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Theory to change fat into steel!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by button, Jul 28, 2010.

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  1. button

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    Smokey Joe, I keep hearing the last 10 pounds is always the worse! So I came up with a solution to that problem, increase your goal by ten pounds so when you are stuggling to lose the last poundage you will already be there! :) Thinking this way tends to make this a little easier! By the way this morning I am proud to say 252. YEHAW!!! It seems the realy hard thing to come is which 2nd concealed carry to purchase! I keep finding other alternatives. As of this moment in time: #1 Beretta storm sub compact, #2 Glock 26, #3 Kahr 9mm, #4 S&W Sigma 9mm (i seen videos on u-tube that show how to improve the triggers on the sigma, which looks logical)
     
  2. millertyme

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    It's stick to what you know. You like the SR9c, get another one.
     
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    Oh yeah, forgot to tell ya'll, October 2nd we fly out to Vegas for 6 days and then May 3rd we take a cruise for 7 days! I keep a picture of the Berreta storm sub compact with my formula on how to turn fat into steel along with each weigh in, guess I am going to need to bring it on both vacations so I don't go over board at the buffets! Especially in Vegas since they have a buffet meal ticket that is good for 24 hours after purchasing at 7 buffets. Don't plan on going to all 7 but do plan on doing an early dinner the first night (which starts the 24 hour count down) then do Sunday brunch and then a late dinner. $45 a person for 3 expensive meals, sounds like a deal I just can't pass up! Guess I will need to join the ranks of the early morning Vegas joggers on the strip this trip and on the ship use the hardly known exercise room! :) Every day is a new chance for something new!
     
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    millertyme, I also thought about that or the SR9 but decided rather have something easier the conceal so a 2nd SR9c is still in the works!
     
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    Button, have you thought about joining a fighting gym? Martial arts, muay thai, krav maga, mma and etc. I've lost 30lbs in about 5 months since joining mine. It's synonymous with self defense, training this way helps you retain core muscle mass and leg strength (you lose muscle and fat when dieting, but training will retain the muscles you use) and there will be lots of advice from other athletes in terms of nutrition and training regiment.
     
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    guatin, I thought of it but with a 3 year old it is easier to work out at home due to time issues, but I do appreciate the suggestion! Thanks.
     
  7. Vern Humphrey

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    I lost more than 50 lbs and have kept it off.

    The VA clinic said I had "slightly elevated tryglicerides" and I needed to watch my diet, take fish oil supplements and exercise. The diet they sent me was a list of what to eat and what not to eat.

    I bought the fish oil supplements and have been taking them ever since, and walking -- five miles along a county road, with about 700 feet of climbing.

    Here's the diet they sent me -- and here's a tip: read the data on everything you buy, and avoid fats like the plague.



    GUIDELINES.- FOODS TO USE
    FOR LOW-CHOLESTEROL, LOW-TRIGLYCERIDE DIETS
    MEATS, FISH
    EGGS
    FRUITS
    VEGFTABLES
    BREADS
    BEANS
    NUTS
    CEREALS
    DAIRY PRODUCTS
    FATS, OILS
    DESSERTS, SNACKS
    BEVERAGES
    MISCELLANEOUS
    MEATS: Choose lean meats (Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Veal, and nonfat cuts of beef). Make sure to trim all visible fat from meat before cooking and remove the skin from poultry. FISH: Choose fresh or frozen fish, canned fish packed in water, and shellfish Lobster and shrimp should be limited to two times per week: other shellfish can be eaten three times or more). Meats and fish should be broiled (pan or oven) or baked on a rack. Red meat is okay to eat as long as it's lean. For most people, 6 oz of poultry, fish, or lean meat is plenty.
    Use egg substitutes and egg whites freely. Limit the use of egg yolks to a maximum of 4 per week, including those used in cooking.
    Eat fresh fruit every day. Be sure to have at least I citrus fruit daily. Frozen or earned fruit with no added sugar or syrup may also be used.
    Eat most vegetables freely (see exceptions on reverse side). One dark green (String beans, spinach) or one deep yellow (squash) is recommended daily (com, lima beans, etc., should be eaten sparingly since they are regarded as breads because of their starch content). Cauliflower, broccoli, celery, and potato skins are recommended for their fiber content. (Fiber is associated with cholesterol reduction.) Avocados and olives are high in monounsaturated fat and calories. Eat them sparingly.
    The healthiest way to prepare vegetables is to steam them, but boiling, straining, and braising with Polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oil are other alternatives.
    Use whole-grain or enriched bread. Crackers and Melba toast may also be used as bread substitutes, as may pasta, rice, or corn. -
    Dried peas or beans may be used as bread substitute.
    Nuts are high in fat and calories, although most of the fat is unsaturated and there's no cholesterol. Because most are unlikely to raise cholesterol, nuts are a good protein alternative to meat. Almonds, walnuts, and peanuts may be used sparingly (I tablespoon), mainly for caloric reasons.
    Choose cereals (such as oatmeal) that are high in fiber and oat bran. Stay away from presweetened cereals or cereals that list sugar as a major ingredient. Read Labels.
    Choose skim milk or 99 % fat-free milk. Also, buy low-fat cheese such as farmer's cheese, part-skim mozzarella, ricotta, or low-fat cottage cheese. Use only low-fat yogurt-some yogurts are very high in grams of fat. -- - - -
    Use vegetable oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats (such as safflower, sunflower, soybean, corn, and cottonseed). Canola and olive oil are also very good choices. Very small amounts of margarine may be used but read labels-margarine is hydrogenated and offsets the benefit of using unsaturated oils.
    Limit snacking. Low-fat snacks include: ice-milk, sherbet, unflavored gelatin or gelatin flavored with a sugar substitute, pudding made with skim milk, egg-white soufflés, or air-popped popcorn.
    Choose, fresh fruit juices (approximately 4 oz per day), black coffee, plain or herbal teas, sugar-free soft drinks, club soda or seltzer (salt-free), or cocoa made with skim me.
    Alcohol. limit to 2 servings per day (see reverse side for serving information).
    Use the following freely: vinegar, spices, herbs, nonfat bouillon, and mustard.
    SEE NEXT PAGE FOR FOODS TO AVOID










