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Divalent  (C 40494)

Oct 15, 2012, 7:13 PM
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... I will obviously have to stop eating cake for breakfast and cookies for lunch for a while. ... even though I ate like an asshole all week long and didn't do any strength training. Time to start lifting more, pushing myself harder, and eating better...

You know, maybe you should strap on that altimeter during the day so it is always there to keep reminding you that you are on a mission. (Set to 0 ft AGL, of course!)

In any event, keep posting.

Good luck!


FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Oct 15, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Well I was bound to have at least one week where I didn't lose any weight. Still at 246 lbs. I will obviously have to stop eating cake for breakfast and cookies for lunch for a while. It is good to know that I didn't gain any weight even though I ate like an asshole all week long and didn't do any strength training. Time to start lifting more, pushing myself harder, and eating better. (I didn't GAIN any weight which is a positive note) Angelic

For those following my progress... I'M SORRY! I WON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN. *bangs head against the wall*Pirate

Empty carbs no good! If you still drink sodas, swap 'em out for water (Or black coffee if you can't live without caffeine, like me ;-) and that'll help a lot too! I mostly didn't exercise and mostly didn't gain much weight after I stopped drinking sodas back in '98. All things in moderation, too. Stop eating when you're comfortably full, even if there's still food on the plate!

If you're strength training, you're going to be losing fat but gaining muscle. So it's not too surprising to hit plateaus. Just make sure to build healthy habits around eating right and exercise, and don't get discouraged if you backslide a little every once in a while. As long as you keep your eyes on the goal, it's actually pretty easy!

Have you managed to get in the tunnel yet? You should be able to fly there now. You can probably get back into AFF now too -- check with your drop zone. I was about your weight when I did my AFF 1 in July. They just slapped me on a 300 square foot canopy and it worked just fine. The tunnel's a pretty decent workout, too.

I noticed I'm starting to see muscles on me. If I keep this up, I might actually consider myself... fit... at some point. That's actually a bit of a surprising thought for me...


EFS4LIFE  (D 31885)

Oct 16, 2012, 6:24 AM
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Hey checkout http://www.scoobysworkshop.com

This guy is awesome. Everything he gives you is 100% free. He isn't trying to sell anything. He has a great calorie calculator tool too. It really is pretty simple, figure out how many calories you should be intaking for your goals and have the dedication and determination to count every calorie that goes into your body. The only way Scooby's stuff doesn't work is if you don't.

Good luck.


DanDanInc  (Student)

Oct 17, 2012, 8:00 AM
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http://www.dropzone.com/...0;page=unread#unread

^here is the thread!

Yeah it's definitely a great motivator. Cool


Lukasz_Se  (A License)

Oct 20, 2012, 4:43 AM
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Thx, somehow I missed the posts about your injury. I hope you get back in the sky :)


DanDanInc  (Student)

Oct 22, 2012, 9:23 AM
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Well I was bound to have at least one week where I didn't lose any weight. Still at 246 lbs. I will obviously have to stop eating cake for breakfast and cookies for lunch for a while. It is good to know that I didn't gain any weight even though I ate like an asshole all week long and didn't do any strength training. Time to start lifting more, pushing myself harder, and eating better. (I didn't GAIN any weight which is a positive note) Angelic

For those following my progress... I'M SORRY! I WON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN. *bangs head against the wall*Pirate

Empty carbs no good! If you still drink sodas, swap 'em out for water (Or black coffee if you can't live without caffeine, like me ;-) and that'll help a lot too! I mostly didn't exercise and mostly didn't gain much weight after I stopped drinking sodas back in '98. All things in moderation, too. Stop eating when you're comfortably full, even if there's still food on the plate!

If you're strength training, you're going to be losing fat but gaining muscle. So it's not too surprising to hit plateaus. Just make sure to build healthy habits around eating right and exercise, and don't get discouraged if you backslide a little every once in a while. As long as you keep your eyes on the goal, it's actually pretty easy!

Have you managed to get in the tunnel yet? You should be able to fly there now. You can probably get back into AFF now too -- check with your drop zone. I was about your weight when I did my AFF 1 in July. They just slapped me on a 300 square foot canopy and it worked just fine. The tunnel's a pretty decent workout, too.

I noticed I'm starting to see muscles on me. If I keep this up, I might actually consider myself... fit... at some point. That's actually a bit of a surprising thought for me...

Not yet. Money is still tight until next year. I am trying my best to get in the tunnel!

30 lbs gone finally!!! BOOM!!!!!!

