Start Weight:(24 Oct 10) 185.0 lb
Current Weight:(21 May 12) 186.5 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: JimDay79674's own diet
performance: gaining 1.8 lb a week

I had a life changing event in May 2010 that made me realize that I needed a change. At that time, I weighed 210 lbs and at 6'2" I was a little heavier than I should have been. I was constantly tired/fatigued, depressed, taking medicine for hypertension, and growing more cynical as the days passed.

I began my change by focusing on my health, with the first goal of losing weight. My second goal was to eliminate hypertension and get off of the medicine. My third goal was to get fit, improve my self-image, and end the feelings of depression.

This is the beginning of my change and I hope to be able to chronicle my progress here on FatSecret.

Update (February 2011):

Hit my target weight. No longer on hypertension medication. BMI in May 2010 was 25.1, current BMI is 23.9. I have tremendously more energy during the day than I used to. I love working out now - absolutely LOVE it!! My favorite activity is boot camps; they're whole body workouts that include a little bit of everything. I typically burn 1,000 calories for every hour of a boot camp.

Next goal:

Maintain between 175-180 lbs. and develop more muscle tone/mass (but more tone than mass as I'm only getting older and I don't want all that mass to turn into fat in the future).

Update (August 2011):

I've sustained my weight in the desired range (175-180 lbs.) for the past 6 months. My body has undergone some significant changes for the better that have helped my self-esteem. I ran the Warrior Dash on August 11, 2011 and placed 16th in my age group (40-44) out of about 750 people - which, I believe, is a result of my improved diet and workout regimen.

I'm a firm believer in accountability. I make the choices of the type and amounts of food I put in my mouth and how often and hard I work out. No one else does. If I want change, I need to make it happen.

With Fat Secret & Beachbody.com, I:
* Decided
* Committed
* Succeeded

FatSecret member since: 01 Nov 10

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I'm no physiology expert, so don't beat me up; but I believe the Sleeping & Resting components are supposed to align with your BMR and essentially be the number of calories you burn daily without doing anything but breathing.

I also concur with Losin25; I only enter exercise for the periods that I work out. If I happen to do something during the day that burns extra calories, then it's just gravy.

For me, only entering workouts keeps me focused on "Just keep showing up, keep pressing play" (as Tony Horton would say). Fitness and healthy living is a choice; if I review my exercise log and don't see any workout entries, then I feel that I've not made the proper choices to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Again, I don't mean to project, but this is how I approach it for myself.

Good luck to you.

posted 05 Aug 2011, 11:33
If you're doing that much cardio with some strength training, chances are you're running on empty and need some rest too.

Just speaking from my experiences, I would recommend:
- at least one day of rest per week.
- balance the cardio and resistance training a little more. Perhaps 3 of each per week (total of 6 workouts with a rest day) or maybe 4 and 2.
- ensure you're eating enough and eating the right foods.
- look into supplements if you continue to workout that much (like Kokusho & Panther stated). These will provided the needed proteins and other necessary nutrients that you probably aren't getting from your diet. No one I know works out that much or that hard without supplementing.

I love and have been doing HIIT for about 1.5 years and learned to integrate resistance training to ensure my muscle mass doesn't erode from intense cardio. I'm 40 years old and in the best shape of my life. Keep up the good work - HIIT gives results!! Good luck.
posted 23 May 2011, 13:49
Looking for a HIIT (high intensity interval training) partner
That sounds great Susan. I know what you mean about the love/hate relationship.

I love the Arc trainer, no impact on my joints and provides a great warm up. I typically use it for 15 minutes before my HIIT and I've noticed that I can push my body harder during the workouts after getting a proper warm up.

Keep up the good work, your rewards await you.
posted 21 Feb 2011, 14:11
Before and After, anyone?
Everyone looks great!!!

k8 - you're a true success story, congratulations.
posted 24 Jan 2011, 08:46
Before and After, anyone?
This is me.
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Any CrossFit'ers on FatSecret? I'm doing CrossFit and would love to discuss the different approaches people have to it.

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Meet & greet and workout with Tony Horton tomorrow at Trumball High School, Trumball, CT. I'm going to be there, are you? WOOT!!!!!!!

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