Group Forum: Challenge!

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brussel...

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 10:02
Hey all! I'm 34, 5'0" and 187 lbs. I am starting a challenge tomorrow called: 30 Pounds Down by 2014. I would love some company from people in my age range and with similar weight goals! .... (Or anyone that wants to challenge themselves with me!)
mighty...

Joined: Jul 13
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Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 08:47
I'm 32 and weigh 203. I'm 5'8". I am trying to lose 30-50, depending on how things go--if I can lose 30 lbs of pure fat and get lean and strong at 170, I would be happy with that. More likely I won't get my results with anything above 165, but I suppose we'll see.

I would LOVE to lose 30 lbs by 2014, but that is not a realistic goal for me, I don't think. I'm skeptical, anyway. I have been trying to lose weight since June and have not lost anything.

Here's what I am doing instead: I am trying to meet macronutrient goals: 30% fat, 20% protein, 50% carbs within a certain calorie range, and I am setting myself concrete physical goals. For example, I want to be able to do at least one full pull up by the time I turn 33 next year.

Other strategies have just not been working for me...I get obsessed with calories, and end up sacrificing food quality, stressing out over eating, etc. So I am trying to add more veggies and eat more whole foods.

Good luck, and I check in every day, so feel free to message me!