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    125-30 lbs that seems to be the range of fluctuation.

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    I was a fatso when I was a kid. Whenever I walked by the beach the whales would jump out and sing, "We are family," or so the joke goes. Then I got my growth spurts and I've been thin ever since. I intend to remain thin, but I come from a long line of fatties - so we'll see how it pans out. I usually get labour jobs in the summer, so I don't put too much thought into exercise. I live close enough to walk to my school on warmer days, so I do get about 30 minutes (that's getting to school and getting back) a couple times a week. In winter I don't do anything. Too windy, too cold.

    My diet is pretty healthy, mostly because I am wary of cooking and I seldom get adventurous in the kitchen:

    Lots of grab-and-go foods. Apples, bananas, baby carrots, etc.
    I like a good fresh loaf of bread as well, so I get through a loaf in 2-3 days.
    Chicken breast, boiled - not sous vide, just boiled.
    Plain oatmeal with nothing but a disdainful look on my face added.
    Other fruits and vegetables that you have cut.
    Then something adventurous on occasion.

    I don't eat junk, and soda is just too sweet for my taste. So my only unhealthy vice is coffee (lots of it), and the occasional drink... Cigarettes too - but that's not food. So that's what my regiment looks like, and as far as I can tell it has been working for me.
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    Your diet looks pretty healthy by North American standards, stander-j.

    Cultivated leisure, eh? I'll have to look into that. It sounds like it has plenty of potential, lol...

    I do a fair amount of proof reading, so I hope you don't mind that I post a couple of word definitions for your future consideration.

    Regiment | Define Regiment at Dictionary.com

    Regime - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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    I eat most anything in moderation and only have wine to drink occasionally at dinner. An occasional junk food item every now and then.

    I walk.

    No smoking anything.

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    Oh no! I've been using the verb definition of Regiment as a noun for as long as I can remember, well, not that long, but still. Thanks for that! mixing word use, and words altogether, is one of my least favourite blunders. Though, I am now fixating on "unhealthy vice."

    Edit: If you were wondering, my signature is an Oscar Wilde quote.
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    I learned something from your post also, stander-j. I had never heard of Sous-vide cooking before.

    Sous-vide (pron.: /sˈvd/; French for "under vacuum")[1] is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times72 hours in some casesat an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 C (131 F) to 60 C (140 F) for meats and higher for vegetables. The intention is to cook the item evenly, and not to overcook the outside while still keeping the inside at the same "doneness", keeping the food juicier.
    Sous-vide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's rather interesting but not something that I would personally undertake. I am quite happy to poach my skinless, boneless chicken breasts for 14 minutes in a medium of simmering water, a couple slices of fresh lemon and several chopped green onions. Chicken thighs I like to have with skin on, bone in and bake them in a 350F oven for an hour, covered in a sweet chili sauce. Super easy and one has an instant sauce from the drippings to put on whatever veggies or side dish one decides upon.
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    as far as weight maintenance goes, a very simple (and effective) thing to follow is your calorie intake vs. calories burned. there is no need to complicate it with avoiding so many carbs, only eating fat, or whatever these diets have people doing these days. unfortunately this is what i always see people trying to do instead of addressing what actually causes your weight gain. eat whatever you want, be it cookies and cake or fruits and veggies, if you burn more calories than you take in, you aren't going to gain weight. you may feel better eating healthier foods (it doesn't seem to affect me, personally), but again, if your focus is losing weight, balance your calories!
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    but i guess i'll profile myself, lol

    5'8", 135. i eat whatever i'm craving, lift weights occasionally and am slightly active. i may be addicted to caffeine as i drink way too many energy drinks.
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    Most ideas on weight loss are garbage, as shown when tested empirically.

    Moderate exercise foes not lead to weight loss, though it does lead to better health and fitness, and a better ratio of muscle mass to fat mass. So moderate exercise is definitely recommended, but it does not lead to weight loss.

    Excessive exercise, on the other hand definitely causes weight loss. It is hard to maintain, though, and most people cannot.

    Diets work well in the short term, but tend to be counter productive over 5 years. People can easily lose weight initially, but tend to put back all the weight they lost, plus more in the next 1 to 5 years.

