Joined November 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
234.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.0 lb

Current Weight
226.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 46.0 lb

InTheRain's Weight History


last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down

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DON'T DO CARDIO - Must Read!
I've seen "chronic cardio" defined as exercise where the heart rate is 75% of max and above. Keeping your heart rate at 75% + of max for extended periods is not healthy. It stresses the body and immune system, has an inflammatory effect, and does not promote fat loss. Light aerobic exercise is encouraged... even for longer periods of time. Light aerobic exercise is defined as exercise where your heart rate is at 55-75% of max heart rate. These types exercise would be walking, hiking, easy/moderate cycling.

I like the treadmill. I wear a HR monitor. I can keep my HR in the target zone by varying the speed and incline on the treadmill. I can jog at 5 mph and stay below the 75% target for up to 20 minutes without exceeding the upper end of "light aerobic exercise." This target rate is optimal for burning fat. To enhance fat burning, you'll want to build muscle. This can be accomplished through explosive movements in resistance exercises as well as workouts that include sprints.

It's all outlined in the "Primal Blueprint" and for those that are interested in a diet and exercise plan that is sensible and produces results. Mark Sisson is the author of the book and has done the research. The interesting thing is that Mark himself was a "chronic cardio" and carbohydrate addict. He was a world class distance runner... and he is now completely against "chronic cardio" and using carbohydrates to fuel our bodies.
posted 13 Jan 2013, 00:31
Walk 600 miles in a year
I started my new year with a 13.1 mile (half marathon) walk/run on the treadmill. I have a goal of 1000 miles for the year. Good luck to everyone... start today, if you haven't already started.
posted 02 Jan 2013, 13:40
Top 3 daily goals for the new year.
To be successful, you need daily goals that will turn into habits. My top three daily goals for weight loss and fitness are:

1. Consume less than 2200 calories per day.

2. Consume less than 100 grams of net carbs per day (carbs minus fiber.

3. Burn 1000 calories per day through exercise.

Good luck to everyone in the coming new year with their weight loss and fitness goals. If you fail one day, there is no reason that you cannot succeed the next day. Keep at it!!!
posted 26 Dec 2012, 22:12
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