work out in. Right now my concern is cardio and weight loss. I go at least three times a week but I try to do weights at least once, usually for my upper body. For some reason I feel it's necessary being able to pull yourself up. I haven't tried bench pressing yet.

Diet has become very important to me. I try to have salad every night, or include vegetables in two of my daily meals. So far it's worked, because my cholesterol level has improved over the past three nights. But I don't have any cheat days, because I sometimes get really hungry late at night. So I end up having a small snack.

I had hoped I could take a FMA class but it's too expensive to have that and a gym membership.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Magic Wand on March 29, 2010, 08:05:42 am
A good friend recommended that I check my cardio fitness, so I went to the gym and did just that.
Had a trainer evaluate me and learned that even though my body weight is proportionate to my height and I quite tone, my heart rate is in the "stroke zone"!

Eh, he was prolly just tryn'a sell me on his boot camp.
It worked!
Now I'm at boot camp three mornings a week at 6am, running and jumping and lifting and stretching and balancing and whatever else the trainer challenges me to do.  It's an AWESOME cardio-workout AND after just two weeks, I can bounce a quarter off my ass!
On the off-days, I plan to improve and expand my repertoire of strokes at the cement pond.
Gotta sort out what to do with all this hair. :-\
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Hypestyle on March 31, 2010, 04:12:07 pm
are personal trainers expensive?
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on March 31, 2010, 04:58:30 pm
are personal trainers expensive?

The guy at my gym is $50 an hour.  I don't know if that is expensive in general but it sure as hell is to rich for my blood!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: stanleyballard on April 06, 2010, 02:43:23 pm
$50 per hour is not the most expensive...a friend of mine charges more & she's featured in some national magazines periodically...one of the main things to consider when trying to lose weight would be your diet.  Working at two of the most famous farmers' markets in DC for the past 10 years helps to improve my diet considerably because the farmers grow organic spinach, kale (5 different varieties), tot soy, mesclun, arugula, eggs, french sorrell, mache, wasabi, yellow, orange & blue cauliflower, purslane, mixed greens stir-fry, swiss chard and white sweet potatoes.  Another thing in addition to diet is when you eat...if you stop eating before 7pm each night when your metabolism slows down that positively effects your ability to lose weight and another thing is running early in the morning before 7am which will allow you to burn throughout the day.  Another suggestion on running is to only run on dirt, grass & weeds (like in parks, baseball fields, etc) to avoid injury to joints.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 06, 2010, 04:53:45 pm
Has anyone lost weight by changing their diet, but not really working out?

has anyone lost weight by working out, even though their diet remained the same?
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Magic Wand on April 06, 2010, 05:06:46 pm
Has anyone lost weight by changing their diet, but not really working out?

has anyone lost weight by working out, even though their diet remained the same?

Yep! and sort'a!
When I am in China, exclusively consuming Chinese food, weight just falls off me.  The lifestyle is one of more walking, and chasing taxis, but I don't require a cardio work-out while in the Middle Kingdom.

In the US, I tend to put on pounds with the typical vegetarian diet that includes waaaay too many carbs.  When I work-out to balance this out, I will tone up and lose inches, but my weight remains roughly the unchanged.

In short, if I didn't work-out in the States, I could easily exceed 200 lbs in no time at all.  Sux!

Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Magic Wand on April 06, 2010, 05:08:42 pm
  Working at two of the most famous farmers' markets in DC helps to improve my diest

Is one of them the Eastern Market?  Where is the other?
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: stanleyballard on April 06, 2010, 08:00:20 pm
Love my typo.....Eastern Market is the most famous of the farmers' markets in DC....however the one that is technically better right now (because of really good management) is Dupont Circle (and they are a little on the more expensive side too).  Love working at both because it's an easy side gig and the time goes fast...and the atmosphere is really cool (have been working at both for years now).
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on April 06, 2010, 08:21:13 pm
Love my typo.....Eastern Market is the most famous of the farmers' markets in DC....however the one that is technically better right now (because of really good management) is Dupont Circle (and they are a little on the more expensive side too).  Love working at both because it's an easy side gig and the time goes fast...and the atmosphere is really cool (have been working at both for years now).

I've seen one run by the USDA on Independence before too.

