Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by button, Jul 28, 2010.
And with the trench coat she won't notice how fat you're getting
I am doing a diet that a friends Doctor recommended for him! I am 6' and on Tuesday I weighed in at 267. Friday I weighed in again just to be courious and I was now down to 265. I know the first weight you lose is water but it still gets you excited!! The program is to train yourself to eat the right amount of food per day for permanent and predictable weight loss. So eating 5 to 7 small meals/snack daily to maximize metabolic rate and keep fat loss consistant. Lower calorie consumtion and increase protein intake. I eat 3 meals a day and have 2 eight ounce protein shakes. No need to give up favorite foods,doing so leads to frustration and cravings. The key is eating reasonable amounts of food. It's all about protion control. There are different kinds of dietary fat. Some are healthy, you need fat in your diet. Poly and mono unsaturated fats are the best. There are good and bad carbohydrates. stick to complex, unrefined carbs. These provide you nutrition and fiber, keeping you full longer. Track your macronutrients (carbs, fats and proteins) throughout each day. This is critical. Also increase your water intake like crazy! Plus exercise consists of 2-20 pound weights walking 10 yards then doing 8 curls, walking 10 yards then 8 standing up bench presses, another 10 yards and 8 over the head (no resting inbetween) then a little rest and repeat 3 times.
I know guys this has nothing to do with this forum, but it is the formula to turn fat into steel! From everyone I talked with they all agree that I can easly lose it in 6 months! I have been looking into the Glock G26 and Tuarus Mellinium Pro 9mm also. Thanks to everyone for there help and encouragment and other suggestions on concealed carry. i have thought of the SR9 on OD green. Guess I need to hit some stores so I can make up my mind and really have a goal to look foward to and really focus on! No rush thou, I still have until 7-4-11 to make up my mind!!
Dude, that is odd! The only explanation is that you must be eating more?
Great...my mom/dad did something similar with cigarettes a long time ago...he got a Harley & she got a new diamond ring.
Any of you smokers looking to quit could do that and change that pack a day into the box a week (of ammo) plan!
The nice thing is, once you lose all that weight, you'll have extra room in your pants for a thicker gun that you can carry IWB!!!
18 mos ago I set out to lose 50#. I managed to lose 40# in 6 mos. I have been a year now trying to lose the last 10#, but I am still trying. It is do-able, but I had to completely change my eating/drinking habits.
I didn't have a new gun for motivation, but it was still worth being hungry for 6 mos. When I pick up a 40# bag of whatever....it's hard to believe I was packing that around every step.
The Beretta PX4 Storm's list price has been reduced to $499.00 in 9mm. Price is valid for both full-size and sub-compact. It's a really nice gun.
I've lost 18 pounds in one month. It is doable, but requires extreme willpower and restraint. I find that calorie reduction does more for you than exercise, though the later is certainly good for many reasons.
Seeing less of you...
Button--GOOD ON YOU losing the weight!!! GOOD ON YOUR WIFE, too, for supporting you in this!!
I'm working on getting rid of 50# myself (down 15 after a month ) and IT IS HARD. But keep at it, it really is worth it in terms of (1) healthier, more energetic, you, (2) staving off the degenerative diseases, (3) being able to do the things you like doing for more years, and (4) living longer.
I've been working out in addition to dieting, and that is the way to go IMHO. Muscle is more compact than fat, and looks better on your bod. I even hired a coach, who himself lost over 100#, so he knows what's what.
One thing that helps is to keep a food diary--coach says, "If you bite it, write it." Then write the amount of each food, and the calories it has in it. My coach has me at 2000 calories/day, and it is working. It's much easier to keep track if you write everything down. Once/week I meet with my coach, he reviews my eating, and then has me do a workout. He is WELL versed in workouts. I work out on my own another 4-5 days/week.
I have a heart rate monitor that counts calories burned, and when exercising (for example on a stair-stepper @ the gym) can usually burn up 1000 kcals in somewhat over an hour. The heart rate monitor is another Good Thing.
Point is, it takes a lot of work, perseverance, and stick-to-it-iveness. But the results are well worth it. Obesity may be killing some Americans, but it ain't gonna get you! Or me!
Keep at it, give your wife a big thank you--regularly!--and enjoy your shooting for more years and better.
Just calculated the savings if my wife and I stopped smoking. With all the taxes on cigarettes these days, the annual cost comes out to enough that we could take a nice vacation or we could split the money, and my half would buy the top three guns on my want list.
Hey I am glad I posted this thread, sounds like alot of people are starting to think about improving there health and body.That even makes me more excited about what my wife has suggested! By the way I have (as of this moment) choosen the Taurus Millenium Pro 9mm (PT111) Normal price at Shoot Straight (near my house) is $489 and as of this moment it is on sale for $379. Told the wife and she said if I get it now, then I would not totally commited to the agreement since I would technically have the gun already! Like usual she is correct! The bonus would be that I can carry on the waistand have 2 choices to pick from. As of this moment itwb is not an option, I have a little too much overhang that gets in the way of drawing the SR9c, so as of this moment my only option is small of back in the waist line.
I guess so. I don't know. It's friggin' irritating, but I'm at least glad that I'm physically in shape. That was my main goal and purpose; to be fit for hunting up and down the mountainsides. I'm there, but I was hoping for an additional benefit of losing some inches and pounds. I probably don't have 40lbs on me that could be lost, but I was hoping to shed SOMETHING.
The doctor told me that if I was to stop drinking beer, that alone would make the pounds slowly shed. So I did that, nothing changed. So I added a treadmill to the mix. A year later, still nothing.