    My personal advice is to change your goal. Losing weight is mostly a losing battle. Focus instead on improving your health. Good regular exercise, and a good balanced diet without too much in the way of harmful fat, or sugars, or salt, or non fibre containing starchy foods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    That the market would tolerate paying over twice as much for a soup that has items removed from the recipe, is mind boggling.
    A large part of the cost relates to spoilage. Salt is a preservative, that might allow a product harvested when plentiful and cheap, to fill supermarket shelves in another season, perhaps on another continent. Seasonings also mask the flavour of mediocre foods, so that blazing salsa or fiery pepperoni may include insipid tomatoes or funky meat, that would otherwise be unfit for consumption. Do those cans of soup all have the same shelf life? Well, it depends on the product... certainly a low-sodium canned salmon ought to cost more, and you may wonder what instead of salt extends its warehouse life beyond yearly fluctuations in catch volume. Ditto fruit preserves with reduced sugar. Know the volatility of food supply, and means of preservation, the additives and pricing make more sense.


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    our ancestors pigging out on asparagus and early spring greens and blossoms
    Like skeptic said, your ancestors may have eaten very different foods than mine... so paleo diet as a menu of food options is not really paleo. What is paleo though, is the pigging out on particular foods at exclusion of most others, with the corresponding overloads and deficiencies. When strawberries are ripe, that's what you're gonna eat breakfast lunch and dinner. A true ancestral diet never got the complete battery of nutrients with every mouthful, as we often do today. It's completely contrary to dietary advice and the way modern people eat... in fact (rant begins) processed foods like breakfast cereals often have nutrients added to ensure it makes little difference what you eat, you'll never feel a deficiency anyway. The flip side of having nutrient needs constantly satiated is that you'll never experience what foods satiate what needs, nor develop a healthy "map" of cravings based on such experiences, you'll simply know the difference between hungry and full.


    Okay, in honour of the thread I'll report I am on a diet. The above paragraph diet, invented by me, unnamed as yet and even quackier if it were. Weight loss is no object as I've always enjoyed sinking in a pool with half a breath exhaled. I have a hot metabolism. I experienced periods of poverty hunger during childhood, that taught me to prize the rare sections of cut up hot dog wiener in my cabbage soup, but to also enjoy the cabbage.

    I implement the Pong Diet by eating one, two, or three foods at a sitting. Ideally one or two, with beverage counting as a food. The size of one "serving" is large, because I eat few of them. Note that a BLT sandwich counts as four foods: bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread. Minor additives of butter, herbs, etc. don't really count, but neither do I much transform or obscure what foods I'm eating. The next meal typically includes one of the foods eaten earlier, plus a new one. The next meal again includes a food from before. These aren't really hard and fast rules; in practice (and in the spirit of the diet) I might eat over a day five bananas, one of those huge supermarket parsley bunches nobody else seems to use more than a sprig of, a 750g tub of yogourt, and a half-dozen bag of Portuguese buns. I am not trying to reduce calories or fats - when I eat meat that could be a full pound of Chinese barbequed pork, having asked the man for the fattiest piece he's got. I am trying to reduce nutrient confusion - a box of granola bars with all sorts of added vitamins having nothing to do with grains, I can't eat. If I really need that vitamin I'll crave it and know where to get it - otherwise how do uneducated omnivores maintain good health in the wild?

    Over the last ~9 months of this I've neither gained or lost weight, nor grown more or less healthy. I find myself enjoying more leafy vegetables, including small snacks of cedar and lately douglas fir that is just putting out tender new leaves. I was asked recently if I eat salads often, and explained that no I don't make salads but most days I desire and devour a few banded bundles of kales, spinach, etc. For some reason I often crave fish. In any case I don't eat anything because I ought, rather because I crave it. So while I'm happy to report that eating is a greater pleasure, I'm often nagged by feelings of wanting something (like five tins of smoked mussels) that I don't have.

    I dunno if this diet would help a fat person lose weight. I think it might, because I observe most people attuned to the superficial properties of foods: how filling, how flavourful, how nice the preparation. The nutritional properties of foods are intellectual only, so the satisfaction they experience is not from the nutrients but from the mastication and the filling of the stomach. I hope if they learn to like unprocessed foods such as plain raw vegetables they will seek the grosser forms of satiation less. But maybe they'd just enjoy eating cheese and potatoes all the time.

    The diet is wrong, because it promotes fluctuating nutrient deficiencies. I do understand that people fed a conventional modern "sandwich diet" with supplements will have their nutritional needs supplied best. So I'm not proving anything. My personal experiment is just to see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    I learned something from your post also, stander-j. I had never heard of Sous-vide cooking before.