I go to one in Fairfax out by my house.  Doesn't start back up for another month or so.  :-[
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Afro Samurai on April 06, 2010, 11:33:39 pm
Has anyone lost weight by changing their diet, but not really working out?

has anyone lost weight by working out, even though their diet remained the same?

I lost alot weight in the past & now by eating the samething but working out alot. Since my old job require alot of movement (I was a cartpusher). I usually used to work from 5 hours to 8 hours, walk back & fourth to my job (it like 2 miles away). After I got used to walking to work alot, I wore my 50 pound ankle weights (25 on each ankles) back & fourth to work. I did this alot and lose mad weight.

I drink alot of water and juice. I eat medium meals whenever I am feel liked it. Since I am not a cartpusher anymore, I need to train my body harder. I got a 20 pound body vest, 50 pound ankles & 10 pound wrist weights (5 on each).....yeah i need to get focus again..........   
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 07, 2010, 02:05:24 am
Has anyone lost weight by changing their diet, but not really working out?

has anyone lost weight by working out, even though their diet remained the same?

I lost alot weight in the past & now by eating the samething but working out alot. Since my old job require alot of movement (I was a cartpusher). I usually used to work from 5 hours to 8 hours, walk back & fourth to my job (it like 2 miles away). After I got used to walking to work alot, I wore my 50 pound ankle weights (25 on each ankles) back & fourth to work. I did this alot and lose mad weight.

I drink alot of water and juice. I eat medium meals whenever I am feel liked it. Since I am not a cartpusher anymore, I need to train my body harder. I got a 20 pound body vest, 50 pound ankles & 10 pound wrist weights (5 on each).....yeah i need to get focus again..........   

Dude, you are bushido!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Kristopher on April 08, 2010, 08:47:41 am
Has anyone lost weight by changing their diet, but not really working out?

Yes. I started counting calories when I began using a insulin pump in 2001. I was on a 2400 calorie a day meal plan (although I was probably eating between 2100-2300). I started in April of that year weighing 215( I'm 6' 3"), by August, I weighed 184. No work outs. After a transplant in '04, I've slowly began to put on weight by lifting. I'm at 205 now, the goal is 210.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: stanleyballard on September 27, 2010, 01:50:20 pm
Have dropped weight through a combination of weight lifting, running & stopped eating meat for several months.  Changed my lifestyle and ate no meat for almost 3 months...still eat very little of it & lost more than 10lbs.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
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Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on November 26, 2010, 11:42:31 pm
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Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on November 27, 2010, 08:24:00 am
Done. Dealt with.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on November 30, 2010, 07:48:19 am
Back to weight loss, I have back tracked a bit.  As my social life got better be diet got worse.  But I am attempting to get back on the wagon with the new weight watchers point system that started this week.  The old system got me going the first time so I am hoping the new one can light the fire again!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Magic Wand on November 30, 2010, 04:00:25 pm
Gee Jesse,
T'is the season to pile on a few pounds.
How about reducing frustration by just trying to maintain?
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Cheirel on January 03, 2011, 10:18:45 pm
New Year fresh start for me.

Once my daughter goes back to school I will start with a bootcamp a few mornings a week in snowy Ca, and maybe Zumba classes for cardio.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Sam Wilson on January 05, 2011, 03:11:02 am
whatever you guys do, just stick to your routine even when you get frustrated. Sticking to your routine is the best way to get results, no matter what your routine is. Just stick to it. Somehow I managed to stay on mine for four years, and I've even gotten stricter with the new body, but ultimately staying the course is what brings you success.

What people don't tell you is its f*cking hard. Hardest thing you will ever do, but worth it.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Open palm on January 08, 2011, 03:27:02 pm
I finally weighed myself today! I've lost



 ;DEIGHT AND A HALF POUNDS SINCE LAST JULY! ;D
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on January 05, 2012, 10:02:18 am
With the new year, I thought I'd bring this back! 

In 2009, I was a machine and dropped 70 lbs in 6 months.  Felt and looked great.  But in July of 2009 I also started meeting more people, getting a social life, and finding my place in DC.  Sadly, over the next 2 1/2 years I've put back on all of that weight.  It mostly had to do with the drinking and late night eating.  My friends are a good six years younger than me and are still in post college mode. 