It was a depressing couple weeks since I didn't lose any weight but today I stepped on the scale and there it was 245 lbs!

only 20 lbs left to get to 225 and where I want to be.


DanDanInc  (Student)

Oct 24, 2012, 8:14 AM
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Well I started at 275 lbs 108 days ago. Here is what I looked like at 265 lbs and now 245 lbs as of this morning. I am almost there and DAMN does it feel good.

IMAGE ATTACHED Angelic
Attachments: 2IMG_44982.jpg (69.1 KB)


Cape

Oct 24, 2012, 10:27 AM
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Well I started at 275 lbs 108 days ago. Here is what I looked like at 265 lbs and now 245 lbs as of this morning. I am almost there and DAMN does it feel good.

IMAGE ATTACHED Angelic
Though new to this sport I am not new to cutting a few lbs.
4 years ago I was 240, now 185. Been sub 200 for almost 2 years now. Honestly the only thing I did was change my eating habits and get a little more active. Nothing extreme mind you. For me it was more of a mental change. Changing the way my brain was programmed and sticking to it. Looks like you are well on your way!!!! Good job man and remember, keep your eye on the prize!!!


DanDanInc  (Student)

Oct 24, 2012, 3:40 PM
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Thank you! Yeah I agree with you. You have to want to lose weight. It's like everything else really. If you don't truly want it than you will never get it.

I want to skydive.
I want to walk down the beach shirtless.
I want to live past 60. hahahaha


DanDanInc  (Student)

Oct 28, 2012, 1:42 PM
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http://www.myspace.com/...le/hemmorage/2262024


DanDanInc  (Student)

Nov 7, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Still focused, working out, and eating right but I stopped weighing myself for November and instead I'm growing a sick mustache.

I got really frustrated when I weighed myself and gained a couple pounds because I was pushing myself so hard during my strength training. I didn't gain any fat and lost another inch on my waist but the lbs bothered me.

Instead of being upset about it I'm just not going to weight myself for a while and focus on other things.

I will be where I want to be before next season.

Cheers to those following my progress.

If you really want to follow it just go to...

http://www.facebook.com/dandaninc


DanDanInc  (Student)

Dec 26, 2012, 1:48 PM
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Fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

Well since I was overly depressed because I tore something in my shoulder and haven't really been able to lift anything for over a month, almost got fired from my job so coulnd't spend any time working out at the only gym I can, and ate like an asshole for the past month because I was depressed about the whole thing I gained a ton of weight.

I worked out for 40 min today and am watching what I eat again but I got tunnel time for Christmas and don't feel like I deserve to use it yet.

So like I said above fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

At least my wife agreed to have me leave for work an hour early so I can at least get an hour of cardio in until my Dr. apt on the 1/7 to get my shoulder checked out and find out if I need surgery.

I hope I don't need surgery. Mad


FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Dec 26, 2012, 1:55 PM
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Don't give up! Keep your eye on the goal!


mightaswelljump  (Student)

Dec 26, 2012, 2:27 PM
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You can do it. Two and a half years ago I was in the same place as you; 285lbs, no physical fitness to speak of, not watching diet at all. Finally had a 'moment of clarity' and decided to lose the weight. Averaged about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds a week over two years. There were times the weight wouldn't come off at all. Then there were weeks it would melt away. Just remember to stick with it and you WILL be rewarded in the long term.


DanDanInc  (Student)

Dec 26, 2012, 2:52 PM
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You can do it. Two and a half years ago I was in the same place as you; 285lbs, no physical fitness to speak of, not watching diet at all. Finally had a 'moment of clarity' and decided to lose the weight. Averaged about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds a week over two years. There were times the weight wouldn't come off at all. Then there were weeks it would melt away. Just remember to stick with it and you WILL be rewarded in the long term.

Thank you to both of you!

I am going into work an hour earlier now which is good. Just feels like I'm starting all over again. I lost hope a month ago and now I have to make up for it.

Just sucks.

All that wicked hard work. Wasted.

Just means I have to push that much harder.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Dec 26, 2012, 6:12 PM
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Now that you've realized that you are an emotional eater, pay attention to the triggers that make you start eating and try to stop them cold. When you find yourself with your hand in that bag of chips (or whatever your guilty pleasure is), stop and ask yourself if you are actually hungry or if something else is going on. If you're not hungry, spit it out!

Good luck on reaching your goal. It's not like you can go without food, you just have to learn to manage it. (I'm proud to have lost 65 pounds, but I know it's a struggle!)


