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Misc Catch All Dieting Thread

metwannabe

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I'm of the mindset that you (not you personally) need to decide what you really want to do. For instance, what is the motivation for running (or for anything)? Because you love it or because you believe it's the right thing to do it or because you feel some sort of obligation to it (maybe you used to be a super runner or super in shape or super good at something and you just long for the good old days)? If it's the first or second, then you won't have much of a problem. If it's the latter, or something like it, that's where we usually find trouble.

I can say I want to do something day long. The fact that I don't do it tells me objectively, that I really, deep down, value something more. And I think at some point, we need to realize that's ok. I guess my overall point is, if something takes a ton of motivation to do, then it feels like the pressure to do it is misaligned with reason to do it.

For me, I run, not because I like it, but because it's about the only healthy activity I have regular time for. Therefore, it takes a lot of motivation for me to do it. My motivation is that I don't want to be unhealthy and lazy. God has given me the health and ability to do it, and therefore, I will honor that by doing it. Since I have no desire to run marathons, a reasonable distance/time is all I need to commit to. If I miss a day because of weather or some extenuating circumstance, I don't care. There are too many more important things to care about. I just go tomorrow. And during the winter, I just enjoy not running, enjoying the extra time to do something more fun.

Reading this back, I'm sure that this is not going to be a helpful motivator, so I will stop now! :)
Ok....So about this virtual running (exercising) group, you in or out?

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Ok....So about this virtual running (exercising) group, you in or out?

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Haha I guess I'm probably out...but reserve the right to pop in from time to time and cheer you on!
 

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Larry,

Wanna pipe in on walking?

Me waking birds every morning and you keeping the rodents away with your treadmill ... LOL
Nothing beats walking for me! I had a great one last evening when it was in the high 50s and dewpoints near 50. I’m about to do another walk but haven’t yet decided between outside and treadmill. Dewpoints are 15 warmer while temps are 10 warmer. So, not nearly as comfy although there is a little breeze tonight vs calm last night. Also, treadmill much more convenient! Decisions, decisions.
 

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Keto peeps.... I'm probably late to the party but just discovered butter coffee. Booyah!!

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My trainer said not to run unless you want to be a runner. If you have time to run you have time to do wall sits, planks, butterfly kicks, starfishes, calf raises, etc. I’m down to 207 pounds.
At 5’2”, not bad!
I love starfishes and I follow your trainers advice
 

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Down to 194. With more muscle now too. Really into the quest bars now, Amazon has the pumpkin pie flavor 55% off currently. I wanna get down to 175 before I can start bulking.
 

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Hey guys.. Did really well with Keto the first time around and lost 40lbs before I got lazy and went back to old habits. Started again Monday this week at 377.8lbs and I’m already down to 371.2lbs.. I took a new job last month that will allow me to pre plan my lunch meals instead of being tempted by what fast food place was off the highway so I’m excited to stick with it this time..
 

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I made a lot of changes last year. Water is the only drink I order when I’m out. My cheat days (once a week sometimes) may include lemonade or koolaid. Also started doing black coffee..takes awhile to get use to it.
 

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Eating out..I’m okay with grilled rainbow trout at Cracker Barrel or some grilled teriyaki shrimp at Red Lobster. But most places there is little to no options for me..(namely Applebee’s sucks big time). And those Zaxbys salads are quiet awful in calories. Also don’t step foot in Mexican places since they don’t list calories.
 

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Prob not a option for most people..but I increased my intake of deer meat tenfold. You can easily season ground deer for spaghetti, Chile beans, etc. Down to a few deer loins left and they are good too. If I have to buy ground beef or turkey it’s 93% lean or better..
 

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Hey guys.. Did really well with Keto the first time around and lost 40lbs before I got lazy and went back to old habits. Started again Monday this week at 377.8lbs and I’m already down to 371.2lbs.. I took a new job last month that will allow me to pre plan my lunch meals instead of being tempted by what fast food place was off the highway so I’m excited to stick with it this time..
Did the low carb thing (Atkins before it was popular) way back when, lost 50 lbs and once I got into running was able to keep most of it off. Over the years I have gained about 20 of that back, so gave Keto a try, works good.... I just failed miserably with it over the holidays. I'm back at it now though. Good luck!
 

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I've got to change something up.. I work out 5 days a week and I'm not getting the same results as I used to when I was younger
Age is a huge factor unfortunately... also, diet is huge too. I've seen individuals that ran 25-30 miles a week actually gain weight because they didn't alter their diet. You'd be surprised how you can adapt and actually run carrying extra weight... of course it will take a horrendous toll on the body too.
 

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Prob not a option for most people..but I increased my intake of deer meat tenfold. You can easily season ground deer for spaghetti, Chile beans, etc. Down to a few deer loins left and they are good too. If I have to buy ground beef or turkey it’s 93% lean or better..
Watch out for that crazy deer wasting disease thing!
 

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I've got to change something up.. I work out 5 days a week and I'm not getting the same results as I used to when I was younger
Find a good Muay Thai/BJJ gym in your area! Bound to be a few choices in Charlotte. Been training for 25 years......
 

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Hey guys.. Did really well with Keto the first time around and lost 40lbs before I got lazy and went back to old habits. Started again Monday this week at 377.8lbs and I’m already down to 371.2lbs.. I took a new job last month that will allow me to pre plan my lunch meals instead of being tempted by what fast food place was off the highway so I’m excited to stick with it this time..
That's awesome man. It's hard once the years start piling up! Holidays are bad biz for diets. I used to eat whatever and keep the weight gain down by running. Now, gotta run more and eat MUCH better. Good luck!
 

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Age is a huge factor unfortunately... also, diet is huge too. I've seen individuals that ran 25-30 miles a week actually gain weight because they didn't alter their diet. You'd be surprised how you can adapt and actually run carrying extra weight... of course it will take a horrendous toll on the body too.
Yeah diet would probably be the easiest thing. I travel so much I'm not eating as well for lunch as I used to.
 

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Yeah diet would probably be the easiest thing. I travel so much I'm not eating as well for lunch as I used to.
Eating out makes it very difficult to stay healthy, you have to pay more for healthy options... in fact, shopping for food in general it's more expensive to eat healthy. .99 candy bars right there staring us in the face Lol
 

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Eating out makes it very difficult to stay healthy, you have to pay more for healthy options... in fact, shopping for food in general it's more expensive to eat healthy. .99 candy bars right there staring us in the face Lol
Yeah, and I used to get away with eating anything as long as I worked out but that's beginning to change
 
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