Yesterday I officially got back on track.  I've purchased an elliptical for my condo.  In 2009, I was using the elliptical for 40 minutes 4-5 times a week and it worked.  But that was when I had the gym at work that was free and I could go on my lunch break.  These days my problem has been actually paying for the expensive gyms in DC and then actually going to the gym.  With the elliptical in my house, I don't have to worry about that.

I'm also back on weight watchers, which really worked great for me last time.  But like anything, it only works if you put in the effort and stick to it.  Each sensibly.  Spoil myself from time to time, but don't make it a regular habit.  For the first 6 months of 2009 I did just that and the results were tremendous!

We all reach the point when enough is enough and it's time for a change.  That's where I am now and I can't wait to have the days pass by and lose the weight, this time for good.

Is anyone else starting a serious diet for the new year?  I'd love to have a Hudlin Weight Loss Team, where we can give each other support and share our stories/ideas.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Kristopher on January 05, 2012, 10:32:15 am
With the new year, I thought I'd bring this back! 

In 2009, I was a machine and dropped 70 lbs in 6 months.  Felt and looked great.  But in July of 2009 I also started meeting more people, getting a social life, and finding my place in DC.  Sadly, over the next 2 1/2 years I've put back on all of that weight.  It mostly had to do with the drinking and late night eating.  My friends are a good six years younger than me and are still in post college mode. 

Yesterday I officially got back on track.  I've purchased an elliptical for my condo.  In 2009, I was using the elliptical for 40 minutes 4-5 times a week and it worked.  But that was when I had the gym at work that was free and I could go on my lunch break.  These days my problem has been actually paying for the expensive gyms in DC and then actually going to the gym.  With the elliptical in my house, I don't have to worry about that.

I'm also back on weight watchers, which really worked great for me last time.  But like anything, it only works if you put in the effort and stick to it.  Each sensibly.  Spoil myself from time to time, but don't make it a regular habit.  For the first 6 months of 2009 I did just that and the results were tremendous!

We all reach the point when enough is enough and it's time for a change.  That's where I am now and I can't wait to have the days pass by and lose the weight, this time for good.

Is anyone else starting a serious diet for the new year?  I'd love to have a Hudlin Weight Loss Team, where we can give each other support and share our stories/ideas.


One thing I would suggest is a Dietician. If you have health insurance, your physician can refer you. A Dietician can help you set up a Meal Plan(NOT a diet). Try it, if you can. Best of luck to you.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on January 06, 2012, 05:50:15 am
I have a friend using Weight Watchers now and really digging the results.  Anyone else used or using their program?
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 06, 2012, 06:08:18 am
That is great in what you suggested JLI. Currently I've been hitting the weights since Jan 2011 and haven't stopped yet. Yes it is "hard" but NEWSFLASH it not supposed to be easy. If it was everyone would do it. It is about discipline and dedication. The one thing I don't like is the excuse making of "I have kids" "my schedule". When it boils down to it, it is your health and your health should be a high priority just as much as your kids, your work schedule, or anything in your life. This is a lifestyle commitment not some "new years resolution" many are on right now. Seriously if you cannot commit to this for the rest of your life just stop right now.

What is 45 mins 3 days a week? Nothing. That is all you need for a proper workout. If you're a beginner you can do 2 days a week. But honestly if you expect results in 3 months you wont really see much of anything. 3 days is the best optimal way to get results.

Finally please by means have a plan and goal. For example "I want to bench my weight within 3 months" (not realistic honestly but just saying).
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on January 06, 2012, 07:40:57 am
What is 45 mins 3 days a week? Nothing. That is all you need for a proper workout. If you're a beginner you can do 2 days a week. But honestly if you expect results in 3 months you wont really see much of anything. 3 days is the best optimal way to get results.

I think that's what people have to realize.  You don't have to run 10 miles a day or work out for several hours every day.  A little bit, when done correctly, goes a long way.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Magic Wand on January 09, 2012, 06:46:31 am
Just started a 21 day cleanse today.
Expect to get back on track with Boot Camp that starts next week.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 09, 2012, 08:55:16 am
Just started a 21 day cleanse today.
Expect to get back on track with Boot Camp that starts next week.