    1. Use ALL foods in moderation.
    BEVERAGES


    GUIDELINES: FOODS TO AVOID
    FOR LOW-CHOLESTEROL, LOW-TRIGLYCERIDE DIETS
    MEATS, FISH
    EGGS
    FRUITS
    VEGETABLES
    BEANS
    NUTS
    BREADS/GRAINS
    MILK PRODUCTS
    FATS, OILS
    DESERTS, SNACKS
    MEATS: Marbled beef, duck, and goose (remove the skin from poultry); processed meats; luncheon meats (salami, bologna); frankfurters and fast-food hamburgers (they're loaded with fat); organ meats (kidneys, liver); and canned fish packed in oil.
    Limit eggs (yolks) to 4 per week, including those used in cooking.
    Avoid coconuts, which are rich in saturated fats-.-
    Eat avocados and olives sparingly (the allowed dietary intake is so small, it may be better to avoid them). Starchy vegetables (potatoes, com, lima beans, dried peas, beans) may be used as substitutes for a serving of bread or cereal.
    Avoid commercially baked beans with sugar and/or pork added.
    Eat peanuts and walnuts sparingly. Limit all nuts as they are high in calories.
    Avoid any baked goods with shortening and/or sugar, as well as commercial mixes with dried eggs and whole milk. Avoid sweet rolls, doughnuts, breakfast pastries (Danish), and sweetened packaged cereals.
    Avoid whole milk and whole-milk packaged goods, cream, ice cream, puddings made with whole milk, whole-milk yogurts and cheeses, and nondairy cream substitutes.
    Avoid butter, lard, animal fats, bacon drippings, gravies, cream sauces, and palm and coconut oils. All of these are very high in saturated fats. Examine labels on 'cholesterol-free' products for 'hydrogenated fats.' These are oils that have been hardened into solids and, in the process, become saturated. Margarine is one example.
    Avoid fried snack foods (such as potato chips), chocolate, candies, jams, jellies, syrups, and hydrogenated peanut butter.
    Avoid sugared fruit juices and soft drinks and cocoa made with whole milk and/or sugar. When using alcohol (I oz liquor, 5 oz beer, or 2.5 oz dry table wine per serving), I serving must be substituted for I bread or cereal serving. Limit alcohol to 2 servings per day.
    SPECLAL NOTES
    2. Read labels carefully--sometimes they can be misleading.
    3. While on a triglyceride-lowering diet, be sure to avoid sweets and control the amount of simple and complex carbohydrates you eat (candies, sweets, and starchy foods such as flour, bread, and potatoes).
    4. Buy a good low-fat cookbook such as the one published by the American Head Association.
    5. Consult your physician if you have any questions.
     
  8. Michael_2112

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    I'm currently on the same pursuit as well. So most certainly best of luck to you and congrats on the weight loss thus far. I've found that calorie intake and exercise have worked the best for me.

    If you have an iPhone or like "smart phone" you should check out an App called, "MyNetDiary". They have a free version (which is what I use and it works well) and a Pro version. Basically it allows you to keep track of everything you've consumed along with your exercise for the day. It has some really useful reporting features and provides a lot of useful information.

    Regards,
    Mike
     
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    Oh just a quick FYI as of today 249 lbs, and looking into Baretta Storm Px4 9MM, Glock 26, Kahr PM9, Walther PPS 9mm. With a LE discount it makes each one that I am looking at easier on the eyes! (I am not in LE but a good friend is) Even with the discount I still tend to lean towards the Baretta Storm PX4 9mm, but I just discovered the Baretta CX4 semiautomatic carbine. WOW where have I been!
     
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    Keep up the good work. That sounds like a good loss rate.
     
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    Just a quick update, as of today 248 lbs. and the BARETTA STORM 9MM COMPACT is still my #1 pick for the 2nd concealed carry. I have been also looking into the S&W Bodyguard 380, but have been reading some reviews about the the trigger locking up and not disengaging after firing. But then again this is a 1st generation gun. Things like this are expected. i have only read 2 replys dealing with this tigger lock up and a few more reviews that highly praise this gun. I still have time to makeup my mind on which one to choose. (I have until july 26th 2011) 2nd update is I just recently got my CCL and can not believe how fast I got it in the mail. Made my appointment at the Agriculture Department down town and it took less than 30 minutes to fill out the paperwork and get my prints done and picture taken electronically (without the extra 14.99 processing fee) Florida CCL price is $117 and after having this done I received it in the mail 10 days later! Friends of mine did there thru the mail and waited 3 months. If there is anyone out there thinking about getting there concealed carry license, i highly recommend having it done electronically at one of the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Licensing. It was cheaper and faster.
     
  12. Black Butte

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    If you have to lose 50 lbs for it first, then weight shouldn't be an issue. :)
     
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