    Sous-vide (pron.: /sˈvd/; French for "under vacuum")[1] is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times—72 hours in some cases—at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 C (131 F) to 60 C (140 F) for meats and higher for vegetables. The intention is to cook the item evenly, and not to overcook the outside while still keeping the inside at the same "doneness", keeping the food juicier.
    Sous-vide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's rather interesting but not something that I would personally undertake. I am quite happy to poach my skinless, boneless chicken breasts for 14 minutes in a medium of simmering water, a couple slices of fresh lemon and several chopped green onions. Chicken thighs I like to have with skin on, bone in and bake them in a 350F oven for an hour, covered in a sweet chili sauce. Super easy and one has an instant sauce from the drippings to put on whatever veggies or side dish one decides upon.
    Yeah, my father loves cooking, so he's always messing with some or other sort of culinary concept. Lately it's been Molecular Gastronomy, whenever I go home the kitchen is looking like a Mad Scientist's lab. As he tells me, the problem with sous vide is texture and presentation. He likes to to pan fry or grill things after he prepares it sous vide, to improve the look and texture.

    I'm going to give your simmered chicken a shot in a day or two. Sounds way better than what I usually do.. Thanks for the recommendation!
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    Originally posted by stander-j:

    I'm going to give your simmered chicken a shot in a day or two. Sounds way better than what I usually do.. Thanks for the recommendation!
    You are more than welcome. I enjoy sharing food concepts with others and learning from them as well. I found this method on a Canadian TV show and love it because it is absolutely fail-proof unless one cooks the chicken far too long at a hard boil. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are easy to dry out in the oven but they have always come out moist this way. The secret is to cook them just at a simmer, not a hard boil, just until done, 8-15 minutes depending on size and thickness of your poultry. Sliced fresh lemon and green onion in the poaching water really perks up the flavor.

    Here's a quick and easy chicken salad recipe for use with your cooked chicken, once it has cooled.

    1 cooked chicken breast, cubed (I dice mine quite fine. Use your preference.)
    1 crisp apple, cored and cubed. (Gala's are nice. I leave the peel on.)
    1 stalk of celery chopped nice and fine.
    2 green onions, chopped.
    Optional additions: Try adding a few dried cranberries, or some chopped walnuts or some finely sliced red pepper depending on your taste preferences.

    Dressing:
    2 ounces of mayonnaise
    2 ounces plain yogurt
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    Seasonings to taste (Mrs. Dash makes a nice blend or even just pepper and salt to taste)

    Dress the chicken and veggies with the combined mixture above and serve it over a bed of greens or make into a sandwich or wrap.
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    5'5, 214 lbs, 42" waist

    Yeah...hoping to lose weight again...
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    And like usual all the focus is on people trying to lose weight and not on us poor sods that needs to GAIN weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    And like usual all the focus is on people trying to lose weight and not on us poor sods that needs to GAIN weight
    Hello Raziell.

    The title of this thread invites comment from all parties, and their diet and exercising habits for information and educational purposes.

    Perhaps you could share a few details with us? Being underweight is an equally serious concern for many although the numbers of overweight people, especially in Western Society does seem to be more prevalent.
    What is your height and weight, your diet and your activity schedule? Do you know what the cause may be of your being underweight? How underweight are you estimated to be and how has this determination been arrived at?

    I'm quite curious about all matters related to nutrition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    And like usual all the focus is on people trying to lose weight and not on us poor sods that needs to GAIN weight
    Protein! lol
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    Down to 212! I jog 15 mins every other day and walk about an hour and a half. Also, I have been eating veggie burgers and turkey burgers rather than hamburgers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Weight: 115 pounds, used to weigh 130. Height: 5'7". Currently work my fingers out by typing every day of the week. My legs get a work out whenever I have to leave my computer to piddle in the bathroom. My arms get a work out from...well, don't worry about that. My back gets a work out from all the crap people throw on me. My stomach gets a workout from all the poorly cooked meals unsettling it. Currently eat terribly unhealthily.
    You are kidding of course, about your weight, are you not? Or, do you have some body parts missing? jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Weight: 115 pounds, used to weigh 130. Height: 5'7". Currently work my fingers out by typing every day of the week. My legs get a work out whenever I have to leave my computer to piddle in the bathroom. My arms get a work out from...well, don't worry about that. My back gets a work out from all the crap people throw on me. My stomach gets a workout from all the poorly cooked meals unsettling it. Currently eat terribly unhealthily.
    You are kidding of course, about your weight, are you not? Or, do you have some body parts missing? jocular
    Nope, that's the truth. I do however come from a long line of short skinny folks.
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    210 now...but waist is still hovering at around 42" ...need to weigh at least 170 with a 32" waist...

