Joined January 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
233.2 lb
Lost so far: 29.2 lb

Current Weight
204.0 lb
Performance: losing 6.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
199.9 lb
Still to go: 4.1 lb
I have a current goal of section hiking all of the Appalachian Trail. My hikes require me to get into very good shape and I can do that when hiking season rolls around in the spring. At 6' 3" I try to maintain an in shape weight of 195 pounds. I find then when I get over 200 I begin to feel sluggish.

Every fall after I stop hiking for the year I do not work out as much and I start eating poorly. As a result I tend to gain 20 - 25 pounds over the winter.

Being the competitive person I am I entered a Biggest Loser contest at work. I intentionally gained some weight before it started and hydrated up as much as a I could before weighing in at a whopping 223.4 pounds. My goal is to get down to 190 over eight weeks which will be a 15% reduction. If my partner can accomplish something similar we should win some money. I also have a side bet with one of my younger co-workers that I fully expect to win.

After I finish hiking all the Appalachian Trail (hopefully this year) I would like to start hiking the Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails. If I'm really lucky I'll find a place to move to once I retire because Indiana sucks.

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fredmugs's Cookbook

cals: 85kcal | fat: 5.16g | carbs: 5.52g | prot: 3.80g
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Good for filling you up and taste great.
cals: 125kcal | fat: 11.57g | carbs: 0.86g | prot: 4.48g
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Pepper Poppers
These little gems are outstanding as a snack or appetizer.
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I am a couch potatoe
You could get your stomach stapled.
posted 23 Jan 2016, 17:47
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posted 01 May 2014, 07:34
The Military Diet
I can't speak for Soldiers but in the Marine Corps if you're over weight you spend your lunch time at the gym running stairs (not voluntarily). If you still don't lose that weight you are medically discharged.

The fact that it advertises "no need to do strenuous exercise" should tell you something.
posted 27 Mar 2013, 07:27
The Military Diet
Never had SOS in the Marine Corps.

I have no idea what a "military diet" is although I'm sure someone invented a gimmick and called it that. I would be very suspicious and if they are selling anything run like hell.

posted 26 Mar 2013, 11:07
Pump It UP: Workout Music
Nice profile BTW! I'm hoping to do about 160 miles on the PCT in Wash state this summer.
posted 25 Mar 2013, 05:35
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