Mmoman

Start Weight:(05 Feb 12) 276.5 lb
Current Weight:(25 Nov 14) 315.6 lb
Goal Weight:196.0 lb
following: Calorie counting/calorie deficit
performance: losing 3.4 lb a week

Ok so im crap at these things! Lol.
Im 33, married with two children that run rings around me. I have been following a calorie defict diet since the 12 the of feb and as of writing this I have lost 16.5 lb and I havent had a single gain since starting. I am using the calorie counter phone app to scan my food and estimate calories burnt durin the day. I am also sticking to a strict 3 meals a day.... No snacking at all which I feel has always been my downfall.
I have also started going out walking now the weather has got better, for this I use another app that uses gps to track how far I have walked, what my average speed is etc I started off with a 3 mile walk and today I went out and clocked 7.96 miles in 2.25 hours, averaging 3.5 mph so not too shabby for the forth time ive been out, once I can comfortably walk 10 miles I will try jogging bits of my walk and build up gradually.

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Understanding
I would have to disagree with the "kinds of food" to a certain extent, you can eat what you want and still lose weight if you have a calorie deficit. Of course if you eat junk food then you cant eat as much as it is high in calories. So it is far better to fill up with a healthyer alternative.
I would suggest to eat 3 meals a day, no snacks,(it sounds like torture but you'll be supprised at how quickly your body adjusts to this, eat your meals at a set times each day and before long your body will tell you when its meal time) weigh everything when you are cooking or preparing food and use the calorie counter to track everything you eat and drink. Do that for a few days to get a basic idea of how many calories you are consuming. From there you can adjust acordingly to create a deficit.
Another thing I would say is try to eat to your rdi. So if your rdi is 1500 then eat 1500 calories. Use the calorie counter to work out how many calories your body burns just to survive. You should aim to keep atleast a 500 calorie deficit per day.
I know this works, I have been doing this since feb and have lost weight on all but 1 of my weigh ins.
I did lots of research into different diets before taking on this type of diet. My wife is currently doing slimming world, but I find there are too many variables, I dont like the point system of weight watchers and I really dont agree with cutting things from your diet as your body needs things like carbs, protine and even fat to function properly.
Keep on keeping on. You can do it!
posted 18 Apr 2012, 12:56
Understanding
Just to follow on from the previous poster, the bigger you are, the more calories your body burns just exsisting, so in theory the bigger you are the easyer it should be to lose weight when following a calorie deficit diet.
One thing I will say though is that the calorie burned section of the counter app seems to be slightly high but it is still good to use as a rough guide. It is defo working for me
posted 18 Apr 2012, 10:43
Convict conditioning?
When I first saw someone online talking about it I thought the same thing! Yes its all bodyweight training but it shows you how to use it to build strength and muscle but it could be tweaked to get a toning work out. the book also weighs out the pro's and con's of working out in a gym (mostly cons though) its really about taking everything right back to basics and using your body the way it was designed to be used, it shows you how to do the excersises with correct form and technique from a begginer level to an extreme level of fitness. I.e. beginner level pushups, standing by a wall and going through the pushup motion like that. extreme level 1 handed, hand stand pushups!
posted 15 Apr 2012, 05:20
Convict conditioning?
Hi all, I have recently read convict conditioning, 1 & 2. I was just wondering if anyone else here had read them, what they thought about them and if they have taken on any of the information and put it into practice.
Personally I think they are great books, and I have started the strength building excersises as well as sticking to the recommended 3 square meals per day with no snacking and I have to say it is defo working, along with this I am also counting calories, walking more and also working out using the xbox kinect and yourshape fitness evolved 2012 game
posted 14 Apr 2012, 11:54
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Every thursday morning when I take the kids to my mums before going to work, it was her digital scales that I took my first weight measurement on so to me that means I should keep using the same scales. My wife goes to slimming world and also weighs in on a thursday side we have a bit of healthy compition between us to keep us motivated thru the week
posted 28 Mar 2012, 14:28
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need to get back on it, quit smoking and the weight has piled back on
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3rd walking/jogging session was hard today, 5 min brisk walk to warm up then straight into 1 min jog, 1 min walk intervals x10. I had to cut the last few ...

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