Start Weight:(08 Jul 14) 234.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Mar 17) 240.0 lb
Goal Weight:204.0 lb
following: TomLong's own diet
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Sit at a desk doing engineering tasks, go into field about 3-6 times a month, including about 3 hours of driving/trip average. Lift weights and walk: Chest or Shoulders on Monday, Legs on Tuesday, Back on Thursday, and makeup on Saturday. Sometimes skip Saturday. Walk 45-60 minutes on a gravel track normally, but lately doing a measured asphalt lap around a hilly college campus of two miles, shooting for a speed increase.
My diet is mildly controlled calories, 30%/30%/30% macros with 10% wiggle room. Cutting out fried food, maintaining good fiber intake. I have yo-yo'd about 40 pounds four times in my life; trying to come up with a lifestyle that I will stick with, rather than a diet this time.
I love cooked vegetables, but do not care for raw fruit except apples (I am not big on sweets in general). I do eat an occasional banana, or canned peaches or pears. I only eat salads when the weather is 95+ degrees. I have been using flax seed meal, hemp protein, and corn fiber in protein shakes, bowls of oatmeal, etc., to help keep up my fiber intake while eating less.
I was born anemic 61 years ago and develop issues if I go vegetarian too long (two week limit). I feel good eating meat only five times a week but gain weight instead of losing if I try to hit my protein goals combining grains/ legumes/ seeds. As I said, I LOVE cooked vegetables, and the local restaurants apparently add significant amounts of oil, because the calories come from somewhere. Not to mention, I also love casseroles.
I have good control during the work week if I am in the office. But work travel is a big fail. Weekends were minor fails but I realized the problem and have done better on weekends when extended family does not have a reunion, birthday party, etc. But my parents came from large families so...

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"Stationary" may play a role in this. Outside avoiding cars and dogs as well as looong hills is a bit different, even though you occasionally get to coast and stop at intersections.
posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:29
Hang in there, Devohna! And get well soon! Please keep us posted.
posted 02 Mar 2017, 12:05
Preworkout Question
I have had good luck with Xtend lemon-lime BCAA drink, which contains no caffeine. No buzz at all, you just finish your workout strong without quitting early. It is too sweet for me so I add more citrulline, which tastes like a sour lemon. The company calls it an intra-workout, rather than a pre-workout. I drink 24 oz. water before driving to the gym, and drink Xtend mixed with 24 oz. of water on the way to and at the gym, so I am well hydrated from the get-go.
posted 16 Feb 2017, 15:55
Take care of your lungs and bronchial tubes. They are much more vulnerable than the throat. I toughed out weeks with a cough I wish I had attacked with antibiotics and etc. to prevent scarring I still live with.
posted 10 Jun 2015, 09:07
How is your throat today? If I have unscheduled hunger, I drink a large glass of water, then (maybe) chew a stick of gum until the flavor is gone. If I am truly hungry after that, I eat something that doe not contain sugar, potato, or grain, trying not to get an insulin response. Raw or steamed veggies with salsa are great if handy. But I always make sure I am not thirsty first, and use filtered water to quench it.
posted 10 Jun 2015, 08:20
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