Just be careful on those cleanses at times it can make things worse. One time my broker flat out collasped on the floor.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on January 09, 2012, 12:04:51 pm
I really wanted to only weigh myself once a week so I didn't drive myself nuts, but had to do it this morning to make sure I'm on the right track. 

So far I am down 5.2 lbs in 5 days!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Magic Wand on January 09, 2012, 02:45:44 pm
Just started a 21 day cleanse today.
Expect to get back on track with Boot Camp that starts next week.

Just be careful on those cleanses at times it can make things worse. One time my broker flat out collasped on the floor.

Thank you, Bmore.
I will be careful.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Magic Wand on January 09, 2012, 02:47:58 pm
I really wanted to only weigh myself once a week so I didn't drive myself nuts, but had to do it this morning to make sure I'm on the right track. 

So far I am down 5.2 lbs in 5 days!

Hmmmmmmm......that seems a bit drastic, JLI.
Be healthy, Brutha.
Do something sustainable.
Deprivation not only SUX!, but it usually backfires.
Be smart.
Title: Re: Exercise for People over 60
Post by: Magic Wand on January 09, 2012, 02:48:51 pm
Exercise for People over 60
 
Begin by standing on a    comfortable surface where you have  plenty of
room at each side.

With a 5lb. potato    sack in each hand,  extend your arms straight out
from your sides, and    hold them there as long as  you can. Try to reach
a full minute, and    then relax.

Each day you'll     find that you can hold this position for just a bit
longer. After a    couple  weeks, move up to 10lb. potato sacks. Then try
50lb. potato     sacks.

Then eventually try to    get to where you can lift a 100lb. potato  sack
in each hand, and hold    your arms straight for more than a full  minute.
(I'm at this level.)

Once you feel    confident at that level,  put a potato in each sack.
 
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 08, 2012, 08:02:22 pm
HEY WHAT THE f*ck?


No updates or anything? HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Anywho

Right now i am still doing my 4 day routine. On Mondays ( i hate workout Mondays) and Thursdays I do 1 leg press on each leg and seat calf raises on supersets. My next superset would be leg extension and leg curls. Next I'll run for 20 mins on treadmill. HOLY sh*t by the time I'm down i can feel the juices flowing lol.

Tuesdays/Fridays
Dumbell Press/Incline Dumbell Press
Military Press/shoulder raise
bicep curl/concentration curl
pulldown/one arm dumbell row
pushdowns/one arm extension
run 20 mins

I'll admit on upper body it is a bit more intense but i don't mind
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 10, 2012, 05:38:12 am
Things changed as of yesterday.

Now I sneak in Hack squats but before i go any further I have a rant.

One of the things I cant stand about hitting the gym is MONDAY. Yes f*ckING MONDAY. That day is one of the most dreadful days in hitting the gym. Every male go straight to the flat bench and pretty much hog it up. If you want to do hack squats forget it, deadlifts not happening. Anything where you need a barbell to lift something.

Yesterday these clowns had the barbell doing deadlifts so i decided to get leg press out. So I noticed they were done so I got my hack squat on. I barely finished a set and they asked me "you're done"? I was like WTF yall just had it not even 4 mins ago. Do you think an empty incline bench is for u to use as you please? FOCK THAT so i took my time like i always do. When I was finished they did their thing and just left the bar with the weights on the floor and didnt put it back.

That is my second rant clowns use the weights dont put it back and just have that sh*t sit there. What makes things funny is that these gents look like they have tits with the big chests and skinny ass arms with no definition on their legs.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: stanleyballard on May 30, 2012, 02:53:51 pm
Early in the morning is the best time to hit the gym and also your body burns more throughout the day and it gives you more energy.  Another bonus is most people are not getting up at 5am to hit the gym so they cannot distract you or hog any equipment or space. 