DanDanInc  (Student)

Dec 27, 2012, 7:26 AM
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Now that you've realized that you are an emotional eater, pay attention to the triggers that make you start eating and try to stop them cold. When you find yourself with your hand in that bag of chips (or whatever your guilty pleasure is), stop and ask yourself if you are actually hungry or if something else is going on. If you're not hungry, spit it out!

Good luck on reaching your goal. It's not like you can go without food, you just have to learn to manage it. (I'm proud to have lost 65 pounds, but I know it's a struggle!)

Thank you. I am now sitting on free tunnel time. It will be great motivation.


Revkathy

Dec 27, 2012, 8:39 AM
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All of us trying to fight the weight battle have times like this! The key is not to beat ourselves up, but take it as a time to be kind while strengthening our resolve. I have 2 8X10 photos of my tandem's by my bed. On days I am not motivated I look at them, get my ass out of bed and hit the Y. PM message me if you need surgery, I may be able to offer something to help.


DanDanInc  (Student)

Dec 27, 2012, 3:00 PM
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Thank you Kathy!! I will find out around the 7th. I'm sure he is going to have me get a cat scan or an MRI. I will find out then. Until that happens it's lots of cardio.Smile


Bignugget  (A License)

Dec 27, 2012, 9:54 PM
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Nice thread man, congrats on the goal! If I can throw in my .02c on your frustrations with the weight loss plateau. I am sure others have mentioned that it is pretty normal to hit and even more so with a lot of strength training, since you are converting the fat to muscle, which is more dense.

Cardio and a disciplined diet are the answer.

I love swimming personally for my cardio, I couldn't swim one end of the pool to the other 2 years ago, got a few lessons and now a nice 1.5 mile swim takes about an hour and you get some great cardio full body work along with it. You also get to work on core synergy and coordinating multiple muscle groups, all of which I "hope" will help (us) in skydiving.

Anyways dont give up the dream you have it in sight already!


DanDanInc  (Student)

Dec 28, 2012, 3:45 PM
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Nice thread man, congrats on the goal! If I can throw in my .02c on your frustrations with the weight loss plateau. I am sure others have mentioned that it is pretty normal to hit and even more so with a lot of strength training, since you are converting the fat to muscle, which is more dense.

Cardio and a disciplined diet are the answer.

I love swimming personally for my cardio, I couldn't swim one end of the pool to the other 2 years ago, got a few lessons and now a nice 1.5 mile swim takes about an hour and you get some great cardio full body work along with it. You also get to work on core synergy and coordinating multiple muscle groups, all of which I "hope" will help (us) in skydiving.

Anyways dont give up the dream you have it in sight already!

Thank you very much! I wish my gym had a pool. BUT my gym is free so I can't complain. I am definitely back in the game which is good but gaining a bunch of weight back definitely was 3 steps back instead of a step forward. I am so close though and the season is fast aproaching! Can't wait for Safety day!!!


DanDanInc  (Student)

Jan 4, 2013, 3:15 PM
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255lbs as of today!

I started at 275 in August, lost 30 lbs in 110 days (245lbs), gained back 20 lbs between thanksgiving and christmas (265 lbs), and just lost 10 of those 20 I gained back in less than a week!

Phew that was a rough week but I ran a steady mile at 5.5 mph today and it felt good so I feel like I'm truly back in the game.

The tunnel time is so close I can feel it. Laugh


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jan 4, 2013, 3:34 PM
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Hey DanDanInc long time since we last talked.

Don't beat yourself up about the slip up......keep fighting the good fight!!


Tunnel time is going to be a great motivation for you to reach your goalsSmile


Keep me up to date and remember the end of this part of your journey is not all that far away.




Bry


DanDanInc  (Student)

Jan 10, 2013, 7:26 AM
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Hey DanDanInc long time since we last talked.

Don't beat yourself up about the slip up......keep fighting the good fight!!


Tunnel time is going to be a great motivation for you to reach your goalsSmile

Keep me up to date and remember the end of this part of your journey is not all that far away.

Bry

It has been a while. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I went to my Doc last night, weigh 252 now, and got an appointment with an ortho for my shoulder!

Almost fixed and back to where I was before Thanksgiving!

Feels good to be back on track.
Angelic


shorehambeach  (B License)

Jan 10, 2013, 8:20 AM
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Keep it up Dan. The difficult time of year has passed and now its spring, summer and then skydiving !

Once you get back in the air your motivation will rocket and so will the weight loss.

Blue skies.


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