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2018. Fitness Goals

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by HairyAss, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Boots

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    Full keto would be a miserable way to live imo.

    That being said, according to facebook just buy some ketones from the first housewife on your list. They'll do everything from make you lose 60lbs to cure cancer :rofl:
     
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    That makes sense. I too am lazy. Mostly when it comes to cooking. I love cereal too, which would make Keto difficult. Oh and beer. and Pizza. Seems like to see the benefits of it, you need to be full keto though. Im sure if I tried I could do a week or two. But full time?? I also enjoy cookies. And potato chips...and many other foods :lol:
     
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    I never eat cereal so that wasn’t hard. It’s only hard giving up bread when you’re going out for a burger or something. Beer, pizza, and chips are harder, but I’ve surprisingly had no cravings. I live walking distance from something like 15 craft breweries. The corner store 2 blocks from our house has a wall of cold beer as well as 10 beer on tap. There is another place I can walk to called Chuck’s Hop Shop - “The Land of 1000 Beers”. They have amazing food trucks - mostly sandwiches or stuff breaded and fried. My favorite Mexican place is called Tacos&Beer.

    All to say, I needed something with some simple rules that I’ll stick to for a bit to kickstart the weight loss. The pounds are flying off. I was down 6lbs week one and couldn’t help getting on the scales this morning and it looks like another 2 already.
     
  4. Scott

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    Ive read most of the weight loss comes from the caloric restriction. basically cutting the carbs just cuts out the calories = weight loss. Simple stuff.

    the big question is are you healthier from it?
     
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    Lower weight, lower BMI will lead to healthier overall. As I said initially, this is also about breaking some habits we've built up since moving to Seattle.

    On the carbs thing - everything I've read about "being in ketosis" is that because you're not bringing in the carbs, you're directly burning fat. It's hard to tell if I'm feeling healthier yet - still pretty early. I've actually been feeling kind of gross the last couple of days, but I attribute that to the smoke in the city which has meant I haven't even been biking to work. No running either.
     
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    Keto flu maybe?
     
  7. Leviathan

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    I'm in the same boat - just about everyone I see says the same thing...."...you gotta start eating something". lol

    I piled on most of my weight when working in bars - wayyyy too many White Russians and fast food - I was up around 230. Decided one day I was too lazy to exercise or stick to a "diet" so I tried just not eating any sugar/overly fat food. Cut out the pop, etc. and tried to eat stuff that had under 10 grams of fat per serving. Pretty much ate what I wanted, but was just mindful. Initially lost 50lbs in about 4 months, but since then, I have gone from 180 to 150 and I haven't even been as mindful as I was.

    I also attribute the weight loss/not re-gaining the weight to "fasting" - I have an Instant Breakfast every morning and then don't eat again until around 10-11 at night. I eat once a day (I think there is an actual diet called "The Warrior Diet" that follows the same structure).....been doing that pretty much my whole life, it's just now I am not 230lbs and am more active (cause, well, I'm lighter), it seems I literally CAN'T gain weight.
     
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    Exactly. This is the key to ALL the diets. The best diet is the one you can live with in the long term. Yes, it's great to do a massive cut and get rid of some pounds, but if you don't have a strategy for changing what you did initially you will gain and lose the same weight over and over and over..... In your case, changed what you were eating and how often. Boom. Weight comes off and stays off.
     
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    Yeah, things like Keto or Paleo and stuff, to me, it shouldnt be a few week diet, it should be a lifestyle change.
     
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    I’m using Keto to force a lifestyle change.
     
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    and that makes sense. I really should do the same.
     
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    2 weeks since I've had a beer or touched a potato chip.
     
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    I think the only "cheat" I've done since starting was when we went to the Sounders game - ordered kids some lunch and my son ordered fried clams and chips. I had *one*. In the stadium during the game, I ate the salad and boiled eggs my wife and I had brought with us. No beer either, though it was hard - Sounders were killing LA and after it got up 3-0, my wife said, "We get a beer if they go up 4-0, right?!". They eventually won 5-0, but no beer. :P
     
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    camping in a few weeks. Usually lots of beer lol. This is what hold me back lol. Not to say I can't eat better before then.
     
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    We got tired of looking for a window to start making the change - there is always a reason not to. We're going camping in a few weeks as well... won't be bringing beer.
     
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    not sure I can do that :lol:

    I usually bring Rolling Rock. Thats pretty low carb I think.
     
