Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
170.9 lb
Lost so far: 27.1 lb

Current Weight
198.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.0 lb
Still to go: 33.0 lb

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  Start Working Out in the Morning
status: Completed
ended: 25 Feb 13
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What is better for losing weight: weightlifting or jogging?
You need a mix of all of it. Cardio to keep your heart strong enough to pump blood while doing resistance training. And resistance training to build muscle for burning fat. It all works in harmony along with a decent diet.
Heart rate up(cardio), heart rate down(resistance)... repeat.
posted 04 Feb 2013, 11:11
Cake!! Are you kidding me?
I know this is a bit late but...

For me when people bring in donuts to work I resist them by drinking a whole bunch of hot water, it fills me up even though it doesn't taste like cake or a donut... The water acts as a filler so the cravings go away even though the temptation of sugary food is still lingering.

If you crave Chocolate
What you really need is:
Magnesium: -- Found in: Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
If you crave Sweets
What you really need are:
Chromium: -- Found in: Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken
Carbon: -- Found in: Fresh fruits
Phosphorus: -- Found in: Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains
Sulfur: -- Found in: Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
Tryptophan: -- Found in: Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
posted 04 Feb 2013, 08:26
WW or FS?
I'm not sure exactly how I lost my weight but I started working out in May 2007 and thought I could eat whatever I wanted, not so. In February of 2009 I started Weight Watchers with my wife and lost 50lbs in 8 months. I only stayed on WW for 5 months but the weight kept coming off after I got used to eating the way WW guided me to.
I started at 216 and my lowest weight was 164(52lbs off). I now have leveled out and I am holding a weight of 169.
I had been eating a lot of McDonalds over this last summer and noticed the weight has been creeping back up on me.

I have had good results with WW but I am not sure if the 2 years of working out that sparked my metabolism to burn the fat when the time came to get on a diet(lifestyle).

Good luck, I believe WW is a good plan just keep an eye on your eating with this app too.
posted 21 Sep 2010, 14:20
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October begins another "back on track" lifestyle change. My wife and I are settling down our busy schedules to begin eating better.
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Getting close to cycling race season and I don't feel weight ready at all. I need to shed a few more pounds so I can climb a bit better and hang with the ...
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