Maybe I'm just destined to forever weigh 204, go figure.
How much does your wife weigh? If you loose that weight you can buy any gun you want, any time you want!
Odd. With me, what made the difference was watching the fatty foods I was eating. I cut out a a lot of red meat and greasy southern cooked food. That, in conjunction with running did the trick. Walking does nothing. I can walk for 5 hours and not lose a single pound. I have to keep it over 8 mph for at least 15 minutes (not hard, take baby steps to get there) or walk at a really high incline (at least 15 degrees). YMMV. Eventually, if the weight is in the gut area as it was with me, you will need to do ab routines. There simply is no avoiding it. :banghead: I'll hit the benches, run, bike or do any other workout all day...but I hate abs. Unfortunately, it is my focus as of late.
Much of it is genetics, as well. Many will disagree. Some of us are big, some of us are slender. I can work really hard for 6 months before summer and have excellent definition...but that tummy will be there unless I eat in a way that makes me miserable and I'm constantly counting carbs. I gave that up because it made me miserable, less energetic, less confident and unhappy in general...despite looking better. I'll take a side of pudge with my happiness, please...cause that is what's most important (assuming you're healthy).
I also spent a lot of time strength training and it threw my BMI all off. According to BMI, I was a chunky monkey...but it so wasn't the case.
On a side note, my old blue jeans only fit right when I carry IWB.
Drink water. Yes, only water.
Do lots of cardio. Preferably before you eat in the morning. This will burn your stored fat, not the food you just ate.
If you need me to explain either of these or some more tips just ask.
Also, don't make the mistake of weight lifting. It makes losing weight hard because as you're losing the fat weight you're gaining the muscle weight. However, cardio which is a lot of a little basically, just build you to do more.
So one way you can do it with weights is do 100 reps of 5 lbs instead of 10-20 reps of 20 lbs
I wouldn't call it a mistake. I stayed at the same weight for quite some time. However my belly was shrinking, I was toning up and I felt better in general. Watching the scale was infuriating though, because it stayed the same more or less. I was adding muscle mass to areas that drastically needed it, and losing fat at the same time.
But yeah, if you're all about weight loss...simply drink water and do cardio.
I agree. Less weight to tone, more weight to add bulk. What worked for me was to lose weight, bulk up slightly and then tone. Then bulk, tone, repeat. These days I just try to stay tone since I'm happy with my size. Every couple of months though, I have to hit the heavier stuff or I lose mass. I'll lose it one day anyway, but I want to enjoy it while I'm young and healthy enough.
Good luck with changing fat into steel though, I wish I could do that. These last 15 lbs are waaaay worse than the first few pounds. If I could use your formula and add in a variable for effort exerted, I think the last few pounds may be worth a new barrett.
Treadmill set, always, at the full incline of 15 degrees. Walk to warm up then run, progressively moving time from the walking portion over to the running portion.
For many years now, my breakfast has been about 100 calories (fruit). Lunch is no more than 300 (no meat). No soda whatsoever. No more drinking beer every weekend either. Never was a smoker.
I'm happy, healthy, but there's probably 20 or 30 pounds that seem to be immovable from me. I weighed 204 back when I drank beer every weekend, never got off the couch, ate everything I ever wanted, no boundaries, no rules, nothing. I still weigh 204 after changing my routine, only now I think I'm more fit and my legs are tired for the first half of my day.
Wow Coromo, you've done far more than I to lose weight. I have zero recommendations other than talking to a nutrition specialist and a good trainer. I was able to accomplish my goals with way less diet restrictions.
Like I said, I think our genetic make up plays a bigger role. If I did what you did, I'd be down to a very low body fat percentage. I admire your drive. I do less than you and only 4 days a week, so as far I can tell I'm just lucky.
My sentiments exactly.
CoRoMo, take a look at the images I posted. This is the paperwork that the Doctor supplied. The Fruits are on image #3 which are classified as class 2 and image #2 describes what class 2 foods are. "Carbohydrates generally contain a higher caloric density and are recommended in lesser quantities than class 1 foods." By the way I did a weigh in (after supper and exercise) just wanted to see how I was doing! I am now at 263 (Monday) and starting weight was last Tuesday at 267. Can't wait until the morning so I can see my weight then! That Taurus Millenium Pro 9mm PT111 is starting to get closer! Good luck and hope this helps you!
As I read this, I'm eating Pringles and drinking soda. Because I can.
CoRoMo, see if you can have a doctor do a pinch test for body fat percentage. A standard healthy number is 15%. Don't watch the scale, it lies.
I really like this idea. I'm good at goals, but there has to be a reward waiting. I may try this. After I left college (where I stayed fit playing baseball), I gained about 25 lbs. I'd like to lose at least 15 of that, and this might be a good way to do it.
The Atkins diet only works as long as you're on it. Everyone I know that tried it and followed it perfectly gained the weight back within six months. More importantly, the increase in the amount of protein you eat is very rough on your kidneys.
I'm sure you know all this, but my comment is more for the sake of others that don't know much about Atkins.
just an update on the agreement, I started the weight loss on 7-27-10 weigh in at 267 and as of today 8-16-10, i am at 259. well on the goal to acquire my new compact pistol. I changed my mind from the Taurus pt111 to the Beretta px4 storm sub compact.
Soda is one of my last vices before Coffee.
I'm down to 2-3 cans a day, but even those are cut with 50% club soda.
The caffeine headaches were bad for about 2 weeks, but it was worth it.
The down side is that I can't stomach soda on road trips without a way to cut it down now, it's so sweet it burns.
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