    My workout this week:

    Arms:

    Dumbbell Curls- 25's x 20, 25's x 20, 65's x 5, 65's x 5

    Single arm Tricep extensions: 65 x 10, 65 x 10, 30 x 10 (for each arm)

    Close-grip Bench: 200 x 15, 225 x 8, 135 x 15

    Barbell Curls: 85 x 18, 85 x 12

    Chest:

    270 x 10, 295 x 6, 225 x 8, 225 x 8

    Legs (no squat rack, so I have to lift the weight over my head and behind my back...I used to do 400-500 for reps ):

    Squats:

    150 x 12, 150 x 12, 150 x 12

    Shoulders:

    Shrugs -200 x 20, 200 x 20

    Military Presses- 200 x 7, 210 x 6, 135 x 12

    Back:

    Behind the neck military presses- 150 x 12, 100 x 15, 100 x 15

    Bent-over Rows- 135 x 15, 210 x 10, 210 x 10
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    @ Raziell- If you lift heavy weights often and with proper form, you will gain muscle mass
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    Curled 140 x 6 tonight fairly easily. Getting strong again.
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    6'0", 172lbs. Eat whatever I find laying around. Definitely don't try to eat healthy. I went up to 187 for a time which I may or may not be correctly attributing to the medication I was on. I still have a bit of a gut but doubt I'll ever be motivated to do anything about it.
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    Haha, well since you aren't fat like me (or thin either), you don't need to worry.
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    For now, anyway. My metabolism will eventually calm down and then I'll blow up.

    To be relevant to exercising, the last time I deliberately tried to exercise consistently I was curling like.....50lbs. Probably could've use a higher weight since at the time it looks like I was doing 15 reps. At least I can move automotive batteries around at my job when I need to, although it's a bit of a struggle when I have to raise them beyond my chest. I have the shoulder strength of an 8 year old girl.
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    50 lbs is a good weight to use to tone up with. Good job.

    My waist is STILL 42 freaking inches!!!! I want it to be 32"!!!!!!! I'll have to work my ASS off just to get it down to 36"...
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    105 lbs now
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    Quote Originally Posted by luna247 View Post
    105 lbs now
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    Weight without height is a difficult value to appraise. If you are 5'6", you would be somewhat underweight by most parameters, yet if you are 5'0" you would be considered thin but normal weight for your height depending on your bone structure etc.
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    6 ft. 176 #

    Would like to be about 171#. Had to cut back on some exercises because of some injuries that are healed up now.

    I mostly do bands for strength and I like to walk.

    My goal is to break 10 minutes in a walking mile. Right now I am ~ 10:30.

    I also do some stretching (yoga) with every strength / bag workout.

    I think stretching relieves stress and the need to "stress eat"
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    5'3 95-100 pounds........beach walk (power walking) every other day....gym every other day....play golf, and having done gymnastics for about 9 years in my "yute", I also stretch EVERY evening and sit ups and push ups before bed even if I hit the gym. Pretty good for an old lady!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    Weight without height is a difficult value to appraise. If you are 5'6", you would be somewhat underweight by most parameters, yet if you are 5'0" you would be considered thin but normal weight for your height depending on your bone structure etc.
    5'6'',You guessed it.So I want to gain weight , although I‘m a girl
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    Weight without height is a difficult value to appraise. If you are 5'6", you would be somewhat underweight by most parameters, yet if you are 5'0" you would be considered thin but normal weight for your height depending on your bone structure etc.
    5'6'',You guessed it.So I want to gain weight , although I‘m a girl
    I have also always been on the thin side......don't know why as both of my sisters are much heavier than I. I do eat very very healthy though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luna247 View Post
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    Weight without height is a difficult value to appraise. If you are 5'6", you would be somewhat underweight by most parameters, yet if you are 5'0" you would be considered thin but normal weight for your height depending on your bone structure etc.

