Joined February 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
191.0 lb
Lost so far: 31.0 lb

Current Weight
160.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
170.0 lb
Still to go: 10.0 lb
I'm a 29 year old Data and Web Manager in Olathe, KS (South KC Metro area). I live with my wonderful wife and our five pets (two Greyhounds and three cats, all rescues).

As I edge closer to 30 I've decided that I am sick of being chubby, out of shape, and continuing with my unhealthy habits.

I used to be a starting varsity soccer player, a long distance runner on the track team, and a bench player in basketball (the talent was never there).

I have enjoyed my 20's thus far, but it's time to get back in shape.

This time it's going to work.

UPDATE: And it is working! I've lost a total of 31 lbs since February/March 09 and continuing on. I'm also in pretty good shape now, still working to my fitness goals, but I'm getting there.

UPDATE - 07/06/2010: I went really lax on my eating and workout plans, I've gained back quite a bit of weight, back up to 190. Used school and work as an excuse to not workout or eat better.

UPDATE - 01/11/2011: Starting over. Shortly after the 07/06 update I put my hand through a plate glass window (on accident, I don't have rage problems :) ) and I had to stop working out for a month. Got up to 192, I am really disappointed in myself and I feel fat again. Back on track!

I've also decided I want to be more active with outdoor activities. Canoeing, Mountain Bike Riding, Hiking. I love that stuff, and I want to be in shape to enjoy them.

Body Fat Measurements (Non-Athlete Mode, Homedics BIA Scale)

Body Fat - 20.1% - 01/28/2011
Body Fat - 19.1% - 01/22/2011
Body Fat - 18.6% - 02/28/2011
Body Fat - 16.6% - 07/29/2011

"People who lose weight are not super human. They just decided to go for it, and never gave up."

"You have failed only when you quit trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression. So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure."

DuManchu's Weight History


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DuManchu's Cookbook

cals: 32kcal | fat: 0.22g | carbs: 6.87g | prot: 1.64g
All-Vegetable Soup
A delicious super low calorie vegetable soup.
cals: 216kcal | fat: 15.14g | carbs: 2.25g | prot: 16.54g
Garlic and Mustard Marinated Chicken
Low carb tasty chicken using a really simple marinade.
cals: 191kcal | fat: 6.44g | carbs: 5.43g | prot: 29.38g
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Truly delicious spinach, onion and feta stuffed chicken breasts.
cals: 270kcal | fat: 12.55g | carbs: 19.86g | prot: 21.86g
Wild Rice and Beef Casserole
Seasoned beef, wild rice and cheese casserole the whole family will love.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 4.51g | carbs: 12.08g | prot: 27.47g
Beef & Broccoli Crock Pot
A hearty crock pot with beef and broccoli.
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DuManchu's Latest Posts

I don't use the Ab Circle, but just wanted to throw in this piece of advice.

I've found that it takes at least 30 days of regular workouts to begin to see results. It took me about 60 days before I could really see any measurable results. Of course your diet is the MOST important part of a workout routine, so don't forget about that Smile

Keep at it!
posted 05 Nov 2009, 12:15
My M-F Circuit Training
Just thought I'd share my morning workout routine. Takes about 30-35 minutes depending on your pace. It is based on this routine (see link), but I have modified it quite a bit. You should also feel free to modify this routine to better fit your fitness levels.

LINK (Click)


--- My Circuit Routine ---


Warm Up
- 1-2 minutes light warm up (just moving around, getting things loose)
- 5 minutes light cardio on Elliptical
Circuit 1
- 5 minutes intense cardio on Elliptical (resistance set on 7 of 14)
- 40 Lunges with Bicep Curls (15 lb dumbells, 20 left leg, 20 right leg)
- 50 Tricep Kickbacks (5 lb dumbells)
- 30 Plie Squats with Tricep Extensions (15 lb dumbell, 15 left arm, 15 right arm)
- 35 Narrow-Stance Squats with Lateral Raises (5 lb dumbells)
- 30 Walking Lunges with Overhead Presses (15 lb dumbells, alternating legs each rep, "walking" )
- 30 Normal Pushups (hands shoulder width apart)
- 30 Bicycle Crunches (do a quick ab stretch after these)
Circuit 2
- Repeat Circuit 1 ^^
Cool Down
- 5 minutes cool down on Elliptical
- Stretching
posted 05 Nov 2009, 12:12
The true facts
It's all about what YOU want, not what you think OTHERS want (IMO).

I had become increasingly unhappy with my lifestyle and body. I used to be play soccer, basketball, and ran track. I was in great shape. Then I hit my mid 20's and started putting on the pounds like crazy.

I made the decision to do something about it and haven't looked back (yet). I guess what I'm trying to say is do it for yourself, don't do it for anyone else. When you're constantly trying to impress others you probably won't ever be happy with the results (which could lead down a dangerous, and unhealthy path).
posted 02 Nov 2009, 10:33
Time Magazine Aug 9th
Exercise is merely part of the equation. I exercise because I want to be in good shape again, and to increase my overall strength.

A nice side effect is the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn naturally. So it does help in that way, but I'd still say it's only 20% of the weight loss equation.
posted 14 Oct 2009, 09:35
Gaining weight
At this point I'd chalk it up to the normal ebb and flow of your weight. If the gains continue with regularity I'd start to be more concerned, but for now, nah, sounds normal to me!

Keep it up!
posted 14 Oct 2009, 08:49
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Recording here again for grins. Been spending most of my time at MyFitnessPal due to a much better food search and whatnot. Went up, I got super lax ...
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09 August 2011

Up a bit after gorging myself over the weekend. No matter, I'll get back at it strong this week, definitely need it since we're heading back to Hays this ...
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