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Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
11/22/18 8:26 p.m.

So, this morning, I was down 20 pounds. I'm settling into a slow steady loss. Today probably put a dent in that though. 

I'm out at my parents house for the rest of the weekend with all kinds of good food. I'm probably not going to worry about it other than keeping the portions under control until Monday. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. 

 

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk PowerDork
11/24/18 7:46 a.m.

My one experience with dieting occurred right after I came home from having bypass surgery. The hospital staff had come to the conclusion that I was a marginal diabetic, so they gave me a diet plan to follow. I was adamant that I wasn't going to shoot insulin if at all possible, so I religiously followed the diet. Typical diabetic stuff, lower the carbs and get rid of processed sugar. On 2000 calories/day and 30 minute walks I quickly started losing weight. September 1 I was 5'10", 200 lb. By the date of my son's wedding in mid-October I was 172 lb, eventually bottoming out at 162. Having got there I started cheating a little. Today (8 years later) I'm back to 190 and need to get the discipline back. I go to the gym regularly and play hockey weekly, so the weight gain is simply down to nibbling too often. I've gained weight every winter for the last 4 years due to too much sitting around and boredom driven nibbling. Time to change the lifestyle a bit.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
11/26/18 6:43 a.m.

So after the Thanksgiving weekend and not really worrying about what I ate other than watching the portion size, I'm down another pound. 

Under 280 for the first time in years. 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/26/18 9:29 a.m.

In reply to Toyman01 :

excellent! 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
11/26/18 11:38 a.m.

I need to get better about this.. my diet plan didn't really work out.. Keto or low carb here I come..  It worked before..

 

Also thinking about joining crossfit.. cause I need more moving.  

 

You're a inspiration here.

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/2/21 3:02 p.m.

that seems like a very meaty canoe...  a rather fake link

JesseWolfe
JesseWolfe Reader
11/4/21 6:27 a.m.

I know this is an old thread, but I'll post anyway.  I tried keto and couldn't handle how I felt.  I started intermittent fasting in April this year, it was inspired by my 54YO brother who is an ultra runner.  At 41YO, 6'1" tall, I was 205 lbs and did not feel good about myself or my looks.  I've lost 40 lbs since April on a 16/8 schedule, I went from size 36" jeans down to a 32" waist.  It was easier for me to skip breakfast, eat a high protein low carb lunch, then eat just about anything I wanted for dinner.  Within reason.   I can splurge on the weekends and be right back were I left off in just a few days.  Energy levels are better, I'm less sore, I sleep better.  I feel younger then I have in 10 years. 

 

Long story short, if keto is difficult for you, try intermittent fasting.  It's not so much about what you eat, just when you do.

Toyman01 + Sized and
Toyman01 + Sized and MegaDork
11/4/21 8:16 a.m.

In reply to JesseWolfe :

I failed pretty miserably at Keto. In the 3 years since I started this thread, I've actually gained a little over 75 pounds. Everything I had previously lost, plus another 40 pounds for good measure. From a bottom of 265 to just shy of 340. I don't blame the keto diet, it was working fine. It was just circumstances and my lack of effort. Most of that gain happened due to covid. I went from doing physical work 4-5 days a week to sitting at a desk 5 days a week. 

I started a thread a month or so back about exercise machines. The general recommendation was to start with cutting back on the intake and getting moving. No fancy equipment needed. With that in mind, I have been skipping breakfast 4-5 days a week for the last month or so and lost about 3 pounds. I've also adjusted my portion size some. More protein and veggies, fewer carbs. It is helping slowly. I'm 334 pounds on the scales this morning.

The next step is exercise. Bezo's evil empire dropped off a set of resistance bands, a couple of kettlebells, and 3 exercise charts last week. One for bodyweight exercises, one for kettlebell exercises, and one for resistance band exercises. This weekend I'll be rigging up anchors for the bands and throwing some furniture out of my office.

I'm 6'2". While I'll never make it to 200 pounds, I'd like to get back down to 240 or so. So, 100+- pounds to drop. 

Wish me luck, I'm going to need it. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
11/4/21 8:44 a.m.

Keto, schmeeto.  I find it's best to eat like a caveman.  What do they call that, the Paleo diet?

Come to think of it, it works in relationships with women also. 

I am a simple man.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
11/4/21 9:31 a.m.
Toyman01 + Sized and said:

In reply to JesseWolfe :

I failed pretty miserably at Keto. In the 3 years since I started this thread, I've actually gained a little over 75 pounds. Everything I had previously lost, plus another 40 pounds for good measure. From a bottom of 265 to just shy of 340. I don't blame the keto diet, it was working fine. It was just circumstances and my lack of effort. Most of that gain happened due to covid. I went from doing physical work 4-5 days a week to sitting at a desk 5 days a week. 

I started a thread a month or so back about exercise machines. The general recommendation was to start with cutting back on the intake and getting moving. No fancy equipment needed. With that in mind, I have been skipping breakfast 4-5 days a week for the last month or so and lost about 3 pounds. I've also adjusted my portion size some. More protein and veggies, fewer carbs. It is helping slowly. I'm 334 pounds on the scales this morning.

The next step is exercise. Bezo's evil empire dropped off a set of resistance bands, a couple of kettlebells, and 3 exercise charts last week. One for bodyweight exercises, one for kettlebell exercises, and one for resistance band exercises. This weekend I'll be rigging up anchors for the bands and throwing some furniture out of my office.

I'm 6'2". While I'll never make it to 200 pounds, I'd like to get back down to 240 or so. So, 100+- pounds to drop. 

Wish me luck, I'm going to need it. 

Good Luck. Just keep moving!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
11/4/21 9:34 a.m.

Keto/atkins just isn't sustainable to me.  I did it a couple years back and dropped 30-35lbs in two months, felt good so I started trying to exercise. 

Less than no energy.  I couldn't complete any exercise regimen I started. 

Still trying to lose it, but mostly by cutting out unnecessary calories, sodas and snacks and such.

Toyman01 + Sized and
Toyman01 + Sized and MegaDork
11/4/21 10:24 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

I'm down to 1 or fewer sodas a month. I quit drinking them when I started keto in 2018 and never started back. The snacks, desserts, and such aren't a problem either. As a general rule, I don't like sweet stuff anymore.

It's the main course and carb-laden sides that do me in. I love pasta, mashed potatoes, and rice. A 16 oz rare steak? Oh man, that's good stuff. Offer me dessert and I'll probably have some more potatoes or steak instead. 

Cutting down on those kind of sucks, but if I don't I'll probably be dead before 65. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
11/4/21 11:04 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

Keto/atkins just isn't sustainable to me. 

It is sustainable for very, very few people. My wife is a Dietitian, and she despises it for 3 reasons: 

  1. Extremely high rebound rate. People will fail at it, because they don't get enough carbs, become foggy and grumpy, then binge on all of the carbs. Carbs are good, they make you happy. Starve yourself of them, you're in for a bad time, then you're going to go too far in the other direction. 
  2. She hasn't seen anyone that has actually improved their health metrics, with the exception of their weight. You'd think that blood pressure would improve with the weight loss, but it doesn't happen. Cholesterol is a nightmare.
  3. This isn't a fault of the diet itself, but people's perception of it: They take it to mean "Eat all the bacon and sausage and eggs" instead of eat lean chicken with some veggies.

Obviously there is some sampling bias with her patients, but the people that she's seen that have "success" with it are those that need to lose 5-10 pounds. 

If you're looking to lose weight, calories in < calories out, and exercise will help via increasing the calories out and helping to increase your BMR (more muscle = more calories burned).

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