    5'6'',You guessed it.So I want to gain weight , although Im a girl
    Is there any particular reason why it is a challenge for you to gain weight? Just curious. No need to reply if it makes you uncomfortable. I've been caring for critters for many years, adjusting their feed rations to the weather and their activity so humans are just an extension to me.
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    After my car wreck...it has taken me over ten years to gain fifteen very much needed pounds. I don't recommend this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    After my car wreck...it has taken me over ten years to gain fifteen very much needed pounds. I don't recommend this.
    Oh, dear. I can imagine not. What were the nature of your injuries? No need to reply unless you are comfortable sharing or you may reply by PM if you'd rather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    After my car wreck...it has taken me over ten years to gain fifteen very much needed pounds. I don't recommend this.
    Oh, dear. I can imagine not. What were the nature of your injuries? No need to reply unless you are comfortable sharing or you may reply by PM if you'd rather.
    Scheherazade, Aloha and you do know me from BTP....another chat forum. *S* and I am an open book. I had a two way whiplash....forward, back and side to side....so my injuries are from my neck to my knees. Left leg was jammed so I have hurt to the touch my left hip to my knees. My neck vertebrae are a mess....putting it mildly. Has landed me in the ER a time or two, with frozen neck......I have really learned how to scream REALLY well, should I decide to do a murder mystery show here. My hand and feet are half numb, which is rather dangerous because you don't feel heat sensation...so ...well, what can I say you learn! I was told I'd would be in a wheelchair and never return to stage. I am rather bullheaded (being a ginger), and I did a show 6 months later, albeit, I couldn't dance well. My balance is still off, which was something I prided myself on. I take each day as a special celebration. I proved the doc's wrong. The brain is an very very strong healer.
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    oh and the accident was 0% my fault....I was going 0 miles per hour
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    41.5" waist now At least things are moving along
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepotter84 View Post
    41.5" waist now At least things are moving along
    Well, you've got to like that, when things are showing indicators of going as planned.
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    I'll be so happy when I get down to 34"...It will happen this time!!!
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    Had a good workout today:

    Jogged 15 minutes

    Did 25 slow motion crunches

    30 minute walk

    Workout:

    Biceps

    Dumbbell Curls: 60's x 9

    Barbell Curls: 115 x 6, 65 x 12, 65 x 9

    Reverse Barbell Curls: 65 x 10

    Wide-Grip Barbell Curls: 65 x 10, 65 x 8

    Shoulders:

    Behind The Neck Military Press: 115 x 6, 115 x 6

    Military Press: 165 x 9, 165 x 8

    Stats:

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    212 lbs

    41.5" waist

    18" biceps

    47" chest

    I keep weight mostly in my stomach. I hope I don't lose much arm and chest size as I get lean. I have done it before and hope to do it again! I'm into bodybuilding so I never let my arms go beneath 17"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepotter84 View Post
    Had a good workout today:

    Jogged 15 minutes

    Did 25 slow motion crunches

    30 minute walk

    Workout:

    Biceps

    Dumbbell Curls: 60's x 9

    Barbell Curls: 115 x 6, 65 x 12, 65 x 9

    Reverse Barbell Curls: 65 x 10

    Wide-Grip Barbell Curls: 65 x 10, 65 x 8

    Shoulders:

    Behind The Neck Military Press: 115 x 6, 115 x 6

    Military Press: 165 x 9, 165 x 8

    Stats:

    5'4

    212 lbs

    41.5" waist

    18" biceps

    47" chest

    I keep weight mostly in my stomach. I hope I don't lose much arm and chest size as I get lean. I have done it before and hope to do it again! I'm into bodybuilding so I never let my arms go beneath 17"...
    You work out your lats, biceps and triceps and you should be fine. You also need to eat well. If you don't eat right you don't burn fat....so make sure you have a healthy diet.
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    Walked for an hour and a half today. Too lazy to workout...lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepotter84 View Post
    Walked for an hour and a half today. Too lazy to workout...lol...
    Walking can be a good workout, depending on your pace and the topography involved. My workout consisted of an hour and a half of sanitary engineering in the stable yard in the warm afternoon sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    Walked for an hour and a half today. Too lazy to workout...lol...
    Walking can be a good workout, depending on your pace and the topography involved. My workout consisted of an hour and a half of sanitary engineering in the stable yard in the warm afternoon sun.
    I agree I speed walk on the beach every other day approximately 2 1/2 miles in the hot weather and I walk very fast....no one ever thinks that I am just on a stroll. Walking is good for you and it is also VERY VERY good for depression. I loved to run, but since my car accident it is a no no....so walking in the sand, very briskly is my trade off. Mainland for the next 2 1/2 plus months, I shall walk the golf course 3 days a week, while playing.....keeps me in shape. Weight room every other day for lats, biceps, triceps, and then pushups and situps every night....with stretches. If we want our bodies to last, we must USE them wisely.
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    Cheat day: Ate a huge asiago bagel with avocado, turkey and muenster cheese...for dessert I ate a bag of chocolate covered peanuts...lol..now, back to work!
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    Been jogging twice a day. Eating lots of turkey burgers, tuna, chicken and vegetables...
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