One super food item that allows you to burn off weight and get your nutrients would be kale (it has high levels of iron, fiber, protein, omega 3, omega 6, Vitamin A, B, C, E, K and anti cancerous materials in addition to having enzymes when eaten raw).
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: The Griot on September 06, 2012, 05:15:44 am
I've always worked out since I was a teen, which accounts for my Herculean physique.  ;D Over the past few years though it's been off and on. I'm 52, and things don't work like they used to and hurt more than they used to. So I've changed my routine to fit my condition. I lift weights twice a week instead of three times a week, which gives me the extended recovery time I need. I'm in the process of changing my diet, not dieting, transitioning to more healthy choices by incorporating more fruits and vegetables and less meat. On the other hand, I'm not totally eliminating stuff I like completely. So far it's working. I'm walking and biking instead of running now. My knees can't take the pounding anymore. Look what y'all youngins have to look forward too!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Kristopher on September 07, 2012, 04:50:14 pm
I've always worked out since I was a teen, which accounts for my Herculean physique.  ;D Over the past few years though it's been off and on. I'm 52, and things don't work like they used to and hurt more than they used to. So I've changed my routine to fit my condition. I lift weights twice a week instead of three times a week, which gives me the extended recovery time I need. I'm in the process of changing my diet, not dieting, transitioning to more healthy choices by incorporating more fruits and vegetables and less meat. On the other hand, I'm not totally eliminating stuff I like completely. So far it's working. I'm walking and biking instead of running now. My knees can't take the pounding anymore. Look what y'all youngins have to look forward too!

You look like you're in your mid 40's.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on September 07, 2012, 06:03:22 pm
I've always worked out since I was a teen, which accounts for my Herculean physique.  ;D Over the past few years though it's been off and on. I'm 52, and things don't work like they used to and hurt more than they used to. So I've changed my routine to fit my condition. I lift weights twice a week instead of three times a week, which gives me the extended recovery time I need. I'm in the process of changing my diet, not dieting, transitioning to more healthy choices by incorporating more fruits and vegetables and less meat. On the other hand, I'm not totally eliminating stuff I like completely. So far it's working. I'm walking and biking instead of running now. My knees can't take the pounding anymore. Look what y'all youngins have to look forward too!

You look like you're in your mid 40's.
If that is the case that is a good thing and it shouldnt be too difficult for him to grab some "young" 40 somethings lol
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on September 07, 2012, 06:32:24 pm
man, after initially losing 70 lbs, I've been yoyoing up and down.  Started fresh again last week and lost 5 lbs.  Let's see if I can stick with it again :)
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on November 01, 2013, 12:07:11 pm
man, after initially losing 70 lbs, I've been yoyoing up and down.  Started fresh again last week and lost 5 lbs.  Let's see if I can stick with it again :)

For the first time since mid-2009, I am serious have getting into better shape.  I have been a monster for the last month, sticking to my diet and making sure to exercise every day.  It doesn't have to be anything crazy - a 30 minute walk at a brisk pace does it for me.  The key is just to get moving.  I'm down 24 lbs in the last 30 days and show no signs of slowing. It takes me a long time to get this locked in but once I'm in, I'm all in.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Hypestyle on November 14, 2013, 05:57:20 pm
kudos, jesse!  :)
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on November 14, 2013, 08:18:27 pm
kudos, jesse!  :)

Thanks!  At 31.4 lbs now  ;D
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on November 15, 2013, 02:26:41 pm
kudos, jesse!  :)

Thanks!  At 31.4 lbs now  ;D

Make that 33 lbs
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on November 22, 2013, 02:15:37 pm
kudos, jesse!  :)

Thanks!  At 31.4 lbs now  ;D

Make that 33 lbs

Make that 37 lbs
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on January 17, 2014, 02:22:31 pm
Make that 37 lbs

50.6 lbs!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 18, 2014, 01:37:59 pm
That is awesome. Do you have pictures of your journey? I've lost about 20 once Ive gone vegetarian.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on January 18, 2014, 10:34:23 pm
That is awesome. Do you have pictures of your journey? I've lost about 20 once Ive gone vegetarian.


This is late September vs. late December. I'm about 10 lbs down from this picture  :)

(http://oi42.tinypic.com/21lkbk9.jpg)

Trying to get back down to this

(http://oi41.tinypic.com/xn4w46.jpg)
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 21, 2014, 03:17:55 pm
Now this is great and awesome. Kudos to your hard work sir
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on January 24, 2014, 03:28:08 pm
3.2 lbs down this week and 53.8 lbs total. I started P90X3 this week so I hurt all over!

(http://eil.com/images/main/John%2BCougar%2BMellencamp%2B-%2BHurts%2BSo%2BGood%2B-%2B7%22%2BRECORD-156569.jpg)
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on February 14, 2014, 02:48:11 pm
3.2 lbs down this week and 53.8 lbs total. I started P90X3 this week so I hurt all over!