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    :lol:

    Scotch?
     
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    My wife and I had been planning a date night before we started that we enjoy doing - home made pretzels and pick up a bunch of different mustards and beer. Find a really good movie and go to town on the pretzels, beer, and mustard. Not going to work on keto. My proposal for a new date night is "scotch and bacon". :lol:
     
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    Down another 3 lbs at weigh-in - 9lbs total over 2 weeks, not too bad. With the Achilles issues, I'm really not getting exercise so it's kind of surprising to see the weight coming off like that - really can't wait to be running again.
     
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    So what are you doing now? CICO? Calories in/Calories out. Do you have a fitbit?
     
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    At the moment, trying to halt putting the pounds back on. The “use this diet to kickstart weight loss” really didn’t work out as the weight has been creeping back up.

    I am back running at least! I don’t have a Fitbit but have an Apple Watch. I have asked for a Fitbit from my wife for Christmas though as everyone I know has one and I had one in the past and find the challenges with the Fitbit really get me moving.
     
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    Ran a sub 1:30 half marathon in Toronto last weekend. 1:27:55 to be exact.

    Ate like a pig all week and now ready to get back at it. Plan is a 3:05-10 marathon in the spring
     
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    when you got the baller watch and need a downgrade to play with your friends :lol:
     
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    The truth hurts! :P Actually, the Apple Watch was a gift from work, but it was my immediate "concern" - what about the FitBit challenges? At the same time, my FitBit was dead so it was a good replacement for tracking in general. It would be awesome if there was a cross-over way to do the challenges but I haven't found anything yet and the closest I've come was my siblings and I doing a daily goal challenge and sending screenshots to show we'd hit it.
     
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    I got my fitbit on reward points(Choice Rewards). I love the challenges too. One thing you could do is join my fitness pal. It has a lot of challenges. Some are easy right up to almost near impossible.
    In all honesty, a couple years ago, I would laugh at people with those watches but now I can't imagine life without one.
     
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    Reviving this thread, mostly because I searched for intermittent fasting and this came up. I know it's something I've kind of been thinking about and reading the odd article about for years and finally going to give it a go. I'm just getting started - day 2. No cravings during the fasting window (starting with 16:8). I'm still getting plans together around the exercise portion. I'd like to do weight lifting but I'm not about to start going to the gym during a pandemic, don't have many weights at home. My wife bought a TRX system at the beginning of the pandemic so I may try that.

    Interesting reading the thread above. Keto didn't stick around for us even though we had success with it initially.

    I'm generally up about 12 lbs since the pandemic started.
     
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    I do 20:4, I eat between 5pm and 9pm, I play soccer most evenings and I find that window to be the best for eliminating cravings after playing. Most times a glass of water knocks off any cravings on the fasting window
     
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    Did you start out at 20:4 or eventually moved to that? 16:8 seems like a do-able starting point. Most days are different for me from a fitness perspective so I don't want to go too aggressive until I figure how that will work with it.
     
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    Started out 16:8 with eating noon to 8pm and found I quite often went 20+ with no cravings at all, went more than a day a few times when everything was locked down. Once things opened up a bit I decided lets try 20:4 but move the eating window a bit closer to the even as I always play soccer between 6pm and 10pm
     
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    I started IF in January 2020, started at 212 lbs, Currently at 178lbs. My ideal weight is 172-175

    I did 16:8 at first but once I got conditioned I was going crazy long stretches since results would motivate me. Now I’m doing 20:4 and it’s basically a habit. I’ll loosen it up a bit on Saturdays as a cheat day.

    note the little uptick around the holidays, I didn’t do any IF at all late November and all of December :hsugh:

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    What do you guys mean? 16:8. 20:4?
     
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    16 hour fast: 8 hour window to eat.
    20 hour fast: 4 hour window to eat.
     
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    GrifterGrifter - sometimes with IF, you'll also see ratios like 5:2 or 4:3 - when it adds up to 7, people are doing full days fasting.

    Thanks for sharing results - definitely motivating. I'm currently at 248lbs which is about 11lbs up since the pandemic started and about 35 lbs up since I moved to Seattle. Gotta get this under control.
     
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    If you want to go on cheat mode, use an EC stack. I was on one and doing 50-60hr fasts no problem

    healthy? No
    Results? Oh yeah
     
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    also you’re way more mindful of what you eat when you have a certain window so your caloric intake gets cut down even further
     

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