Start Weight:(15 Apr 10) 198.0 lb
Current Weight:(06 Nov 15) 217.0 lb
Goal Weight:185.0 lb
following: RndRob's own diet
performance: Steady

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having lost 10lbs, I see none of it was from my waist?
I'm not a trained expert but I have spent a lot of time researching and after living this I can tell you what I know. If you diet and don't do some type of resistance training you will loose both fat and muscle. If you add resistance training you will be able to keep the muscle and loose fat. If you google "stronglifts 5X5" you will get the idea. That program is all about building strength and at the same time reducing body fat. He recommends eating more calories than you burn every day for max muscle/strength gain. I run a slightly diet that consumes slightly less than my daily burn and I can put on muscle and reduce my %body fat. At least for the first few months. I will get to a point where i'm no longer increasing my strength but I really like this program. Cloths fit way better (less belly more chest and shoulders). And it doesn't take much time in the gym.
posted 03 Mar 2015, 06:54
having lost 10lbs, I see none of it was from my waist?
It was put to me this way which made sense to me. When the body starts to store fat, it doesn’t do it evenly. For men It’s typically the belly first then in other areas. For women it’s often the upper legs and butt first. Then the it starts putting fat other places. Seems like the body has it’s preferred areas and once they are moving along it starts to store in other areas after that. When you lose weight it’s simply the reverse order. For me I notice size reduction in my legs first. I just dropped about 10 Lbs and I can feel it in the way my jeans and shoes. It seemed almost silly to me that my shoes are noticeably looser but they are. Last time I lost a lot of weight I lost my wedding ring in the pool because my fingers shrank. It will take me another 10 lbs before I really feel it in the way my jeans fit my waist.
posted 18 Feb 2015, 11:30
Need some answers
Thanks for the feedback. I am new to this concept thus the questions. I get what you are saying about not building muscle and burning fat at the same time however I have lost inches but firmed the muscles (muscle density?) significantly. I’m now able to ware 34’s three weeks ago I was not. My goal was to preserve the muscle as best I can.
Regarding the three weeks being I short time, agreed. I’m not looking for miraculous results just trying to check my direction. I’m a very patient person.

Thanks again
posted 09 May 2014, 15:36
Need some answers
Need some insight about weight training on a reduced calorie diet.
First the background: I have strength trained on and off for many years. The basic routine was low reps, increasing weight with high protein diet and surplus calories. The result, I would increase my strength rapidly, and be reasonably lean. The problem would come if I stopped for any reason like injury, vacation…. I tended to just keep eating like I was working out and so have put on more fat.
Three weeks ago, I started in on a reduced calorie diet (1000-1200 cal a day deficit) with a mix of cardio and higher rep/lower weights than in the past. The first two weeks the weight just flew off. Down 10 lbs in 2 weeks.
Over the last week I have not dropped any weight but have added muscle. How is this possible even though I’m still on reduced calories? Cloths are fitting better and feeling great just not sure what to expect going forward?
posted 09 May 2014, 10:26
[b]The Unlikely Vegan[/b]
A week ago Darcey (my lovely wife) and I watched the documentary Forks over Knives. It was pretty interesting and is based off of some research that was done all over china related to diet vs. cancer rates. There were a lot of exciting claims made about greatly reducing cancer and heart disease through a whole foods, plant biased diet. I tend to be on the skeptical side but it did start me thinking. About the same time we acquired a juicer. So what the heck? We bought a bunch and healthy food, made some juice and a bunch of healthy, meatless food.
In the meantime I went online and as it turns out there are some folks who have raised some questions about some of the claims made in the documentary but all the creditable critiques seemed to have problems with how the author may have jumped to a few conclusions and made some claims that are probably not completely founded but all of them seemed to agree that in general this type of diet is very healthy and will very likely greatly reduce the chances of dying young.
Those of you who know me are likely shaking your heads and trying to figure out just who hacked into my profile. I have been a lifelong carnivore and still very much like the taste of real meat. Please relax, I have not been kidnapped. Unlike many vegans I don’t have any problems morally eating animal products. Were not “stealing” eggs or milk and I still plan on hunting and fishing. Based on my past record I’m not in any real danger of ending up with a bunch of meat that I’m going to have to make some big choice about what do I do with it all.
So the day after Christmas we made our first batch of juice consisting of carrots, kale, cilantro, pineapple and a few other things that I can’t exactly remember. The taste wasn’t half bad and it sure makes you “feel good” knowing what you just drank. At this point I’m thinking it is at least somewhat likely that there is a “placebo effect” but who cares it still feels good. I also started cooking without meat. I know it sounds impossible but I really have to say I love a lot of what I have made. I fully expected the weight to start falling off but so far it hasn’t… I keep over eating because the food has been that good. The only thing that saves me is I am pretty consistent about working out 3-4 times a week.
I am committed to sticking with the new lifestyle for at least 30 days. At the end of that time I will evaluate how I will move forward. In my ideal plan I will still make room for at least some meat, but I’m not real good at moderation. In the past my “Cheat Days” and a way of turning into weekends and then I would slip right back into old habits. Only time will tell!
posted 02 Jan 2013, 17:33
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02 April 2015

210 still working out. starting to loose belly still getting stronger. Squat 185 5,5,5,5,5,5 BP 155 5,5,55,5 Narrow grip pull down 165 5,5,5,5,5 Incline ...
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13 March 2015

208 Lbs today, 5 weeks of working out. Have gained a lot of strength and lost 16 Lbs since the first of the year. now into 34" Levis down from tight 36". ...
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