60.4 lbs down  ;D
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on February 25, 2014, 05:46:43 pm
That is awesome. Do you have pictures of your journey? I've lost about 20 once Ive gone vegetarian.


This is late September vs. late December. I'm about 10 lbs down from this picture  :)

([url]http://oi42.tinypic.com/21lkbk9.jpg[/url])


This is where I am now (please excuse the bad picture from after my workout).

(http://oi61.tinypic.com/2e6ao82.jpg)
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on February 26, 2014, 04:52:57 am
You have transformed yourself.  Great work!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on March 28, 2014, 06:36:14 pm
Just passed the 70 lbs mark!

I've lost a total of 70.6 lbs in less than six months!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Marvelous on April 05, 2014, 12:09:57 am
Amazing Jesse!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on May 01, 2014, 07:45:09 pm
Amazing Jesse!

Now down 80 lbs in seven months :D
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 03, 2014, 06:02:12 am
Amazing Jesse!

Now down 80 lbs in seven months :D
Damn!!!!  Congrats!!!!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on May 03, 2014, 03:51:21 pm
Amazing Jesse!

Now down 80 lbs in seven months :D
Damn!!!!  Congrats!!!!

Thanks! ;D I'm 6'1" 284 lbs. The goal is to be 225 lbs by Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on May 14, 2014, 07:47:07 am
Current progress

(http://oi59.tinypic.com/9une6d.jpg)
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on May 14, 2014, 11:14:42 am
I haven't lost any weight (or needed to) but my body composition has changed from 25% body fat to 17% over the past six months.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on May 14, 2014, 05:51:06 pm
I haven't lost any weight (or needed to) but my body composition has changed from 25% body fat to 17% over the past six months.

Awesome. What have you been doing?
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on May 15, 2014, 04:51:12 am
I haven't lost any weight (or needed to) but my body composition has changed from 25% body fat to 17% over the past six months.

Awesome. What have you been doing?
Simple boring stuff - diet and exercise. A salad a day, less sugar, less dairy, less bread. Running with the dog instead of walking her. Daily push-ups, squats, abdominals, stretching. Not necessarily a full workout but a few minutes here and there on work breaks. Stuff like that. The key for me is consistency. It works for me and I feel good; more energetic.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Battle on May 15, 2014, 08:09:33 am
Simple boring stuff - diet and exercise. A salad a day, less sugar, less dairy, less bread. Running with the dog instead of walking her. Daily push-ups, squats, abdominals, stretching. Not necessarily a full workout but a few minutes here and there on work breaks. Stuff like that. The key for me is consistency. It works for me and I feel good; more energetic.




If you don't mind me asking, what breed of dog do you own?
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on May 15, 2014, 09:12:25 am
If you don't mind me asking, what breed of dog do you own?
I don't mind at all.  :)
She's some kind of labrador mix. (She's a rescue league dog.) Black with a few white markings, about 65 lbs.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on May 15, 2014, 06:08:12 pm
Simple boring stuff - diet and exercise.

Its amazing how simple it can actually be. You're doing it right. Forget all of the fads and just stick with the basics.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on June 26, 2014, 09:01:04 am
What a difference a year can make!

(http://oi60.tinypic.com/169i05j.jpg)
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: Vic Vega on June 27, 2014, 07:29:43 am
Good for you Jesse!
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: JLI Jesse on August 08, 2014, 11:18:35 am
Things have slowed down but I'm now down 88.6 lbs. 100 is so close I can taste it.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: TripleX on August 13, 2014, 06:28:00 pm
Keep up the good work man. I was 5' 10" 230 in high school and dropped down to 155 in college, but everybody said I was too thin. Now I'm a buff 175 and loving it.
Title: Re: Losing Weight
Post by: BmoreAkuma on August 14, 2014, 11:42:29 am
Keep up the good work man. I was 5' 10" 230 in high school and dropped down to 155 in college, but everybody said I was too thin. Now I'm a buff 175 and loving it.
That is where I want to be. I was 210 6'1 and now I'm at 170 now but full of flabby on the belly. My goal is to reach that low of a weight and gain about 15 pounds of muscle.