Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
311.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
308.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
250.0 lb
Still to go: 58.0 lb
Began my body/life transformation in early September, 2009. At that time I weighed 284 lbs. I used NutriSystem to assist me in loosing 45lbs and continued on my own to reach a record low for me of 225lbs. At that time, due to the fact that I had lost so much weight the meds that I had been placed on for high blood pressure, insulin resistance and irregular heart beat began to affect me in a miserable way. With my doctor's assistance I was able to lower the dosage on my blood pressure meds and discontinue the meds for insulin resistance. I have now gone into a phase of muscle building where I have added some weight back but will return to the fat loss phase again beginning Feburary 2011. I feel better and look better than I ever have and all of this a week before my 39th birthday.

Pappy1271's Weight History

Pappy1271's Cookbook

cals: 244kcal | fat: 16.35g | carbs: 1.18g | prot: 24.13g
Adobe and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
A mild and flavorful low fat fish dish.
cals: 195kcal | fat: 14.23g | carbs: 8.77g | prot: 9.15g
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
With these "fake" cheesy potatoes you can cheat without cheating.
cals: 271kcal | fat: 6.34g | carbs: 1.91g | prot: 48.59g
Tuna Patties
Tasty tuna patties that are full of protein.
cals: 304kcal | fat: 12.43g | carbs: 6.55g | prot: 40.16g
Cheesy Beef Bake
A quick toss-together and bake meal that's great for hungry families.
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Pappy1271's Latest Posts

Weights First or Cardio
DPalmieri wrote:
Incorporate both at the same time and when you do your heart will work harder to burn that abnoxious fat you are trying to get rid off. The old school heart rate stuff is so 80's and the harder you work the faster you'll lose weight. If you can buy Jillian Michael's 1-2-3 lose 20 lbs in 30 days, her excercise's are worth it. I have lost a total of nine pounds doing her excercises twice to three times a week with mild jogging on the treadmill on alternate days. Sometimes I skipped a week of excercise and I still lost 9 in a month. I probably would have lost more if I would have stuck to her program all month.

The main problem with this is that you will loose muscle as well as fat. If you are not worried about the muscle loss that people work so hard to gain with resistance training then go for it. Me, I am lifting weights to gain muscle mass which in turn helps me burn more calories. Therefore I do my cardio either after or even on a different day all together.
posted 16 Mar 2011, 08:47
Could it be that this person is using a pedometer and is calculating steps per day into 12 miles total? For a person to walk 12 miles a day and lets say at an average 3mph it would take them 4 hours each day. It is possible but not necessary. Remember this, any is better than none. If you begin by walking only 30 minutes per day 5 to 6 days per week while also practicing good eating habits you WILL lose weight. Also, those 30 minutes do not have to be all at once. If you get breaks during the day at work and lunch, if you walk for ten minutes for each there is your 30 minutes for the day, and your time useage has not changed. But your body will adapt, and you will have to increase the walking over time while incorporating other exercises to keep the body guessing and the weight loss going.

posted 23 Nov 2010, 07:38
Calorie calculator for exercises
None of the calculators are exact. There are too many variables that need to be figured in such as what you ate before exercising, your matabolism, and as for weight training you have to figure in how hard you worked and the type of weight training. With weight training there are 3 main focuses. You can focus one power lifting where you use very heavy weights and do 4-6 reps. Muscle sculpting/bodybuilding where muscle hypertrophy is the focus where you use moderate weight and reps from 8 - 12. And finally the style that most know as "toning" where you use light weight and very high reps 12 and greater. Each style affects a different typle of muscle fiber and takes differing amounts of energy (calories) to complete. Also, the intensity that you use to approach the workout makes a tremendous difference. You know the people that go to the gym and use a few machines and walk around for an hour, well even though they may mark that as 1 hr of weight training they DID NOT burn 800 calories. My workout yesterday went for 1 hr 10 min, during that time I six different exercises for my arms (biceps and triceps) and completed 18 sets within the 8 to 12 rep range. When I completed this workout I was so spent I had could barely move, in a good way. At that point I consumed a protein shake and was able to leave the gym feeling like a monster.

I hope this helps in clarifying your question. Let us know if we can assist any further.

Good luck all and remember that what your are doing is not a destination but a journey that will never be complete.
posted 23 Nov 2010, 07:30
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